By Andrew Collins. The second-largest metropolis in Michigan, Grand Rapids is situated along the Grand River in southwestern Michigan, just 25 miles inland from Lake Michigan and a minute drive via speedy I from the Midwest's most popular gay resort community, Saugatuck-Douglas. For visitors to the latter region, Grand Rapids has the closest airport Gerald R Ford International offering regular service from multiple major carriers, and it's a lively and engaging city for a night on the town, home to a few inviting gay bars, the state's only gay bathhouse outside metro Detroit , and a growing crop of first-rate microbreweries and very good restaurants. S is located right in the heart of downtown. This is large and energetic dance club and bar with a great mix of daily theme nights - everything from male go-go boys on Wednesdays to a Friday ladies night to drag shows on Sundays.