Lovells Riverside Tavern

In the heart of the Midwest’s Golden Triangle of fly fishing rivers sits the granddaddy trout stream of the all—the world-renowned Au Sable River. And along the banks of the Au Sable’s fabled North Branch is a bar-restaurant earning notoriety all its own. Outdoor Life magazine named Lovell’s Riverside Tavern one of America’s Best Fishing Bars.

Lovell’s Riverside Tavern is a place where the beer’s always ice cold, the Roggie’s Special pizza (with all the toppings on the menu, plus walleye meat) can’t be beat, and it’s standing room only when local band Sneaky Pete is on stage. The bar overlooks the river, and as the magazine notes, it’s the perfect respite for river-runners and welcomes all fishermen looking for a shady place to pull their drift boats or canoes ashore. Just remember to hang your waders on the racks outside.

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  • Anonymous

    Ladies. Watch your husbands because these owners cover up for cheating husbands. DO Not let your husband frequent here without you. I have lost mine after 30 years because he met someone here and when I visited with him everyone was quiet and did not let me know of his affair. He is not the first one either. The owners are nice but just a little too nice.

  • Anonymous

    I know. I had been married for 19 years and the same thing happened to me. Nancy and Roger are nice but have no morals or respect for the institute of marriage.

  • Bonefishbill

    Don’t worry about it–if you were good wives you would not have to worry, it’a a great place –and Nancy and Roger are good folks–don’t blame it them…your probably both fat bitches anyway-or your husbands would not be looking for some strange.