Crunchy’s | East Lansing, Michigan
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Exceptional based on 21 ratings
Type: Bar

254 West Grand River Avenue
East Lansing, Michigan United States 48823 [ print map ]
517 351 2506 | facebook | twitter

Mayor: Mittenator (5) | Taps: 25-30 | Bottles: 25+


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Beer Available At Crunchy’s (arranged by most recent)
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock 100, Maine Mead Works HoneyMaker Strawberry Mead , Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout 95, Bells Kalamazoo Stout 100, Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux 99, Bells Two Hearted Ale 100, Short’s The Liberator 97, Right Brain Pecan Pie Whole , Arbor Phantom Raspberry Stout , Arbor FIGJAM , The Livery Butterfly Effect , Perrin Malted Milk Ball Imperial Porter 92, Arbor Mango Barrel Aged Gypsi , Arbor Harvest Ale , Arbor Ypsi Lambic , Founders Boyl’Rmayk’R 81
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21 reviews for Crunchy’s
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  68%
 Selection  84%
 Food  65%
 Value  82%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409  (182) bloomfield, Michigan | October 1, 2012
Very dive bar vibe nice tap list and some cool bottles
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
rumproasts  (143) Grand Rapids, Michigan | June 20, 2013
It’s a dive and service can be hit or miss, but you won’t find a better place to get a beer in the Lansing area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Mittenator  (12) Michigan | February 8, 2013| Updated September 2, 2013
The best selection of drafts anywhere in the area. I went here in college for the cheap buckets and now I can go back and experience it in a whole new light with immense draft and bottle list. Monthly tap takeovers are fun and the food is great (bucket of tots...). All around cool place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
fgctigers  (9) Michigan | January 19, 2012
This was one of my favorite places while living in East Lansing. The Buckets are the best deal, just be ready to get drunk! Beware though, Karaeoke can get a little loud so if going there on one of those nights, unless you want the conversation to be dominated by whoever is singing try to get on the opposite side of the bar.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
blackflag321  (45) Lansing, Michigan | January 16, 2012| Updated August 18, 2012
The great selection on tap is reason enough to visit Crunchys. But you are not reading this to choose a place to eat. I like that you can order beer in 3 different serving sizes or a flight. My food was okay; the service was okay. Did I mention that the beer selection was great?
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
KPD  (191) Michigan | December 22, 2011| Updated May 7, 2012
First visit, had a calzone and some brews. Food was decent, beer selection was pretty good. Kind of a dumpy little place, with a really nice selection of beers. Comfortable place to spend some time with friends and good beer.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
riseagainstme  (12) Michigan | November 10, 2011
The tap selection here is awesome. Also lately they have been doing tap takeovers by different breweries which are also very nice. I love the beer selection they get here, but other than that I don’t really care for the place. I will keep going for beer but not for the food or atmosphere.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
bigbish  (10) California | September 13, 2011
I love Crunchy’s. The food and service can be hit and miss, but that’s not why you come here. You come here for the ambiance, the mixed crowd of locals and college students, and most importantly, the amazing beer selection. Lots of great stuff on tap from all over. And you can buy buckets of beer. I’m not talking a bucket with a few bottles in it, I mean they actually fill a bucket for you. That’s what makes this place great.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
HopBurp  (2) Michigan | February 7, 2011
This place has a bunch of awesome rare brews on tap. Similar to what someone said earlier in a review, you can tell someone put some serious heart into the line up--I dig it. You can get the Giant 32 oz thick glass mug which was pretty f’ing extreme when I got it filled w/hop slam. This is a typical classic FILTHY MSU dive bar that probably will never change in that regard--but it has character because of that too. I try to stay away from the food haha. Bathroom was horrible--almost as bad as the riv in East Lansing. The ’beer buckets’ of miller lite make me want to get ill when I think about them (special they have that college students typically get it)--its plastic barf or mop bucket full of schwag beer that everyone dips their mugs into. Disgusting but what many associate Crunchys with. Then there are us that know this place for the amazing beer selection and usually a good day crowd of alums, craft beer drinkers etc. Good place to go before/after MSU basketball game. Besides Hopcat and the Oak I havent been to a place w/a better line up--maybe uptown? We got good service there but the times I went it wasn’t really busy so I cant speak for that. I will return again again and again...
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
crackedmachine  (8) Seattle, Washington | September 3, 2010
Crunchy’s has no competition in the Lansing area for an amazing selection of local beers. They’ve been doing it for years, long before anywhere else in the area was serving Michigan draft beers. Twenty-plus taps of micros, mostly from Michigan, and clearly chosen by someone with an appreciation for the rare or one-off beer from some outstanding breweries. I can’t say enough about what a standout selection of beers you’ll find at Crunchy’s. However, the place is a dump, and worse, a dump full of frat boys and obnoxious assholes on certain nights of the week. The service also tends to be lacking. Then again, the beer selection is awesome and unmatched in the area, and on Sundays they have some ridiculously low prices. The food is cheap and decent, too.

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