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“You never know who will be up there...”
Review of Cupola Bar

Cupola Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: The Cupola Bar is located on the 5th and 6th floors of Grand Hotel with 180 degree views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge. Perfect for enjoying the sunset while enjoying a specialty cocktail, serving light bar fare.
Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“You never know who will be up there...”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

The drink prices inside the Grand are way too steep!
The fun of the Cupola, is that you don't have to leave the hotel. You have to be dressed in your fancy clothes to wander the hotel, so it is funny that the sports bar has a dress code. Drinks are not as strong as if you go to the Gate House down the block, But it's fun to be catered to, and you don't have to tip.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Once in a Lifetime”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

The Cupoloa Bar is located atop The Grand Hotel and is one of those "not to be missed, once in a lifetime" experiences while on the island. The view is outstanding! My favorite time is night. One can see the magnificent Mackinaw bridge lit up and sometimes a passing frieghter. The piano music is romantic as are the cozy tiny tables focusing on the vista. Save your pennies as the drink prices are exorbitant. I do feel "The Grand" could work on it's alcohol charges...it is not value oriented for the average person and ONCE is all the budget can afford.

  • Visited October 2011
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Canton, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A fun place to have a drink with a view”
Reviewed October 29, 2011

Whether you are a visitor or a guest at Grand Hotel, you should make the trek up the stairs to the "To of The Grand" - the Cupola Bar. Enjoy the beverage of your choice in an unusual setting with a stunning view.

Visited August 2011
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A drink with a view”
Reviewed October 21, 2011

After hiking 10 miles around the island, we stopped to tour the Grand and enjoyed a drink and the view from atop the Grand at the Cupola Bar.

Visited October 2011
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Palos Hills
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Cupola Bar - Grand Hotel”
Reviewed September 30, 2011

My wife and I visited the Cupola Bar as part of the self-guided walking tour of the Grand Hotel. The view from the windows overlooked the front hotel grounds and the water. Very nice. The bar was very colorful and the beer was cold. We did not have any food while at the bar. See it if you go to Mackinac.

  • Visited September 2011
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