Dunes Resort Bars Formerly: Douglas Dunes

85% love it
Four bar selections residing inside the Dunes Resort. This is the only place in town to experience that true 'gay bar' thumpa thumpa.
Whet your whistle at the patio bar known as the Tea Deck, or wet your bod at the pool. Dance the night away in the Disco, or quench your craving for the camp at the Cabaret. And if none of that sounds appealing, you can get your game on in the newest game room bar that overlooks the deck and dance floor.
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    • MWJ
      MWJ Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Had a awesome time at the Tea Dance

    • Baraboll
      Baraboll Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun Weekend with Black and White Men Together
      It was a bit rainy but the Saturday Night crowd packed the place. Mike did a great time taking care of all the needs for the BWMT event. George was the BEST bartender all weekend! So nice, So cute and poured a strong drink!

    • AK_Cruiser
      AK_Cruiser Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun holiday...to much local drama though
      I spent Memorial Weekend here; Fri., Sat., & Sun. were all fun. Good music, nice crowd, staff is mostly customer friendly. Rob in the upstairs bar was especially attentive and poured the best drink of any of the barkeeps. There is a ton of space here so while it has a great vibe you never have to squeeze through the crowd. Poolside during the day has great eye candy, friendly Midwest guys and everyone showing off their hottest swim suit. A couple of things that turned me off, $4 bottled water is ridiculous, and on Monday night after most of the tourists went home the locals (mostly employees) get drunk and there seems to be a ton of local drama. If you are not a local, you might as well not exist as they are only into their own problems. Too bad...it was a downer way to end what was otherwise very fun weekend.

    • Jerzy
      Jerzy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Somewhat Trashy But OK...
      ...that's what i like about-it..its no 5 star resort by any means..lot of hot action in the back wooded area @ nite..prices kinda of high because of the short season..best time to go is wknds when the chicago crowd comes..plenty to do in town & then there's the oval-beach which is awesome too..the north-end is the gay section lots of skin action there as well...great summer get-a-way..

    • ParisStud.
      ParisStud. Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Trashy Summer Fun
      This is place is always a blast on hot summer holiday weekend. They have a huge outside wooden deck bar dance floor where you can bump and grind, get all horned up, and then sneak off to “the woods” behind the motel for a release, or simply sneak back your room for the release. The rooms range from tasteful to trashy. Awesome summer tea dance on Sundays!

    • Billy_lee
      Billy_lee Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Check out butg call ahead
      this is a gay bar and resort if you want a room call and make reservation so you can have a room. everyone is very welcoming.

    • emporium
      emporium Over a year ago
      Hates it

      needs a help
      we made our own fun....rooms were over priced for what we got. but fun areas to hang out. I am old enough to drink from a glass, Hate the soft plastic cups.

    • davidatlanta
      davidatlanta Over a year ago
      Loves it

      It Is What It Is
      There really isn't that much more to say about this place. My friend Brian invited me here for Labor Day Weekend 2008 and before I agreed to go he described it as "kinda trashy, but fun." Well, he was absolutely right. The Dunes is a gay resort with a motel, pool, and huge dancehall housing several bars and a cabaret (although no drag shows, which I would have preferred over the lounge singers). DJ David Knapp and DJ Joe Gauthreaux both played, making each night lots of fun while I was there. The thing I found most entertaining (although I only observed) was that the basement of one of the motel buildings was converted into... well... a bath house. "Rooms" are available pretty cheap and you get a bed, a table, and an ashtray. If you don't want to splurge, most guys could actually be found out back in the woods. Yes. The woods. :) Go. Have fun. Just don't expect much (and bring your bug spray... it's amazingly useful even if you don't decide to get lost in the trees).

    • bizzzzyyy
      The physical plant is very nice, big, and spread out ... well maintained ... with choices in rooms ranging from bunk room to 3 star quality ... nice pool (with a busy bar summer weekend afternoons and some evenings in the week), friendly people. The bar area has many "environments" ranging from the thumpa-thumpa to a caberet ... The crowd tends to be a mix of city boys and older city-boi-wannabees. The only downside is that the prices are very high - but maybe that is because their season is so short.

    • greekguy
      greekguy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      A Bit of a Let Down
      Large bar but no energy. Saugatuck is NOT the P Town of the midwest. Two nights is more than enough. Only Gay scene is here. Pool durung the day is pleasant. Saugatuck and Douglas are pretty straight though a number of gay business owners.

    • HotStudWill
      HotStudWill Over a year ago
      Hates it

      At least
      While I was in the bar I did not get to overly messed with. There were several places to choose from to grab a drink. The bathroom had tons of visitors but you never had to wait too long. The dance floor was a little empty, that was probably due to the fact there were two ok looking guys dancing on the bar in little undies!

    • Fun, depending on your mood...
      The Dunes runs the gambit. It has a sleezy side, and a more luxurious side. The pool and dance floor are the best attractions at this place, while the "dunes rooms" remind me of early bath houses. Great for an overnight road trip.