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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Join us for a special 'Tuesday Tunes' featuring TWO great musicians, Chris Christoff (6-7pm) and Bump the Hope Junkie (7-8pm)!

Join us for a special `Tuesday Tunes` featuring TWO great musicians, Chris Christoff (6-7pm) and Bump the Hope Junkie (7-8pm)! ...

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Raise your hand if you've enjoyed one of our famous LIT's on our patio 🙋‍♀️

Raise your hand if you`ve enjoyed one of our famous LIT`s on our patio 🙋‍♀️ ...

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Check out our June live music schedule brought to you by Angry Talent Entertainment! We have an amazing lineup of talented artists performing every Friday night at 8pm.

Check out our June live music schedule brought to you by Angry Talent Entertainment! We have an amazing lineup of talented artists performing every Friday night at 8pm. ...

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Just a heads up that we will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy the day and we'll see you tomorrow!

Just a heads up that we will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy the day and we`ll see you tomorrow! ...

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Head over to The Peanut Barrel from 8-10pm to enjoy the incredible sounds of Carl Pawluk. See you tonight!

Head over to The Peanut Barrel from 8-10pm to enjoy the incredible sounds of Carl Pawluk. See you tonight! ...

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You're in for a treat with our huge 1/4 lb all-beef hot dogs! You won't leave hungry. 😋

You`re in for a treat with our huge 1/4 lb all-beef hot dogs! You won`t leave hungry. 😋 ...

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Tomorrow is another Tuesday Tunes with the Groove Drs! Join us for some great live music from 6pm-8pm. Bring your friends and come down for a fun evening!

Tomorrow is another Tuesday Tunes with the Groove Drs! Join us for some great live music from 6pm-8pm. Bring your friends and come down for a fun evening! ...

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Join us tonight for live music from Midday Sun tonight at 8pm!

Join us tonight for live music from Midday Sun tonight at 8pm! ...

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Come out to The Peanut Barrel tonight and catch JP Peters of JP & The Energy performing live from 8-10pm! Enjoy a delicious dinner, drinks, and great music – the perfect way to kick off your weekend!

Come out to The Peanut Barrel tonight and catch JP Peters of JP & The Energy performing live from 8-10pm! Enjoy a delicious dinner, drinks, and great music – the perfect way to kick off your weekend! ...

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Who's hungry? 🍔

Who`s hungry? 🍔 ...

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Come join us tonight at 8pm for live music from Russ Holcomb! He'll be performing a variety of popular songs from all genres and eras, plus some originals. Presented by Angry Talent Entertainment.

Come join us tonight at 8pm for live music from Russ Holcomb! He`ll be performing a variety of popular songs from all genres and eras, plus some originals. Presented by Angry Talent Entertainment. ...

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Join us Friday's at 8pm for live music presented by Angry Talent Entertainment! 
#eastlansing #lansing #livemusic

Join us Friday`s at 8pm for live music presented by Angry Talent Entertainment!
#eastlansing #lansing #livemusic
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Join us tonight for some live music from Frog & Koop! They'll be playing from 8pm-10pm, so grab your friends and come enjoy a great evening of music, food, and fun.

Join us tonight for some live music from Frog & Koop! They`ll be playing from 8pm-10pm, so grab your friends and come enjoy a great evening of music, food, and fun. ...

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Craving a delicious burger? We've got all your favorites waiting for you. 🍔

Craving a delicious burger? We`ve got all your favorites waiting for you. 🍔 ...

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Loving this patio weather! 🌞

Loving this patio weather! 🌞 ...

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Don't forget to join us for our happy hour, every Monday - Friday from 4pm-7pm! Come on in and enjoy some great deals and great company. 🍻

Don`t forget to join us for our happy hour, every Monday - Friday from 4pm-7pm! Come on in and enjoy some great deals and great company. 🍻 ...

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April's live music Fridays kick off tonight with music from Ben Awrey starting at 8pm!

April`s live music Fridays kick off tonight with music from Ben Awrey starting at 8pm! ...

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It's that time of the week again - Tuesday Tunes with the Groove Drs! 🎶 Join us tonight for an evening of live music from 6pm-8pm. Grab your friends and come on down for a great time!

It`s that time of the week again - Tuesday Tunes with the Groove Drs! 🎶 Join us tonight for an evening of live music from 6pm-8pm. Grab your friends and come on down for a great time! ...

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We'll have live music from Dan Dan Laird starting at 8pm tonight!

We`ll have live music from Dan Dan Laird starting at 8pm tonight! ...

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Tuesday Tunes are back tomorrow! Join us Tues. March 26, 6:00-8:00pm at The Peanut Barrel : Mike L of Groove Doctors 3 will be playing a solo set. New Tunes from Little Feat, Jack Johnson & more!

Tuesday Tunes are back tomorrow! Join us Tues. March 26, 6:00-8:00pm at The Peanut Barrel : Mike L of Groove Doctors 3 will be playing a solo set. New Tunes from Little Feat, Jack Johnson & more! ...

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