Gay Bar & Grill

925 Lake St
Gay, 49945
We went for the fun of it. Food was terrible and the one joke gets to be a bit much after awhile, but the beer was cold and the server was very nice. Good for a one-time gag and photos, but that's about it.
Friendly service and love the humor of the place. Had a great burger and the popcorn was fresh. Lots of great swag at good prices. Bring cash or pay the $3 to the ATM.
If you find yourself way up in the northern Upper Peninsula of Michigan (whether on purpose or you're lost), it's well worth an extra few scenic miles drive to the Gay Bar & Grill. The name actually refers to the tiny town of Gay, MI that it resides in, not to the clientele. You'll find all the opposite inside with butch hunters, ATV riders, and skiers alike. I think the only definition of "gay" known to locals is those from the town itself--just a guess. Unfortunately, this is the "gayest" thing you'll find for 50 miles or even more. --To further explain this, I once saw a church in the riverside, college-town of Houghton, MI that showed a little pride flag but that's about it.-- My boyfriend and I put the Gay Bar on the top of our list for a picture to add to our album and lunch. My lovely liberal aunt who has lived in Copper Harbor for 8 years or so joined in on the fun. When you arrive, you'll find a house that happens to have a bar inside. The bar is "U" shaped filled with locals smoking cigs and drinking one of the many imported beers in order to forget that they have a loooong snowy winter ahead of them. The attached large reception room seemed to be mid-renovation with a few arcade/pin-ball games, 2 pool tables and a bear head on the wall. The best part is looking at their many souvenirs which can be purchased in-store or online (see Yelp profile picture for more examples). -"I BLEW MY WAD AT THE GAY BAR" -"I HAD 12 INCHES AT THE GAY BAR" -"REAL MEN TAKE IT IN THE CAN" -"PRICES VARY WITH CUSTOMER ATTITUDE" Ah, yes lunch. Go figure, they serve HOT DOGS as their main course. A footlonger of course is the specialty, but they also offer the "Homewrecker" chili dog, the Venezuelan Dog, and the Chicago Dog (Gay Style)--perhaps right out of Boystown with all the works: dog, green pepper, relish, tomatoes, onions, pickles & mild peppers. [More dog varieties exist, however I don't remember the names or ingredients.] As long as you don't mind the smoke (sorry, MI has passed the smoking ban within "the Mitt" but who knows if it regulates the lonely peninsula too), it's an enjoyable time to be had. There's also an extensive kid's menu and I promise that children won't come out gay but instead with a full stomach.

(906) 296-0951

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