In case you're curious about our holiday hours, here they are! And in spite of what your Google search might say at the moment, we ARE open on Saturdays.
Great Lakes Biergarten at South End Hops Fest
Come celebrate craft beer, live music, food trucks plus bring your dog! Then come find us in the Great Lakes Biergarten, we'll have special beers on tap and feature our new beer - Great Lakes IPA!
General Admission: $35.00 Tickets include unlimited beer tastings & a souvenir tasting cup.
Early Admission Tickets: $40.00
Get into the Hops Fest one hour earlier than General Admission ticket holders so you can be the first to enjoy all the North and South Carolina craft beer. Ticket also includes 5 hours of unlimited tastings and a festival souvenir sampling glass.
VIP Tickets: $500.00 per table that seats 10:
Imagine a cookout with 9 of your favorite Beer loving friends and that it what you will experience this year in the Hops Fest VIP area. VIP ticket holders will receive a table with an umbrella that seats 10, access to Big Boss Brewing and Triple C Brewing beers that are only poured in the VIP area, a local chef will be grilling up bratwurst and hamburgers just for you and your guest, unlimited beer tastings, festival souvenir tasting glass, one hour early admittance to the festival, ability to bring your own additional food into the festival for your VIP table and access to a VIP only restroom.
Designated Driver tickets: $10.00
Includes festival access & up to 4 bottles of water
2017 Best Beer Festival - Charlotte Magazine
2017 Best Outdoor Beer Festival - Elevate Lifestyle
2016 Best Outdoor Beer Festival - Elevate Lifestyle
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM (bar open until 12:00 AM)
Friday: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM (bar open until 1:00 AM)
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM (bar open until 1:00 AM)
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (bar open until 5:00 PM)
Happy hour is available Monday - Friday from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Reservation Policy: We take reservations for parties of 8-12 from Monday-Friday. We cannot take reservations on Saturday.
Don’t forget your ID! Guests who wish to purchase and consume alcohol at Great Lakes Brewing Company must be 21 or older with valid ID. No ID, no alcohol. No exceptions!
Gift Shop Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM