North Peak Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.63/5
North Peak Brewing CompanyNorth Peak Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

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

400 West Front St
Traverse City, Michigan, 49684
United States

(231) 941-7325 | map
northpeak.net

Notes:
Production facility: http://northpeakbeer.com

Added by cosco on 11-10-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
58
Ratings:
2,591
Reviews:
798
PLACE STATS
Score:
83
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
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Reviews by beerguru15:
Photo of beerguru15
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped By North Peak for the first Brewery on our trip to Traverse City. When walking in, you're presented with the vats and beer area. The walls are mainly all wood with some brick, giving the building a welcoming atmosphere

I ended up getting a sampler which was fairly priced at $12 I believe, the sampler included 5 beers at 5 oz apiece and I ended up getting: Northern Light, North Peak Pale Ale, Mission Point Porter, Steelhead Red and Shirleys Irish Stout. All the beers weren't bad, though was a little disappointed with the Stout and Porter. They had 2-3 other beers that were seasonals also.

Also ended up getting some food, which there was also a nice selection of, got some pretzel bread for a appetizer that included Cheese made from the ale and it was fantastic.

The service was great also. The waitress we had was very helpful and courteous. Each of the waitstaff seemed nice and welcoming.

Overall this was a nice brewery to go to, and would be perfect for a night out or get togethers. I really enjoyed the wood interior and would come back/recommend.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jimbofish
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Brew club members for 10 years. Lifetime memberships are half price during member events.

One of the few pubs here that have a cask pump with a unique beer always available. They now have four seasonals plus the cask in addition to the 5 menu beers. Menu beers are good, especially the NP Porter, Shirley's Irish Stout (nitro), and Diabolical IPA. Seldom drink the menu beers anymore as there's usually something interesting in the seasonals or the cask.

Note that the bottled North Peak beers are not made here, even though the names are the same. Everything served here from the tap is brewed right in the brewhouse at the entrance. The bottled stuff is made at the production facility in Dexter, MI as are the kegs for distribution to other bars and restaurants.
There's also Kilkenny's Pub downstairs that shares the same brewer and kitchen. Opens later and stays open late. Some of the beers there are unique to Kilkenny's.
Both have full service bars with extensive bottled beers.
Full restaurant menu with monthly food and beer combo specials. The thin pizzas are excellent and our usual preference. A pie and a couple of beers each for less than $30 with our Brew Club perks.
There is an outdoor deck with live music during the summer.

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Photo of Tjb14
3.55/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of TurboBrew
4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Been here many a time and will continue to do so. They have a nice outdoor patio with a downtown vibe. Great beer selection of course (rotating seasonal and classic alike) and the food is excellent. A must try when in TC. Also if you with a group of ppl you can hit up the irish bar basement deal next door and party harty when your done savoring a great dinner and brew from North peak! cheers !

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Photo of krome
4.44/5  rDev +21.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of rbarrett86
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of Loudog1411
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.36/5  rDev +19.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Photo of IndianaAndy25
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

The place is absolutely beautiful. I hear that the food is great, but we did not eat. there was 3 of us that ordered beers. We each ordered different beers. All the beers came out with very large bubbles or foamy heads. Each of the beers tasted like soap. This includes the cask beer that they had that night. I hope that this was a fluke and we just went on a night that they cleaned the lines. On this night, we all left with 3/4 of a pint on the bar.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.66/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Desimoaj
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of DbbC
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of Jjk0211
2.44/5  rDev -33.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3 | food: 1.5

Beer is very passable. Food is meh. Big time tourist destination. They are one of the oldest brewpubs in Traverse City and do very well given their location. Nice building. Staff is young and while helpful, kinda douchey. Menu is joe average fare from frozen food supplier without much creativity (if Applebee's is your thing, you'll be fine eating here). Buy the beer in any local store without disappointment or astonishment if you want to try it. Many better choices in town for food.

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Photo of Shaskins80
3.55/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of JDoHo
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Photo of mluchies
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Samurai_Jesus4
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Photo of Agentveba
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of gusman61
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of irish6174
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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North Peak Brewing Company in Traverse City, MI
3.63 out of 5 based on 2,591 ratings.
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