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Right Brain Brewery

225 E 16th St, Suite E, Traverse City, MI 49684-4181
+1 231-944-1239
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Great Beer & Great People

I love this place! Great for lunch too. Lots of space, great atmosphere. Beer is so tasty! My fave... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
FamilyPMWS
via mobile
does not disappoint

Our second time here and it was as good as the first. Creative beers that are so tasty! Food is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bettycj
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Right Brain Brewery, aka RBB or "The Brain," is a microbrewery located in the up and coming SoFo District of Traverse City Michigan. Award-winning culinary inspired beers brewed with a brain, and without extracts. Beer No Evil!
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 23:00
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225 E 16th St, Suite E, Traverse City, MI 49684-4181
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+1 231-944-1239
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love this place! Great for lunch too. Lots of space, great atmosphere. Beer is so tasty! My fave is Cake Walk. There is always something happening at Right Brain.

Thank FamilyPMWS
Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! If you like our Cake Walk, make sure to try our Sponge Cake (Cake Walk on Nitro) or our Gin Joy (Cake Walk aged in gin barrels) before they're gone!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Our second time here and it was as good as the first. Creative beers that are so tasty! Food is limited but enough to get you through your beer. Nice location too. There are video games for kids.

Thank Bettycj
Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review! Our food menu is ever changing, so keep an eye out for additions in the future. Looking forward to your third visit!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is our favorite place for beer in the Traverse City area! They are always willing to try different things with their beers and in general most experiments are excellent. This last visit we were able to try a cherry pale ale and a kombucha...More

Thank BandBCuties
Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're happy to hear you took some to go! What's the fun of drinking beer if you can't take some back with you to share with friends? One of our mottos is "Keep Beer Curious", so we promise to always keep experimenting and discovering new...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Right Brain has a great selection of beer and the food is good. The location is a little bit out of the way to walk to from downtown. The restaurant space is big and open and we can see they have a lot of regular...More

Thank PamSJ
Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi PamSJ, thanks for the review! We're happy you enjoyed a Demon Burger, we've been busy creating new food menu options this year. As much as we would love to have dogs on the patio, it's actually a legal issue and not just a Right...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right Brain is awesome. Awesome space, awesome staff, brews are awesome. You pay the same as you would at literally every other craft brewery in any other city in Michigan.

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome brewery, fun atmosphere, great music playing along with great beer! What more could you ask for! Great service, very knowledgeable staff. Loved the Gin Joy Ale ....... Amazing!

Thank Carrie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beer selection is decent, but incredibly overpriced. Atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired - has all the charm of sitting in a garage sale and very uncomfortable. Service is just...odd. Not very good in the people skills department. Food is just ok - avoid...More

Thank bloggersuse
Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi bloggersuse, thanks for the review! We're always appreciative to hear from our customers based on their experiences visiting us. May we ask what exactly was overpriced about our beer? We're always trying to keep our beer affordable and fair, and make it a point...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A front patio allows for outdoor seating with a view of Boardman Lake. Inside is an art gallery full of various types of artwork for sale by local artists, including metal, photos and paintings. Tee shirts and other merchandise are also available. A variety of...More

Thank Loon3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally hipster place that you can bring young kids and still enjoy a great beer. We brought our 2 year old here and she ended up meeting another little one. They have a wide open space perfect for kiddos to run around and play. Great...More

Thank Chelsea D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I already knew Right Brain brews some excellent beers and the beers available did not disappoint. The tasting room was massive and open with an industrial vibe. What surprised me most was the food. The burgers were top notch and my kids got a grilled...More

Thank 0SUBucks
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