Northern Lights Recreation Center

Northern Lights Recreation is Northern Michigan’s place for bowling, laser tag, an arcade, pool tables, music, and dining, and is located on M 119 in Harbor Springs!

Our multi-level, state-of-the-art Laser Tag Arena is nothing like Northern Michigan has ever seen! View the players in the arena on the second-story observation deck and challenge your friends to an exciting game of laser tag in our Lost City Arena. It’s time to up your game with a new generation of play!

The Sassy Loon Bar and Grill at Northern Lights Recreation is our full-service 150-seat restaurant. Serving lunch and dinner daily, beginning at 11:00 am we’re a great restaurant that just happens to have a bowling alley! The Sassy Loon Bar and Grill has been nominated Best Overall Restaurant, Best Dining Experience, and Best Place to Have a Cold Beer in the “Best of the Northwest” competition through the Petoskey News Review.

In the summer, dine on the outside patio and try one of their delicious menu items such as a half-pound burger using local meat, our hand-tossed pizza, fried fish, pasta, seafood, or a Mexican entree. In the winter, come inside and sit by the cozy fireplace and warm up with our specialty coffees or drinks. With twenty beers on tap, Northern Lights boasts one of the largest selections of beer, craft, and local, wine and liquor choices in the area.

Weekends come to life at Northern Lights Recreation! In the Sassy Loon Bar and Grill, some of the best bands Northern Michigan has to offer play Fridays and Saturdays during the winter with no cover charge. The bands begin at 9:00 PM. We have been voted locally as one of the area’s best places to dance and listen to live music. Check the schedule for full details at under the “Bands” tab.

Northern Lights Recreation and The Sassy Loon Bar and Grill are located at 8865 M-119 (Harbor-Petoskey Road) across from the Harbor Springs airport. They are between Petoskey and Harbor Springs, Michigan – just a 5-mile drive from either of the downtown areas! We welcome large groups for lunch, dinner, birthday parties, family reunions, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, golf outings, ski outings, corporate team building, and more.

This is like no other bowling alley. Food, Friends, and Fun! Come in and see what the local buzz is about. Bowling, dining, and entertainment all in one place.

Find out more at, find us on Facebook, or call 231.347.3100.

Get ready for FUN!