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.

Ken R

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

Nice craft beer selection that's fairly priced. The ramen as dumplings are great. It's a very causal setting with a couple pool tables, pinball machines, and wide open spaces. They host live music and events.

Caroline López-Martinez

Friday, July 14, 2017

Pool, pin-ball, drinks/food and live music! You can catch some great local bands from around at this venue. Staff is friendly. Good drink specials too!

Debi Baker

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

This place is great great food great people great music venue great employees love this place !!!

Joni Mire

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

great food... rotating pop up style kitchens... great people... unique drinks created in house off the top of the bartenders head ;) ask for a blueberry lemonade or green tea shot sometime!