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Obstacle No. 1, Holland, MI

Obstacle No. 1

4.9
4.9
330 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Quite simply, Obstacle No. 1, aims to be your place for craft cocktails in West Michigan. This handsomely appointed lounge will offer a unique combination of Basque influence in both the cocktails & atmosphere. We look forward to helping you cross that first Obstacle, over drinks of course.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Basque
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (616) 994-8370
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Holland
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 330 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Romantic

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Lively

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids

    Innovative

  • Grand Rapids

    Romantic

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for special occasions

  • Grand Rapids

    Lively

330 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing handcrafted delicious cocktails. Best drinks in Holland!

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  2. travs

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved it. It's pretty dark in there, but the cocktails are a-maz-ing. Highly recommend Black Math.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love the drinks!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Victor and team are the best! This is a great place to drink and dine with friends.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife & I enjoyed an evening beverage for our anniversary. It was as pleasant as always, drinks were fantastic and the ambiance is great.

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  6. Pages123

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place for cocktails, they have such a wide variety of liquor options, they can make anything you desire. Food is 10/10. The ambiance gave a speakeasy meets “cool” vibe aesthetic. Will be bringing every person visiting holland here.

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  7. ChrisK

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were delicious. Food was good. Service and ambiance was fantastic.

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  8. Jeff

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every drink is an exeptional experience ! Bartenders were professional, knowledgeable and really put a lot of love into each drink. The food is amazing as well. Highly recommend for a very special drink experience.

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  9. LisaM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience at Obstacle! Amazing cocktails and the share plates amazing!

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  10. TimothyD

    Grand Rapids

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the atmosphere of Obstacle. It is worth going and enjoying. The way they prepare their cocktails, and showcase it at your table is a worthwhile experience. I also enjoy that they have a small menu with delicious items. Two downsides from my perspective from my last visit was: 1) The lighting is so low you can’t read your menu well, and 2) The cocktails we had just didn’t seem to have the right balance. It’s not that they were bad, but we both noticed something was off in terms of balancing the flavors (That’s definitely not been something I thought in the past, but this time, both my wife and I felt that way.)

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FAQs

Obstacle No. 1 is rated 4.9 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Obstacle No. 1

92 W. 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Holland
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Basque
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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