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“Room with a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cupola Bar

Cupola Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $100
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
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.
Wausau, Wisconsin
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212 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Room with a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is the bar at the top of the grand hotel. Its a great place to take in the sights of the hotel grounds and Lake Huron. House wine is $10 per glass and beer is $ 6.50. They do serve food as well.

Visited September 2012
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Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Slow and Expensive”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Super overpriced and service is super slow. The atmosphere and the view are the only reasons to hike up all those stairs (the elevator is scary).

Visited May 2012
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Boston
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498 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“View and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

This was a fine place for a drink and appetizers and possibly watch the sunset. Our waiter who has to run up the stairs from the bar below to serve was very attentive and friendly and the view is one of the best over the island and mainland to the bridge. The only downside is that the hotel is on the bus tour routes and crowds come running through to take pictures, but most leave after a few pictures.

Visited August 2012
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Michigan, USA
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best View on the Island!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you are not staying at the Grand you can take the elevator to the 4th floor, exit to the right and take the stairs to the Cupola Bar (please remember guest rooms are directly under the stairs). The view is a spectacular 3-sided view of the Island, Straights, and Bridge. Drinks are expensive, however no more than Chicago ($12.00 martini, $6.00 Import beer) remember to ask for the snack mix. The most upper floor has music and is just an awesome experience.

Visited September 2012
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Albany, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“sunset would be perfect here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

The cupola bar is on top of the Grand Hotel. You have to pay to get on the grounds, but it is worth coming here for a drink. There are beautiful views of the water. We were sorry we weren't there to see the sunset- they catch sunrise on one side and sunset on the other, and it is windows all around.

Visited September 2012
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