Are you aiming for a relaxing getaway but hate long rides? Magician Lake is the place to be! It’s just a couple of hours from most areas in Chicago and some regions of Michigan and Indiana. Bar hopping around Magician Lake can be the perfect way to relax after a day on the water.

Let’s check out some of the best bars around Magician Lake. This list can be a guide for your next trip.

Four Bars Around Magician Lake

BT’s Pub

31414 Maple Island Road, Dowagiac, 49047 – (269) 424-5430

BT’s Pub is the closest bar to Magician Lake. Hang out on their famous outdoor deck as you enjoy bar food and drinks. Bar hours are from 4 pm to 11 pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and they are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Don’t miss having a great time enjoying their live music during the evenings. BT’s Pub will make it happen if you wish to hold a private party for friends and family. Give them a call, and they can help you prepare your event. 

Let’s check out three more bars just 3 miles northwest. 

Dockside Dan’s Restaurant & Bar

94376 Co Rd 690, Dowagiac, 49047 – 269-424-5434

Enjoy a great meal while basking in the striking sunset overlooking Magician Lake. Dockside Dan’s Restaurant & Bar is an American restaurant famous for the best burger in town. They feature signature drinks and cold local beers. Feel free to call them if you want to plan a private party or luncheons and sports leagues. They are open Thursdays to Mondays and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Lakeview Inn

66461 Timmons Rd, Dowagiac, 49047 – 269-424-3241

Just under a mile away is another bar that offers a scenic view of the lake. Lakeview Inn never fails to impress diners with its pizzas. Visiting this dining spot is enjoyable, especially when they have events — Mother’s Day Brunch, Kentucky Derby Party, and Star Wars Day! You can even join some of the contests during their events and win fantastic prizes. Events usually include drink specials and themed cocktails!


The Strand Brewery

The Strand Brewery has live music on weekends to add to the good times. They have something for everybody, food or drinks — pub food, kids’ menu, starters, etc. Pick your drink of choice, be it wine, craft beer, or cocktails. It’s a great place to drop by with a cool location and vibe.

Magician Lake is a great fishing spot with occasional tournaments. Feel free to enjoy what the lake has to offer, including the scenic beauty of its surroundings. 

If you are looking for a lake on Magician Lake, contact me! I’ve been a lakefront home specialist for ten years! I can be your guide to the area while providing all the information you need.

Thanks for visiting!