This is a nostalgic review, as I have fond memories of the first Melville's,<br />
(some of which I will not mention here)<br />
which burned down in a fire years ago and of the current Melville's,as it exists today. This is the local bar & dance place near Gravel Lake, where my family has a lake house.<br />
Think Love Shack meets Animal House in southern Michigan. It's not the place to meet people, but where people who know each other go to have a drink, wear your cut-off shorts and tank tops, and rock out to the likes of AC/CD and Meatloaf. It's cheap entertainment and you gotta visit once for the venue.
Pros: Inexpensive, close to the lake, amusing ambience.
Cons: Go in pairs and on Friday and Saturday nights from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Crowd can be rough (there have been a few legendary bar fights).
Price Range: $1 - $5