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Right Brain Brewery

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Just plain fun.... Oh and great beers

If you speak beer this is the place to visit. If you don't speak beer don't worry they have... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
Micheal W
Traverse City
40th Birthday

First time and loved the craft beer variety! Staff very helpful and gave many great suggestions... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Grafton, Ohio
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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!
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225 E 16th St, Suite E, Traverse City, MI 49684-4181
+1 231-944-1239
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Large, cold, concrete space. Maybe fun when crowded, but on our afternoon with maybe six others in the room, it was hollow and echoey. Decent beer selection, but we were quick to drink up and go someplace else.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Beachgoerd
Reviewed December 8, 2018

If you speak beer this is the place to visit. If you don't speak beer don't worry they have interpreters that will help you our. The place sells beer, IPA, Ale, Brown, Fruit, Wheat, special, regular, dark, light.... something for everyone. Some great, some exceptional...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Micheal W
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in and three of us had the flight of beers. Six 6oz glasses of beer for $15 and a great selection to choose from. We all enjoyed each of our choices. Fun, industrial atmosphere and there was a lively Friday afternoon crowd. Service is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

First time and loved the craft beer variety! Staff very helpful and gave many great suggestions. Definitely will be back if in area again. Wish could order some of the brews to have in Ohio.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kjc22
Reviewed October 8, 2018

I would say it's worth a trip over to Right Brain if your up in TC. I tried a Dead Kettle IPA , a Will Power Citrus Pale Ale and a Everybody's Doing It Citrus Ale. All three were pretty good. They had probably twenty...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Bring your thirst and try some brews. They have ginormous flights! They've got funky beers and this is a funky building. Great place for people to meet up and play some games. There's always kids in there too, lots of space. There's a few food...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely a hidden gem! It’s location is basically the middle of nowhere in comparison to the rest of Traverse City, but it’s well worth finding. We were looking for something to do while it was raining and were pleasantly surprised. It doesn’t look...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We walked in- sat at a table. We were VERY hungry. As we were looking at the menu, the guy is picking up the condiments and menus. We said we wanted something to eat. The guy said the food truck is closed and walked away....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TravelLover570
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Great place off the beaten path but right next to one. This a hide away for anyone who loves micro brewed beer. The building looks like an old warehouse with a few small businesses in it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 772leighanns
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

A craft brewery that experiments with unique flavors. Try the Cake Walk and Pig Porter. Avoid the Luminous Lemon Ale—-lemon flavor is too strong. Also, if you want real food with your brews, show up before 7 pm (when their food truck departs).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Monica R
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Gem of the Midwest! (4 Replies)
Thank you to all who helped us navigate through all the things to do, places to eat in Traverse City and neighboring cities of Highway 31! **note: our trip started in Ann Arbor, Mi to Saugatuck, MI...I've posted that part of the trip on the forums for those 2 cities.** Just a little background. We are 2 couples traveling together. We have lived in Toledo for the past year...our good friends flew out from California to see the Midwest sights. Lodging: Cambria Suites Inn Restaurants:...More
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Wow. You visited some of the best that the TC area has to offer. You really did your homework. Haven't been to any of the restaurants or shops that you described, but they are on our "list". All sound wonderful, including the "Chubby Mary". I know Cook's House is the top of the line. Thanks for the detailed report and glad you had such a wonderful time.