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“Great View, Just Needs Updated”
Review of The Beacon Lounge

The Beacon Lounge
Ranked #111 of 337 Restaurants in Traverse City
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Being on the top floor of the Park Place Hotel, this is one of the tallest places in all of Downtown Traverse City. When getting off the elevator, it is nothing to write home about. To one side, there's an empty banquet room that looks more like a storage area. I'm guessing they leave the room open for people to observe the view, but there were a couple banquet tables without chairs and some boxes just laying around in the room, making it look like it should have been off limits.

Walking into the bar, there is a glass door that is propped open, but has a sign on it saying Closed. It gives the wrong impression to anyone walking in. It looks like the sign is there for when they close the door, but it would make more sense to hide it behind the bar instead of placing it on the door where your patrons have to walk through.

The drinks were delicious and had several cocktails on the menu along with several liquors available for the bartender to whip something up on demand. Being able to sit along the window and have a drink while looking out over the city makes this place incredible. Like the hotel, a few small housekeeping issues could make this place something that people would love to come to.

1  Thank Raymond B
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

You will love this place. Amazing views of the town and the bays. Have a cocktail and soak it all in with friends....you'll love it.

Thank jerdc
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This bar wouldn't make it on my list of places to visit even while staying in the hotel. I decided to head up here to have a quick drink before retiring back to my room for the evening. Once I arrived, I walked up to the bar in the very crowded room which probably only comfortably seats 20 people max. It was Karaoke night and you could barely hear anything other than the singer on stage. The floor in this place seemed pretty slanted and really made me feel uncomfortable.

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Thank M3522QTbenm
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

All the years going to Traverse City we have not been to the beacon lounge - well i am glad we did !! was a fun exsperiance, its good for a small group - (its a small lounge) We had drinks and watched the sunset. Definitely add this to your must try at least once places.

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We spent a couple hours here, with friends, this past Saturday night. Service was great (can't remember her name, but she was very good). We had some good appetizers, as well (steak bites and the potato nachos were really tasty!). The view is great and it's a very nice atmosphere.

In all honesty, the entertainment is getting a little worse from what we've seen in the past, but maybe he was having an off night. The music was at a good level, though, where you could still talk with others at your table.

If you haven't been here yet, it's definitely worth the visit.

Thank MSkinner
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