With close to 50 restaurants and bars, such as the Nuthouse, Troppo, Tavern on the Square and the Harem Lounge, as well as 3 colleges, the Lansing Lugnuts and the City Market, Downtown Lansing has more to offer than ever before. Be sure to check the event calendar for more information about festivals and other events.
Old Town is where Lansing gets creative. Located just up the river on the north side of Downtown, Old Town is a mix of art galleries, restaurants, antique and specialty stores, as well as several marketing and design firms. Old Town may be known best to some as the place where the festivals happen. From the Festival of the Moon and Sun to the JazzFest and BluesFest, there is always something going on in Old Town.
REO Town is located on the south side of downtown and is an up and coming area. With the Lansing Board of Water & Light building their new facility and many of the old storefronts and lofts being renovated, REO Town is a place you'll be hearing a lot more about in the coming months.
The East Side area is home to one of Lansing's best music scenes in the The Green Door and MAC's Bar just down the road. Several shops and restaurants are also in the neighborhood. As an area that can connect East Lansing and MSU with Downtown Lansing, the East Side is an eclectic and diverse mix of people and business.
Photography by Omicron Photography.