H&L Social is the newest rooftop bar in Traverse City, located at the top of Hotel Indigo. Overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay in the Warehouse District, H&L Social officially begins serving both Hotel Indigo Traverse City guests and the public Friday, May 27 at 5 p.m.
Named after Traverse City lumber barons Hannah and Lay, H&L Social offers full-bar service and small plates from the downtown hotel’s restaurant, Warehouse KiTChen + Cork. (The restaurant will be open starting Friday, May 27 as well.) Chef Nicholas Battista concentrates on keeping cuisine local, with food sourced from Northern Michigan and across the state. Nicholas was trained at the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, and his expertise took him to The Greenbrier, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, and Aerie Restaurant and Lounge at the Grand Traverse Resort before his position at Hotel Indigo.
In addition to about 120 seats on the rooftop, H&L Social features three fireplace tables available for lounging and roasting s’mores. The inviting atmosphere incorporates Northern Michigan outdoors elements throughout the rooftop and hotel, staying true to Hotel Indigo Traverse City’s mission of celebrating the neighborhood it resides in. From beach stones to locally-made barn doors, nature murals to birch log accents, natural characteristics inspired by water and Traverse City’s logging history are apparent in every part of the hotel.
And the view from H&L Social? Well, it’s spectacular. You’ll want to check it out for yourself!