Harper’s Restaurant and Brewpub | East Lansing, Michigan
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Harper’s Restaurant and Brewpub
Above Average based on 19 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

131 Albert Avenue
East Lansing, Michigan United States 48823 [ print map ]
517 333 4040


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19 reviews for Harper’s Restaurant and Brewpub
 Ambiance  51%
 Service  33%
 Selection  33%
 Food  42%
 Value  58%
 Overall  34%
 Rating  54%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 5/20
Mittenator  (12) Michigan | April 21, 2013
Either empty with poor food and service, or jammed, obnoxiously loud and still with poor food and service. Their beers are tolerable at best. Even on half off night itís still not worth it.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 8/20
blackflag321  (49) Lansing, Michigan | August 20, 2012
Wife and I visited on a Sunday afternoon because Crunchyís was unexpectedly closed. We were the only customers for the entire time we were there, so waitstaff was attentive. Food was okay; six beers on tap. We tried three: two okay, one not so good. We had trouble enjoying our food because several flies were pestering us.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts  (207) Grand Rapids, Michigan | June 8, 2012| Updated October 28, 2015
six beers on tap during my visit. all were average or below. service was ok, but they were definitely not busy. seemed to be focused on serving beers for college kids to drink on the cheap rather than brewing quality beers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
finderman222  (10) , | March 5, 2012
Not too shabby.....but nothing amazing either.really understaffed
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
fgctigers  (9) Michigan | February 18, 2012
Not that good.....UNLESS you get to sit outside on the patio.....and they donít have a DJ out there
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 1/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 3/20
beer_squirts  (3) | May 8, 2010
Worst service in town. Plan to wait forever for table service. Always obnoxiously loud in the evening. Their food sucks. The layout around the bar encourages traffic jams. This is not a restaurant or brewpub, this is a dive college bar/club in disguise. There are far better places to go if you want food or a decent nightlife in downtown EL. Iím pretty sure the reason they brew their own beer is to pull in folks looking for craft beer, take advantage of the trendy look of microbrews, and cut deeper margins on their sales.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 10/20
slayer02348  (5) East Lansing, Michigan | December 30, 2009
Decent homemade brews on hand. Alright food, but really not a huge selection by any means.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 2/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 5/20
trayns  (23) Beverly Hills, Michigan | February 13, 2009
Avoid this place. They have 4 bers on tap, none of which are good. All are watered down and are not worth your time. The bar is constantly understaffed and crowded. Donít waste your time or money, and go to Ashleyís in Ann Arbor.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
Sandman2222  (9) Florida | July 27, 2008
Cool looking and had decent beer when I was living in the area. Always a great thing to come and get half priced beer on Wednesday. Service was always slow, the servers donít know their beer. The brews were always sugared up so that they gota higher ABV. Then the good brew master left. I havenít been back since, planning to next time Iím there for a growler as Florida doesnít have them.
jeremyd365  (6) Ann Arbor, Michigan | April 24, 2008
Place looked very new, clean, with brewing equipment on display inside. Very spacious inside also. I went when it wasnít busy at all so it was no problem finding a seat. I only came to check out their homebrew selection and to catch up with some old friends. The selection seemed interesting but less dark beers than I had hoped for. I tried their Pale ale and was pretty pleased with it. However, the service was horribleóit wasnít even busy at all. It took a long time for us to place an order and then to actually get the drinks. When mine came, it wasnít even what I ordered. Once I finally got the beverage I wanted it was quite good. The prices were really good, I had happened to come (unknowingly) on a day where all drinks were half off. So my pint of the good stuff was only $1.50. The atmosphere was nice, however it quickly go way too loud inside. Now, this place is a Restaurant and pub, so I was expecting to be able to converse and actually hear the other people that I came with, but no. A band started to play and they were so loud that I couldnít continue a conversation with my friend next to me. So all in all, Harperís has definite potential with their nice facility, seemingly quality brews (if thereís a next time Iíll have to try the food), and low prices. However, the service and volume made it unpleasant enough that I may take my time revisiting.

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