It's getting to the point now where we are wondering when is this crazy pandemic is going to finally end so we can all get back to normal and all our local businesses will start thriving again.

Living in Downtown Lansing one year ago was pretty tough because many bars and restaurants were either closed or closed very early, many places were carry-out only. It seemed like a ghost town at times.

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Sure it's a lot better now in 2022, but we are still seeing closings from the pandemic and omicron is still in the news and affecting all of us all.

Latest Bar Closing For 10 Days

The latest closing is a bar I can walk to right down the street from me and I really enjoy going there.  If you like Stober’s Bar like I do, we will have to find another place to grab our favorite beer or cocktail according to  They will be closed for 10 days because of the COVID-19 cases hitting our local restaurant employees in the Lansing area.

Owner Tim O’Rourke says none of his employees have tested positive for the coronavirus and that all have been fully vaccinated, including boosters.  Still, as caseloads fueled by the omicron variant surge across the state, he said that briefly shuttering the bar “out of an abundance of caution” was a safe bet.


Will Reopen soon

Looking forward to it reopening safely soon on Januray 16th. There are so many awesome bars and restaurants in downtown Lansing and I make it a point to support many of them like Stober's bar which is a staple in the community.  Stay safe and see you there soon.

LOOK: Best Beers From Every State

To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

Wineries That Are Less Than a Two Hour Drive From Lansing, Michigan

We've put together a selection of wineries that are a short drive away from Lansing, Michigan. There are a ton of great wineries in Michigan, but this list will get you started at least!

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