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Butler ST, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8400
269-857-2676
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Day tripper!

Day trip to Saugatuk with the hubby and stopped for a beer. This place has the perfect dive bar vibe. Great music, friendly service. If we were staying in town for a week we'd spend at least 1/2 a day here just relaxing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
kariejeanne
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Michigan
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place is a total shot-and-a-beer-joint, hole-in-the-wall, awesome place. Great place to play pool, listen to live music, and have a general great time! Not a fancy bar, or upscale at all, but is a good time!!!!!

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Day trip to Saugatuk with the hubby and stopped for a beer. This place has the perfect dive bar vibe. Great music, friendly service. If we were staying in town for a week we'd spend at least 1/2 a day here just relaxing.

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Farmington, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Kind of a dive bar, but in a good way Tons of blues on the juke box. Bartender that looks like Moses on a motorcycle. Seems like it's a locals hangout, but everyone was nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great bar with excellent beer selection. Very excellent bar tenders. Music was spot on. Bluesy, rock coming from the juke box and craft beer on tap. Who could ask for more.

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Played pool (50cents/game), enjoyed jukebox tunes (3songs/$1), and drank Saugatuck Brewing Company draft beer in a comfortable/towny/dive-y place. A lot cleaner than it was 10yrs ago. Good drink specials. Helpful staff. Cash bar.

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South Haven, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have never eaten at or will probably never eat at but always down for a drink at the Sandbar. It is nice to get away from the touristy places and sit at a regular person bar. The prices are affordable and they make good drinks. This not high class but working class place, lots a fun.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

New owners that are doing there best to make a go of an old bar. We were treated wonderfully the entire night and we wish them the very best for the future of the bar.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Local hang-out for many townies. The jukebox used to have a far wider selection and was a favorite around town, now it's mostly blues, r&b and such. Crowd can be very sketchy which has also changed for the worse over the years. Used to be much busier but it's lost a lot of its following due to the things I... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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77 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I have been a customer at the Sandbar Restaurant Tavern for many years now. This is a very Fun, Friendly and So Affordable neighborhood hangout. The Sandbar has been in business for over 40 years now . It is truly a ' Downtown Saugatuck Landmark ' ! This bar and eatery is ' Extremely Moderately Priced' offering daily and weekly... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We went to sand bar for drinks and live music. We had a great time. The band was great and the drinks were really good. We had an amazing time.

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Address: Butler ST, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8400
Phone Number: 269-857-2676
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck

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  • Address: Butler ST, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8400
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: 269-857-2676

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