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Right Brain Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.78/5
Based on:
99 Beers
1,613 Hads
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 49
Visits: 123
Avg: 3.99
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

225 E Sixteenth St Ste E
Traverse City, Michigan, 49684-4181
United States
phone: (231) 944-1239 | map
www.rightbrainbrewery.com

Notes:
Place added by: Mitchster on 12-15-2007

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Reviews: 49 | Visits: 123
Reviews by SpdKilz:
Photo of SpdKilz
4/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I have been here three times in the past three days.

Walking in was a hint confusing seeing as there is a salon out front. For those who are not locals or familiar with this location it might be a bit odd. But after the first time you know exactly where to go.
One is welcomed by a very nice and modern décor brew pub. Lots of open seating, a long L shaped bar, and a wonderfully transcribed board telling what is on tap. The three times my brother-in-law and I cam here it was a bit of off hours but the atmosphere was still great and the employees were eager to banter and BS with us about the beers. My brother-in-law and I both had a flight and then a couple other beers (at the other various times) that we enjoyed. They had some interesting beers (some I wouldn’t get again but was glad to try) but others that were solid for sure that I have enjoyed a few times.

The prices were overall good, and service great (sorry for the old fogies that feel they were not served well or are “out of the loop”…maybe they are). The selection was great, as in they had tons of RB’s own beers (no guest taps which would have been nice I will admit). We had plenty to choose from.

All in all, I have had an enjoyable experience and would recommend people to come here. The only downside was there was no real food avaliable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chuckgietzen
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of magicsqurill
4.9/5  rDev +22.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of mklisz
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of tnelson1
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great vibe, retro arcade games and lots of beers to choose from.

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Photo of Gemini6
4/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of arizcards
3.91/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited here today with Da Boss while touring Northern Lake Michigan.

Vibe was interesting, definitely eclectic with mannequin heads on stereo speakers, Homer Simpson suspended from the ceiling...you get the picture.

Quality of the beer was good. The two brews i had were pretty solid and Da Boss enjoyed her Irish ale.

Service was mostly self serve but will give credit for the friendliness of the gentleman that prepared our burgers and drew our brews.

Selection was solid as i believe there was 20 taps.

Food was good. Da Boss and i actually enjoyed our waffle bun burgers. Portions were smaller but that is OK as bigger is not always better.

Overall this was a nice place to visit and if i lived in MI i would definitely visit again.

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Photo of cards22
4.47/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of clager
4.23/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Interesting place inside. Variety of seating options including an old dentist chair and dialysis chair. Lots of cool artwork. Board games available. Not a fan of the waffle sandwiches. Great beer and selection. No table service which is ok. No outdoor seating at the end of August which was surprising, we would have enjoyed that.

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Photo of mgavin
3.44/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.25

Photo of Sexton
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Doublicious
4.64/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mcrawford
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.76/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of Desimoaj
3.79/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of DbbC
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MikeZ9654
5/5  rDev +25.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great fun every time I go there!! Beer is delicious!! Can't wait to go again!

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Photo of Segnem5
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Enjoy certain beers within the signature series but more recent offerings at brew pub have not appealed to my personal preference.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of JDoHo
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.5

Photo of Bobsbigbeershow
4.95/5  rDev +24.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

A real gem in Northern Michigan. Right Brain distributes throughout the state, so be sure to grab a bottle (or can!). If you're touring Traverse City, it's a must visit brewery, without question.

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Photo of Brandonparrent
3.49/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of moshea
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City, MI
90 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.