Love the crisp, cool air of the season? Like viewing the colorful leaf changes while sipping on some seasonal craft beverages and a big juicy burger outside? Well then grab your sweatshirt because we have some great patio choices for you here in the Lansing area.
Soak up the fall ambience in BAD Brewing Company’s beer garden (fire pit included!). Located in Mason, BAD is a hidden gem microbrewery, serving up to 24 rotating beers and ciders year-round. Here you will find many seasonal brews including Lucy's Pumpkin Spice, Vanilla Chai Rye Ale, and a Centennial Wet Hop Harvest Ale to tickle your fall taste buds.
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Enjoy the beautiful countryside atmosphere while tasting the many specialty wines produced and bottled onsite at Burgdorf’s Winery in Haslett. This boutique winery's patio offers the perfect setting for a fall day amongst the colorful views. And when the chill gets downright chilly, the igloos go up. Don't miss their wine-down Wednesdays (the last Wednesday of the month) when you can make a reservation and enjoy the private 5-7 p.m. hours. Cheese/nut trays are also available to pair with your wine.
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The original Ellison Brewery and Spirits is microbrewery, micro-distiller and winery located between East Lansing and Okemos and set in a converted industrial warehouse. Their REO Town location boasts a large patio and offers fall MSU game-day specials. Look for their Herd Immunity Hazy IPA just released and offered at both locations this fall.Read More
Joe's on Jolly is still relatively new neighborhood restaurant/bar on Jolly Road in Okemos, close to I-96. Their menu kicks the traditional bar food up a notch with shareables, great apps, salads, wraps, burgers and pizza. It's a great place for taking the whole family out. Head back to Joe's Backyard and soak in the last of the warm-ish weather on their patio/outdoor bar area.
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Right in the heart of downtown Lansing sits Lansing's original brewery—the Lansing Brewing Company. Featuring artisan wine, cider, seasonal cocktails and 12 beers on tap, including their Limited beer release of Oktoberfest which utilizes three different Germany style malts to give it a very clean bread-like malt flavor and easy drinkability. Fall also means their big event "Brewtoberfest" when their large patio dining space transforms into a game and activity space. Look for their creative upcoming fall cocktail menu coming soon.
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Along the banks of the Looking Glass river you will find a repurposed historic church now aptly named the Looking Glass Brewing Company. This brewery features hand-crafted beers, wines, meads, seltzer, hard ciders and a full menu. For seasonal flavors try their Another Octoberfest beer—a smooth, lightly hopped, malty flavor beer with drinkability. And don't miss their Oktoberfest celebration this September. Their patio is usually decked out with pumpkins and fall décor and is sure to provide a picturesque autumn backdrop.Read More
At One North, never mind that their food and drinks really good, just dining on their patio is outstanding. With the huge garage doors, it's still possible to be inside, yet outside at the same time. Or half in and half out if you like. This is a favorite patio that's delightful at any temperature and with great ambience.
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The Peanut Barrel is an East Lansing and MSU staple. Whether you're down for a burger and a beer or just drinks with friends, the patio is the place to be. And when the weather gets a little chilly, out come the space heaters. Fresh air. Great food and drinks. The best people watching. You'll find it all at the Peanut Barrel patio.
Uncle John’s Cider Mill is a must for the fall season. Complete with an apple orchard, pumpkin patch, corn maze and plenty of fall things to do. They also produced 10+ award winning hard ciders and fruit wines that you can sample. Check out the Cider Yard for some outdoor cider sipping!Read More