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Jolly Pumpkin: Old Mission

Not Rated.
Jolly Pumpkin: Old MissionJolly Pumpkin: Old Mission

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Place Score: 91
Reviews: 21
Visits: 55
Avg: 4.08
pDev: n/a
Taps: 4
Bottles: --
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: 21 | Visits: 55
Reviews by beerguru15:
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4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This brewery was the last on our trip that we made and was well worth it. The Jolly Pumpkin is located on the Old Mission Penisula which was sort of a odd location and away from practically all the other businesses in Traverse City. The atsmosphere was well, as the place was very relaxing and enjoyable.

Ended up getting some food and also a 5 Beer Sample. The samples I got included: an IPA, a Cherry Wheat, a special Cider, Bam Noire and Siren Amber Ale...all which were wonderful tasting and quite enjoyable. They had a few others available which I shall try the next time being up there.

The service was also quite good, we had a girl that was in training but all of the waitstaff was very nice and helpful, especially in discussing a little about the brewery and what to expect in the future.

I think the best part about getting the sampler was the price itself...$6! The price of the food was moderate also, but great at the same time.

All and all I enjoyed going to the Jolly Pumpkin, will return, look for more beers and highly recommend.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cards22
3.54/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of CCrable
4.98/5  rDev +22.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Ron is great. Place has a great selection. Of beer from sours to IPAs. Food has something'everyone would like.

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Photo of JDoHo
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.63/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Samurai_Jesus4
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Agentveba
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of simplejj81
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Great sours, and about 8 other beers on tap. $1 for a 5 oz taster of any beer on tap. They only had 4 jolly pumpkin sours on tap, but I liked all of them. esp otono

A bit out of the way, but it would be a beautiful spot during the daylight hours!

Good knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of irish6174
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Indianpaleale
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

The food is good. Great selections of beers. Nice atmosphere too.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of chewymangos
4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of troygreer
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of HardyA
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of JLSIV
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

A little off the beaten path, but beautiful! Went with wife and loved it. Atmosphere was great, and bar and beer and food was awesome.

I want to bring others to this gem. Cottage like and set amongst a farm like area. Ride in and out is one of Western MI greatest fall areas.

We were there off-season, but still enjoyed it very much. Want to bring my extended family.

More pub like than craft brew, but a good mix for all types…serious beer drinkers will probably know of better beer purist type places, but definitely worth the trip

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Jolly Pumpkin: Old Mission in Traverse City, MI
91 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.