|By City Pulse|
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Pubs & Clubs
AIRPORT TAVERN— Serving up steaks, pub food and a mix of Mexican favorites on the northwest side. 5000 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Noon-9 p.m. Sunday.
ART’S BAR & GRILL— Over 200 menu items, including Art’s signature Italian grinders and pizzas, in this authentic neighborhood pub atmosphere. 809 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.
BONNIE’S PLACE— Known for its burgers, Bonnie’s Place features casual dining. The sports bar in the basement will make sure you won’t miss any games this fall. Bonnie’s features drink and food specials every day, including half off burgers every Monday night, all you can eat perch on Friday night and all you can eat spaghetti on Sunday from 2 p.m.-10 p.m. 415 S. Saginaw, Lansing.
BRANNIGAN BROTHERS—This laid-back pub serves a variety of bar-food specialties, as well as a Sunday brunch to help soak up Saturday night’s party. 210 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily. (517) 702- 8001. FB, TO, $
CHAMPIONS SPORTS BAR—Serving tasty deli and sub sandwiches, freshly made spe cialty pizzas, entrees, appetizers and lunch specials Monday through Friday. 2440 Cedar St., Holt. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-2 a.m. Sunday. (517) 694-7660. FB, TO, WiFi, P, $.
CITY LIMITS SPORTS GRILL—Inside the Mason Bowling Center, this classic sports bar has lots of activities (pool and video games), a large menu and daily specials. 801 N. Cedar St., Mason. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday & Saturday. 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 244-1090. FB, TO, OM at citylimitssportsgrill.com. $$
DAGWOOD’S TAVERN & GRILL—Grab a serious burger or something deep-fried to go with that beer at this east side institution. 2803 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.
DARB’S TAVERN & EATERY—This smalltown diner serves a little of everything, from steaks, burgers, pizza and sandwiches to a taste of Mexican.
DUBLIN SQUARE—This casually luxurious Irish pub and restaurant features a variety of freshly made Emerald Isle specialties and live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
THE FIRM—With the look and feel of an upscale, big city bar, this restaurant fuses dinner with nightlife. Start off with Philly Cheesesteak Rolls — three spring rolls filled with steak, red pepper and onions and topped with provolone cheese. 229 Washington Square, Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday: closed Sunday. (517) 487-3663.
FRANK’S PRESS BOX—All your gameday favorites (burgers, pizza, subs) plus house specialties, like the Canadian smelt basket or fish and chips. 7216 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-2 a.m. Sunday.
IRISH PUB & GRILL— Neighborhood pub specializing in homemade soups and casseroles and sandwiches made with slow-cooked meats. Pool, darts and 19 beers on tap make for a fun night out. 1910 W. Saginaw St., Lansing. 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Monday – Saturday, 11a.m.-midnight Sunday. (517) 482-3916.
HARPER’S RESTAURANT & BREWPUB—A popular East Lansing hot spot, featuring all-American cuisine ranging from sandwiches and burgers to calamari. 131 Albert Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. (517) 333-4040. FB, TO, P, WiFi, $$.
LEO’S LODGE— Resembling a fishing lodge outside, this eatery is like a cozy cabin inside. Snakebites — thinly sliced strips of lean cut steak served with creamy horseradish and smoky barbecue sauces — are a favorite appetizer. 2525 E. Jolly Road, Lansing. (517) 882-3850. Second location, Leo’s Outpost, is at 600 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-midnight Sunday.
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MORIARTY’S — Diners can choose from a selection of burgers, pizzas and other great bar food to go along with a darts room and live music on the weekends.
NUT HOUSE SPORTS GRILL—Catch the game and a snack at this popular sports bar across the street from Oldsmobile park. Featuring deep-fried bar favorites as well as a few healthier choices, like oven-baked spinach and cheese-stuffed mushrooms.
ROCKY’S ROADHOUSE—Nachos, burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs — everything you’d need from a bar with weekday drink specials and sometimes live music on the weekends.
SMALL PLANET— Offering a wide selection, from burgers and pizza to Mexican, Jamaican and fish entrees. Vegetarian dishes are also popular, as are the Greek and Lebanese salads. 16800 S. Chandler Road, East Lansing. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday-Friday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. (517) 351-6230. TO, FB, P, WiFi, $$.
TAVERN ON THE SQUARE—Served tapas style, meaning in smaller portions meant to be shared, savory dishes like pesto-crusted wild salmon and tenderloin wrapped asparagus satisfy diners who want to try a variety. 206 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Wednesday: 11 a.m.-midnight Thursday- Friday: noon-midnight Saturday: closed noon- 10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 374-5555, www.tavernonthesq.com, P, TO, FB, OM, $$.
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