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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 #10 of 45 activities in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This place is amazing!! My fiancé and I went in at open on a Saturday desperately looking for a place to rent in Traverse City and good beer. Not only did the guys there get us some fantastic beer, they also hooked us up with some contacts on places to rent and told us a bit about the housing in... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

We had a tasting flight and the beer here is excellent. I couldn't even pick a favorite, because they were all so good. They offer a limited menu with sandwiches and snacks. We ordered chips and guacamole and that was tasty as well. The pub was spacious and was very comfortable on a Saturday afternoon. If you enjoy microbrews, try... More

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LEIF k, Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this review

Hello, We're just writing to thank you for taking the time to let people know about your positive experience at Right Brain Brewery. Word of mouth is one of the most powerful advertising tools, and for a growing brewery like us, every word counts! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the beer and guacamole and look forward to your... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Went on a weekday afternoon during happy hour. The beer is top notch- lots of choices for every type of preference. Bartenders are good and helpful. Plenty of close parking. New facility is spacious. Had a waffle sandwich- for $7 it was bland and small- we were unimpressed. Would recommend and return for a drink only.

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Midland
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A nice selection of micro brews on tap. Small food selection because there is no kitchen. But you go here for the beer. Big open space bar and seating area. You can also get a hair cut on your way in or out. There is a beauty salon in the front suite.

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Oscoda, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

went at lunchtime, one other table of people in bar, three people behind bar, no one to wait on us. Yes we were standing at bar. Left Hungry, Thirsty, Disappointed. They may have the best beer in TC, but I'll never know.

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Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Perhaps over time the staff and owners have grown tired of tourists, I can get that. But really, at least pretend to be a decent person. Rude service and outright being ignored was not on my agenda. I had been here previously and had a great experience so I'm not sure what happened in between. They still haven't really established... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Yummy beer. Delicious mango salsa!!! Excellent hummus. Very funky, interesting space. Looks like they have lots of cool-sounding activities. Went there on ale trail.

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This brewery isn't on the main drag in traverse city but more off the beaten path. My husband and I love craft beers so we chose to stop at Right Brain. What a great choice! Every single home brew they make is so unique and very delicious! We had flights so we could try several and the names of each... More

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Visiting a few breweries in the area and this was the only place I liked all the beer. They aren't all main stream (think Thai peanut beer) but all well made and easy to drink the flight sized portions. I like the cake walk and blue magic? best. We walked from downtown. Sidewalk doesn't go all the way so driving... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The brewery is out of the way in a residential neighborhood and isn't very attractive from the outside. Inside the décor is very eclectic. Loved the retro video games. Be sure to order a beer flight, where you get to pick 6 different beers to try. There is also a wine flight and the root beer is good. There is... More

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