(currently City Park Grill - 432 East Lake Street, Petoskey)
The Annex, managed by the Fochtman family, was popular during Hemingway’s time. Historically a saloon and billiard hall it legally sold only soft drinks during Prohibition but also, probably, alcohol. Hemingway is reported to have enjoyed playing billiards here and watching the bare-knuckle boxing matches in the nearby park. The Annex likely served as inspiration for the saloon in Hemingway’s story, “A Man of the World.”
The Grill Café was a sister institution during Hemingway’s Michigan years. The Palm Garden was the covered courtyard between the two buildings and there, entertainment and dining were available.