UPDATE: The Goat on Grand River will be opening at 1351 East Grand River Ave in East Lansing.


When it comes to restaurants and bars, there's no shortage in East Lansing.

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However, one thing that it doesn't have is a speakeasy. Or maybe it does and I'm just not cool enough to know the secret password to get in...? No, I'm not going to think like that. I would definitely know if there was a speakeasy...

Regardless, there's one coming to East Lansing this year! And this is what we know so far.

Speakeasy in East Lansing

Just like the idea of a speakeasy, there is still a bit of mystery surrounding this new establishment. For example, we know it will be located in East Lansing, likely along Grand River Avenue (the name kind of gives us a clue) However, where in East Lansing, like an actual address, we don't know yet.

Here's what we do know,

  • The name - The Goat on Grand River
  • What they will serve - drinks, tapas, and awesome vibes
  • Activities/Entertainment - Former MSU Jazz Band graduates, Murder Mystery Dinners, Comedians, Magicians, Drag Queens, and more

What's the Password?

Another cool thing about The Goat on Grand River is that you will indeed need a password to access the speakeasy beyond the speakeasy. Which gives it so much more mystery and intrigue. I seriously can't wait to see what this place is going to be all about.

No word on when it will be open just yet, but I'll keep my eye and keep you updated. I do know that it'll be sometime this year (2023). But seeing as how it's still very early in the year, that leaves a lot of wiggle room for the opening date.

In the meantime, have you been to a speakeasy in Michigan? Are they as cool and mysterious as they seem to be? Where was it? Tell me all about your awesome speakeasy experiences by sending a message with the free station app.

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