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Right Brain Brewery

225 East 16th St, Suite E, Traverse City, MI 49684
231-944-1239
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Ranked #9 of 62 Activities in Traverse City
Type: Breweries
Owner description: Right Brain Brewery, aka RBB or "The Brain," is a Traverse City microbrewery located in the hip Warehouse District. The brewery is non-smoking,... more » Owner description: Right Brain Brewery, aka RBB or "The Brain," is a Traverse City microbrewery located in the hip Warehouse District. The brewery is non-smoking, TV-less (to encourage conversation), and features a rotating beer menu (100 recipes and counting!). Good beer, good friends, and friendly service. The recipe for a perfect night out. « less
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Birch Run, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My husband is a beer nerd, while I like wine. I wasn't excited to go here, but he was. But I was surprised by how much I loved this place. I had meade, which was delicious. Of course my husband loved his beer. I also had a sandwich on waffles. Sounds strange, but it was surprisingly a great combination. As... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Joe the bar tender rocks! Beer was okay and was not as good as in past visits though the Loco IPA was good. The broken nose stunk and the concrete dinosaur (there best beer) was out. Disappointed that we paid cover to listen to a horrible singer on Friday, October 10th. Went back on Sunday and had better beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

On our Brewery tour stopping at Right Brain was a must! Inside of the building was awesome and very spacious. Large beer selection, 6 beer flight, in 6 oz glasses!! Sat and talked to Chef Mike for over an hour about their beers and Michigan beers in general. Loved this place and I cannot wait to go back!

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Mason City, Iowa
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86 reviews 86 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A bit out of the way location, but huge building. Food looked good- they make sandwiches with waffles for the bread, but we were planning on dinner somewhere else. Husband and I split a beer flight. The oddest beer we tried was a Thai Peanut, which tasted just like pad thai, but was quite spicy for a beer. Great flavor... More

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Independence, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Absolutely love & miss this place! So fun & creative, interesting brews. Chubby Squirrel, Northern Hawk Owl are great Autumn/winter brews, try Blue Lavender or Cool Hand Cuke for a spring/summer beer. Always changing....love the Strawberry Fields & cannot wait to try Thai peanut next visit. Funky place, great live music & waffle sandwiches. Highly recommend flight. My daughter lives... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visited here based on rave reviews we'd heard from many friends, and it didn't disappoint. Loved the Cherry Pie beer! They also had a Thai Peanut ale that I found surprisingly delicious. We tried a flight, and really didn't think any were too bad. Northern Hawk Owl was probably our favorite of the "standard" beers--and I think we loved all... More

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Despite their funky brews, this is the best brewery in TC hands down. On a recent trip I was blown away by the Thai Peanut Ale. I normally hate Brown Ales but this was fantastic. We always hit RBB when we are in Traverse and this trend will continue.

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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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48 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Hubby and I searched out this brewpub and weren't sorry. Relaxed surroundings an a nice sampling of their beers for $15.00. The waffle ham and Gouda sandwich was really good. Just wish it was bigger for $7.00 each. Maybe an expanded menu would bring in more people too. We will return when in the area.

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Portsmouth
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Right Brain is one of the best brewery's I have visited. It has an excellent atmosphere with lots of cool artwork throughout the brewery. The brew is top notch, especially if you like IPA's

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Fenton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had lunch and did a flight at RBB. The waffle sandwiches were delicious and the flight was tasty. We loved the Schrute farms saison.

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