1. Spartan Hall of Fame. With its green and white decor and MSU memorabilia, its a sure-fire place for all Spartan fans to feel right at home.
2. Crunchys is one of my favorites with its buckets of beer and buckets of burgers. And their selection of craft beers is fabulous. Or you can try out the new HopCat in East Lansing. But remember to get your seats early. East Lansing fills up fast on game day.
3. Reno’s North and Renos East are great sports bars. I guarantee there will be lots of yelling and some friendly ribbing going on when the game begins. Guests at Reno's East can see where Tom Izzo, Suzy Merchant and other MSU coaches hold weekly radio shows during their respective seasons.
4. One North
5. American Bistro
6. Pizza House has multiple big screens, party-sized tables and enough space for a big crowd. They've got yummy pizza and I like that they’re located right in Hannah Plaza adjacent to campus and close to the action.
7. Nuthouse Sports Grill A quick walk for the downtown lunch and after-work dinner crowd, the Nuthouse greets visitors with a wall full of large screen TVs as they enter. It only gets better from there as dual bars let you belly-up near strategically placed flatscreens to monitor multiple games at once. The Nuthouse has been voted Lansing's best sports bar.
8. Harrison Roadhouse and the Roadhouse Pub The MSU campus is a free-throw's distance from the Roadhouse and the Roadhouse Pub, each of which are staples for gametime brews and a bite to eat. There is never a bad seat when you settle in to choose a drink from 24 taps and the award-winning menu, which includes weekend breakfast options. The pub, located behind the Roadhouse, has a smaller menu but comes with an extra edge of enthusiasm and energy.
9. FieldHouse A 24-tap craft sports bar that also has a Big Ten-themed cocktail menu, the FieldHouse has more than 75 HDTVs. The banks of flatscreens lining booths and the bar lets you take it all in while devouring daily specials on pizzas, burgers and beyond.
10. Lansing Brewing Company A crisp, modern design accentuates the high-resolution TVs and huge screens that are visible throughout the dining area. Lansing Brewing has a deep bench for its craft beer selection and an expansive menu that will offer options from pre-game to overtime. The first full-scale production brewery is close to everything downtown.
Wherever you end up, the game promises to be a good one. And although you may not be in the stands, you’ll get to see the replays, hear the commentary, be warm and dry and still be able cheer with the crowds. Go Green!