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Jolly Pumpkin: Old Mission

Not Rated.
Jolly Pumpkin: Old MissionJolly Pumpkin: Old Mission
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

42 Ratings
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Active Beers: 1
Beer Ratings: 1
Beer Avg: 3.5
Taps: 4
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

13512 Peninsula Dr
Traverse City, Michigan, 49686-9717
United States
phone: (231) 223-4333

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(Place added by: SpdKilz on 08-18-2009)
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Reviews by RocPorterFanatic:
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4.22/5  rDev +3.4%

Stopped here while vacationing on Lake Leelanau, about a 45 minute drive from Cedar. Great old building, all rough cut timber inside, not at all what you'd expect from the look of the exterior.

We had the Crab Tater Tots as an appetizer, and at $9, were well worth it, 5 in a serving, a couple more would have been appreciated, but the taste and quality were top notch.

Menu hasfood from alot of local suppliers. There's a big push in Michigan right now to buy local, and this place does it. There's something on the menu for everybody, from woodfire pizzas to rich pasta dishes, and everything in between.

Beer selection was decent, 5 Jolly Pumpkin taps and 5 North Peak Taps, nothing rare, but a solid selection.

This was well worth the drive, and the money was well spent.

RocPorterFanatic, Jul 26, 2011
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3.56/5  rDev -12.7%

A great view can be had from the deck outside, nestled on a hill on the Old Mission Peninsula. But those seeking a true Jolly Pumpkin Tap room and experience, be warned. This venue plays more as a restaurant that just so happens to have Jolly Pumpkin on tap and a large selection of Jolly Pumpkin Bombers.

When you arrive you have to make a choice of having food out on the deck or sitting inside for a beer. We chose to sit outside thinking that we were still going to get the JP experience and considering the waitstaff was wearing JP shirts, we thought we made the right decision. Well come to find out, the outdoor area only had 2 (common) JP beers on tap but had a few bottles to offer as well. They didn't have sampler offerings, nor unique beers. Not really the experience i was hoping for... Needless to say we finished up our lunch (which was enjoyable) and headed inside.

The Jolly Pumpkin bar (not really a tap room) had sampler tray's of 5, but they only have 4 Jolly Pumpkin Beers on tap, so we went with a North Peak one as our 5th. It really doesn't feel like anything more than a bar that serves their beer. Kinda sad with the great atmosphere that they have.

The only real "plus" would be the large selection of rare JP bottles. I was able to get a few that i hadn't seen before

If you have some time for a nice drive on the Peninsula and want a decent meal, it is a good stop. If you are looking for a genuine JP experience, this is not the place.

troygreer, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jmich24, Jun 09, 2014
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Jolly Pumpkin: Old Mission in Traverse City, MI
91 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.