North Peak Brewing Company
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 1,281
Beer Avg: 3.57
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
3.77/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$
North Peak sits at the edge of the Warehouse District in what appears to be an old brewery. As soon as you walk in you're greeted by stainless tanks, glassed off, on your left along with stone and wood leading up to the dining room/bar. The interior is very cool and reminds me of something you'd encounter in a Colorado ski town with a lot of stone and large timbers. The bar is oval shaped surrounded by seating, the lighting turned low, and the bartenders running around like mad trying to keep up with the crowd. The bartenders are efficient, if overworked.
There was an Oktoberfest celebration going on the entire week when I stopped in and a special menu was printed for the occasion that looked fantastic. Everything from pork knuckle to sausage plates were available and a couple German beer releases were in the works as well, an alt and dunkel. I sampled a couple beers while there and while they didn't blow my hair back they were solid. The atmosphere, coziness, and delicious looking menu will keep me coming back to North Peak while the in-house beer is just an added bonus.
10-22-2013 17:22:39 | More by joe1510
3.71/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$$
Located in an old candy factory. Nice outdoor patio section and indoor atmosphere. Wait staff was a bit snobby. Knew their job, but didn't feel like they wanted to be there. Food was good. They only had 5 of their own beers on tap, I got a Siren Amber and a Diabolical Pale Ale. Both were very good. Bought a 6-pack of Siren for $11.99 which I thought was a bit pricey. Wanted a t-shirt too but the girls at the front desk weren't very helpful. Overall, cool place. Would definitely go again if I was in town, but wasn't world-class by any means.
08-04-2013 19:46:31 | More by henrichsj
2.58/5 rDev -32.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 2.5 | $$
Pretty cool set up and building. Open layout, and floor plan. Lots of bricks and windows.
Food was about average for a pub, nothing great.
Personally I do not like their beer. I think they all taste over produced and watered down. Beer selection was nothing to write home about, maybe two special brews you can't find in the local liquor store.
Service was good, better than the average pub.
Overall, nothing fancy. Seemed like more of a family friendly joint/chain restaurant than a craft brew pub. If you are in the TC area and have the time, stop by. If your hurried, check out Right Brain Brewery instead.
09-08-2012 20:16:40 | More by theecaleb
2.94/5 rDev -23%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
I'm pretty up in the air about North Peak pub. It has a real corporate feel to me. I didn't feel as though the restaurant and bar had alot of character.
It's got a great location though, right on the intersection of two very busy TC streets, not far from the Warehouse district and Right Brain brewing. It's an old manufacturing building possibly, so it has a very open floor plan with tall ceilings, fairly industrious feeling. The staff were mostly younger people, who didn't really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.
The beer was OK, I'm not a huge fan of that product either. Nothing outstanding, but nothing horrible. Just your average brew pub beer available nowadays.
Didn't try the food.
01-10-2012 22:46:13 | More by MarcatGSB
3.65/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
The menu did a great job of putting a signature twist on local fare, i.e. Lake Michigan Whitefish and cherries. I had whitefish encrusted with honey mustard pretzels. It was good combination, but a dish that just about anyone could prepare.
The beer menu only had a few options that you cannot find in stores. They did have a cask option, which was nice.
The restaurant is large and open, with an open window into the kitchen. The place is loud and boisterous, but in a good way. It isn't crowded; just a happening place.
A cool feature of the place is the Irish pub beneath the restaurant where you can have a drink while you wait for a table. They buzz you when your table is ready, allowing you to relax at a bar instead of an entryway.
I would absolutely recommend going to North Peak if you are near Traverse City and are a fan of their beer.
09-09-2011 02:32:03 | More by dorianmarley
4.18/5 rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
We visited North Peak while vacationing in Traverse City during the Cherry Festival. The atmosphere was great. Kind of an upper class brewery/restaurant. Kind of a similar feel to New Holland Brewing Co.
I ended up ordering a beer sampler so I could try a little of everything. Most of the beers were great beers, not exceptional, but pretty darn good beers.
The food however was indeed exceptional. Their cheddar ale soup is a must try. It is a combination of creamy, salty, & cheesy goodness that is fantastic.I also tried their Reuban, which was exceptional as well.
Overall we had a great experience at North Peak.
08-10-2011 00:17:19 | More by clint1019
4.05/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here last night with the family while on vacation in Traverse City.
Walked in and it was pretty busy for a Monday night. Great setup, awesome décor, very neat restaurant. I ordered a Caesar salad and the Ruben. Both were fantastic and the fries were damn good too. I ordered the Diabolical and also their Mission Point Porter (called North Peak Porter on this website).
Both were solid beers, but nothing special (I’ve really only been impressed with North Peak’s Black IPA thusfar).
Overall an enjoyable experience with great food, atmosphere, and beer. Would go back here again.
I will say, I wish they had a few more beers on tap, but that's really it. Service was as expected.
08-09-2011 22:45:04 | More by SpdKilz
4.13/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
We stopped here on a recent trip through Traverse City. Excellent variety on tap, including a very good cask conditioned Red ale. We shared a pizza which was very tasty as well as a couple of beers. Food was good, although it was a bit loud in the place. We liked the fact that it had several televisions that you could watch while eating. We did not go to the Irish pub in the basement, however. Overall, we really liked the atmosphere and enjoyed every beer we tried from North Peak. We had both the Fury IPA and standard IPA, the special Red that was on cask, and a stout, all of which were solid brews.
07-31-2011 23:39:19 | More by augievikings
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
I stopped here with the family for lunch on vacation and liked the place. NPBC is more of a restaurant than a ber/brewery, but I left satisfied. I tried the sampler and the beer was good - not great. I liked the fact that they had a good range of beers from golden ales to cask brews. The food was not great - my burger was overcooked, but the waitress was nice. She didn't know a ton about the beers but was kind enough to go and as the brewer. I wish I could have tried more beers as they had a great selection (lots of beers that have yet to be reviewed).
07-21-2011 21:12:24 | More by qua17
4.83/5 rDev +26.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $
The best brewpub in Northern Michigan. No question. North Peak has a great selection of really adventurous hand crafted ales. The Cask selection has been really good, and the rotating taps are always unique. I've also tried some of their seasonals that are only offered in the bottle and they were amazing. Furry Black IPA, and Vicious Wheat IPA were particularly good! I visit Traverse City often, and I always stop at North Peak. It is a definite favorite! It is also very rare to find a Brew Pub that has so many amazing beers, and also has an exceptional menu and a really cool atmosphere. I can recommend with 100% confidence!
01-31-2011 22:18:46 | More by BradDurbin89
North Peak Brewing Company in Traverse City, MI
87 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.