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The Sand Bar

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Butler ST, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8400
269-857-2676
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Michigan
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126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After walking for a while, we stopped in for a couple of cocktails. Nothing fancy, just a neighborhood bar. But it has very friendly people & took care of our "thirst" !!

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South Haven, Michigan
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't go expecting more than a seat at the bar. Then enjoy the atmosphere and the crowd. Been going to the Sand Bar for 45 years.

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Thank Connie T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend & I were I'm Saugatuck, decided to have a beer in this rustic bar & the bartender, who was just a font of information, as well as very nice gave us some history of the Sand Bar. Great people, great atmosphere! Thank you!

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Thank Colleen B
Bath, Michigan
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoy live music in the evening. We didn't have many choices other than Coral Gables. This is an old school bar with loud music and inexpensive drinks enjoyed by locals. We enjoyed the band and vocalist. Could use a deep cleaning and updates.

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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 4 weeks ago 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.

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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

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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.

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Thank Jewells91
Valparaiso, Indiana
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Thank Mark L
Statesville, North Carolina
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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?

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Thank Janet F
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?