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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 dorianmarley:
Photo of dorianmarley
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 3.5

This is a restaurant first, brewery second. Their beer selection is limited, and rather generic: gold, red, IPA, and just a few others.

The food is good, and great for the price. They have their own smoker, so I tried their smoked meat sampler. The brisket was really, really good. The ribs and sausage were OK.

Mackinaw is a fun place to hang out. It is a long, narrow restaurant with a back, outdoor patio. Since it is located on the main strip in town, it gets a lot of visitors. It feels a lot like a tourist destination, but without too many campy gimmicks.

If you are in the area, it is worth stopping by, but do not seek it out to try the beer. And if you do go, and you are not a vegetarian, get some smoked meat.

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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

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