Accomodations

Hotels

Downtown Bay City, East of the River

 

Bay City, West of the River

 

Saginaw

 

Midland

 

Restaurant/Bars in the Downtown area “East of the River”

  • Old City Hall, 814 Saginaw St. Bay City (989) 892-4140 www.oldcityhallrestaurant.com
  • American Kitchen, 207 Center Ave. Bay City (989) 402-1366 americankitchenrestaurant.com
  • Heather’s (something for all tastes incl. vegans and veggies), 203 3rd St. Bay City (989) 402-1116
  • Riverfront Grille & The Lounge DoubleTree Hotel, 1 Wenonah Park Place 989-891-6000
  • Dockside, 1019 Water St. (989) 894-0772 docksidebaycity.com
  • Atrium/ Stein Haus, 1100 Water St. Bay City (989) 891-1600 www.atriumbaycity.com
  • Mulligan’s Pub, 109 Center Ave., Bay City (989) 893-4555
  • Gatsby’s Saloon and Eatery, 203 Center Ave., Bay City (989) 922-5556 www.gatsbysbaycity.com
  • Jake’s Corner Bar, 114 Third St. Bay City (989)895-9511

 

Diner/Delis/Breakfast/Pizza in the Downtown Area

  • Intermission Deli, 111 3rd St., Bay City (989) 893-5010
  • Waterfront Market & Deli, 925 N. Water St. (989) 891-1330 www.waterfrontmkt.com
  • Vinny’s Diner / Stock Pot, 1007 Washington, Bay City (989) 893-9332 www.stockpotcatering.com/diner/home.html
  • G’s Pizzeria, 1005 Saginaw St. (989) 891 9400
  • Mornin at Maggie’s Omlette Shop, 819 Saginaw St.(989) 982-3143
  • Fusion 1 Cafe, 813 Saginaw St., Bay City (989) 891-0551 www.fusion1cafe.com
  • Jimmy Johns, 719 Washington Ave. (989) 893-8888
  • Subway, 916 Washington Ave. (989) 892-7990
  • Zef’s Coney Island, 201 Third St. (989) 402-1220

 

Coffee & Specialty Stores

  • Populace Cafe, 1003 Washington Ave. (989) 385-1657 www.populacecoffee.com
  • Brewtopia, 810 Saginaw St. (989) 893-0872 www.brewtopiacoffee.com
  • Espresso Express, 916 N. Water St. (989) 893-8898
  • The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe, 915 Washington Ave (989) 402-1700
  • Gypsies, 510 Third St. (989) 892-5105 www.gypsies.biz
  • Liberty Convenience Store, 1020 N. Madison Ave. (989) 893-6637
  • The Sweet Boutique, 816 Washington Ave. (989) 895-5000
  • St. Laurent Brothers (chocolates, candies, nuts etc…), 1101 N. Water St. (989) 893-7522 www.stlaurentbrothers.com

 

Restaurant/Bars in the Midland St. area “West of the River”

The following establishments are on Midland St. between Vets Park at the River and just past Catherine St., or on a side street off Midland St. in the same area.

  • Lumber Barons Brewery & The Stables Cigar Bar, 804 East Midland St. (989)891-0100 www.lumberbaronsbrewery.com
  • Midland Street Jacks, 605 E. Midland St (989)892-5741 www.lumberjacksteak.com
  • Hooters, 966 E. Midland St. (989) 892-5557
  • The Rathskellar, 600 E. Midland St. (989) 892-2691
  • River Rock Cafe, 614 E. Midland St. (989) 895-0556
  • Steamers, 108 N. Linn St. (989) 895-8559
  • Lucky’s, 615 E. Midland St. (989) 895-9005 www.luckysbar.com
  • Westown, 611 E. Midland St. (989) 895-9005 www.thewestown.com

 

Pizza “West of the River”

 

Additional Options and Chains

  • Harvey’s Grill & Bar, 4000 Wilder Rd. (989) 686-3304 www.harveysgrillandbar.com
  • El Mexicano, 1822 Broadway, Bay City (989) 891-9919
  • El Mexicano, 593 Center Ave., Bay City (989) 891-9917
  • Coco Loco Mexican Grill & Bar 201 N. Euclid Ave, Bay City (989) 439-1128
  • Nino’s, 1705 Columbus (989) 893-0691
  • Grandpa Tony’s, 1108 Columbus Ave. (989) 893-4795
  • Los Cuatro Amigos, 310 E. Midland St., Bay City (989) 686-8630
  • Krzysiak’s House Restaurant, (traditional polish) 1605 Michigan Ave. (989) 894-5531
  • Mandarin House, 3000 Center Ave. (989) 893-9499
  • Lucky’s Steakhouse, 2856 Wilder Rd. (989) 667-1700 www.luckyssteakhouse.com

Chains: Along or near intersection of Euclid and Wilder, West of town going toward I-75. Applebees, Pizzaria Uno Chicago Grill, Cracker Barrel, Red Lobster, Bob Evans, Big Boy, Buffalo Wild Wings

 

Points of Interest

Museums

  • Bay County Historical Museum, 321 Washington St. (989)893-5733
  • Bay City Motor Company, 1120 Water St. (989) 891-0900
  • Fire Truck Museum, 3456 Patterson Rd. (989) 686-3147
  • Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum (SVSU), 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710 (989) 964-7125
  • Alden B. Dow Home & Studio, 315 Post Street Midland MI 48640 Telephone (989) 839-2744 (A.B. Dow-Student of Frank Lloyd Wright)
  • Dow Gardens & Whiting Forest, 1018 West Main Street Midland
    Toll Free Phone: 1-800-362-4874
    Local Phone: 989-631-2677
    Whiting Forest Phone: 989-837-8299

 

Galleries

  • Studio 23 Art & Classes, 901 N. Water St., (989) 894-2323 www.studio23baycity.org
  • Golden Gallery, 305 Fifth St., Suite 250 www.acitystudio.com
  • Jeff Ward Gallery-Painting, 721 Washington Ave. (989) 895-1029
  • Mary Blocksma Gallery, 510 Third St. (next to Gypsies Coffee Shop)
  • C.A.T. Work Art Gallery, 514 Washington Ave. (989) 893-2771
  • Nielsen Gallery, 912 Washington Ave. (989) 892-7561

 

Parks/trails

  • Wenonah Park, East side of Saginaw River Downtown
  • Vet’s Park, West side of Saginaw River Downtown
  • Carroll Park, Intersection of Fifth and Park on East Side
  • Bay City State Park & Recreation Area, Take Wilder Rd. to State Park Drive and go north about 5 miles the park is on the south side of the road on the Saginaw Bay
  • Rail Trail, paved trail winds through Bay City and nearby townships. Walking, biking, jogging and roller blading.

 

Theatres

  • State Theatre, 913 Washington Ave., Bay City (989) 892-2660
  • Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center Ave., Bay City(989) 667-2260
  • Bay City 10 Movie Theater, 4101 Wilder Road (989)686-FILM
  • Van Buren Street Theater (dinner theater), 701 N. VanBuren St. (989) 893-9399
  • Bay City Players (community theater), 1214 Columbus Avenue Bay City, Michigan 48708 Phone: (989) 893-5555

 

River Cruises

 

Links

 

Local Publications

  • Bay City Times Newspaper www.mlive.com/bay-city
  • The Bay Area Review - monthly entertainment paper for tri-cities
  • Great Lakes Bay Magazine - quarterly local interest for tri-cities