Sault Ste. Marie has limitless outdoor activities to enjoy during the day, but did you know that the nightlife in the Soo is just as exciting? From live music to your chance to have a drink with a ghost, the nightlife in downtown Sault Ste. Marie does not disappoint.

Get some grub

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie has something for everyone when it comes to dining options. Click here for a full list of dining options.

the palace dinner

The Palace Mexican Restaurant and Saloon

If your palate is craving a specialty margarita and the best queso dip you have ever had, The Palace is the place for you! Boasting daily specials and delicious Mexican and American fare, there is something for everyone!

Wicked Sister

Expertly mixed drinks, even better American-style cuisine, and an atmosphere where you instantly feel at home, the Wicked Sister is a gem in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. It is the perfect location to catch up with good friends.

Moloney’s Alley

A favorite watering hole for locals and guests, Moloney’s is a great place to grab a bite to eat and try one of their many Michigan beers on tap. Stop in on Tuesday nights for bar bingo and Thursday nights for trivia!

1668 Winery and Soo Brewing

If you are looking for a sophisticated locale with delicious food and drinks for an experienced palate, the 1668 Winery is the place for you. There is a diverse selection of wines and all are made on-sight.

Pubs and Taverns
nightime in the sault

Austin’s Cigar Lounge

Newly renovated and the new hot spot in downtown Soo, pair a specially curated cigar with a drink and have a seat in an overstuffed leather chair or at the bar. The atmosphere sets you up to savor good conversation with good company.

The Alpha Bar

The Alpha is held near and dear to the hearts of Soo residents, and recently experienced a renovation to reflect its historic downtown status. The historical energy is palpable as soon as you step inside this establishment. It is the perfect spot for visitors to experience nightlife in the Soo from a local perspective.

The Merchant’s Bar

The laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff at the “Merch” as the locals affectionately call it, is a prime spot to catch the game or meet up with your best group of friends. A powerful mural of the Edmund Fitzgerald is displayed on the side of the historic building, making it a perfect selfie pit stop.

merch mural

The Downtowner Tavern

This tavern is an esteemed shrine to hockey history in Sault Ste. Marie. Its walls are lined with generations of local team photos and sporting events going back generations.  It is not uncommon for a fellow patron to lean over your table and point out several family members from the pictures on the wall behind you.

Satisfied Frog

Not only is the Frog a local favorite with a pool table, live music, and a dance floor, but it is also known for its supernatural patrons! From people reporting disembodied hands touching their shoulders to apparitions appearing out of thin air, this location is a must to see and experience.

Cutting a Rug in the Soo!

Three One Three on Ashmun

Get your dancing shoes on, because if you are ready to cut a rug then you better make your way to the 313! Formally known as the Backdoor, it has been under new ownership in recent years and has been renovated and renewed to become Sault Ste. Marie’s premiere dance spot.

The Savoy

When you get the urge to put on your dancing shoes, The Savoy has a massive dance floor to show off your moves. Put in a request with the deejay and dance the night away!

Kewadin Casino

girl at the bar

A one-stop-shop for an evening of entertainment, Kewadin Casino offers Vegas-style action! It boasts 3 bars, a state-of-the-art theater, and live music and karaoke every weekend. Try your luck at one of the many slot machines, or up the ante at a table game! Each Thursday night, Signatures Lounge also hosts live stand-up comedians and drink specials.

What are your favorite downtown nightlife hot spots in Sault Ste. Marie? Grab your best buddies and make it a night of fun and memories! Make sure to tag all of your pictures with #ilovethesoo on your social media so we can share in the fun! For more information on winter activities and events for the whole family in Sault Ste. Marie be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.