The Point Bar on Hamilton in Grand Rapids Caught on Fire
If you have ever ridden a motorcycle in Grand Rapids, you probably have stopped at The Point Bar at some point. There has been a fire that has put the bar on pause.
The Point Bar
The Point Bar on Hamilton Avenue in Grand Rapids is like a biker's version of the television bar Cheers, you know, where everybody knows your name.
In some online reviews of The Point Bar, many people refer to the bar as a dive bar but that was a term that meant something negative in the past. When people talk about a dive bar nowadays, it means more of a smaller place off the beaten path that has its charm and sometimes can be the best kind of bar to go to, and for many, that is exactly why The Point Bar patrons and staff call it home.
The Point Bar Catches Fire
The Point Bar made a post on its Facebook page that the bar caught on fire and the Grand Rapids fire department was able to put it out and nobody was hurt.
In case you have not been to The Point Bar, as you can see in the picture above it looks like a house that has been turned into a bar so it is not a new structure by any means.
According to WZZM, the Grand Rapids Fire Department was called to The Point Bar about smoke coming from the building with fire in the walls. By 6 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2023 Firefighters Local 366 were hands-on working to put out the blaze.
As you can see from the picture above, it will be a while before The Point Bar will be able to re-open. There is no word as of yet on what caused the fire but a forthcoming investigation will give us more answers in the weeks to come.
The fire was successfully put out and the bar was not totally destroyed but it may be a long time before someone gets to hit the cue ball during pool league and enjoy an ice-cold beer. Just know that no patron, bar staffer, or firefighter was injured in the blaze and for now, that is the most important thing.
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