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Crunchy's

Not Rated.
Crunchy'sCrunchy's

Taps: 27 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

254 W Grand River Ave
East Lansing, Michigan, 48823-4212
United States
phone: (517) 351-2506

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @crunchys

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Reviews by CortexBomb:
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CortexBomb

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $

Crunchy's is a study in contradictions. This bar is located a stone's throw away from MSU campus, and the decor reminds you of it...the atmosphere is something that any frat member would be comfortable with, as is the availability of beer in buckets...which are always a hot seller. The place itself though is definitely oriented toward the educated beer drinker...while they have a couple of macros on tap, and a few more in the fridge, the big emphasis is clearly on local micros as they carry a range of stuff from Bells and Founders to Dark Horse, Arcadia, King, Atwater Block, Short's and more, as well as some non-locals.

The staff is solid, quick service and friendly at that. The bar food is tasty and the price is reasonable. In terms of the beers, the prices are quite affordable and the selection is in a state of constant rotation.

Crunchy's, in short, is easily the best place to get a beer in Lansing. It's not an epic, top of the line beer bar by any means, but for a small local place it has a remarkable number of taps, and offers brews at an affordable price.

10-31-2007 23:06:36 | More by CortexBomb
More User Reviews:
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astronautjones

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-04-2014 00:33:50 | More by astronautjones
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MattByMoonlight

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-11-2014 20:30:20 | More by MattByMoonlight
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StoutHunter

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-07-2014 22:00:35 | More by StoutHunter
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philerman

Pennsylvania

4.76/5  rDev +18.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $

I was with my son checking out Spartan Stadium and asked someone else who happened to be an alum where a good place for lunch was and he mentioned Crunchy's for burgers. Headed over here expecting the likes of beer pong and lots of BMC stuff and was extremely pleasantly surprised to find what has got to be one of the top 10 beer lists of anywhere I've been. The menu has good, honest descriptions while the selection leans heavily toward Michigan with more common micros (but more obscure like Lagunitas Sonoma County Stout, Dogfish 61) from the coasts. I had a bratburger that was outstanding and my son enjoyed the beef tacos. They also have tater tots which I never realized before (most of my local watering holes are too classy) are the perfect palette cleanser while working through a flight. 24 beers on tap and nothing outrageously priced, though I'd say there wasn't too much sessionable or summer-oriented.

07-01-2013 00:17:38 | More by philerman
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Slay40

Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$

Atmosphere is fun and friendly

Quality of food and beer is great

Service has been great on all of my visits

Great selection of food and always great selection of craft beer

Food is awesome, great burgers of course

overall a great place to grab a great burger and beer
and I realize i said great alot

05-08-2013 03:38:43 | More by Slay40
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stevepat

Michigan

4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75 | $$

On sunday prices are the best. Overall the best place for beer heads in EL and one of the best in the Lansing area. Great selection on tap that rotates constantly. I've never had a bottled beer here but I've seen on the menu that they do have a decent selection. Lots of brewery centric events that let you try never bottled beers from your favorite brewer and pretty good bar food. All in all a great little beer and burger joint. Must for any beer head attending MSU or visiting family.

03-12-2013 18:55:25 | More by stevepat
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jbsteiny

Hawaii

4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I came based on the BA reviews and wasn't disappointed.

As others have mentioned, it's a college bar with a great selection of Michigan beers. $8 for four 5 oz. samples and I was drinking world class (mostly Michigan, but also a good selection of Great Lakes, Stone 16th Anniversary & Dogfish Head Urkontinent) beers. Bartender also gave a nice number of samples of the taps I didn't order. I didn't try the food, but I hear the burgers are awesome. Also tried a house ale brewed by the manager at Dark Horse - a brown ale with Citra hops. Very pleased.

10-11-2012 20:00:57 | More by jbsteiny
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JDizzle

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

I hit this place up every time I'm in town traveling for work.

It is what it is-a college dive. It can't be more than that or it would turn into a pile of nice shit in no time. But what they do have is a sick list of craft beer on draft at all times.

I have never been disappointed at their tap list. They always have a huge selection of MI beers that aren't always easy to find, anywhere! They also have brewery tap takeovers that don't cost a lot and have a brewery rep with 15 or so taps of special and std taps.

Food is always good-not great, but exactly what you would expect.

Parking is the only down side of going here. They are beside a coffee place that will tow your ass before you get in the door.-BEWARE!

Can't wait to get back there!

02-18-2012 19:51:12 | More by JDizzle
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buffs9

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Hit Crunchy's quite a few times while living in East Lansing, but never reviewed. Just went back to visit friends and hit Crunchy's twice.

It's definitely a college dive type bar, which serves cheap food and beer, but at the same time they always have great stuff on tap that you can't find in the area.

I really like the burgers, nothing gourmet about them, just a really tasty burger.

I think my favorite part is they offer flights so you can choose any 4 beers on tap to sample. Only place in EL I ever found Kuhnhenn beers.

01-29-2012 22:24:08 | More by buffs9
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Crunchy's in East Lansing, MI
90 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.