In 1915 Ed Horn began working for the Michigan Life Saving
Service located at Round Island Lighthouse before the U.S.
Coast Guard was in existence. He was stationed on Mackinac
Island with his wife, Violet, and their three sons, Edward "Amos",
Archie, and Raymond "Ty".
In the late 1920s Edward and Violet leased the current
Horn's Bar building and ran a pool hall and snack shop
business which was later to become Horn's Gaslight Bar,
after the prohibition era. Amos and Nell Horn, Patti Ann's
grandparents, passed the business on to her.
Recently, owners Patti Ann and her husband, Steven, updated
the decor at Horn's and put in an impressive new bar.
Horn's is best known as one of the island's night spots,
but it is also a favorite for Mexican/southwestern dishes,
along with traditional American fare. (Check out our Menu.) During the day you
can sing along with the piano. At night, it's a great place
to watch or participate in the eclectic dancing scene with
islanders, summer workers, tourists and conventioneers. Visit our Entertainment Schedule to see who is playing at Horn's! Check out PictureMackinac.com to see more old photos of Mackinac and lots of current ones.
You enter Horn's onto the dance floor, so be prepared to
dance your way to a table!