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Downtowner Lounge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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100 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931-1160
+1 906-482-7305
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Hancock, Michigan
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to go when it is nice outside...Enjoy your drinks & Food outside on their Large Deck & Outdoor Bar, overlooking the Bridge & Portage Lake. Pool, Darts, Football games to Watch inside....THey also have a Banquet room upstairs to rent out for special occassions....Palm trees that light up at night....Fun place....A lot of the college Students go here... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The group I was with stopped in two different occasions while we were in town, once for dinner and some recreation and again to watch a ball game on a Saturday afternoon. The food is good and the beer is cold, what more can one ask for. The atmosphere is good and during the summer they have a nice deck... More 

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Thank Mark S
St. Paul, MN
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The downtowner has a spacious interior and if that happens to be full you can always head outside in the summer to the tiki bar and patio to enjoy sunsets by the canal.

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Thank Anaturenerd
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in one afternoon as it is near the hotel we were staying at, decided to grab a drink and quick lunch. Nice little bar with a lot to it. Quite a few beers on tap, some local even, nice menu selection and good service. This place looks like it would be great in the summer months as there is... More 

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Thank lucyzim
Loveland, Colorado
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Had a family gathering here after a rehearsal dinner. Typical college town bar. Supposed to have food but we were never able to find out as we could never get any table service. Average selection of brews on tap. Very poor selection of bourbons (2). Had a couple of drinks then left to find a place that we could get... More 

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Belleville, Michigan
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to Houghton many times but this was my first time at the Downtowner Lounge We were in Houghton for a wedding and the grooms side invited us for some prewedding festivities. Bar is cute quaint...good prices ...friendly staff, nice outdoor area. We would totally go back the next time we are in town. Just as an FYI after... More 

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Thank poneill156
Sarasota, Florida
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This restaurant bar offers a deck with view of canal. The burgers are excellent and served fresh and hot! The bartender is friendly

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Thank John S
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I always feel like I'm inconveniencing the bar tenders when I go here. It's s busy place and they do really well. Local watering hole. I just am always bummed out by the customer service. Food is good, drinks are strong, prices are fair. Great deck with a view of the lift bridge. Just would like to be greeted with... More 

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Thank Rachel S
Melvindale, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great view on the deck of bridge but, beware if you eat out on the deck during the day. We got up from our seat to take a picture of the bridge and a seagull come down from nowhere and attacked our food and knocked over my wife's beer (he only got a couple of fries). Staff felt bad and... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great bar food. I love Bruno's dry rub wings. My son also enjoyed the roast beef sandwhich with home made kettle chips!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931-1160
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Houghton
  • Phone Number: +1 906-482-7305

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?