Within a short walk...
BARS: 1. Red Room 66 S 3rd Ave (920) 743-3913; Great burgers til 7pm; Closed on Sunday. 2. Butch’s Bar 112 S 3rd Ave. (920)743-3845; Pool tables, games, real jukebox, Closed Sundays. 3. Poh’s Corner Pub 164 N 3rd Ave. (920)743-3933 A favorite local hang, Mon-Sun 11am-close. 4. Cherry Lanes 127 N 4th Ave. (920) 743-3432 A classic bowling Alley, occasional live music; Open M-W 2pm-close; Thu-Sun Noon-close; 5. Stone Harbor 107 N 1st Ave. (920) 746-0700; Full dinner menu, Live Music Fri-Sat, Outdoor Tiki bar, best view of the bridge; Open Mon-Sun 4pm-close, 6. Nautical Inn 234 Kentucky St (920) 746-6706 Open Mon-Sun, 11am-close; Lunch and dinner, all-you-can-eat pasta, weekend deejays. 7. The Brick Lot (formerly Van's) 253 N 3rd Ave. (920)743-9339; Wednesday Open Jams; Live Music Fri-Sat; FOOD 'til closing 8. Grey Stone Castle 8 N Madison Ave. (920)743-9923 Do you like taxidermy? Open Daily 9am; Full Lunch and dinner menu. 9. Kitty O'Reillys Irish Pub, 59 E Oak St. (920)743-7441; Occasional live music; Irish Jam Session every 1st & 3rd Wed. of the month; Open daily 11am; Lunch/dinner Sun-Wed til 8pm; Thu til 9pm; F-S til 10pm; 7-9pm; Closes F-S 2:30am, Sun 10pm, Mon-Thu midnight. 11. Door County Fire Company, 38 S 3rd St. (920) 818-0625; lunch/dinner, casual dining, excellent beer selection.
RESTAURANTS: 1. Kimz Galley Café 229 Louisiana St. (920) 818-0558 Cute place; good quality food. 7:30am-2pm 2. Inn at Cedar Crossing 336 Louisiana St. (920) 743-4200; Fine dining; Open F-S 7:30am-9pm, Sun-Thu 7:30am-8:30pm 3. Restaurant 136 136 N. 3rd. Ave (920)746-1100 One of our favorites: GREAT food, great people!!! Open Wed-Sat only in the winter. 3. Kick Coffee 148 N 3rd Ave. (920)746-1122; Great breakfast sandwiches! Open Mon-Sat 7am-6pm, Sunday til 4pm; 4.Trattoria Dal Santo 147 N 3rd Ave (920) 743-6100; The best Italian food. Open daily 5pm-9pm 5. Lola's (306 S 3rd Ave) 7am-7pm (920) 473-5055 6. Kinara Urban Eatery 25 North Madison Ave. (920)743-8772 Great gourmet Indian take-out!!! 7. GLAS "The Green Coffeehouse" 67 E Maple St. (920)743-5575 Live acoustic music; Mid-week Open Mic; Open M-F 7am-6pm; Sat 8am-6pm; Sun 8am-4pm; 8. Sonny’s Pizzeria 43 S Madison Ave. (920)743-2300. The best pizza. Open Sun-Thu 11am – 9pm; Fri-Sat 11am – 10:30pm. 9. Hot Tamales 26 E Oak St. (920)746-0600 Good Mexican food; kinda pricey.. Open Tue-Sat 7am-8pm; Fri 7am-8:30pm; Sun 8am-8pm. 10. Blue Front 86 W Maple St. (920)743-9218; Tue-Sat 11am-2:30pm & 5pm-9pm; Sun. Brunch 9am-2pm. OTHER: 1.The Historic Steel Bridge; 2. Door County Candy, Nice, unusual shop open til 10pm in the summer. Expensive! 3. Door County Historical Museum 4. Martin Park Band Shell Weekly free concerts Wednesdays all summer. 5. Maritime Museum, departure point for the Olde Sturgeon Bay Ghost Tour Trolley, etc. 6. Door County Traders Great antiques at a reasonable price!!!
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Did you know…?
> The “Holiday Motel–Hotel” opened in 1952, one month before the world’s first Holiday Inn. “H” and “M” flashed alternately on its neon sign to render the full name. Years later, either the “H” broke or the owners opted to go with “Motel.”
> Taken over by well-meaning musicians in June 2007, it became “The Holiday Music Motel.” Then, after only six weeks open to the public, a devastating electrical fire closed its doors for nearly two years.
> Lovingly “retrovated” by the same well-meaning bunch, it reopened in 2009 (with all the latest safety systems) and immediately struck a chord with musicians and tourists alike, becoming one of Door County’s top ranked hotels.
> During annual songwriting festivals, over a thousand song have been collaboratively written and recorded onsite.
> An unusual amenity: All rooms are wired for potential hookup to the onsite recording studio.
> HMM’s board president is a recording engineer, the motel manager plays electric cello, and the creative director is a hit songwriter who plays cigar box guitar.
More fun facts:
> Five are Resorts, two are Inns, two are Motels, and one is a Lodge.
> Nine are in Sturgeon Bay or Ephraim, and one is in Sister Bay.
> The top two (as well as three of the top four) are in Sturgeon Bay.
> Four of the top five are Resorts and one is a Motel.