Right Brain Brewery

Right Brain BreweryRight Brain Brewery
Right Brain BreweryRight Brain Brewery
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

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.72
Beers:
128
Reviews:
442
Ratings:
2,293
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.06
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
145
pDev:
14.29%
View: Beers | Place Reviews
Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 145 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by fredmugs:
Photo of fredmugs
fredmugs from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Sep 22, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Manta200
Manta200 from Kentucky

3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Jul 16, 2020
Photo of bob22andy
bob22andy from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

May 13, 2020
Photo of AnnS2018
AnnS2018 from Michigan

4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Awesome place with great decor.

Mar 12, 2019
Photo of U2Chaser
U2Chaser from North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Oct 15, 2018
Photo of ElleMills
ElleMills from Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Apr 23, 2018
Photo of ESchweers
ESchweers from Michigan

4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Apr 07, 2018
Photo of Coho11
Coho11 from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Dec 02, 2017
Photo of BonnieHardin
BonnieHardin from Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

May 15, 2017
Photo of Frosty-J
Frosty-J from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Mar 06, 2017
Photo of Tjb14
Tjb14 from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Dec 07, 2016
Photo of Danielr26
Danielr26 from Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Oct 12, 2016
Photo of Jaszucs
Jaszucs from Indiana

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Aug 10, 2016
Photo of Tripel_Threat
Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Jul 26, 2016
Photo of stadmo1
stadmo1 from Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Jul 02, 2016
Photo of Mwinek
Mwinek

4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Jun 25, 2016
Photo of Bethaz83
Bethaz83 from Michigan

4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 05, 2016
Photo of Dactrius
Dactrius from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

May 30, 2016
Photo of msumike89
msumike89 from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

May 17, 2016
Photo of Hrodebert
Hrodebert from Michigan

2.85/5  rDev -29.8%
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.

May 15, 2016
Photo of zacky_U
zacky_U from Michigan

4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Apr 15, 2016
Photo of BeerOps
BeerOps from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Apr 14, 2016
Photo of Muss42
Muss42 from Michigan

4.14/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Apr 08, 2016
Photo of chuckgietzen
chuckgietzen from Michigan

3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Feb 09, 2016
Photo of Billydoughnuts
Billydoughnuts from Michigan

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Feb 03, 2016
Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City, MI
Brewery rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 2293 ratings