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Right Brain Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.78/5
Based on:
99 Beers
1,620 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 dorianmarley:
Photo of dorianmarley
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A very creative brewery. I had beers made with whole cherry pies and ghost chilis. The beers were well-made and balanced. They were adventurous, but very enjoyable.

The atmosphere is eccentric. Right Brain is located inside of a building where all the other businesses are closed by sundown. The building is on a road/alley that also is home to a commercial baked good warehouse. The bar shares a bathroom that is located outside of the main area, like you'd find in an office building. The bar is very well-lit, There are plenty of tables, but no servers. You must stand in line and order your beers at a countertop. A beer list is written in dry erase marker on a white board. The entire experience feels more like a coffee shop, or a bakery, than a brewery.

All of the idiosyncracies feel deliberate. The beer is allowed to speak for itself. The beers are over-the-top statements, and they do not need an over-the-top delivery. Everyone inside is nice and friendly, and if you want to try some unique beers in an unassuming environment--perhaps while playing one of their several board games--Right Brain is your place.

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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.