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Downtown Social District

Residents of Lansing are now able to eat, drink, and enjoy their communities in approved social district district Commons areas found in Downtown Lansing, Old Town, and REO Town. That means in these three areas members of the public 21+ can now buy alcohol from participating businesses and enjoy as they Sip, Shop, and Stroll through their community, enjoy the adult beverage as you dine al fresco! Either way, as long as you stay within certain designated boundaries of the district, and have your purchased beverage poured by a participating business into a properly marked social district cup -enjoy the Downtown, Old Town and REO Town Social Districts all year long Sunday- Thursday from 9am to 10pm, as well as Friday and Saturday from 9am-midnight.

Participating Downtown Businesses include:

  • Batter Up Bistro
  • Lansing Brewing Company
  • Lansing Lugnuts
  • Midtown Brewing
  • MichiGrain Distillery
  • MP Social
  • Sidecar Slider Bar
  • The Tin Can
  • The Lansing Center
  • Omar’s
  • Radisson

Social Districts were approved in Michigan recently to help boost the suffering restaurant establishments that had initially been shuttered due to COVID, and then only permitted to offer outdoor dining. Lansing now joins over 40 downtowns in Michigan with an outdoor social district. Now patrons can legally purchase and consume beverages containing alcohol in approved outdoor areas or “districts.”
View the Social District map boundaries by clicking here: Lansing Social Districts Package

How do I know if I’m in a Social District?    

Social Districts are marked with stickers on sidewalks; see the Social District Maps for boundaries.