Shute's Bar

Next to the Calumet Theatre, this landmark saloon is a friendly and ungentrified local gathering spot that welcomes visitors from down below. Originally it was an Italian saloon, Curto's. Shute's (pronounced SHOOT-eez) is the Croatian surname of Bernie Shute, still an occasional customer, and his father, who ran it for 76 years between them. Shute's still has the magnificent original back bar, booths and all the trappings of boom-town saloons. The bar itself has a splendid stained-glass canopy with vines. Elaborate plaster caryatids frame the raised dance floor. Open daily, noon to closing (2 am or whenever no one's there). Wheelchair access: two steps.

Contact Information


322 Sixth Street

Calumet, MI 49913

Driving Directions

Phone: (906) 337-4430

Location of Shute's Bar

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