A group of ESPN analysts looking for a bite to eat before taping their shouting match would do well to wander through Tripper's. Upon entering, they could brush up on fodder for their next debate by watching the eatery's 50 televisions flicker with heart-pumping sporting events from across the globe, from college football and Australian rugby to playoff baseball and amateur yak tickling.
Though they might posit a PTI-worthy opinion or two of their own, the sports fans who flock to Tripper's share two universal traits: a love of Michigan sports teams and a craving for classic pub eats. They keep their morale and energy high by devouring custom pizzas, Angus burgers, and homemade, seasoned potato chips in between whistles. Glasses of craft beer from Arcadia and Bells rise and clink amidst a wall of roaring cheers, celebrating touchdowns, game-winning goals, and home runs that make the ball shriek like Roger Daltrey. For those unsatisfied with letting others doing their competing for them, Tripper's has a collection of pool and foosball tables and arcade games. Tripper's chefs also sate classic American cravings at on-location parties with their catering and menu-planning services.
For the perfect Irish pint, Claddagh Irish Pub serves as a stomping ground for Guinness fans everywhere.
Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at Claddagh Irish Pub, a local favorite.
Claddagh Irish Pub also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Claddagh Irish Pub is great for families with kids.
Book a room at Claddagh Irish Pub so the only you have to worry about is what great dish you're going to order.
At Claddagh Irish Pub, diners can score happy hour deals.
Claddagh Irish Pub's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Free wireless Internet is also available at Claddagh Irish Pub, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
The restaurant can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Claddagh Irish Pub — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Claddagh Irish Pub is centrally located near many parking lot options.
The food at Claddagh Irish Pub is not just delicious, it's also affordable.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
Athletic aficionados soak in sporty showings on more than 20 TVs at the casual downtown eatery with a menu of tasty American eats. Slide into a stadium of starters, such as potato skins ($6.99) and spicy crab bits peppered with pops of jalapeños ($6.99), or down a spinach and artichoke dough disk, a pizza sporting the cheesy appetizer in lieu of sauce ($11.99). An all-star team of burger slingers catapult a multitude of choices, such as the Santa Fe burger bolstered by tangy chipotle mayo, the salami- and feta-fraught mediterranean burger, and the salmon burger, all served with fries ($8.99 each). The innovative grilled chicken alfredo penne ($9.99) and meatball parmesan grinders ($8.99) revamp Italian originals into contemporary American fare, thus infusing noshes with confusing feelings about their ambiguous origins.
Lansing's original sports bar assuages appetites with a broad menu backdropped by big-screen sports and quirky regulars who all play the wacky neighbor in reality's long-running sitcom. Warm up flavor feelers with an appetizer sampler ($8.95) of onion rings, chicken fingers, fried mushrooms, and mozzarella sticks before insulating stomachs against poorly aimed cannonballs with a bacon cheeseburger ($5.75) or chili dog ($4.25). Art's popular homemade deluxe pizza ($15.50–$18.50)—adorned with pepperoni, ham, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and olives—keeps groups of competitive friends sated between rounds on the bar's shuffleboard, dartboards, and Michigan Lottery machine. Wash down any repast with a massive 32-ounce beer shooper ($4.15), which treats drinkers to the giddy thrill of chugging a fishbowl without the hassle of choking on another miniature castle.
Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Dispatch Sports Pub and Grill in Lansing.
With no low-fat options served, come ready to eat your heart out.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Round up your coworkers and head to Dispatch Sports Pub and Grill for happy hour.
Free wireless Internet is also available at Dispatch Sports Pub and Grill, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
On warmer days, take advantage of Dispatch Sports Pub and Grill's outdoor seating.
Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant.
It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Dispatch Sports Pub and Grill provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
For those who travel by bike, Dispatch Sports Pub and Grill offers bike racks for diners.
Dispatch Sports Pub and Grill offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.