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Butler ST, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8400
269-857-2676
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
Alisha W
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Farmington, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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114 reviews 114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Midwest-USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Stopped in here so my husband could shoot a game of pool. A local watering hole with some regulars at the bar playing Keno and having a drink. We each had a drink, and service was friendly. Looked like they had an area for live entertainment, however, we were there in the late afternoon and didn't see any. Just a... More 

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zeeland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Stopped hoping to hear music, but only had a jukebox. Drinks were large and reasonably priced. Food is limited to frozen pizza, hot dogs, and popcorn - we had the popcorn. Really wanted to hear some live music, but maybe to early in the season yet. Overall, a nice place to get a drink and play pool, but don't expect... More 

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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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