April 07, 2017

The best college bars in every Michigan college town

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The Beer Grotto
University of Michigan
Just like the name implies, this bar is mainly geared toward beer. A tad bit on the classy side, this would be the place you and your friends go at the beginning of an evening or to dinner. If you are in the mood for a laid back atmosphere with friends, this is the place to be.
The Beer Grotto
University of Michigan
Just like the name implies, this bar is mainly geared toward beer. A tad bit on the classy side, this would be the place you and your friends go at the beginning of an evening or to dinner. If you are in the mood for a laid back atmosphere with friends, this is the place to be.
Dominick’s 
University of Michigan
This seasonal bar is worth the wait, you might want to come here for your pregame as they do close at 10pm. Serving sangria and other drinks in trendy mason jars this will start your night off right.
Dominick’s
University of Michigan
This seasonal bar is worth the wait, you might want to come here for your pregame as they do close at 10pm. Serving sangria and other drinks in trendy mason jars this will start your night off right.
Study Hall Lounge
University of Michigan
Seriously groovy feel, the layout and decor will make you feel like you’re in an upscale "Austin Powers" movie in the best way possible. Including a dance floor and bottle service you want to end up here.
Study Hall Lounge
University of Michigan
Seriously groovy feel, the layout and decor will make you feel like you’re in an upscale "Austin Powers" movie in the best way possible. Including a dance floor and bottle service you want to end up here.
Dublin Square
Michigan State University
An obvious choice for St. Patty’s day, Dublin is also a great time any other night especially half-off nights. In addition to half-off nights, there are usually nightly specials and live music.
Dublin Square
Michigan State University
An obvious choice for St. Patty’s day, Dublin is also a great time any other night especially half-off nights. In addition to half-off nights, there are usually nightly specials and live music.
Lou & Harry’s Bar and Grill
Michigan State University
Getting things in pitchers seems to be the trend in East Lansing, if you’re here on the right night you can get a mixed drink pitcher for a solid price, and any other night their prices aren’t bad. Oh, and they don’t charge cover which is a plus, especially on a college budget.
Lou & Harry’s Bar and Grill
Michigan State University
Getting things in pitchers seems to be the trend in East Lansing, if you’re here on the right night you can get a mixed drink pitcher for a solid price, and any other night their prices aren’t bad. Oh, and they don’t charge cover which is a plus, especially on a college budget.
Harper’s
Michigan State University
Newly renovated interior, this bar will have a line out the door if you don’t get here early enough. Live DJ’s, a dance floor, microbrewery and a huge bar, what more could you need? (Be prepared to pay cover)
Harper’s
Michigan State University
Newly renovated interior, this bar will have a line out the door if you don’t get here early enough. Live DJ’s, a dance floor, microbrewery and a huge bar, what more could you need? (Be prepared to pay cover)
The Riv
Michigan State University
Not necessarily one of the busiest bars at night in East Lansing, but don’t let that fool you. The Riv is home to a Thursday tradition known as Rama (short for Burgerama), where you can get pitcher of beer or long island and a burger with fries for a ridiculously low price. If you’re ever in the neighborhood some Thursday morning and in the mood to ‘darty’, do yourself a favor and go to Rama.
The Riv
Michigan State University
Not necessarily one of the busiest bars at night in East Lansing, but don’t let that fool you. The Riv is home to a Thursday tradition known as Rama (short for Burgerama), where you can get pitcher of beer or long island and a burger with fries for a ridiculously low price. If you’re ever in the neighborhood some Thursday morning and in the mood to ‘darty’, do yourself a favor and go to Rama.
Fieldhouse
Michigan State University
Fieldhouse deserves a mention here because you will really get a bang for your buck. They have a menu that includes drinks that come in a bucket, you can either share that bucket with friends or drink it for yourself (let’s be real). They also have pretty creative cocktails named after the teams in the Big Ten.
Fieldhouse
Michigan State University
Fieldhouse deserves a mention here because you will really get a bang for your buck. They have a menu that includes drinks that come in a bucket, you can either share that bucket with friends or drink it for yourself (let’s be real). They also have pretty creative cocktails named after the teams in the Big Ten.
O’Kelly’s/Wayside 
Central Michigan University
One part bar, one part club, whole part great time. Best known for ‘Pint Night’ on Tuesdays which gets you, you guessed it, cheap pints. Whether you’re here for a Tuesday night, or sometime during the weekend it will be packed.
O’Kelly’s/Wayside
Central Michigan University
One part bar, one part club, whole part great time. Best known for ‘Pint Night’ on Tuesdays which gets you, you guessed it, cheap pints. Whether you’re here for a Tuesday night, or sometime during the weekend it will be packed.
Blue Gator
Central Michigan University
No matter what day of the week you’re here for, there will be some kind of special going on which makes this the best type of college bar. Whether it’s game day or any other day there will be a solid beer selection and some creative cocktails.
Blue Gator
Central Michigan University
No matter what day of the week you’re here for, there will be some kind of special going on which makes this the best type of college bar. Whether it’s game day or any other day there will be a solid beer selection and some creative cocktails.