The Hitching Post Bar & Grill

A favorite spot among locals and vacationers alike, The Hitching Post Bar & Grill on Glidden Drive is back!!

Andy Ripp and his wife, Carolyn reopened The Hitching Post Bar & Grill. Formerly called The Tin Plate, the long-term history of the venue is known to locals and regular vacationers as The Hitching Post. 

The Ripps come from a family of restaurateurs; David Ripp, Andy’s father is the owner/operator of the longstanding  restaurant on Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay, called, Nightingale Supper Club. Hitching Post Bar & Grill opened on Monday, September 17, 2018. 

The Hitching Post Restaurant Sturgeon Bay, Glidden Drive
Family members, Andy and wife Carolyn are partnering with sister Veronica to reopen The Hitching Post on Glidden Drive.

The log building was built by Ewald Schmock  in 1949 and The Hitching Post restaurant first came to be in 1956, when Marilyn Marr and Bill Koepp, Jr., or “Marney” and “Buggs,” purchased the lot that the log building stands on, turning it into a restaurant and bar. After several more owners, transformations and name changes, the Hitching Post is back! The locals and vacationers couldn’t be happier.

Directions to the Hitching Post



  1. When we were kids we’d walk there from Grandma & Grandpa Moeller’s for root beer floats! Grandpa had a fishing shanty at the crick and spent his life as a sturgeon fisherman. Two of our uncles were Earl, Omer Moeller! At our last family reunion, my sisters and I visited & came to the Hitching Post! For the first time we we’re old enough to have a beer! We all hope to return again this summer for a much-needed sister trip!

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