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Right Brain Brewery

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Address: 225 E 16th St, Suite E, Traverse City, MI 49684-4181
Phone Number:
+1 231-944-1239
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00

Right Brain Brewery, aka RBB or "The Brain," is a microbrewery...

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!

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Fun & Unique

Right Brain was supposed to be the first stop in our evening touring various spots near downtown. Needless to say we stayed for hours. Beer sample is the way to go if you're not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Katherine C
Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right Brain was supposed to be the first stop in our evening touring various spots near downtown. Needless to say we stayed for hours. Beer sample is the way to go if you're not familiar with their offerings. Food truck food was great and pairs well with their beers. Cheese fries are a must have. Loved the music, quirky art... More 

Thank Katherine C
Mishawaka, Indiana
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at Right Brain. The atmosphere was very cool. The 6yr old liked looking at all the art. They had board games to play and room to get up and dance. The food and beer were decent, nothing really stood out as amazing. I'm not sure if we would go back, but it was definitely fun to... More 

Thank MaggieMaude
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Had flight of beers loved naughty girl stout. Atmosphere very cool, hair salon next door with adjacent doors. Art on Wall very chic

Thank te5162015
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place to try some of northern Michigan's local beer. It fits the need for all sizes of groups. The space like what others here state is not too appealing but the interior is funky snd fun. The only drawback is that the food was a let down. We had burgers and fries which were rather pedestrian.... More 

Thank klhchicago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This has become one of our favorite places to visit when we travel to Traverse City. Atmosphere is amazing. Husband like the beer, and I like the mead.

Thank happydayra
Waterford, Michigan, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were surprised to find this place in a neighborhood! The outside doesn't look like much, walk inside! The inside is very unusual, local art for sale and the beer selection and sample sizes! WOW! We found many different beers that we liked...but had to drive back to our hotel!

Thank Paraise P
Beavercreek, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Gin Joy tapped on Barrel Aged day = deliciousness. We think it vastly improved the taste of cake walk. Please bottle Gin Joy! Also had the nacho plate with chorizo and it was very good. Loved the pico, very garlicky which is my fave

Thank Lisa D
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Went to Right Brain on a Wed evening. Fairly limited selection of beers - I had the CEO Stout which was good. Wife had a pale ale which she thought was just OK. Very limited food - some app's but food truck provided more. We left after one beer as more of a warehouse/industrial atmosphere than pub.

Thank David S
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Right brain has been on my list of breweries to hit for a while. I wasn't disappointed. The beer was great and the vibe in the place is laid back. It's like drinking in a warehouse. Lots a room, not overly hipster or pretentious, and a relaxed scene. The food was good. Wished the appetizer came first and not last... More 

Thank AR4024
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We got a flight of beers for tasting, and we're quite sure that the server mixed up two of them... it was a bit sad. We ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and it was mediocre. Cake walk was a really interesting beer - dessert beer?

Thank blondeambition151

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