The Avenue Cafe

2021 East Michigan Avenue

Located front and center on Lansing's fabulous East Side, the Avenue Cafe stands like a beacon of truth and justice for the masses, keeping its finger firmly placed on the pulse of the community, yet too inebriated to remember the beats per minute. Wanna come see some awesome musical performances by local and national acts alike? We've got ya covered. How about imbibe some strong cocktails or delicious craft beers? Oh yeah, we've got plenty. Feeling weak? Well, get some food in you, ya silly goose. And no better place to do that than Nomad Kitchen, serving some irresponsibly tasty burgers, incredible house-made vegan patties, and fries so good that even the Queen of England has personally endorsed them on her Twitter feed, one would assume.

So come on out and tie one on with friends old and new. Play all the pinball, pool, or Ms. Pac-Man your heart desires. Let our lovely staff of adorable miscreants fill your face with delectable potations and vittles. Take in all the crazy-good live music your little ears can handle. Eat. Drink. Be Merry.


Ryan Allen

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

The place feels very comfortable. The main level has seating, a big bar with a handful of taps that also serves food, and a small area for live music. The upstairs has more seating, classic arcade games and dart boards. The bar staff were friendly and worked quickly. I had the pork belly rice bowl and would definitely recommend it.

Jose Luis Rivera

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Great nightly specials, they cater to their audience. With limited staff, it takes a little too long to get a drink here. Often see bartenders talk to regulars while there's a line for drinks. No qualms here, it's a great place to get some whiskey and play pinball.

Macho Man

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

Good prices for beer, has metal bands that play here occasionally. Has a ton of pinball and arcade games. Pretty cool. The entrance is easy to miss tho.

Alex C

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Top 3 place for pinball in the state. Good beer specials and nightly specials, the rest of beer is not exactly cheap. I wish I lived closer to this gem of a pinball/arcade bar.

Andres Castro

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

Great time. A lot of pinball machines and some video games downstairs. Good music and drink specials.