East Lansing Responsible Hospitality Council
Who we areThe East Lansing Responsible Hospitality Council (RHC) was started in 1998 by a group of East Lansing restaurateurs to promote the responsible promotion and service of alcohol to the East Lansing community and our guests. We do this by promoting responsible advertising, safe on-site management, community stewardship, compliance with state and local liquor laws, and responsible alcohol consumption by patrons throughout all of our member establishments. The East Lansing Responsible Hospitality Council (RHC) and it's members are proud to be your neighbors and look forward to serving you soon.
Full Membership: All establishments licensed by the State of Michigan to serve alcohol in the Greater East Lansing area are eligible for membership as a cooperating establishment of the RHC, with all the benefits and responsibilities of full membership as outlined under Article IV of the Articles of Association. Membership in the RHC commences upon payment of dues, the establishment's agreement to comply with the Best Management Practices, and meeting attendance requirements as adopted by the RHC.
Current Full Members:
- Beggar's Banquet
- Big Ten East Party Store
- Bistro 43 (Marriot)
- Black Cat Bistro
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Dublin Square Irish Pub
- El Azteco (East Lansing)
- Harper's Restaurant and Brewpub & Club Rush
- Harrison Roadhouse & Pub
- Lou and Harry's
- The Peanut Barrel
- P.T. O'Malley's
- Rick's American Cafe
- The Riviera Cafe
- The Tin Can
Advisory Membership: The RHC welcomes non-alcohol serving establishments and organizations to participate in the RHC as advisory members. These members do not hold voting privileges, nor are they required to pay dues, or meet attendance requirements as established for full membership. Community members invited to attend the RHC meetings as advisory members shall minimally consist of representatives from area Police Departments, Michigan State University, the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission and Local Cities and Township Offices.
The primary role of advisory members is to provide information to the RHC that will assist the membership in meeting the tenets of organizational purpose as outlined above.
Executive CommitteeThe Executive Committee of the Responsible Hospitality Council consists of Co-Chairpersons whose primary responsibilities are to prepare meeting agendas, preside over full RHC meetings and attend to the financial matters of the RHC. The Executive Committee meets monthly except in the months of May and June of each year. Executive Committee meetings are open to all members of the RHC.
The current Executive Committee members are Nolan Ruffing (The Riv), Michael Krueger (Crunchy's), Norman Stewart (Big Ten Party Stores), and Casey Comstock (Harpers).
When and where we meet
Full RHC meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every month* from 2:30-4:00 p.m. at Beggar's Banquet, 218 Abbott Rd.
RHC Executive Committee meetings are the 4th Tuesday of every month* from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at The Riv, 231 M.A.C. Ave.
*unless otherwise noted
Full RHC Meetings
Executive Committee Meetings
January 24, 2017
RHC Executive Committee and Staff Liaison Contacts
Disclaimer: This webpage is hosted by MSU Student Health Services as a courtesy and in recognition of the unique and valuable role the East Lansing Responsible Hospitality Council plays in relation to responsible alcohol consumption in this community. It should not be construed as support for, or an endorsement of, the alcohol serving industry.