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The Sand Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, Pub
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Butler ST, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8400
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Rockville, Maryland
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This bar is not trendy, takes no credit card and yet is enjoyable. You can get a pint of Foster's Draft for $2 or a pitcher for $6.

Thank dantecamille
North Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Was a fun Birthday night out came over to have a drink after dinner was so much fun we even saw our server who was so kind was a great trip and we hope to come back soon TY

Thank Rita M
Addison, Illinois
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The Sand Bar is always our first stop when we arrive in Saugatuck. The Bartenders are friendly and they make a perfect Bloody Mary. Saugatuck Brewery Oval Beach Blond on tap, is a great choice. We miss seeing Kathy the bartender on the weekends. The bands on Saturday nights are worth stopping in for.

Thank Jewells91
Valparaiso, Indiana
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in on pouring rain Halloween early afternoon. Gotta like a place that has Bells on draft and in pitchers. Good selection of spirits and Bloody Mary. Sat at front table overlooking street which provided for plenty of fun and way to greet fellow patrons as they came in front door. Do need some better selection on jukebox and wouldn't... More 

Thank Mark L
Statesville, North Carolina
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Exactly the place for a pitcher of beer and a game of pool. Or people watching. Obviously a locals place. Everyone speaking to everyone. Popcorn, gyros and hot dogs on the menu. Good music, good drinks, a table full of friends and a bowl of popcorn. What more do you want?

Thank Janet F
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Doesn't have any decent wines, but if you want great live music this is the place to be on a Saturday night.

Thank Gerrie B
Tinley Park, Illinois
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The Sand Bar is definitely the friendliest bar in town as advertised. It's a very comfortable environment with friendly bartenders. I miss seeing Kathey since she now only works during he week.

Thank Cynthia S
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Great friendly bar to relax and sit for a bit and have a beer while touring the town. Bartenders are very friendly!

Thank Michael R
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

quiet place but that's what we were looking for, mostly locals, bar tender not thrilled w/ serving tourists, cash only, inexpensive drinks, they sell beer to go in 6 packs (awesome because there are no convenience stores in the tourist zone), duct tape patched seats and old dingy atmosphere, just eh

Thank Port2Chi
Lansing, Illinois
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158 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is another place we enjoy walking to to get in out of the days heat. We love to sit and relax and enjoy friends and family in conversation, and to enjoy or favorite drink.

Thank William C

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?