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Bowling Green: Sara McGuire

Downtown Bowling Green

Happy Badger Cafe

City Tap


Sara McGuire grew up in Michigan but moved to Bowling Green where she attended Bowling Green State University for visual communication and graphic design. She is now a graphic designer with Digerati, based in Detroit. She says of being a young professional in Bowling Green, "Literally you're surrounded by everyone your own age all the time. You will not have a problem meeting people. It's very friendly place."
Dining & Drinking
"There are a lot of good independently-owned restaurant and bars," Sara says. Downtown Bowling Green has two primary streets and the majority of the bars, restaurants, and events are located on there, making it very walkable. 
The Happy Badger is a foodie haven. There are also a couple of cool diners, Kermit's and Corner Grill.
Sara says there are tons of bars, "more bars than restaurants." Her favorites are Howard's Club H and Nate & Wallys. City Tap has a wide selection of beers and good food. Nate & Wallys and Howard's are really cheap dive bars with great atmospheres. Howard's also has live music and brings in both local and national small- and medium-sized touring acts.
Arts & Culture
A new independent gallery called DADA recently opened and hosts art shows, live performances, and other events. Bowling Green University's new performing arts center also hosts a wide range of performances.
The Great Outdoors
The Black Swamp Arts Festival is an annual street fair with live music and lots of food. Every Wednesday during the summer there is also a farmers' market downtown. During the summer, the Portage Quarry is a little beach where people go to play volleyball. There is also a paved walking/biking trail that runs over 10 miles around the campus through the woods. For sports enthusiasts, the Bowling Green football team offers some entertainment during their season.
Retail Therapy
Downtown Bowling Green has a lot of little boutiques, including a really cool hat store, and Ben Franklin, an independently-owned arts and crafts store similar to Michael's, and Finders Records, an indie record store. There is also a very small movie theatre inside a really small mall that people call, for obvious reasons, "the small mall." Movies there are only $3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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