Raising The Bar Scene
From the top of the Resort’s Tower to a sports fan’s paradise at Turtle Creek Casino, more than a dozen food and beverage outlets await to tempt your taste buds. There’s a perfect fit for every wine lover, beer fanatic, and cocktail aficionado, and we’ve collected some of our favorite spots here.
Beer: Jack’s Taproom
Craft beer lovers unite at the all-new Jack’s Taproom. With 12 taps featuring local and seasonal brews—plus more options available in bottles or cans—you’re sure to find a trusted favorite or a cool new brew.
Pro tip: Don’t miss out on getting an appetizer while you’re at Jack’s! The menu features upscale pub fare like smoked brisket and portabella burgers that pair perfectly with whatever’s on tap.
Wine: Aerie Restaurant & Lounge
A three-time Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner, Aerie’s extensive wine list features Old and New World vintages, as well as the most elevated local creations. With a sommelier on staff and a team of trained servers, we’ll help you find the perfect bottle and share our love of grapes!
Pro tip: Before picking up the wine list, enjoy a happy hour beverage at the Lounge. Trust us—Tiny Pink Bubbles will not disappoint.
Spirits: Bourbons 72
Hop on the complimentary shuttle to Turtle Creek Casino for a bourbon flight at Bourbons 72. From rare, top-shelf finds to easy drinking favorites, you’ll have more than 75 options to choose from inside an intimate, chic space.
Pro tip: You’re going to want to stay for dinner, so bring your appetite and get ready for a melt-in-your-mouth steak!
Cocktails: The Lobby Bar
Enjoy a drink in the lobby of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa while you unwind from travel, work, or play. The perfect meeting place for couples and groups, the Lobby Bar also features shareables, plus a beer and wine list!
Pro tip: This is the best people-watching spot in the Resort! Grab one of the coveted bar seats with your crew and watch the lobby come alive.
Game-Day Drafts: Onyx Sports Bar
Just a short (and free!) shuttle away, Onyx Sports Bar is THE place to catch a game at Turtle Creek Casino. The full service bar has 13 flat screen TVs so you don’t miss a minute of the action.
Pro tip: Your competitive edge is welcome…the bar has two billiards tables and Golden Tee golf video games!
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