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The Tap Room

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1857 W Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864-1840
+1 517-853-8840
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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East Lansing, Michigan
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is a cool little spot next door to Dusty's signature restaurant. It's little, but big on food, drinks, service, and atmosphere. I've never had anything off their menu that isn't delicious. The burgers, fries, and appetizers are all winners. Their craft beer menu is large, I just wish they'd go back to stocking Humalupa on a regular basis. You'll... More 

Thank 808lesley85
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

They have an awesome selection of beer (on tap), the food selection is great, as is the service. You cannot go wrong.

Thank happyhappyhappy2
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157 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Small restaurant that offers great beer choices and good menu options. Good Cobb Salad! Bartender Aaron is helpful and friendly.

Thank Teresa F
Okemos, Michigan
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very pleasant atmosphere, definitely above average bar food, and great on-tap beer selection (wine selection just okay). the bartenders are friendly, fast, and consistent. This is a favorite neighborhood stomping ground, often quite busy with regulars. There is outside seating as well. Bar clientele tends to be more mature, in the 30-50-year-old range. Not a college bar.

Thank LawyerSL
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248 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop and have dinner and a drink. Not as expensive as Dusty next door. Good variety of wine and beer. We have been here several times and enjoyed it everytime

Thank DGoat
Okemos, Michigan
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

You are LITERALLY across the street from a great butcher!!! You are CONNECTED TO A supposedly high end local restaurant.. is this a joke? I wouldn't even cook a frozen burger at home!!!! I am Paying YOU FOR DINNER!... WoW. . Even the waitresses was embarrassed to admit the burgers were frozen when I asked.... HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT...

Thank LeeseMaster
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Cuvee Brut, Cristalion Brut and appetizers of Blue Corn Nachos, Chips and Salsa and Southwestern Egg Rolls. Good for Lansing area, if that says much. Nice to sit out side but nothing special. Wait staff was fine. Easy to meet friends there. More of a social thing see friends. Headed to the Mayfair Bar in Haslett, Mi a few miles... More 

Thank KjTP8
Holt, Michigan
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129 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped by on a Sunday afternoon, and chose to sit at the bar. We were greeted immediately and made to feel welcome. Lots of interesting beers on tap, so we ordered beer and some lunch. My wife loved her Enchilada plate. I had ordered a Pastrami Reuben, and I believe it was the best I've ever had. To sum... More 

Thank Greg S
Okemos, Michigan
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

If you're going out for lunch or dinner, you may as well wander down a few doors and just go to Dustys, their sister restaurant. The tap room is dark, seating is uncomfortable, food is so- so. They do offer outdoor seating in good weather, but Dustys had a porch area too. Not up to my standards.

Thank Suzanne R
Okemos, Michigan
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143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

My husband and I stayed away from this place for a few years after an uninvited interaction with opinionated, bigoted patron. We ate here last weekend but likely won't return again for a long while. This is a fine place to eat if you are just interested in not having to do your own cooking and dishes. Most people can... More 

Thank Anne K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1857 W Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864-1840
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Okemos
  • Phone Number: +1 517-853-8840

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?