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About Mackinac Island

There is nothing quite like the Mackinac experience; a vacation with no automobiles, waking up to the gentle clip clop of horses and buggies amidst the fresh air, soft lake breezes and the beauty of nature surrounding everything and everyone. Mackinac Island offers outstanding dining, shopping, arts, architecture and nightlife. Resorts, hotels, historic inns, bed & breakfasts, apartments, condominiums, town homes and home rentals offer the amenities travelers have come to expect from economical to extravagant.

Mackinac Island Nightlife

Grand Hotel offers nightly entertainment for their guests and non-guests alike. All guests, however, must be dressed properly after 6 pm, meaning that men must wear proper jackets and ties and women must wear their finest couture. The Terrace Room is home to Alex Graham and the Grand Hotel Orchestra. The Hotel Iroquois' piano bar in their Carriage House Dining Room is a popular spot to listen music, watch the sunset and view the boats entering the harbor. More on Mackinac Island Nightlife...

Downtown Scene

Tuesday night is wine and jazz night with the Alex Graham Quartet at the foothills of Grand Hotel in the Grand Gate House. The room is excellent for live jazz.

In the center of Mackinac downtown nightlife, Patrick Sinclair’s Irish Pub offers opportunities to drink the night away with traditional Irish sing-a-longs on weekends. Contemporary acoustic musicians may be heard singing Great Lakes ballads on weeknights.

Just next door, Horn’s Gaslight Bar (recipient of the Best Venue to See a Live Band award from a Detroit news readers poll) presents seasoned rock, blues, and reggae bands every weekend during the peak season. On Wednesdays, DJs bring music and light shows for those who are ready to dance the night away.

Across the street past the Arnold Line, the famous Pink Pony Bar & Grill where well-known Michigan acoustic artists perform nightly and involve the crowd with requests as much as possible.

Mission Point Resort offers acoustic music in the Round Island Bar and Grill, one of its many restaurants. Weather permitting, acoustic musicians perform on the deck of Mission Point’s Bistro on the Green outside overlooking the Greens of Mackinac, the Resort’s 18-hole executive putting course.

Up to date information on who’s playing where can be obtained from front desk personnel, websites of the Island watering holes and in the entertainment section of the Town Crier.

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