Horn's Bar and Yankee Rebel Tavern

Culinary Staff
Fort Mackinac, Bluff & Bridge
Horn's Bar

Hiring Servers/F&B Staff - Two of the busiest Restaurant/Bars on Mackinac Island. Have fun, Make friends, money and memories! Great Housing!

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

Downtown Mackinac Island, located in the Straits of Mackinac, Lake Huron. Horn's Bar 7300 main St., Mackinac Island, MI 49757 Yankee Rebel Tavern, 1493 Astor St., Mackinac Island, MI 49757

About Horn's Bar and Yankee Rebel Tavern

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 wide mix of Regional American Cuisine and Tavern comfort food.  The menu features certified Angus steaks, homemade Pot Roast, fresh Great Lakes Whitefish & Walleye, Pasta & Seafood dishes, Vegetarian and a selection of appetizers, salads and sandwiches, also a fun children’s menu. 

Full service bar, selection of Michigan Craft beers and nice wine list.  For more information: www.yankeerebeltavern.com

The Employee Experience

Mackinac Island is a great seasonal job experience offering many work opportunities.  Mackinac is both a small City and a State Park all on one Island.  There are no automobiles, only bicycles and horses for transportation, 75% of the Island is Park with many miles of trails to explore.  We are Michigan's first State Park with Fort Mackinac built in 1780 by the British overlooking downtown and a natural harbor.  

Ferry boats bring over 800,000 visitors a season to Mackinac from the mainland during our busy season of May through October.  Visitors are from all 50 states plus many other countries - Disney ranked Mackinac as one of the top 5 family friendly islands to visit; Conde Nast magazine ranked Mackinac in the top 10 Island resorts to visit.  

There are over 4000 summer staff from all over the country as well as many parts of the world.  We employee 75 staff members between the two restaurant's.  Positions available are bartenders, servers, hosts, line cooks, prep cooks, housekeepers.  We have housing available, mostly apartments - 2 or 3 bedrooms, fully furnished with kitchen, internet, cable TV and laundry available on site.  Rent varies from $80.00 per week to $150.00 per week depending on location.

Work is normally 5 shifts a week totaling 40 hours, but may be more during peak times.  All staff work both day and evening shifts.  There is an Island recreation department that offers many organizes recreation sports and classes that is open to all staff.

Mackinac offers a great chance to meet both workers and visitors from around the country that often become life long friends and conduits to other possible jobs around the country.  Work and life on Mackinac is truly a unique experience that will provide lasting memories.

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 service orientated personality. 

Our goal is to provide courteous, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient service to our guests.

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 is fully furnished and has kitchen, living room, internet, cable TV and laundry facilities.  Rent is figured on a weekly basis, rate range is $85.00 to $150.00 per week, this includes all utilities.  Housing deposit required upon move-in.  An employee meal plan is offered to all staff at a discounted rate.

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 800,000 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 4,000 summer employees from all over the country and world.  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.

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.  Two ferry boat lines - Shepler's and Star Line each operate service from each city.  Both 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 area airports include Traverse City, 130 miles south on US 31 with service from both Detroit and Chicago. Flint, Lansing and Grand Rapids airports are approxiametly 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!  Participate in one of three Foot Races -June, September and October.

Rent a kayak and paddle around the shore!  Gym memberships available!  Rollerblade on one of the many paved roads!  Internet cafes available!  Library open six days a week!  Take a Sunset Cruise under the Mackinac Bridge!  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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