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About The Back Lot

The Back Lot is a bar yard with a full bar and permanently parked food trucks at your service! The bar offers beer, wine, cocktails, cider, spirits, and canned beverages. We proudly support Michigan-made beers, ciders & spirits. The food trucks offer a variety of options at each location, so there’s something for everyone. While a few food trucks are only open for the summer season, the bar and some of the trucks are open year-round.

The Back Lot currently has two locations in Michigan — Petoskey and Charlevoix — with locations in Grand Rapids and Marquette opening soon!

Rules & FAQs

  • We love dogs

    Your furry friends are welcome to join us outside in our bar yard.
  • Serve & Seat Yourself

    Grab a bite from a food truck, a drink from the bar yard, and take a seat. Please leave any outside food or drinks before entering.
  • Keep your wheels outside

    Please park your bike (not on the fence or sidewalk) before entering.
  • Shirt & Shoes Required

    We love the beach too, but make sure you are fully dressed before entering.

Host your next event with us!

The Back Lot Charlevoix has a private room available to rent!

+ Seats 45 people
+ Enjoy food from your favorite food truck
+ Private entrance & restrooms

For details, call 231.216.7804 or email

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