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The Sand Bar

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Butler ST, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8400
+1 269-857-2676
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Bath, Michigan
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We always enjoy live music in the evening. We didn't have many choices other than Coral Gables. This is an old school bar with loud music and inexpensive drinks enjoyed by locals. We enjoyed the band and vocalist. Could use a deep cleaning and updates.

Thank Just_Bein_Honest2
Rockville, Maryland
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This bar is not trendy, takes no credit card and yet is enjoyable. You can get a pint of Foster's Draft for $2 or a pitcher for $6.

Thank dantecamille
North Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Was a fun Birthday night out came over to have a drink after dinner was so much fun we even saw our server who was so kind was a great trip and we hope to come back soon TY

Thank Rita M
Addison, Illinois
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

The Sand Bar is always our first stop when we arrive in Saugatuck. The Bartenders are friendly and they make a perfect Bloody Mary. Saugatuck Brewery Oval Beach Blond on tap, is a great choice. We miss seeing Kathy the bartender on the weekends. The bands on Saturday nights are worth stopping in for.

Thank Jewells91
Valparaiso, Indiana
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Stopped in on pouring rain Halloween early afternoon. Gotta like a place that has Bells on draft and in pitchers. Good selection of spirits and Bloody Mary. Sat at front table overlooking street which provided for plenty of fun and way to greet fellow patrons as they came in front door. Do need some better selection on jukebox and wouldn't... More 

Thank Mark L
Statesville, North Carolina
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145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Exactly the place for a pitcher of beer and a game of pool. Or people watching. Obviously a locals place. Everyone speaking to everyone. Popcorn, gyros and hot dogs on the menu. Good music, good drinks, a table full of friends and a bowl of popcorn. What more do you want?

Thank Janet F
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Doesn't have any decent wines, but if you want great live music this is the place to be on a Saturday night.

Thank Gerrie B
Tinley Park, Illinois
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

The Sand Bar is definitely the friendliest bar in town as advertised. It's a very comfortable environment with friendly bartenders. I miss seeing Kathey since she now only works during he week.

Thank Cynthia S
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great friendly bar to relax and sit for a bit and have a beer while touring the town. Bartenders are very friendly!

Thank Michael R
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

quiet place but that's what we were looking for, mostly locals, bar tender not thrilled w/ serving tourists, cash only, inexpensive drinks, they sell beer to go in 6 packs (awesome because there are no convenience stores in the tourist zone), duct tape patched seats and old dingy atmosphere, just eh

Thank Port2Chi

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub
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  • Address: Butler ST, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8400
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 269-857-2676

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?