Martinis, Margaritas, Mojitos and more!

Here's a list of the best watering holes to grab a post-work drink with your pals.

Water Tower Pub

The Water Tower Pub is a friendly and casual atmosphere accompanied by four nights of live entertainment weekly, signature pizzas and 16 draft beers.

Wednesdays - Blues fans will love this vibrant night of live Blues with Rusty McCarthy, the Dirty River Blues Band and regular guests. Begins at 8:30 pm.

Thursdays - A chill night of acoustic-style tunes. Begins at 8:30 pm.

Fridays - TGIF! Enjoy free popcorn, and chips & salsa from 4 pm-7 pm, then enjoy great live jazz starting at 9 pm!

Saturdays - There's a live band every Saturday in the Water Tower Pub. See the Event Calendar (adjacent) for upcoming performances. Begins at 9 pm.


Located at 476 Queen Street East, this new wine, whiskey and tapas bar is nothing short of extraordinary and just what the city needed. Here great spirits, wine and amazing food come together to create a social experience any day of the week.

Lop Lops

This unique cultural environment celebrates art, music, fine wine and craft beer.

The lounge offers an award-winning wine list, as well as premium liquors and craft beer from many Ontario microbreweries including Sault Ste. Marie.

Contemporary music creates a relaxing atmosphere and inspires ideal conversation for a post-work drink with colleagues and friends.

For location and contact information, click here.

Reggie's Place Tavern

If you haven't experienced Reggie's, you haven't experienced life. This is a place for people to gather to listen to live music, have a drink and relax. This experience is unique and known as the city's coolest bar.

Rock Star Bar

The Rockstar Bar, located at 864 Queen St East has a Hard Rock Cafe vibe, displaying autographed guitars and memorabilia of Rock n' Roll legends. The owners of this establishment have spent a lifetime entertaining local residents in this historic building. There is nightly entertainment that is sure to please, with a strong focus on both original bands and cover acts based out of Sault Ste. Marie and beyond, as well as local DJ's spinning everything from classic rock to Top 40 and dance. With a new band and a new style hitting the stage each night, there is always a great time waiting for you at the Rockstar Bar. Perfect post-work drink destination!

The Harp

The Harp Bar & Grill is Sault Ste. Marie's only Irish Pub. Featuring a perfect blend of current and traditional menu and bar items, the Harp is guaranteed to satisfy any taste bud.

Pair your post-work drink with one of these great weekly events!

Wednesday Nights- Karaoke with Mixed Music Entertainment. The Sault's Wednesday ritual for the last eight years.

Thursdays- Steak Night. Enjoy a 10 oz. NY Strip grilled to perfection. Available with sauteed mushroom and onions or shrimp and baby logastino lobster tails!

Friday- All Canadian Fridays. Open Mic Night plus an All Canadian playlist. Home of the Musician of the Month promotion.

New American

Known as one of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario's best downtown neighbourhood bar's because of its laid back atmosphere, weekly events and theme nights. This hidden gem is located downtown and open for business Mon-Thu: 11 am-10 pm and Fri-Sat: 11 am-2 am.

Misty's Fifties Bar and Grill

This fifties inspired local watering hole is known for its casual atmosphere, greasy food, cold beer, live music and karaoke nights. Located in the city's west end at 658 Second Line W, Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

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The Upper Deck

The Upper Deck is located in the Canadian Motor Hotel on Great Northern Road. The outdoor raised patio is a local hot spot. The fun starts early here and goes well into the night. Belly up to the bar and grab a cold one with your pals.

Coch's Corner

Regular live musical performances, karaoke nights, pool tables and great drinks make this a local hot spot and a perfect place to meet up for a post-work drinks to unwind from a busy week and have some fun! You can find this little gem on the corner of Queen Street East and East Street in downtown Sault Ste. Marie.

About Dionne Elgie

Dionne Elgie grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and has a deep personal love for this city, and like many Saultites, a real passion for the great outdoors. Along with her team at DIG (Digital Intelligence Group)—she works with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie to curate compelling travel stories and collect truly useful tour tips that appeal to both local residents and out-of-town visitors. You can contact Dionne at—she’d love to hear from you!

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