Astronaut cooks have made numerous attempts to wrangle hamburgers into space-ready meals, from dehydrated-pickle discs to vacuum-sealed burger bottles. Enjoy what our starry-eyed brethren never can with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of bar fare and drinks at The Peanut Barrel. As the self-proclaimed oldest neighborhood restaurant and bar in East Lansing, "The Barrel" grills up a variety of munchable menu items. Nosh on patties, pitas, and chicken sandwiches, or lasso the 1/3-pound Rodeo Burger ($5.25), which rides in big with bacon, cheese, and for one buckaroo more, a pile of well-seasoned fries. Crisp pitas ($3.25–$4.75) come served open and fresh-faced, and the signature Reuben ($5.75) stacks classic layers of corned beef, swiss, kraut, and thousand-island dressing—all smothered juicily on grilled rye bread. Patrons can toss a few games of cricket on The Barrel's nondigital dartboards, mingle with friendly scores of MSU fans, and stick around post meal to challenge passersby to staring contests while ominously humming “The Imperial March.”
521 E Grand River Ave.
East Lansing, Michigan 48823Get Directions