BARmuda Triangle

Lose yourself in downtown Sault Ste. Marie’s “BARmuda Triangle,” where 13 bars are located within three city blocks. You won’t disappear, but your worries will, when you immerse yourself in this entertainment district that also features several restaurants, performance venues, shops, and more!

The most supernatural aspect of the “BARmuda Triangle” has to be drink prices. Most downtown bars offer draft beer from $1-$2.25 and mixed drinks, like Captain Morgan’s (because you need a pirate in the Triangle) with Coke, average $3 or even less with Happy Hour pricing.

Most establishments have no cover charge and many have entertainment. With hotels and motels located within walking distance, you can fall off the radar in this “BARmuda Triangle” and still be found the next day.

Numbers on the map correlate with information below.

Please drink responsibly. Easy Trips & Taxi: (906) 632-5555.


  1. 1668 Winery and Lockside Brewery
    100 West Portage Ave. (906) 259-5035
    Enjoy the view of the St. Marys River from the deck or enjoy the atmosphere inside of 1668 Winery & Lockside Brewery. The wine and beer are made in Sault Ste. Marie, and are served with light food fare.
  2. Three-One-Three on Ashmun Bar
    313 Ashmun Street (906) 259-1325
  3. Bird’s Eye Outfitter
    107 E. Portage Ave. (906) 259-7121
    Coffee, Gear, and Beer! Bird’s Eye Outfitter’s main goal is to help people enjoy the great outdoors, be it through education, tours, or product demo days. Their objective is to get you properly geared up and outside. Enter through the front door and discover locally-roasted coffee at Superior CafĂ©. Enter through the back door and find a stocked bar serving spirits and locally hand-crafted beer.
  4. Moloney’s Alley
    227 West Portage Ave. (906) 635-1171
    This Irish pub has the largest draft peer selection in town, featuring 14 options from around the world. Those with an appetite can order off the full menu, or just enjoy the free popcorn. A pool table, jukebox, and big screen TVs are on-site.
  5. The Palace Saloon
    200 West Portage Ave. (906) 632-7721
    Margaritas of all shapes, sizes, colors, and content are the specialty at this restaurant and bar, but the bartenders can serve up anything else your heart desires. Their restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine, but also has plenty of All-American options.
  6. The Alpha Bar
    105 West Portage Ave. (906) 632-3281
    It’s happy hour every day until 6 PM at the Alpha Bar. Come in the winter and grab a seat by the fireplace, or stop by in the summer and take a turn at the pool table. You can even play Ms. Pacman! There’s always a game on the TV and a song on the jukebox.
  7. The Savoy
    117 West Portage Ave. (906) 632-2689
    With a club atmosphere, great music for dancing, and regular drink specials, the Savoy comes to life most evenings after 8 PM. Pool tables and a friendly staff add to the party environment.
  8. Captain’s Pub & Grille
    240 West Portage Ave. (906) 632-4212
    Located inside the Ramada Plaza Ojibway Hotel, the Captain’s Pub  has a comfortable club feel with overstuffed chairs, a large bar, and a dining menu. Games, pool, and more are available.
  9. The Downtowner Tavern
    218 Ashmun Street (906) 632-3211
    The “DT” is popular with visitors and locals alike. The Downtowner has an extensive bar, a pool table, a jukebox, and more. Munch on peanuts, popcorn, or a pickled egg with your beer or cocktail. Bring friends or make a few at the bar.
  10. Zim’s
    229 Ashmun Street (906) 259-0400
    This multilevel bar has a pool table, video games, a dining menu, and a happy hour upstairs, while downstairs features a large dance floor, the hottest DJ sounds, and sure-fire good times.
  11. Soo Brewing Co. 
    223 West Portage Ave. (906) 632-4400
    Serving the freshest beer in town, Soo Brewing always has a new batch underway, and 10 taps featuring a variety of their very own micro-brews. Visit on “pint and a slice” night for pizza and beer, or bring food in from any area restaurant. Games, fellowship, and good beer-what more could you ask for?
  12. Satisfied Frog
    209 West Portage Ave. (906) 632-7280
    Live bands from all over the country play at the Frog, where patrons never pay a cover charge, but always enjoy beer in frozen mugs. Relax with a game of pool or darts, or check out their weekly karaoke nights, which are sandwiched between live music and the occasional DJ.
  13. The Merchant’s Bar
    108 West Spruce Street (906) 259-7227
    Daily drink specials, Tuesday Ladies Night, and live bands every Friday night keep patrons coming back to “The Merch.” Foosball, a dart board, and a pool table are all available, along with a jukebox and free popcorn.

The BARmuda Triangle was discovered by the father/son team of Randy and Kevin Kluck. Legend has it that the author/explorers first encountered the phenomenon while conducting research for their book “Yooper Bars“- a travel guide featuring bars in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

*Information subject to change. Please contact individual establishments to verify special events.

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