Originally from Holland, MI then later residing in Chicago, it was time for us to journey back to Michigan and create a very unique four-seasons Microbrewery and Beer Garden in beautiful Northern Michigan. With family ties to Suttons Bay, it was the perfect location to both embrace the local beer culture while also embracing the outdoors.
Hop Lot opened in the spring of 2015 just south of Downtown Suttons Bay. Nestled between scenic M22, the bay and the area’s TART recreational trail, we are a great stop if you’re between touring the peninsula, biking, hiking, boating, ice fishing or snowmobiling!
Hop Lot focuses on Traditional style Ales including IPAs, Blondes, Browns, Ambers, Scotch Ales and Stouts while also introducing Belgians and Seasonals to our guests. If beer isn’t your thing, we also offer multiple wines, ciders and meads on tap. In 2016, we were voted 4th Best New Brewery in Michigan by MLive.
The taproom also offers a year-round kitchen that rotates menus with the seasons and changing palates. In the summer our chef will focus on smoked BBQ and other summer fare while in the fall/winter, offers a warmer comfort and hearty menu utilizing the local harvest.
While you’re here, treat yourself to a beverage and lunch or dinner in our cozy ‘up north’ taproom or spread out and enjoy the four seasons ¾ acre beer garden. Hop Lot is extremely family-friendly and encourages parents to let their kids…be kids in the spacious beer garden. As the seasons change, so does the beer garden. Summer: Walk through the hop garden, play a game of bags, roast a marshmallow by the campfire and listen to a live local musician. Fall: Sit by one of the multiple fire pits and take in the scenery of the maple leaves changing colors. Winter/Early Spring: Grab your group and enjoy the comfort of one of our heated and lit igloos or stand by the campfires.
If you’re visiting the area, please feel free to ask any team member recommendations for outside activities, scenic drives, etc. Might as well get the full experience while you’re up here!
Where can you find Hop Lot beer?
We currently don’t distribute. Be sure to ask our team members which beers are available for take-out.
The Leelanau Health Department does not allow dogs inside the taproom or in our beer garden (unless a licensed service animal).
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From Traverse City:
Hop on M22 North (West Bayshore Drive) and head NORTH for 15 scenic miles. We are to the left just before you get in to Downtown Suttons Bay. (Public beach access across the street).
From Glen Arbor:
Head NORTH on M22 until you hit M204. Take a RIGHT (East) on m204 until you hit the other side of m22. Take a Right onto M22 and head south. We are located just south of Downtown M22.
From Traverse City TART Trail (Biking, Walking, Skiing):
ECKERLE EXIT: Head NORTH on the TART Trail for 17 miles. Take a RIGHT at the Eckerle exit. Ride down to Richter and take a left. Ride to M22 and take a left. Our sign is 200 feet away.
FOURTH ST EXIT: Head NORTH on the TART Trail for 17 miles. Take a RIGHT at the Fourth St exit. Ride down to M22 and take a right. Our sign is 500 feet away.
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