No experience at MSU is complete (whether it be a trippy undergraduate lifestyle, a dogged grad school existence, or just a fun sporting event outing), without a trip to the Peanut Barrel. You can't miss the place, it's the one right on Grand River Avenue...the one where the people always look happy. The food and drink are great, and the atmosphere can't be beat. It's especially nice in the summertime, when you can hang out on the patio and people watch...sigh.
Great college towns like Ann Arbor, Berkley, and Cambridge have nothing BETTER than Peanut Barrel, just sadly, they have more of them. Nonetheless, Peanut Barrel is the crown jewel of the ever-improving MSU after hours scene. Good luck getting a table, and if you do, save me a seat!