Jolly Pumpkin: Old Mission
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3.56/5 rDev -13%
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.
06-19-2014 12:50:36 | More by troygreer
4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
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
05-18-2014 15:24:50 | More by JLSIV
Jolly Pumpkin: Old Mission in Traverse City, MI
91 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.