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Mackinaw Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Mackinaw Brewing CompanyMackinaw Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.18/5
Based on:
9 Beers
141 Hads
Place Score: 80
Reviews: 19
Visits: 54
Avg: 3.27
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

161 East Front Street
Traverse City, Michigan, 49684
United States
phone: (231) 933-1100 | map
www.mackinawbrewing.com

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Reviews: 19 | Visits: 54
Reviews by ChappyCubsFan:
Photo of ChappyCubsFan
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

This is the farthest north I traveled while touring Michigan's brewpubs and major league (Detroit) and minor league ballparks. I actually thought I was heading toward North Peak Brewery and was very surprised to see the Mackinaw sign on the building. I guess when I asked for directions, some guy pointed me to the nearest one. Both are on Front Street, but as I later found out (at Jamesport Brewing), there is a huge difference in quality between the two. The place is clean and upscale with the brewing system right there in glass as you walk in. Very classy place. I tried the sampler and as I often do, settled on the hoppiest beer I could find. That ended up being the pale ale. It was a mistake. It hardly had any hop taste, and was lacking anything interesting in the way of a malt. The bartender was hilarious and made the visit fun, but he couldn't change the fact that their beer wasn't up to par. He did give me good directions to a mom and pop store in Traverse City that had an incredible selection of jerky (beef, elk, deer, buffalo, you name it and it was there). I wish I had found North Peak Brewery just down the street. It was a shame to be that close to it and not know it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.2/5  rDev +28.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.28/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of bigleague
3.99/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of HardyA
3.65/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of pat61
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

I stopped in heere a few times during the afternoon to hydrate with some beer after dragging grandchildren up and down the street. the beer is decent and the clientel mostly tourists. I can't say much about the night time vibe.

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Photo of Bearshawks85
4.15/5  rDev +26.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

nice little brewpub in TC. Not a large selection, but good quality.

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Photo of DbbC
3/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of Shaskins80
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of JDoHo
3.65/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

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2.84/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.52/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.72/5  rDev +13.8%

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Mackinaw Brewing Company in Traverse City, MI
80 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.