Horn's Bar and Yankee Rebel Tavern

Spend Your Summer On Historic Mackinac Island

Horn's is a bar and restaurant located on Main Street, serving lunch and dinner with evening entertainment. The Yankee Rebel Tavern is casual dining restaurant with full bar service located on Astor Street in the heart of downtown.

Horn's Bar

Horn's Bar, a bar/restaurant setting with seating for 100, serves lunch and dinner with nightly entertainment.  A large, old wooden bar back and tin ceiling create a turn of the 19th century saloon atmosphere.  The pace of the job is fast with high volume during the peak season.  We are celebrating 84 years as a family owned business.   For more information: www.hornsbar.com

Yankee Rebel Tavern, located downtown on Astor Street, offers a mix of Regional American Cuisine and Tavern comfort food.  The menu features certified Angus steaks, homemade Pot Roast, fresh Great Lakes Whitefish & Walleye, Vegetarian items and a nice selection of appetizers, salads and sandwiches, there is also a fun children’s menu.  We have a full service bar with a range of Michigan microbrew beers and a large selection of wines by the glass.  For more information: www.yankeerebeltavern.com

Our Jobs

Experienced Servers/Waitstaff
Floor Manager
Line Cooks
Pantry/Prep Cook
Sous Chef

Ideal Candidate

Horn’s Bar & Yankee Rebel Tavern are looking for motivated and experienced seasonal service and culinary staff that can work our six month season. 

We search for staff members with a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and an outgoing, friendly, service orientated personality.

Room and Board

Housing is available; we have various apartments or houses for rent.  All units require sharing a bedroom with a roommate.  Each housing unit has full kitchen, living room with cable TV and laundry facilities.  Rent is figured on a weekly basis, minimum cost is $80.00 per week this includes utilities.  Housing deposit required upon move-in.  An employee meal plan is offered to all staff at a discounted rate.

The Yankee Rebel Dining Room

Employee Perks

Mackinac is a special place.  Coming to work on Mackinac Island (An Indian word pronounced Mack-in-aw) is like stepping back in time - a place where there are no cars, only horses and bicycles.  A five mile ferry boat ride brings you to Mackinac Island.  There is a natural harbor downtown, with Fort Mackinac (built by the British Army in 1780) overlooking the town. Lots of info about Mackinac Island and wonderful pics can be found on the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau website.

Mackinac is a great place to meet people from all over the country and world.  Each year 750,000 plus visitors come to visit Mackinac and enjoy the natural beauty and relax in the fresh air of the upper Great Lakes.

The summer working atmosphere is much like a small college campus with over 3,500 summer employees from all over the country.  You will meet many new coworkers, make new friends and interact with many of the Island’s visitors.  A job on Mackinac is an opportunity to make a good wage while providing a quality hospitality experience to our many visitors.

Horn's Bar

Getting Here and Getting Around

Getting to Mackinac:

Mackinac is located between Michigan's Upper and Lower Pennisula's.  Five miles east of the Mackinac Bridge in Lake Huron.  Take a ferry boat ride from either St. Ignace in the Upper Pennisula or Mackinaw City in the Lower Peninsula.  Three ferry boat lines - Arnold , Sheplers and Star Line each operate service from each city.  They all offer seasonal parking arrangements for those arriving with cars.

Interstate 75 runs north and south and US 2 runs east and west.  Mackinac is 285 miles north of Detroit, about 5 hours driving time.

Air Travel
Closest regional airport is Pellston 20 miles south on US 31 in Emmet County, with service from Detroit by Northwest/Delta.  

There is shuttle bus service from Pellston to Mackinaw City.  Check out the Tourism Bureau website . The Mackinacisland.org site is the official Mackinac Island web site, full of information about Mackinac.
Other airports would be Traverse City, 130 miles south on US 31 with service from both Detroit and Chicago. Flint, Lansing and Grand Rapids also have airports about 200 miles south.

Bus Service
Indian Trails Bus Company has bus service from most major cities in Michigan to Mackinaw City or St. Ignace.

Getting Around:

We have no cars here, only horses and bikes.  You take a five mile ferry boat ride to arrive on Mackinac. So, if you have a bike be sure to bring it when coming to work.

For Fun

Great trails for Mountain Bike Riding, Walks and Running! Walk the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day!  Be part of one of  3 Foot Races -June, September and October.

Rent a kayak! Gym memberships available!  Rollerblading on designated roads!
Internet cafes available!  Library open six days a week!  Take a Sunset Cruise
on a Catamaran!  Go horseback riding! Swim in the Great Lakes!  See a show
at the Island Movie Theatre!

There are over 60 miles of roads, paths and trails on Mackinac winding through the State Park and around town.  The trails are great for Mountain bike riding of all levels.

Mackinac is a runner’s paradise, with a choice of flat terrain around the island shore road or the hilly terrain of the trails inside the park.  Three competitive races are held each year, a 10 K early June and mid September and a half marathon at the end of October, each race draws over 1,000 racers.

Horseback riding is available from the three stables on the Island, with special horse jumping trails setup with in the park.

Organized softball and volley ball leagues during the summer months provide those interested in team sports a chance to compete with fellow workers. ? 

There are two golf courses open to the public; both can be walked in the evening after regular hours for free.

Swim in the yacht basin downtown or at secluded British Landing, the lake is slow to warm but refreshing during the summers hot days. Boating and kayaking are also fun pastimes for those with access to these crafts in the Straits around the Island.

Mackinac is also the finishing line for two of  the largest freshwater sailing races in the country during mid July - the Port Huron Race and the Chicago to Mackinac Race each with over 300 participating sailboats.

Mackinac is an artist inspiration, providing great scenery and back drops for those that like to paint or sketch.

How to Apply

Please complete and submit the appropriate application. You may send a resume as well, but only applicants who have completed our online application will be considered.

Application for Horn's Bar

Application for Yankee Rebel Tavern

Check out our websites to learn more about each property:

Horn's Bar and The Yankee Rebel Tavern

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Season: Summer and Fall

Housing: Shared House and Shared Room

Staff Size: 35 at each business

Age Requirement: 19

Locations: Michigan