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Good Eats & Leisures in Downtown Muskegon

The Carlisle’s Experience

Great Entertainment, Better Food

We are not just another Sports bar! Carlisle’s offers our Muskegon area patrons & guests to our great city the best of all worlds in great food & fun live arena entertainment. Our spacious restaurant fronting Western Avenue in downtown Muskegon has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Come on in and experience our great gastropub menu with a lively indoor bar that serves all arena events. Or step up to the outdoor bar and enjoy some craft cocktails and take part in our downtown social district. Carlisle’s is in the heart of downtown Muskegon, which is right where you want to be.

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Good Eats & Leisures

Carlisle’s in downtown Muskegon offers your favorite classic gastropub dishes that tailor to any of your leisurely occasions. Take part in our good eats, our fun food and drink specials, live sports and fun entertainment, all in our warm, welcoming atmosphere. Kick back with family and friends before heading off to one of our many downtown happenings. Or, stay a while and enjoy the Carlisle’s experience.

Serving Your Favorites

Serving a fun variety of heightened classic gastropub food & well crafted cocktails.


Smash Burger

2 quarter pound burger patties, american cheese, smash sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, shredded pickles
add bacon 2

Steak & Cheese

wisconsin cheddar beer cheese, sautéed peppers and onions, pepperoncinis, horseradish steak sauce, hoagie roll

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

buffalo sauce, crispy or sliced chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, ranch or blue cheese

Potato Buffalo Wrap

fried baby baked potatoes tossed in buffalo sauce served with lettuce, tomato, diced red onions and shredded cheese
$14 half/$18 full

Fish N’ Chips

beer battered haddock, malt vinegar dusted flat fries, slaw, house made tartar

Buffalo Chicken Mac N’ Cheese

flaming hot cheetos dust
plain mac n' cheese available upon request

A fun mix of classic gastropub food with Arena Entertainment

How We Became Carlisle’s

Our name Carlisle’s is a small recognition to Louis Carlisle Walker, a major philanthropist and contributor to the downtown Muskegon area. Walker was co-founder of Muskegon’s Shaw-Walker Furniture Co. which grew to an internationally renowned business. Not just a successful businessman, he played a key role in the economic and civic life to our beautiful city. He was officer of the Hackley Union National Bank, he helped organize the Muskegon Federal Savings & Loan Association, was a member of the Muskegon Board of Education and served on the board of the Hackley Library and the Hackley Art Gallery. Among his many contributions to Muskegon was the L.C Walker Sports Arena which he gifted in 1960, just a few years before he died in 1963. Renamed Mercy Health Arena in 2019 we thought it fitting to keep his name attached in our own way. 


We are Here to Answer Them All

    We are now part of the downtown social district.

    The Downtown Muskegon Social District provides common areas in the downtown in which alcoholic beverages from participating establishments can be carried and consumed. Downtown establishments in conjunction with the City of Muskegon have created this district to provide a year-round, festival atmosphere in Downtown Muskegon.