Experience Jackson

141 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201
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Group Friendly Restaurants

Dig in to the variety of dining options that await your group in Jackson. Whether your group has 25 or 55 consider finding a spot to fulfill your craving.

If you represent a property which is not listed above and you would like to be, please contact Experience Jackson at 517-764-4440. 

Beach Bar

(517) 529-4211
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3505 Ocean Beach Rd.
Clarklake , MI 49234

Beach Bar Good Food, Good Friends, Good Fun! They are known for their world-famous soups, made every morning from scratch. They take pride in offering a one-of-a-kind menu using fresh never... » More Information

Hours

Mon & Tues: Closed

Wed - Thu: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sun: noon - 8:00 pm

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Bartending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
Event Capacity
  • 50
  • Beach Bar

Good Food, Good Friends, Good Fun! They are known for their world-famous soups, made every morning from scratch. They take pride in offering a one-of-a-kind menu using fresh never frozen ingredients. Their sandwiches, croissants, salads and pizzas are made as you ordered, never pre-made. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the atmosphere!

Jackson's Best Outdoor Deck Seating Restaurant of 2013

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​Group Info

Large groups are welcome with enough parking and a turn around area.

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Airport Restaurant & Spirits

(517) 783-3616
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3608 Wildwood Ave.
Jackson, MI 49202

Airport Restaurant & Spirits Full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as catering. Large groups are welcome we have a large parking lot with enough space for a Bus to turn around... » More Information

Contact
Diane Weems
Hours

Mon- Thur: 7 am- 3pm

Fri & Sat: 7 am- 8 pm

Sun: 7 am- 3 pm

Meeting Facility Features
  • Air Conditioned
  • WiFi Available
Event Capacity
  • 150
  • Airport Restaurant & Spirits

Full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as catering. Large groups are welcome we have a large parking lot with enough space for a Bus to turn around in. 

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Alpha Coney Island

(517) 787-6290
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1188 Jackson Crossing
Jackson, MI 49202

Alpha Coney Island Now located by Sears and the Secretary of State at the Jackson Crossing Shopping Center, come visit our newly expanded and spacious location.  Featuring all the great items you... » More Information

Hours

Monday-Saturday
6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Meeting Facility Features
  • Air Conditioned
Event Capacity
  • 150
  • Alpha Coney Island

Now located by Sears and the Secretary of State at the Jackson Crossing Shopping Center, come visit our newly expanded and spacious location.  Featuring all the great items you have come to love over the years and a few new ones to try out.  

Group Info

Large groups are welcome! Huge parking area with enough space for a bus to turn around.

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Bella Notte Ristorante

(517) 782-5727
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137 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

Bella Notte Ristorante Locally owned and operated by Greg & Annette Walker, they offer you a warm atmosphere, delicious Italian cuisine, and daily specials. All entrees are freshly made to order with the... » More Information

Hours

Mon - Sat: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Closed Sunday

Live Music: Friday & Saturday

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Bartending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 450
  • Bella Notte Ristorante
  • Bella Notte Ristorante
  • Bella Notte Ristorante

Locally owned and operated by Greg & Annette Walker, they offer you a warm atmosphere, delicious Italian cuisine, and daily specials. All entrees are freshly made to order with the finest ingredients available. Menus change seasonally utilizing the best of seasonal ingredients. The extensive wine list will please the most discriminating palate.

The facility features an impressive two-story interior, popular horseshoe-shaped bar, private dining, intimate meeting rooms and banquet facilities for up to 250 guests. Live entertainment is available every Friday and Saturday.

Building History

This Commercial Italianate building in downtown Jackson once housed the Oppenheim's clothing store, originally an outlet for furniture built by inmates at the Jackson Prison. In the 1950's Oppenheim's was rebuilt in the Moderne style popular at the time. Sav-a-lot drug store operated here for many years before becoming Bella Notte Ristorante.

Group and Banquet Info

Large groups are welcome!

Enough space for bus parking and turn around.

Moonlight Room

The staff and management at Bella Notte Ristorante pride themselves in providing professional service and an elegant atmosphere for all events. By bringing your function to Bella Notte Ristorante’s new Moonlight Room, be it a wedding, shower, anniversary party, prom, conference or meeting, you can be confident that your guests will receive top of the line service, food, and accommodations.

Photo Credit: The Moonlight Room at Bella Notte. Taken by J.D.Jamieson.

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Big Boy Restaurant - Brooklyn

(517) 592-3212
Website | Facebook
329 S. Main St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Big Boy Restaurant - Brooklyn Home of the Original Double Decker. This restaurant is famous for the Big Boy Burger as well as the weekend breakfast buffet. Group Tour Information Large groups welcome! Enough space... » More Information

Hours

Every day: 6 am - 11 pm

Meeting Facility Features
  • Air Conditioned
Event Capacity
  • 150
  • Big Boy Restaurant - Brooklyn

Home of the Original Double Decker. This restaurant is famous for the Big Boy Burger as well as the weekend breakfast buffet.

Group Tour Information

Large groups welcome! Enough space for bus parking & turn around. Please call in advance.

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Buffalo Barbeque Wings

(517) 782-4344
Website | Facebook
1085 N. Wisner St.
Jackson, MI 49202

Buffalo Barbeque Wings Jackson's biggest sports bar features a full menu, full bar, 14 chicken wing sauces and 29 draft beers on tap, including many local Michigan craft brews. Buffalo Barbeque Wings invites customers... » More Information

Hours

Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • WiFi Available
Event Capacity
  • 70
  • Buffalo Barbeque Wings

Jackson's biggest sports bar features a full menu, full bar, 14 chicken wing sauces and 29 draft beers on tap, including many local Michigan craft brews. Buffalo Barbeque Wings invites customers to come watch your favorite teams on over 36 televisions with the largest draft beer selection in the area.

Great for post sports get togethers, this restaurant has a great kids menu and is convienently located across from Jackson Optimist Ice Arena and Allskate Fun Center.

Group Info

Large groups & tour bus groups welcome and catering is available. 

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The Chase Sports Bar

(517) 768-8231
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105 E. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

The Chase Sports Bar This new two level upscale sports bar features a NASCAR race car driven by Rusty Wallace hanging over the bar, 19 high definition TVs, two pool tables and 12 beers on tap.... » More Information

Hours

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - Midnight
Friday - Saturday 12 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Sunday Noon - 10 p.m.

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Bartending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
Event Capacity
  • 50
  • The Chase Sports Bar
  • The Chase Sports Bar
  • The Chase Sports Bar
  • The Chase Sports Bar
  • The Chase Sports Bar

This new two level upscale sports bar features a NASCAR race car driven by Rusty Wallace hanging over the bar, 19 high definition TVs, two pool tables and 12 beers on tap. On the second floor, two pool tables feature tournaments and special event space. The kitchen serves typical sports bar food including burgers, wings and pizza.

MOTOR COACH & GROUP INFORMATION

Large groups are welcome! Enough space for bus parking & turn around.

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Gilbert Chocolates

(517) 788 6060
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1150 Jackson Crossing Mall
Jackson, MI 49203

Gilbert Chocolates We have a long tradition of making handmade chocolates in Jackson since 1900. Our products are paraffin free, using the finest ingredients. Gilbert Chocolates is also family owned. We invite you... » More Information

Hours

Monday - Saturday 10 am to 9 pm
Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm

  • Gilbert Chocolates
  • Gilbert Chocolates
  • Gilbert Chocolates
  • Gilbert Chocolates

We have a long tradition of making handmade chocolates in Jackson since 1900. Our products are paraffin free, using the finest ingredients. Gilbert Chocolates is also family owned. We invite you to stop by their store in Jackson Crossing Mall and taste why Gilbert Chocolates is absolutely the best chocolate you have ever enjoyed!

Group Information

Group tours are available by appointment

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Grand River Brewery

(517) 962-2427
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117 W. Louis Glick Highway
Jackson, MI 49201

Grand River Brewery Firmly situated in the heart of historic Downtown Jackson, Michigan, Grand River Marketplace is home to Grand River Brewery, Winery, Distillery and Restaurant with a fun,... » More Information

Hours

Monday-Thursday 11:00am-10:00m
Friday-Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-8:00pm

Food Service Ends 1 hr before close

Serving Lunch & Dinner

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Bartending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 200
  • Grand River Brewery

Firmly situated in the heart of historic Downtown Jackson, Michigan, Grand River Marketplace is home to Grand River Brewery, Winery, Distillery and Restaurant with a fun, industrial, eclectic atmosphere, with a nod to the steampunk genre.

Be sure to check out the steampunk clock made by artist and winner of 2015 GSN's 'Steampunk'd' show, Steampunk Eddie

 

The heart of the facility is a state of the art steam heated 15-barrel brewhouse, where our brewers take the utmost pride in constructing creative, honest, small batch, Ales, and Lagers. Grand River Brewery uses only choice Midwestern malted barley, along with the finest local Michigan hops. The result is solid, fresh, handcrafted ales, for those who truly enjoy, and appreciate a fine beer.

Locally sourced, gourmet foods are offered in the restaurant for lunch and dinner.  Executive Chef, Corey Bieber, sources the freshest local and seasonably responsible ingredients, combining traditional and haute cooking techniques while executing a creative and modern take on classic pub fare.

Get your cans of the 2015 North American IPA of the Year Monkey Mouth!

Don't miss their award-winning wines and hard ciders too! Utilizing old world techniques, coupled with years of national and international experience, John Burtka and co. produce award winning wines and hard ciders that are celebrated here, and abroad.  They use locally grown grapes for the wines and locally grown apples for the hard ciders. Wines are now released under the brand Sleeping Bear Wine

MOTOR COACH & GROUP INFORMATION

Large groups are welcome! Bus parking available.

The Private Room seats up to 72 people and nearly 125 without tables or for cocktail style events. Interested in booking your event? Contact the event coordinator at grandriverevents@gmail.com.

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Hard Knock Grill

(517) 962-5415
Website | Facebook
3705 Ann Arbor Rd.
Jackson, MI 49202

Hard Knock Grill Back in the day, a good stout knock meant: I'm here! I'm hungry! I'm thirsty! Let me in! So to this day, The Hard Knock Grill... » More Information

Contact
Candy or Steve or Debbie
Hours

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am to 1 am
Sunday: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Live Music on Fridays & Saturdays!

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Bartending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 250
  • Hard Knock Grill
  • Hard Knock Grill
  • Hard Knock Grill

Back in the day, a good stout knock meant: I'm here! I'm hungry! I'm thirsty! Let me in! So to this day, The Hard Knock Grill is the place to go for good food, good drink and a fun time! A family-run establishment with over 30 years experience, the Hard Knock Grill offers an extensive menu and banquet facilities to Jackson, MI.

Great Prices & A Super Friendly, Helpful Staff.

Great Burgers, Steaks, BBQ Ribs & Fish!

Great Lunch & Dinner Specials, including many American Comfort Food Classics!

Saturday & Sunday Breakfast Buffet from 8 am to 1 pm.

A VERY Well Stocked 72 Foot Bar with 10 Beers on Tap!

8 TV's INCLUDING a 100 Inch Projection Screen!

Live Music on Fridays & Saturdays!

Banquet facility available for all kinds of events including charity events.

Tiki Banquet Room

Jackson's "Best Space with Extra Special Rates"  Many meal options, Buffet or Plate style. We will customize your special events: Parties, Celebrations and your business or family meetings. We offer many options to customize your breakfast-luncheon-dinner-drinks and appetizers! All table linens, set up and clean up is included in the fee. Let's get started in planning your event!! Call us today at 517-962-5415

Group Info

Large groups are welcome! Please call in advance. Bus parking available

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JR’s Hometown Grill and Pub

(517) 592-8030
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11551 Brooklyn Rd.
Brooklyn, MI 49230

JR’s Hometown Grill and Pub JR's Hometown Grill and Pub specializes in quality steaks and more. Don't miss some of the best ribs, most delicious burgers and superior service. Group Info Groups... » More Information

Hours

Monday- Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday & Saturday 11am-11pm
Sunday 11am-9pm

  • JR’s Hometown Grill and Pub

JR's Hometown Grill and Pub specializes in quality steaks and more. Don't miss some of the best ribs, most delicious burgers and superior service.

Group Info

Groups of up to 30 are welcome!

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Klavon’s Pizzeria & Pub

(517) 784-7000
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6010 Clinton Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Klavon’s Pizzeria & Pub Klavon’s Pizzeria and Pub is a locally owned and operated restaurant in Jackson, MI. Klavon’s was voted the ‘Best Place to Watch a Sporting Event... » More Information

Hours

Dining Hours of Operation
Mon-Thu 11am - 9:30pm
Fri-Sat 11am - 10:30pm
Sunday Noon - 9:30pm

Bar Hours of Operation
Mon-Thu 11am - 11pm
Fri-Sat 11am - 1am
Sunday Noon - 11pm

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Bartending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
Event Capacity
  • 25
  • Klavon’s Pizzeria & Pub

Klavon’s Pizzeria and Pub is a locally owned and operated restaurant in Jackson, MI. Klavon’s was voted the ‘Best Place to Watch a Sporting Event’ in Jackson as well as Best Pizza. They have 31 HD TV’s including a patron-operated TV at each booth. The menu includes our signature Chicago-style stuffed pizza, burgers, calzones, soups, salads, oven-baked subs, appetizers, and desserts. The restaurant guests enjoy a full service bar, draft beer, and the popular 3ft Beer Tubes delivered to the table.

Winner of Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013, 2015

9th place in Mlive's Michigan's Best Pizza

Voted ‘Best Place to Watch a Sporting Event’ 2013 by Jackson Magazine readers

Voted ‘Best Pizza’ by Jackson Magazine readers

Click here for the new location on McDevitt Ave.

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Knight’s Steak House & Grill

(517) 783-2777
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2125 Horton Rd.
Jackson, MI 49203

Knight’s Steak House & Grill Full menu of traditional American cuisine specializing in steaks, fresh fish, seafood and prime rib. Jackson's Best Martini of 2012 Jackson's Best Date Night Restaurant 2013 Follow them on Twitter... » More Information

Hours

Mon - Thur: 11 am - 10 pm

Fri & Sat: 11 am - 11 pm

Sundays & Holidays: CLOSED

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Bartending Services Available On-Site
Event Capacity
  • 200
  • Knight’s Steak House & Grill
  • Knight’s Steak House & Grill
  • Knight’s Steak House & Grill
  • Knight’s Steak House & Grill

Full menu of traditional American cuisine specializing in steaks, fresh fish, seafood and prime rib.

Jackson's Best Martini of 2012
Jackson's Best Date Night Restaurant 2013

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New Country China Buffet

(517) 788-6667
Website | Facebook
1213 N. Wisner St.
Jackson, MI 49202

New Country China Buffet Voted one of the nation's top 100 Chinese restaurants 8 years in a row!  One of the largest & best Chinese and America buffets in Jackson County. Their mission is... » More Information

Hours

Sun-Thurs 11:00am-10:00pm
Fri & Sat 11:00am-11:00pm

  • New Country China Buffet

Voted one of the nation's top 100 Chinese restaurants 8 years in a row!  One of the largest & best Chinese and America buffets in Jackson County. Their mission is to provide high quality food at a reasonable price with friendly staff in a clean facility!

Group Info

Large groups are welcome! Bus parking available.

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Outback Steakhouse

(517) 784-7700
Website | Facebook
1501 Boardman Rd.
Jackson, MI 49202

Outback Steakhouse Outback Steakhouse takes pride in serving the freshest, highest-quality food possible. Everyday starts fresh, making all of their soups, salad dressings & sauces from scratch.

Hours

Mon - Thu: 4:00 PM-10:00 PM
Fri: 4:00 PM-11:00 PM
Sat: 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
Sun: 11:30 AM- 9:30 PM

  • Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse takes pride in serving the freshest, highest-quality food possible. Everyday starts fresh, making all of their soups, salad dressings & sauces from scratch.

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Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

(517) 787-2388
Website | Facebook
3500 O'Neill Dr.
Jackson, MI 49202

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant Olive Garden offers a variety of delicious Italian specialties for lunch, dinner or takeout. Now you can do your order online. Enjoy their freshly baked garlic breadsticks and your choice... » More Information

Hours

Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

Olive Garden offers a variety of delicious Italian specialties for lunch, dinner or takeout. Now you can do your order online.

Enjoy their freshly baked garlic breadsticks and your choice of homemade soup or salad with any entree.

MOTOR COACH & GROUP INFORMATION

Large groups are welcome! Please call a couple days in advance. Bus parking available.

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Red Lobster

(517) 787-7820
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2400 Shirley Dr.
Jackson, MI 49202

Red Lobster Red Lobster is known as the foremost expert in fresh seafood. Fresh Fish, Live Lobster. Because at Red Lobster, we Sea Food Differently. MOTOR COACH & GROUP INFORMATION Large groups... » More Information

Hours

Sun. - Thu. 11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Fri - Sat 11:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.

  • Red Lobster

Red Lobster is known as the foremost expert in fresh seafood. Fresh Fish, Live Lobster. Because at Red Lobster, we Sea Food Differently.

MOTOR COACH & GROUP INFORMATION

Large groups are welcome! Please call 5 days in advance. Bus parking available.

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Sandhill Crane Vineyards and Cafe

(517) 764-0679
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4724 Walz Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Sandhill Crane Vineyards and Cafe Sandhill Crane Vineyards is an award-winning winery and tasting room featuring a wide range of wines made onsite using only local ingredients.  The café at Sandhill Crane Vineyards... » More Information

Hours

Winery Tasting Room Hours: Mon-Sat 11-7, Sun 12-6
Cafe' Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30-7, Sun 12-6
Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • WiFi Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 72
  • Sandhill Crane Vineyards and Cafe
  • Sandhill Crane Vineyards and Cafe
  • Sandhill Crane Vineyards and Cafe

Sandhill Crane Vineyards is an award-winning winery and tasting room featuring a wide range of wines made onsite using only local ingredients. 

The café at Sandhill Crane Vineyards features farm-to-table comfort food – soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Many of the foods are locally sourced from area farms and food producers. The café is open late on Thursday nights for “Thirsty Thursdays” from 6 to 9 pm with live music and an extended menu.

Winner of the 2014 Jackson Magazine Reader's Choice for Best Winery

Banquet Info

The beautiful banquet room at Sandhill Crane Vineyards features high ceilings, lots of light, and a beautiful copper-topped bar. We’d love to host your next party or meeting. The room will seat up to 72 with additional seating on the stage. The stage can also be used for a DJ, live music, presentation, or silent auction. The facility features estate-produced wines and on-site catering.

*In the summer be sure to check out the Dexter Cider Mill Tasting Room located in the Dexter Cider Mill at 3685 Central Street, DEXTER. Call 734-424-2760 for more information or click here

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The Hunt Club

(517) 782-0375
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1514 Daniel St.
Jackson, MI 49202

The Hunt Club Great sports bar over 40 TV's. Seating 399, large groups welcome. Game room for children. Two areas to book for private parties.

Hours

Sun - Wed: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat: 11:00 am - 12:30 am

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Bartending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
Event Capacity
  • 85
  • The Hunt Club
  • The Hunt Club
  • The Hunt Club

Great sports bar over 40 TV's. Seating 399, large groups welcome. Game room for children. Two areas to book for private parties.

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The Pointe Bar & Grill

(517) 529-7116
Website | Facebook
1200 Eagle Point Drive
Clarklake, MI 49234

The Pointe Bar & Grill Great food with a fantastic view right on Clark Lake. Drink specials include Tasty Tuesdays where all wines under $50 are half off all night and happy hour from 4 to 6 pm... » More Information

Hours

Monday - Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 7pm

  • The Pointe Bar & Grill
  • The Pointe Bar & Grill
  • The Pointe Bar & Grill

Great food with a fantastic view right on Clark Lake. Drink specials include Tasty Tuesdays where all wines under $50 are half off all night and happy hour from 4 to 6 pm Wednesday and Thursday when all beers, well drinks and wine by the glass are discounted $1. Signature drinks include the Pleasant Viewtini, the Clarklake Sunset and the Raft Warmer. Don't miss weekend live music nights!

MOTOR COACH & GROUP INFORMATION

Large groups and tour buses welcome by reservation. 

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