BEST restaurant and bar in the East Lansing area! Perfect for a quick bite before a game, a drink with friends, or a casual dinner. Location is awesome, close to MSU, and easy to get to from all directions. Food is delicious. Tried many different menu items and all are fantastic. Staff is the best, and the full bar is great. TV's placed all around for watching sports, very cool design and atmosphere. FAVORITE restaurant and bar to go to in the area!

Amy M

My first time here. We had a nice relaxing time with good beers and good food. We had nice conversation without having to shout.

Robert Wahl

Got drinks with some girlfriends! We had a great time! It's not a big place, but there is plenty of seating both indoors and out. The staff is super friendly and attentive! And it's not just a bar, there is a good food selection - everything from appetizers to full entrees. Oh..and plenty of free parking!!! Not all places can offer that. I highly recommend it!

Gaelen McNamara

The food was excellent! Service was great and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. I honestly don't understand why this place isn't more busy. I think it's better value and better quality than other restaurants in the surrounding area. Definitely a go to choice for dinner if you're in the area.

Nat Hawkins

Fantastic atmosphere and incredible food. We thoroughly enjoyed every thing we got, from salad to wings to sliders. Excited to try more. Plus it's nice to have a bar for young professionals in East Lansing.

D. Doug Mains

Great service and delicious french fries!!

Stephanie Baker

Great place for a drink after work. Low key social vibe.

Amy Wisner

We haven't dined in anywhere in 14 months, and this was an excellent way to reenter that phase of life. We sat on the patio and had fantastic nachos and tacos. We'll be back again soon!

Robin Miner-Swartz

Pretty awesome bar with great service. We didn't have time to get food but look forward to it in the future.

Keith Evans

I highly recommend this place for graduate students & professionals. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the hosts/bartenders are very friendly. This restaurant is definitely an East Lansing gem! If you decide to give this place try then I recommend the ravioli!

Rosalyn K

Love this place our favorite neighborhood spot in the area. 10/10 would recommend and the place I always bring my out of town friends when they visit. A great spot to watch a game, grab a beer, amazing food and exceptional service every time!

Mallorie McComb

Chicken breast sandwich was very very good. I will be back to get this. Service was great also

jim schreiber

What we had was really wonderful, a black bean slider (you get two, but they're the size of a regular sized burger), plus house fries, which are made with truffle oil and asiago cheese (included with the sliders), for $13. It's a small, but very nice place.

Johnny Zawacki

My fiancé and I ventured here with a great friend of ours and we loved it. An urban environment (business casual or casual attire) with exceptional food and service. I would highly recommend Side Bar to friends and family.

Tyler Schrauben

Thank you for supporting the UAW. Place is awesome. Staff was great. Sliders were perfectly filling. Will definitely come back and recommend to friends.

Chad Blake

They've really upped their game with their happy hour specials. They've got a great selection of beer and wine, plus some good small bites to boot.


Food was very good, service was good, but they need to get different napkins! The ones they use are white and VERY LINTY! my black pants were covered with white lint afterwards which did not make me very happy.

Lance Boylan

Good is above average but not the very best. The place is a bit of an echo chamber. But it is a great place overall. Service is always top notch. Never waiting for anything.

Kevin Schoen

Great setting, friendly staff and great service! Highly recommended for dinner and drinks! We will definitely be coming for a return visit next time we are in East Lansing!

Justin B

Went after Riverwalk performance, had 15 minutes to order, they were more than happy to accommodate us. Service was perfect (Emily), we will return.

Nancy Lansing

Excellent food, service, and ambience. The Sidebar Sliders and wild mushroom pasta were delicious. Fantastic fries, too.

Christine Aiello

great service and the wings were really good. Great place to go and not see the college student crowd. Already planning my next trip back!

michael l

Great location. Friendly, attentive waitstaff. The establishment is often busy, yet we've always found space to sit.

Daniel Bollman

Very good service and nice decor. I had drinks and ordered a small carryout. Good selection of bottles and on tap.

LaTonya Turner

Great food. Great drinks. The staff is excellent and friendly. Best new place in town to watch a game.

William Reichle

Great place. Food is spot on. Atmosphere is really nice. Just go if you have not yet!

Matt Michaudm

Really nice wine bar with a great beer selection! I love the vibe of the place, and the fries are amazing.

Tiegan Eggleston

My wife and myself enjoyed the atmosphere and food which was served hot and our waitress was warm and inviting, we will surely be back

Melvin Brantley

Good service, excellent menu. Not the run of the mill items. I like the physical environment.

Christine Bragdon-Lau

I've been here several times and never disappointed at food, drinks or service!

Kathy Hanlin