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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 02:37 AM

How a 'secret bar' is surviving the pandemic -- and trying to be a good neighbor

When bars and restaurants were forced to close in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many owners had to change their business models by offering curbside service, specials or delivery to survive the economic hit.

However, for one Grands Rapids speakeasy-style bar, being the city’s “best kept secret” is still part of the plan, although people are going out less than ever to get a drink.

On the second floor of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, an unassuming door, with a keypad on the left and hand sanitizer on the right, welcomes people back to IDC, a ‘70s-themed secret bar located in the heart of the city.

The name of the bar, IDC, stands for “I Don’t Care,” a tongue-in-cheek response to the age-old question, “Where do you want to go tonight?”

Read more: https://www.michiganadvance.com/2020/07/26/how-a-secret-bar-is-surviving-the-pandemic-and-trying-to-be-a-good-neighbor/

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