We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cupola Bar

Grand Hotel Avenue, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 906-847-3331
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great view” (42 reviews)
“grand hotel” (116 reviews)
“mackinac bridge” (16 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
Grand Hotel Avenue, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (358)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 357 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely bar to sit and view the moon, or on a very clear night, to see the Mighty Mac Bridge lit up at night. Views in the daytime are fun, too. Fanciful chandelier, two levels, and live piano music. It is all fun!

Thank Lynda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cupola Bar offers a great 360 degree view of "the bridge", town, Fort Mackinaw and the Michigan governor's summer getaway. A great place for conversation and games.Very attentive service!

Thank Palantir3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views from this bar are spectacular! From the lovely chandelier to the staff to the views of the grounds and lake, this place rocks!

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, but we waited 40 minutes without a server visiting us. We watched the sunset, then went to to the grocery store and bought a bottle of wine to enjoy in our room instead. Not the same thing, but still a pretty place to...More

Thank besthamfam
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Getting here is totally the hardest costliest part if you have to pay the Grand Hotels touring fee. But if you get up to the Cupola Bar for their views it may amaze you watching boats and the might Mackinac Bridge also. They do charge...More

Thank LovingLife4us
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The Grand Hotel is a must-see on Mackinac Island! The expansive front porch, the beautiful gardens and the luxurious sitting areas are all a luxurious slice of history! To top off your visit, have a drink at the Cupola Bar with a magnificent view of...More

Thank barnett436
Reviewed 10 October 2018

A nice, intimate setting for some enjoyable quiet time and conversation. The panoramic view is great, too.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Watched the Lions lose a game to the Cowboys here. Outside of that, the view of the straights and bridge is one of the best you'll get at the Grand and on the island. With the great service and and drinks flowing, we had a...More

Thank ODM84
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Visiting the Cupola Bar will not disappoint! Go up the stairs to the very top of The Grand for a view that will amaze! The drinks are delicious, too. Great service and very friendly staff.

Thank T9463DCsabrinam
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The bar is very pretty and the views amazing but it was quite warm up there. I know they had the air con on but the sun shining thru on the cold day we were there made the place stuffy and close Old Fashioned was...More

Thank Sandra J
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 hotels in Mackinac Island
Grand Hotel
3,187 reviews
.01 km away
Lilac Tree Suites & Spa
889 reviews
.63 km away
Main Street Inn and Suites
554 reviews
.64 km away
Bicycle Street Inn & Suites and Waterfront Collection
319 reviews
.65 km away
Nearby Restaurants
JoAnn's Fudge
1,161 reviews
.66 km away
Chuck Wagon of Mackinac
1,034 reviews
.65 km away
Original Murdick's Fudge
236 reviews
.65 km away
Sadie's Ice Cream Parlor
248 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory
257 reviews
.51 km away
Biddle House
94 reviews
.57 km away
Trinity Church
25 reviews
.64 km away
Sanders Candies
46 reviews
.64 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
David F
29 June 2017|
Response from GHKellie | Property representative |
There is an admission fee of $10 to enter the hotel during the day between 9am and 6pm. The Jockey Club, The Gate House, Woods Restaurant and Cawthorne's Village Inn are open to the public with no admission fee.
27 June 2017|
Response from Laura S | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure they take reservations at the bar. I believe it's first come first served, but you might want to check with the Grand Hotel just to be sure. If you are not a guest of the hotel, you are required to pay $10... More
11 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from 232arlenef | Reviewed this property |
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 100
American, Bar
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand Hotel Avenue, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: +1 906-847-3331
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing