Hop Lot Brewing Company, Suttons Bay

4.4
#5 of 12 in Things to do in Suttons Bay
Hop Lot Brewing Company is located in Suttons Bay. For Hop Lot Brewing Company and beyond, use our Suttons Bay day trip planning website to get the most from your Suttons Bay vacation.
Create an itinerary including Hop Lot Brewing Company
map
Hop Lot Brewing Company Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
66 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Casual, rustic brewery. Uses outdoor space, even in winter. This year they added igloos. Good tacos, too.  more »
  • We've been here a few times now and each experience has been memorable. This time we had a group of friends and stopped for lunch. Got the smoked turkey sandwich which was awesome! Beers were good as ...  more »
  • The set-up of the place is awesome. The service is quick, and there are positive people walking around. My girlfriend even left her phone there and they returned it. The atmosphere was absolutely incr...  more »
Google
  • Love the outdoor seating! I had such high hopes for this place. The B&B I was staying on recommended it.The service however was sub-par. Told the waitress it was my first time there and she didn't care/know what to say cos she responded w/ "lots of choices". The meal I ordered said it came w/ cornbread, my food arrived w/o it. I asked about it and was informed they were out of cornbread but no alternative was offered. Again, really loved the seating and the concept is great but that's really it.
  • What an awesome place. Simply put, there is not a better brewery/beer garden to go to. Good beer, good food, good atmosphere. It is nailed down in one stop.
  • Pros: -Awesome atmosphere. Craftsmen style with great music. -Friendly and caring staff. Bar tenders were personable, and quick to explain their brews. -Fair prices. You could easily spend the eve here without breaking the bank. Cons: [Coming from Grand Rapids, where breweries are everywhere:] Overly restrictive on policies: most breweries and restaurants use an effective tool called the traffic light system to determine when to serve and when to cut off. My boyfriend was told after two drinks that policy is a two-drink max on certain beers. Idiots abound nowadays, but don't tell me you're unable to serve me because a blanket policy exists on certain brews. -Pet policy: I love dogs, but I absolutely get that there's a time and a place where a dog is inappropriate. A relaxing outdoor lounge with picnic tables and outdoor games might be appropriate for our furry friends. All said, beautiful bar and have definitely figured out some great hops, but Hop Lot has a long ways to go before they'll be competing with the likes of Founders.
  • This might be Michigan's most Charming brew pub in the state dripping with brew pubs. It is literally a Munich Biergarten. I love the outdoor BBQ, the picnic style seating, the s'mores over the campfire, cornhole in the back 40, local music scene and best of all the hop vines trailing everywhere. Set overlooking Grand Traverse Bay up the quaint Leelanau peninsula via M22, it is the quintessential Michigan Lakeside town. The only criticism are the pricey food entrees. I would have liked to have enjoyed said barbecue but at $15 a person it's just too much. However the Trail Ryder was worth the three-hour trip up north alone
  • The beer is good. However, they offer a great deal more for a significant premium. When we were there, they had no ice for the soda pop. They used Gordon foods for at least the potato salad. The pulled pork itself was good, but the sauce for it was terrible. You have to order your drinks inside and your food separately outside. Odd. If you were paying half as much as they require, eating in an outside backyard “lot” would be okay, but the prices are indoors pricey. One could go on and on. If all you want is beer, this is the place for you. If you want over-priced food with a backyard atmosphere that you have to wait a long time for, this is for you too.

Plan your trip to Suttons Bay

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Suttons Bay

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Suttons Bay by other users

5 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM CANADA September, relaxing, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans