Mount Clemens Dining & Nightlife District

Lat: 42.59683
Long: -82.87741

Map - Directions

About Mount Clemens Dining & Nightlife District
The Mount Clemens Dining & Nightlife District is an entertainment paradise—easily accessible by boat or by car.  The uniqueness of this area lies in its history and its geography, as well as the wealth of recreational opportunities that beckon along the Clinton River.
Mount Clemens itself has a rich and colorful history centered around the discovery of mineral water wells by Dorr Kellogg in 1870.  As word of the therapeutic value of bathing in Mount Clemens mineral water spread, an industry grew and thrived.  Turn of the century Mount Clemens was replete with bath houses and fine hotels. People came from all over the world to take the health-giving baths, and Mount Clemens became known as the "Bath City."

The bath industry flourished until the late 1920s, and the Great Depression closed most of the large hotels and baths. The last bath house in operation, the Arethusa, closed in 1974, but perhaps ironically, Mount Clemens still hosts a major event each summer called the Bath City Festival.

Mouth Clemens hosts a tremendous fireworks display each year, along with a number of well attended events and festivals.  It has a thriving restaurant row with cuisine ranging from very casual to upscale fine dining, along with many options to enjoy the bar and nightlife scene.

Visitors come to Mount Clemens by car, of course, but downtown Mount Clemens is also accessible by boat.  A newly upgraded marina on the Clinton River is the perfect spot for boaters to tie up—either along the boardwalk or in a boat well.  There are even dock hands who will help tie your lines and get your crew oriented to the downtown area.

Further downstream toward Lake St. Clair, visitors can hop aboard one of cruise boats operated by the Clinton River Cruise Company.  The Clinton can hold up to 35 people, making it ideal for a casual gathering of friends or relatives. The boat can be chartered privately by the hour and, if so desired, the nearby Captain's Landing Restaurant can supply catering.

The Captain Paul II is the mid-sized boat which accommodates up to 55 passengers and is available for private chartering on an hourly basis. The Clinton Friendship is a double-deck cruise vessel with a passenger capacity of 150 people.  Individual reservations are available for lunch or dinner cruises, and there are special-event cruises throughout the year. There are Murder Mystery Dinner Cruises, a karaoke cruise, Mother's and Father's Day cruises, an annual Blues Cruise and a Halloween Costume party.

A little further downstream is another landmark, the Crew’s Inn Restaurant which offers a superb view of the boats and boaters plying the waters of the Clinton River.

It’s all here, and available every day, in the Mount Clemens Clinton River District.

Visitor Stories - Share Your Story
* Indicates required questions
Name *
First Last
Email *
Tell us about your experience: *
Can we post your name? *
Enter code in image:
Map - Directions