Old City Hall – Bay City’s Premier Place For Casual Fine Dining.
Old City Hall is a “Big City” style restaurant with a wide variety of cuisines from around the globe!!
Old City Hall features over 100 wines, 30 draft beers on tap, 15 specialty crafted bottled beer, along with many
imported and domestic bottles of beer. Highlighting Michigan and around the globe.
If you are looking for a spirit we have over 120 different, especially vodka, scotch, gin, rum, and many cordials.
History of Old City Hall:
The opening of the building was in the late 1890’s as the first city hall for the city of Bay City.
It housed the City offices as well as the police department and the judges courthouse.
It remained the City Hall for only a short period of time.
The courthouse and city offices were moved to a temporary location due to the area being ridden with crime.
The police station and jailhouse stayed in the building until the mid 1950’s.
It has been accredited to the vast interests of the Downtown being on “Hell’s Half Mile” which got its name from
the uncontrollable rough activities, sultry brothels, and Wild Saloons within that stretch of road during the early logging days,which caused its relocation. With the city resting right on the Saginaw River, which leads to the bay
connecting the shipping channel to Lake Huron. The City was a center for loggers and ship builders.
Old City Hall is also featured in several “Haunted Buildings” of Bay City Books.
There have been several eyewitness occurrences that have put the building into several publishing’s.
Old City Hall features lots of fun, with several large screens to watch your favorite event on.
We also offer several tasting events throughout the year in our private tasting room.
Please inquire into renting the Tasting Room for events such as:
Baby/Wedding Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, or Corporate Functions.
Please ask about our Catering. We cater all styles of events!!
We welcome you to our establishment and hope to have you visit us soon!!!