|By City Pulse|
FB = Full Bar
Average price per person, not including drinks:
$ - Less than $8
Pubs & Clubs
DAGWOOD’S TAVERN & GRILL—Grab a serious burger or something deep-fried to go with that beer at this eastside 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 Sq., Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, closed Sunday. (517) 487-3663. www.thefirmlounge.com, TO, FB, P, Wi-Fi, $$
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— This neighborhood pub specializes in homemade soups and cas seroles 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.
HARRISON ROADHOUSE—Leave your blues behind at this roadhouse, which mixes fine dining with sports bar fervor. Burgers are the most popular item on the menu, which we recommend you try. 720 E. Michigan Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m.-12a.m. Friday - Saturday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. (517) 337-0200, www.harrisonroadhouse.
HARPER’S RESTAURANT & BREWPUB—Fine dining and college bar collide at this East Lansing hot spot that features all- American cuisine ranging from sandwiches and burgers to calamari.
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. (517) 367-7755. FB, TO, P, $
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.