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Right Brain Brewery

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Address: 225 East 16th St, Suite E, Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone Number: +1 231-944-1239
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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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May be the best brewery I have ever experienced! Great beer and environment!

Great!! They have games to play which makes hanging out and drinking more sound even better. The boyfriend and I played darts and cards and couldn't have had a more positive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Shelbie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great!! They have games to play which makes hanging out and drinking more sound even better. The boyfriend and I played darts and cards and couldn't have had a more positive experience. Beer was great! naughty Girl Scout and northern hawk owl were awesome, so try them!

Thank Shelbie L
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Had a couple flights that were delish however ordered some hummus apps.. Never again! They came in premade containeers with tape on them made Six days ago! Old and hard!! yUck!

Thank Jb O
Southgate, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I went here with the wife after dinner one night to check the place out and have some beers. At first when you walk in you kind of get this feeling like your in college or something. We didn't eat anything here since we had just come from dinner about an hour or so beforehand. I ordered 4 different kinds... More 

Thank Wally1218
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The atmosphere was trendy, but I can suffer that. The food was pretty darn good overall. The burger was really alright served on a waffle. Again, trendy, but really very good. However the guac was TREMENDOUS. I know that this is subjective, but it was one of the best guacamoles I've ever eaten. The service was a little snoozy with... More 

Thank Doug J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

While the beer was interesting and very good I had the feeling I was hanging out at a frat house during rush week. Since the beer is the main attraction one will just have to appreciate the very casual, almost thrown together atmosphere of the place. The only reason I give 3 stars is that with so many microbreweries in... More 

2 Thank Alabamatransplant
Palos Heights, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I was surprised at the location of this place. Once you walk in you realize how big it is. I saw a hair dresser business once walking in and then the brewery right by it. The beers were all amazing. I especially liked the concrete dinosaur IPA. I was pretty bummed they didn't sell it so I could take a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Love RBB beers. Loved the experience at the old building. Now they have weird decor, bordering on creepy and dirty. Food was terrible. Burger came with cheese only and was cooked until it looked like a charcoal briquet. The wait staff said "we it is only a 3oz patty." They were not at all concerned about quality or customer service.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed an evening of beers at Right Brain. I tried four different beers and they were all good. Offering half pints allowed for lots of sampling. Their space is also really good. I liked the old video games and outdoor seating.

Thank John D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

I'm a sucker for bourbon barrel ales. And this was the first time I saw it at a craft brew pub. I was nervous. I love these things. Would their bourbon barrel ale live up to my standards? Or would it make me sad, very very sad? But alas! They did not disappoint. To my great relief it was drinkable... More 

Thank Andreadraya
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Was in TC for a wedding, but found time to stop by Right Brain and Traverse City Whiskey(review to follow). Though it's pretty nondescript on the outside, it's a large vibrant space on the inside. We were welcomed by every employee that we met, and they were willing to answer any questions. Some of the beer selections are pretty daring,... More 

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