Mount Pleasant Bar Crawl

With a diverse bar scene in Mount Pleasant and not a ton of extra change in our pockets, it can be tough to figure out where to kick back and have a few drinks.

Among all the hot bars in this small town, each has its own draw. Grand Central is here to give you the low-down on where to go to get the drinks you want at the prices your wallet can handle.

Blue Gator

Blue Gator has become a big hang out for most college students on Friday nights because of the darts, pool and relaxed environment it provides.


Fiesta Tuesdays – 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

$4 Margaritas | $3 Coronas | $2 Chips & Salsa Free pool

Friday – 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

$3 calls

Sunday Fun Day – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Bloody Mary bar $5 pitchers


The Bird Bar & Grille

Noted as famous actor Jeff Daniels’ favorite Mount Pleasant bar, The Bird has become a favorite among students at Central Michigan University. From the rustic environment to the good food or the drink specials, there’s a reason why students say, “The Bird is the word.”



$2 doubles

Friday Happy Hour – 4 to 9 p.m.

$0.75 drafts


Marty’s Bar

For great service and strong drinks, many students start their downtown experience with Marty’s Bar. Hooking their regulars with their unbeatable draft beer specials and a warm, downtown feel, Marty’s might be one of the city’s most underrated bars.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

$3 well drinks


$3 Jager bombs

All day, every day

$1.50 drafts


Blackstone Bar

Blackstone is a classic hole-in-the-wall bar with great specials ranging from cheap beer to strong islands. With an upbeat environment and plenty of seating, the Blackstone is a popular hang out to meet some friends and have a few drinks after a long week.


Tuesday – Midnight

$1.75 20 oz. Rolling Rock, PBR and Miller High Life | $2.25 Bud Light, Miller Lite and Coors Light drafts


$4 for Rolling Rock, PBR and Miller High Life | $5 for Bud light, Miller Lite and Coors Light | $6.50 “Strong Islands”


$4 for Rolling Rock, PBR and Miller High Life | $5 for Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Coors Light | $6.50 “Strong Islands”

$4 Peach Mojitos | $5 Margaritas


The Cabin

Moving closer toward CMU’s campus, there are a few popular bars students find themselves at during the week, including The Cabin. This bar is best known for its pizza and cabin sticks.

The Cabin has a great environment to hang out with friends, listen to live bands, sing karaoke and sip on a tasty Long Island. Wednesday nights are the most popular with their famous $.50 beer special being a draw for many college students.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – All day

$5.99 Large two topping pizza when you dine in | Trivia on Mondays


$0.50 beer night

Thursday – Saturday

Karaoke night


Hunter’s Ale House

Moving further into town, Hunter’s Ale House attracts students with 24 different beers on tap and a perfect atmosphere to catch the game on Sunday.


Tuesday – 4 – 9 p.m.

Trivia starts at 9 p.m. | 32 oz. mixed drinks for $5 | $2.75 tall Bud and Miller | $3 shots

$1 pints of Rolling Rock | $3 glasses of wine | $5.99 two topping pizzas.


8 p.m. half off pitchers priced from $3.25-$7 | $3 Long Islands | $3 Jager shots and bombs and kamikaze shots | $5.99 two-topping pizzas


8 p.m. $4 doubles | $2.50 domestic bottles | $3 shot of the night | Bingo starts at 9:30 p.m.


$3 Smirnoff doubles | $3 Barefoot wines

Sunday – Open at noon for NFL games

$4 mimosas and Bloody Mary’s


O’Kelly’s Sports Bar & Grille/Wayside Central

With the famous “Pint Night” every Tuesday, the O’Kelly’s Sports Bar and Grille/Wayside Central combination is a killer week night operation. Students pack into both bars for cheap beer, good music and good company.


Tuesday – 7:30 p.m. to midnight

Pint Night: $1.25 pints and $2.25 tall beers

Fireball Fridays

$2 shots of Fireball | $2.24 Bud and Bud Light bottles | $2.50 Jack Daniels | $2.75 Crown Royals



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    The Bird has specials Monday through Friday.

    Monday: $2 domestic bottles
    Tuesday: $3 doubles, $1.25 pints of bud light
    Wednesday: $2 domestic bottles
    Thursday: $1 singles, $2 doubles, $1 well shots, $1 kamikazes and Washington apples
    Friday: Free peanuts, $1 bud light pints (not $0.75), $4 bud light pitchers

    All day every day: shot special and tall boy special. The current specials are $1 root beer schnapps and $3 PBR 24oz cans.

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