Places to Eat + Drink in the Great Lakes Bay

If you’re looking for places where comfort food finds its companion in ice-cold pints — or ones where the bites pair perfectly with wines and artisan cocktails — you're sure to get your fill in this flavorful region.

Savor casual fine dining vibes, or nosh on no-frills staples at local barbecue joints and food trucks. Pull up a seat to a fleet of craft handles at cozy breweries and taprooms, or find low-key wine and cocktail bars where the sips look every ounce as good as they taste!

Summer Trip Ideas

It’s summertime in Pure Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, and there’s no better way to savor this delicious season than to dine al fresco! Gather up in inviting neighborhoods pleasantly packed with patios — and discover social zones where city streets become one big outdoor dining space!

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Eat + Drink

Staring into each other’s eyes amidst soft candlelight, enjoying ambiances that rival the tantalizing flavors, and indulging in delicious desserts on magical evenings you’re sure to remember — dreamy date nights await, lovebirds!

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Things To Do

No matter the season — or whether you’re craving craft beer, wine, or cocktails — you’ll find plenty of places to savor in Pure Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region. Make your way through this hand-picked guide of artisans & opportunities, and discover for yourself!

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Explore Six Cities Full of Unforgettable Flavors
Restaurants

From exquisite Italian dining to food trucks dishing up spicy Korean street tacos — this region has savory flavors for every craving.

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Waterfront Dining

At any eatery on these inviting waters, indulge in each satisfying forkful and the scenery!

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Outdoor Dining

From summer’s outdoor beer gardens to fall and winter's cozy igloos and toasty-warm fire bars — these al fresco spots squeeze every delicious drop out of patio season.

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Breweries + Taprooms

If you prefer porters or IPAs — blondes, ambers, or all of the above — these breweries and taprooms are each pulling pints of delicious. Cozy in & order up!

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Wineries + Wine Tasting

Clinking glasses of peach & honey wine on a dreamy sunset river cruise or toasting rosé flights on a sun-drenched patio — you’ll find the Great Lakes Bay an inviting place to drink in the scenery, too.

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Distilleries + Craft Cocktails

With a handful of places to cozy in for craft spirits — some pairing their local libations with pretty scrumptious bites — the only tough part will be picking what you’ll sip on.

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Get a Taste at Upcoming Food Events
March 4th

Downtown Bay City

There are future dates for this event and it is currently underway.

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March 6th

Three Bridges Distillery and Taproom

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March 7th

Midland Center for the Arts

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March 8th

Historic Masonic Temple

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March 9th

The Dow Event Center Arena

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March 15th

Downtown Midland

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March 22nd

Golden Glow Ballroom

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March 22nd

Bavarian Inn Restaurant

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March 23rd

The Dow Event Center Arena

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