hang with us downtown

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Located on Downtown 2nd Avenue right off of US-23 in Alpena, MI. Follow the map below to help you find the fest! Once you're downtown we are hard to miss.


Downtown Attractions

The Fresh Palate - Organic and locally sourced gourmet food with many options including vegetarian and vegan. The energetic and friendly service paired with a full lunch and dinner menu promises to offer a truly unique dine in experience.

Nucleus Lounge - Downtown Alpena's favorite lounge serving 22 taps of Michigan craft beer. Kick back and enjoy a drink while watching your favorite sports game. This exquisite bar paired with The Fresh Palates menu makes this lounge a favorite to the area and visitors. 

Red Brick Tap & Barrel- Visit the newest addition to Downtown Alpena's restaurant scene. Red Brick offers an extensive bourbon menu and a dinner menu that is sure to please. Located in the completely renovated "Dry Dock" bar, the history of the building is a must see while exploring Alpena.

Downtown Scoops - Alpena's best dessert destination with Soft Serve and Hand dipped ice cream. A must go for ice cream lovers. 

Cabin Creek Coffee - For the best coffee in town head over to Cabin Creek. Grab a drink from their full coffee bar and some homemade baked goods to refuel your day. 

Thunder Bay Winery - Thunder Bay Winery offers an extensive list of high quality wines produced by a family owned local vineyard. With a large range of white, red, fruit, ciders, and dessert wines you are sure to take home a bottle or three.


The Local Basket Case - Downtown Alpena's own clothing shop and gift store with the best selection of unique Michigan made items.

Bobs Bullpen - Alpena's only comic book store with a large selection of comics, graphic novels, games, and super hero related merchandise. 

Soaps and Such - Artisan made all natural Michigan themed soaps and products for all walks of life. 


Art Galleries - Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Art In The Loft, and Forty Five North are all located on the same city block downtown. Visit them all to see the local talent offered in Northern Michigan.