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Mackinaw Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.18/5
Mackinaw Brewing CompanyMackinaw Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

161 East Front Street
Traverse City, Michigan, 49684
United States

(231) 933-1100 | map
www.mackinawbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
10
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
146
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
80
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
54
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 54
Reviews by jale:
Photo of jale
2.88/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

This place is located in the heart of downtown Traverse City in the midst of a very nice shopping district. If someone wants to shop and you don't, just in step in there for a pint. This looks like an old store of some sort and is typical of many brew pubs. They had 5 beers on tap and average in taste. The beer is not something to drive out of your way for, but we walked by and decided to try them. They frequently have one beer on nitro and normally the first beer I try. This place seems to draw tourists in the area and a place you visit once, just to say you've been there.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.2/5  rDev +28.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of bigleague
3.99/5  rDev +22.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of HardyA
3.65/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of pat61
3.54/5  rDev +8.6%
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 +27.3%
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%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of Shaskins80
3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of JDoHo
3.65/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Samurai_Jesus4
2.84/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of king75
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Agentveba
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of irish6174
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Indianpaleale
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of rjcoy06
3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of PhilMiller
3.52/5  rDev +8%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BBlov
3.72/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of Robdiesel21
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of navband
3.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of skyline522
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of MaxPowers
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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