Harmony Hall set to reopen with new menu and new layout

 Harmony Hall’s new menu features pub style comfort food and brings back the original sausage menu. New features include sloppy joes, grilled cheese sandwiches, hamburgers and a variety of dishes based on french fries including the poutine. There are vegan and vegetarian options for every dish on the menu. Online ordering will also be available through their website and delivery will be facilitated through DoorDash. The Hall officially reopens on October 29. 

“We thought about what we’d like to eat during this crazy time and our minds went to a great burger, grilled cheese…comfort food. The sausages are back! We never stopped missing them and folks never stopped asking for them. All of the new menu items are made from scratch with great sauces and finishing touches utilizing ingredients from our local partners.“ said Barry Van Dyke, co-owner of Harmony Brewing Company.

When Harmony Hall’s owners created a new socially distant layout they took the opportunity to make additional changes. The new layout includes 4 unique seating “islands” for up to 6 people. The u-shaped booths allow for a sense of distance and privacy within the restaurant. The front door has moved from Bridge Street to Stocking Street to allow for better flow.  A new interior mural has also been added.

“Knowing we could create a safe and comfortable layout, we wanted to take full advantage of the large space at the Hall. There has always been this one booth that was kind of off by itself and its own little island. It would be great to make as many of those as we could. There is a level of comfort because you feel like it’s your own private safe zone.” said Heather Van Dyke, co-owner.

Harmony Hall closed on March 16th when Michigan was put under quarantine orders. Since then, Harmony’s owners have focused their efforts on the Eastown location because it had an established take-out and delivery program. With the colder weather bringing an end to outdoor seating, the Harmony sibling team have now expanded their focus to include Harmony Hall.

About Harmony Hall

Harmony expanded into an empty Bavarian-Mexican stronghold on the west side of Grand Rapids. The old castle started off as a sausage factory in 1908, then later in the ‘60s it became Little Mexico, a restaurant the Van Dyke family loved back in the day.

Thus, Harmony Hall opened its whimsical “beer castle” in 2015 with an expanded ten-barrel system and five large fermentation tanks. They hit the ground running with 30 beers on tap, including some great lagers to celebrate the German heritage of the building.