Lansing Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Lansing; our list of the best things to see, including Crunchy's, Harrison Roadhouse and The Riv.
  • The best place in Lansing: Crunchy's

    Crunchy's

    254 West Grand River
    Located just off campus, Crunchy's has been providing "Burgers, Buckets, and Beer for 28 years!" Also, make sure to try their delicious pizza and sweet Nugs!
  • Harrison Roadhouse

    Harrison Roadhouse

    720 Michigan Ave
    Located at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Harrison Rd. in East Lansing offers American fare, drinks, and in the summer, alfresco dining.
  • The Riv

    The Riv

    231 M
    One of the quintessential undergraduate bars. There is loud music, long lines, cheap beer, and plenty of young people. If you already have your college diploma, you best pass. But if you just turned 21, this is probably what you're looking for!
  • Beggar's Banquet

    Beggar's Banquet

    218 Abbott Road
    The menu offers a taste of everything, and nightly specials. Currently Thursday night features southern food and live music. As every resident knows, Wednesday is 1/2 price wine day, or Wine Wednesday!
  • The Lansing station is located on Michigan Avenue (there is another station in Battle Creek).
  • The Wharton Center for Performing Arts at Michigan State University

    which performs 17 concerts a year for free
    The Center hosts many of the best Broadway shows, finest classical musicians, and unrivaled dance companies. The theater is currently undergoing an extensive upgrade and expansion, bringing the theater, both exterior and interior, into the 21st century.
    restaurants nearby
  • Connxtions Comedy Club

    2900 N. East St
    East St (north of Lugnut Stadium), ☎ 517-374-4242. 7PM-when the fun stops. $4-15. The only comedy night spot in town.
    food nearby
  • Hockey

    making it the 7th most successful collegiate hockey team by NCAA championships
    The team won the 2007 NCAA hockey championship, making it the 7th most successful collegiate hockey team by NCAA championships.
    eat nearby
  • The Wharton Center for Performing Arts at Michigan State University

    which performs 17 concerts a year for free
    The Center hosts many of the best Broadway shows, finest classical musicians, and unrivaled dance companies. The theater is currently undergoing an extensive upgrade and expansion, bringing the theater, both exterior and interior, into the 21st century.
    restaurants nearby
  • Baseball

    which is quickly becoming a trendy area of Lansing
    The Lansing Lugnuts play at Oldsmobile Park near downtown Lansing in the Stadium District, which is quickly becoming a trendy area of Lansing.
    food nearby
  • Menna's Joint

    Menna's Joint

    115 Albert Ave
    Obscenely Delicious, Wildly Addictive
  • Dublin Square Irish Pub & Restaurant

    Dublin Square Irish Pub & Restaurant

    327 Abbot Rd
    At Dublin Square, we are telling the story of Ireland's rich and celebrated culture. It is a culture of hospitable surroundings, great food, great drinks and friendly conversation, what we call 'Craic,' the essence and spirit of intimate surroundings.
  • Cottage Inn Pizza

    Cottage Inn Pizza

    615 E Grand River Ave
    Cottage Inn offers a diverse selection of Gourmet Pizzas and other delicious menu items. Needless to say, we serve a lot of the best pizzas in town!
  • Espresso Royale Caffe

    Espresso Royale Caffe

    527 E Grand River Ave
    We roast and serve coffee for people who live for the rich, chocolate color and intense fragrance of freshly ground beans.
  • Reno's East Side Sportsbar

    Reno's East Side Sportsbar

    1310 Abbott Rd
    11am-2am (Mon-Sun). The establishment isn't known for its food, but the sandwiches aren't bad. It has a decent beer selection and is a good place to watch a game. The patio is gigantic and perfect for a drink on a nice summer day.
  • Conrad's College Town Grill

    Conrad's College Town Grill

    101 E. Grand River Ave
    Joe Conrad is no stranger when it comes to making the perfect sandwich. For the past 15 years, Joe has been in the restaurant business as a hands-on food industry manager. A fellow Spartan himself, Joe knew he wanted to appeal to the college way of life in East Lansing, but how? He first started out as “Conrad’s Corner” serving food out of a small window with his sister. A short time after, Joe fe
  • Roadhouse Pub

    720 Michigan Ave
    A tiny sports bar with decent beer selection, but at rather high prices. It typically attracts older crowd, but it would be decent with more fair prices.
  • The Peanut Barrel

    521 E
    Grand River. Located off Grand River, it is another East Lansing institution. Good beer, strong long islands, and peanut casings on the floor define the place. It is extremely popular in the summer, with outdoor dining in the heart of downtown East Lansing. You'll need a little luck on a sunny day to snag a table outside. It is the best place to people watch.
  • The State Room

    55 South Harrison Avenue
    The State Room offers upscale dining that only the All Seasons Bistro can match. The restaurant is on the pricey side, but if you want upscale quality dining, it is one of only a few options. Bonus: the restaurant serves MSU Dairy Store ice cream with their desserts!
  • El Azteco

    225 Ann St.
    Located at Ann Street Plaza (Albert and M.A.C. Avenues) in East Lansing, or try their other location at 1016 W. Saginaw. El Azteco offers Mexican food. The menu features a cheese dip appetizer, fresh salsa, topopo salad, and jocoque. While the food may not be noteable, many of the dishes easily feed two people. The roof top dining in the summer offers a fantastic place to enjoy drinks as the sun sets over downtown East Lansing.
  • Harper's Restaurant and Brew Pub

    131 Albert Avenue
    Located behind downtown East Lansing on Albert Street, the restaurant offers great alfresco dining in the summer. But the restaurant is known more for the cheap homemade beers.
  • Sushiya

    124 W. Grand River Ave.
    Sushiya is a good and reasonably priced sushi restaurant that recently reopened. As a bonus, The chefs usually provide free desserts and extra sushi with larger orders.
  • American Crepes

    American Crepes

    986 Trowbridge Rd.
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  • Jimmy's Pub

    16804 Chandler Rd
    Located out by Chandler's Crossing, it has decent food, tons of TVs, and is smoke free. In the summer there is plenty of outdoor seating. It is one of few options north of Lake Lansing Road in East Lansing.
  • Peanut Barrel Restaurant

    Peanut Barrel Restaurant

    521 E Grand River Ave
  • Leo's Coney Island MSU

    Leo's Coney Island MSU

    333 Albert Ave, suite 100
    Leo's Coney Island - MSU is proud to be a member of the East Lansing community!
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Lansing uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.