opening hours : 08:00 am - 09:00 pm
Location : 521 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823
opening hours : 08:00 am - 09:00 pm
Location : 55 main street, new york
opening hours : 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location : 521 E. GRAND RIVER AVE., EAST LANSING, MI 48823
Enjoy The Patio!
Sandwiches, Burgers
and Salads
11 Beers On Tap
11 Beers On Tap
Mushroom Burger - Soooo Good
Mushroom Burger - Soooo Good
PB Since 1973!
PB Since 1973!
Chili Dog - 1/4 Pounder!
Chili Dog - 1/4 Pounder!

About The Barrel

The Peanut Barrel Restaurant was originally opened as a Jacks or Better Restaurant in 1973 by Carol and Gordon Smith. The concept was large juicy burgers, cold beer and peanuts (and those remain in place to this very day). In 1979, Joe and Jennifer Bell purchased the Barrel and built the business into and East Lansing icon. When the Bell’s decided to retire in 2023, Michael Krueger, owner of Crunchy’s and himself a Michigan State Alum, purchased the restaurant and has proudly continued to build the legacy of “The Barrel” to this very day.
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Happy Hour Specials & Lunch Specials

Monday – Friday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
IN HOUSE ONLY
Papa Joe’s Cheeseburger & Fries – $9.75 Grilled Chicken with Cheese & Fries – $10.25 Lettuce & Tomato .35 add pint of Labatt or Miller Lite for $1.50, add fountain pop for $1.50 NO OTHER ADDITIONS OR SUBSTITUTIONS
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Monday
Monday
60 oz pitchers $2.00 off ALL DAY
Tuesday
Tuesday
1/2 off all draft beer pints from 7:00 pm to Close
Wednesday
Wednesday
$4.00 well drinks / $5.00 select call drinks
Thursday
Thursday
1/2 off well Bombs and Non-Bombs from 7:00 pm to Close
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We are excited to announce our March live music lineup! Join us every Friday at 8pm for live music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks. Presented by Angry Talent Entertainment.

We are excited to announce our March live music lineup! Join us every Friday at 8pm for live music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks. Presented by Angry Talent Entertainment. ...

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Don't miss out on the talented Carl Pawluk performing live at The Peanut Barrel this Friday from 8-10pm. Come join us for great food, drinks, and a fun night of music! Presented by Angry Talent Entertainment.

Don`t miss out on the talented Carl Pawluk performing live at The Peanut Barrel this Friday from 8-10pm. Come join us for great food, drinks, and a fun night of music! Presented by Angry Talent Entertainment. ...

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Let's eat! 🍔

Let`s eat! 🍔 ...

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It's trivia night! We're starting at 7:30pm, and it's free to play. Test your knowledge of useless facts with friends! 🧠

It`s trivia night! We`re starting at 7:30pm, and it`s free to play. Test your knowledge of useless facts with friends! 🧠 ...

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On Tuesday, February 13th, from 6-7pm, the Groove Doctors will be performing, followed by Stevie G (Gasteyer) from 7-8pm. Stevie G is a talented keyboardist and singer with experience in various genres. Don't forget to enjoy some delicious food and drinks while you're here!

On Tuesday, February 13th, from 6-7pm, the Groove Doctors will be performing, followed by Stevie G (Gasteyer) from 7-8pm. Stevie G is a talented keyboardist and singer with experience in various genres. Don`t forget to enjoy some delicious food and drinks while you`re here! ...

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Join us tonight for the big game! Grab a burger and a pint for dinner while you watch. The game starts at 6pm, see you tonight!

Join us tonight for the big game! Grab a burger and a pint for dinner while you watch. The game starts at 6pm, see you tonight! ...

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Feeling hungry? You've got to try our massive 1/4 lb all-beef hot dogs! They're loaded with the perfect combo of chili, sauerkraut, and melted cheese.

Feeling hungry? You`ve got to try our massive 1/4 lb all-beef hot dogs! They`re loaded with the perfect combo of chili, sauerkraut, and melted cheese. ...

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We're excited to kick off live music in February with Deer & Elk tonight at 8pm! Join us for an incredible night of music presented by Angry Talent Entertainment.

We`re excited to kick off live music in February with Deer & Elk tonight at 8pm! Join us for an incredible night of music presented by Angry Talent Entertainment. ...

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Go Green! Beat Michigan! 🏀

Go Green! Beat Michigan! 🏀 ...

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We're getting close to game time! 😃 We would love to see you tonight for some dinner, drinks, and Lions football.  #OnePride

We`re getting close to game time! 😃 We would love to see you tonight for some dinner, drinks, and Lions football. #OnePride ...

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Join us tonight from 8-10pm for an incredible performance by the talented Matt Carlson! 🎵 From his various musical projects, he's known for creating songs with unique stories and memorable melodies. Presented by Angry Talent Entertainment.

Join us tonight from 8-10pm for an incredible performance by the talented Matt Carlson! 🎵 From his various musical projects, he`s known for creating songs with unique stories and memorable melodies. Presented by Angry Talent Entertainment. ...

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Hey friends! We're serving up juicy burgers and ice-cold beers. Come join us!

Hey friends! We`re serving up juicy burgers and ice-cold beers. Come join us! ...

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Get hyped because it's game day!! We'll be cheering on the Lions tonight and we hope you can join us 🏈🦁

Get hyped because it`s game day!! We`ll be cheering on the Lions tonight and we hope you can join us 🏈🦁 ...

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Join us tonight at 8pm for live music with Deacon Earl! Born and raised in Lansing, MI, he's a talented musician who blends blues, gospel, reggae, and more. Presented by Angry Talent Entertainment.

Join us tonight at 8pm for live music with Deacon Earl! Born and raised in Lansing, MI, he`s a talented musician who blends blues, gospel, reggae, and more. Presented by Angry Talent Entertainment. ...

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Get ready for an incredible night! Jackalope will be joining "Groove Drs and Friends" as their special guest. Enjoy burgers, brews, and a 7:00-8:00 PM set of Jackalope covers and originals. It all starts tonight at 6:00 PM with Groove Drs.

Get ready for an incredible night! Jackalope will be joining "Groove Drs and Friends" as their special guest. Enjoy burgers, brews, and a 7:00-8:00 PM set of Jackalope covers and originals. It all starts tonight at 6:00 PM with Groove Drs. ...

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Join Ling on a stroll down memory lane as he reveals the captivating story behind the creation of the Peanut Barrel menu and his role in it. It's truly fascinating!

Join Ling on a stroll down memory lane as he reveals the captivating story behind the creation of the Peanut Barrel menu and his role in it. It`s truly fascinating! ...

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Hey friends! Just wanted to give you a heads-up that we will be closed this Sunday, January 7th for our staff holiday party.  Don't worry though, our friends at Crunchy's will be happy to see you. Enjoy your day!

Hey friends! Just wanted to give you a heads-up that we will be closed this Sunday, January 7th for our staff holiday party. Don`t worry though, our friends at Crunchy`s will be happy to see you. Enjoy your day! ...

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Don't miss out on this month's lineup of live music! Join us Friday nights at 8pm for some incredible performances. Presented by Angry Talent Entertainment.

Don`t miss out on this month`s lineup of live music! Join us Friday nights at 8pm for some incredible performances. Presented by Angry Talent Entertainment. ...

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Join the fun at The Peanut Barrel's first "Tuesday Tunes" event of 2024! It's happening tonight from 6-8pm. Come celebrate the New Year with live music from the Groove Drs, delicious food, and fantastic drinks. Don't miss out!

Join the fun at The Peanut Barrel`s first "Tuesday Tunes" event of 2024! It`s happening tonight from 6-8pm. Come celebrate the New Year with live music from the Groove Drs, delicious food, and fantastic drinks. Don`t miss out! ...

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