After a day of hiking and exploring the picturesque landscapes of Leelanau Peninsula, there’s nothing quite like relaxing with a refreshing drink in hand. Luckily, the peninsula has no shortage of pubs, bars, and wineries where you can unwind and refuel with delicious food and drink.
If you’re a beer lover, you’re in luck. Leelanau Peninsula is home to several excellent breweries, each with its unique style and selection of brews. The Lake Ann Brewing Company is a popular choice among locals and visitors alike, offering a range of beers, from pale ales to stouts, and a welcoming, laid-back atmosphere. Similarly, the Hop Lot Brewing Company in Suttons Bay is a must-visit destination for beer enthusiasts, with a cozy outdoor seating area and some seriously tasty brews.
But what if you’re more of a wine person? Leelanau Peninsula has you covered there too, with several world-renowned wineries producing award-winning wines. A favorite among locals is Leelanau Cellars, where you can take in stunning views of Omena Bay while sipping on a glass of their award-winning Moscato or Riesling. Or, for a more rustic experience, head to either Aurora Cellars or 45 North Vineyard & Winery in Lake Leelanau, where you can taste their diverse range of wines and enjoy some locally-sourced snacks on their outdoor patios.
Of course, all that drinking can work up an appetite, and Leelanau Peninsula’s bars, pubs, and wineries have got you covered. Whether you’re in the mood for classic bar fare like burgers and fries or more upscale options like artisanal cheese boards or BBQ ribs, you’ll find something to pair perfectly with your drink of choice.
So, after a day of exploring all that Leelanau Peninsula has to offer, take a load off and indulge in some of the area’s finest beer and wine. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you.