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A Day Made for Boating Beer Lovers

Pop-up Beer Garden at North Point Marina

Saturday, August 10, 4 – 10 pm & Saturday, September 14, 4 – 10 pm

Do you boat on Lake Michigan? Are you a craft beer aficionado? Then we have a summer excursion you’re going to love: Set your course to North Point Marina in Winthrop Harbor for their Pop-up Beer Garden.

If you’ve never been to North Point Marina, this is the perfect opportunity. With over 1,500 slips, North Point is the Great Lakes’ largest marina. And, the serene, recreational setting, just north of Illinois Beach State Park, will have you coming back again and again. Enjoy the views as you sample craft IPAs, Belgian pilsners and more from Winthrop Harbor’s own Harbor Brewing Co. Dig into artisanal delicacies and groove to performances from top local musicians.

For just $20, you can rent a slip for the day. Or, stay longer on your boat and enjoy more of the area’s beauty and fun for just $1 per foot, per day. You can also trailer in for the modern, 10-lane public launch for $10.

Come out, enjoy a glorious day on Lake Michigan, and hoist a cold one (or two) at the bustling beer garden.

North Point Marina
701 North Point Drive
Winthrop Harbor


The award-winning Harbor Brewing Co. is just one of the stops on Lake County’s spirit-lifting Lake County Libation Trail, which highlights the bounty of local craft breweries wineries and distilleries. Learn more here.

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