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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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Photo of JLSIV
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%

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

JLSIV, May 18, 2014
Photo of EricTKole
3.34/5  rDev -18.1%

This place...

Again same group of 8 touring TC breweries on a Sat(5/3)

Atmosphere-
Seems pretty cool/rustic in there but confusing in that all I saw upon entering was North Peak swag everywhere. Am I at Jolly Pumpkin or North Peak?

Quality-
No real complaints here. Kinda middle of the road, clean place cold drinks and food served promptly.

Service-
This was the stinker of the joint. We walked in by accident to the restaurant instead of the tasting room which was our desired destination. Staff was rude but directed us there. Tasting room was large but well understaffed for a Saturday afternoon in my opinion. Maybe 20-30 guests with 2 workers. After getting no attention for nearly 10 minutes one of the gals from our group went to the bar and asked how the tastings would work. The bar attendant handed her three menus(or so) explained how many we could taste and then told her(which I over heard) that she didn't know when she would be able to help us. After waiting another 5-10 minutes with no service we decided to go get a pint at the bar. We walked back in the bar and walked past the greeter's stand as there was no "wait to be seated" sign to be found. Which was a problem as the greeters then yelled(yes) at us to wait while they found a table. At this point my wife wanted to walk out and I told her "they sure are making it hard to spend money here", but when your leading a group of friends sometimes you gotta go with the flow. Once we got seated we finally met someone nice, our server who was very pleasant and helpful from that point forward.

Selection-
Small number of in house beers but was overall pretty good.

Food-
We just got aps but the Truffle Fries that I got were excellent

Value-
Flight of the Day and fries and out the door for around $15 very good!

EricTKole, May 07, 2014
Photo of Fargrow
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Fargrow, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Lynn
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Lynn, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of amishbooze
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

amishbooze, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of MattBreight
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

MattBreight, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of david131
4/5  rDev -2%

david131, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Doublicious
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Doublicious, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of DCdevyl78
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

DCdevyl78, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of MarcatGSB
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%

Well worth the drive from Traverse City. It's a beautiful drive up the Old Mission Peninsula, and a beautiful location just across from the bay. On site vineyard, that they use the grapes in their own wine for. This location also makes the Civilized Spirits which is under the Northern United umbrella.

The food is fantastic. Really a nice brewpub experience. A good amount of taps, mixed with Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak beers. Quite a few brewpub exclusives, but nothing brewed in the style of JP, all traditionally fermented products.

They have a great bottle selection there, just about anything (other than the GR releases) is available at this location year round.

MarcatGSB, Dec 17, 2013
Jolly Pumpkin: Old Mission in Traverse City, MI
91 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.