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“Excellent View of the Straits - Visit for the view”
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.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent View of the Straits - Visit for the view”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

The Cupola Bar at the top of the iconic Grand Hotel is worth a visit for the view of the Mackinac Straits.

Drinks prices are fair - what you would expect for being inside the Grand.

Service was fine - nothing to rave about. There were a limited amount of servers working to cover both floors of the bar. Took at least 10 minutes to get a drink, however, I couldn't complain as I was busy taking in the scenic view of the Mackinac Straits.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Katie J
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Centennial, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Grand hotel visit”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Enjoyed walking the grounds and hotel as well as having a Big Porch Ale in the Cupola Bar as the sun went down over Lake Michigan. Great view from the top. Oversees the straits.

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“nice bar”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Cozy - kind of quichey - great view. Drinks not overpriced. Try to be there at sunset. Take the elevator to the 4 h floor and follow the signs

Visited June 2013
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Thank theappleguy
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Dimondale, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“wonderful margaritas and the views of the Straits of Mackinac are unbelievable.”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

The views are from 3 stories up and are amazing as are the drinks which are always served with a carafe of bridge mix.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Sharon H
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MANKATO
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Beautiful location and views”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

The location is on the 6th floor of the Grand Hotel. The room is beautiful and has beautiful views of Mackinac Island. We were there only for appetizers. The sliders were very good, as were the fish tacos. The service, however, was slow.

Visited June 2013
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Thank 110kitty
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