Right Brain Brewery

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3.72/5
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2,182 Ratings
Right Brain BreweryRight Brain Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

225 E Sixteenth St Ste E
Traverse City, Michigan, 49684-4181
United States

(231) 944-1239 | map
rightbrainbrewery.com

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Added by Mitchster on 12-15-2007

BEER STATS
Beers:
129
Reviews:
406
Ratings:
2,182
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.04/5
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
141
pDev:
14.36%
 
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 51
Reviews by TCmichigan:
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4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Right Brain is an eclectic place. There's no other way to put it.

2 story ceilings, cinder block walls, a salon to drink beers and get hairs cut. Old school arcade games, eccentric local art, those awesome cardboard building blocks from when you were a kid, but now can drunkenly play with and make inappropriate things out of... They have it all, but in a strange location.

16th street is a bit off the beaten path in TC, but RBB is well worth the trek from downtown.

The beers are plentiful, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly... I was even given a free pint just to try one of the staff members homebrews. He kept telling me I should order it b/c I'd love it, then finally said, "Hey, just take this, I know you'll enjoy". (P.S.- He was right)

The food ranges from typical taproom fare to the amazing waffle-sandwiches they make with pretty much whatever you want on them. If they have the foodstuffs as an option, you can customize your waffles and get it made.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ElleMills
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of ESchweers
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Coho11
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BonnieHardin
5/5  rDev +23.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Frosty-J
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Tjb14
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Danielr26
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Jaszucs
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Visited while on vacation in Northern Michigan. The kids had passed out for the night, and the in-laws volunteered to take watch so the wife and I could head out. Right Brain was one of two breweries open till midnight instead of 11,so we headed there (it was already 9:30). Location threw us off a little ; besides being dark out, the pub is located in what looks like a combo warehouse /office suite from the outside at the end of a residential street adjacent to railroad tracks. We checked the address twice (almost thought it might be the production facility and not the pub), and headed in.

Pub is wide and high-ceilinged, with art and memorabilia everywhere. There was a small room set aside with games and kids toys for families. Being a late hour during the week, we were two of only about a half dozen people there. Kitchen was closed, so we missed out on the waffle sandwiches ; the Cherry Kiss hummus made up for it.

Service was fast, friendly, and informative. Beer was good to excellent. Will hit again when in town.

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Photo of stadmo1
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Mwinek
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Bethaz83
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of msumike89
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Hrodebert
2.85/5  rDev -29.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.5

Pretty disappointing visit. The selection of beer on tap was very mediocre, nothing terrible, but nothing great either. Mostly just flavorless.
The food is below average in quality with portions being very small, and the waffle used for a bun on every sandwich was not a very good substitute, being flavorless and almost mushy.
The locals do seem to like the beer, as I saw quite a few bring in the clear growlers used by Right Brain.
One thing for sure with this place is the employees have the neck-beards down pat.

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Photo of zacky_U
4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Muss42
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.96/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of magicsqurill
4.9/5  rDev +21.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of mklisz
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of tnelson1
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great vibe, retro arcade games and lots of beers to choose from.

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Photo of Gemini6
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

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Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City, MI
Brewery rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 2,182 ratings