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Lansing Hot Spots Square Off in Top of The Town Awards

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    Every summer I wait with bated breath for the Top of The Town Awards to be announced by Lansing’s City Pulse, and the waiting for 2015 has finally paid off!

    Through months of voting, Capital area residents are invited to call out their favorite coffee shops, hangouts, restaurants, hangouts, and Lansing celebrities. There are local businesses that tend to win their category every year, such as Horrocks Farm Market and Soup Spoon Café, but the contest is also a great way to learn about off-the-beaten-path or up-and-coming favorites.

     

    Here are some of the winners of the 2015 Top of the Town Awards for Lansing:

     

    Dance Bar

    1. The Green Door (Lansing)
    2. Spiral
    3. Dublin Square (East Lansing)
    The Green Door bar and grill. Photo Courtesy of Lansing Bars. The Awesome Mitten
    The Green Door bar and grill. Photo Courtesy of Lansing Bars.

    Gay/Lesbian Bar

    1. Spiral Dance Bar
    2. Zoobie’s (Old Town)
    3. Sir Pizza Grand Cafe (Old Town)

    Happy Hour

    1. Zoobie’s (Old Town)
    2. Houlihan’s
    3. HopCat (East Lansing)

    Karaoke

    1. Crunchy’s (East Lansing)
    2. Sir Pizza Grand Cafe (Old Town)
    3. Leroy’s
    Impression 5 Science Center. Photo Courtesy of Lansing Sports. The Awesome Mitten
    Impression 5 Science Center. Photo Courtesy of Lansing Sports

    Lansing Area Brewery

    1. Midtown Brewing Co.
    2. EagleMonk
    3. Bad Brewing Co. (Mason)

    Lansing Area Distillery

    1. Red Cedar Spirits
    2. American Fifth Spirits
    3. Sleepwalker Spirits and Ale

     Music Venue

    1. The Loft
    2. Green Door
    3. Wharton Center (East Lansing)
    The Cosmos pizzeria. Photo courtesy of Jacey Kloeckner. The Awesome Mitten
    The Cosmos pizzeria. Photo courtesy of Jacey Kloeckner

    Open Mic Night

    1. Dagwood’s
    2. Green Door – Comedy Night
    3. Tripper’s Comedy Club

    Patio

    1. Waterfront Bar & Grill (Haslett)
    2. Peanut Barrel (East Lansing)
    3. El Azteco (East Lansing)

    Place to Take Kids

    1. Impression 5
    2. Potter Park Zoo
    3. Lansing Lugnuts

     

    Fortunately for you, our Awesome Mitten fans, I’m a frequent visitor of many of the local hangouts that won awards this year. You can find out more about some of my favorites including The Cosmos and Quality Dairy by reading past posts. You can also find the complete list of awards at LansingCityPulse.Com.

    With the great Michigan weather approaching, it’s a great time to find your newest local favorite!

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