AKA Billy’s Eastown – 1437-39 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506 (616) 459-5757 (Billy and David Rabideau owners)
Before Billy’s: Headstone on building 1929, in 1936 Warners Groceries was in 1437 Wealthy and Pastoor’s Food was in 1439 Wealthy, In 1945 Pastoor Bros. @ 1437-39 Wealthy, Yacht Club (1965 c. owned by Mrs. Rose Educato), Eastown Saloon, Bogies (1983 c. owner Vincent Chacon), Eastown Saloon (again!), Martini’s, now Billy’s Lounge (Billy and David Rabideau owners).
1437-39 Wealthy S.E. has always been a hub in the Eastown community. From its early beginnings as Warner Groceries, to the variety of watering holes that it has housed throughout the years, this building has continually provided service and entertainment to Grand Rapid’s east side and beyond. Standing at the end of this lineage is Billy’s Lounge, a 250 capacity live music venue situated in burgeoning Eastown Grand Rapids. In keeping the long standing tradition of service and entertainment, Billy’s Lounge offers live music, along with a full bar and dirt cheap drink specials on a nightly basis. Although deeply rooted in the Blues, acts from all genres, ranging in size from local to international, can be heard blazing from Billy’s premier sound system on any given night. Should the music move you to action, find your way to the user-friendly dance floor (located center stage of course), which is filled every Sunday night for our trademark 80s night. For those looking to unwind, Billy’s offers pool tables, candle lit table service, and a fully stocked bar including an extensive list of micro brews from around the country. It isn’t hard to see why Billy’s Lounge is Grand Rapid’s home of the blues and so much more. General Manager – Lyndi Charles