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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
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Went twice in a week!

We loved it so much we went back a second time during our trip to Traverse City. Went the first time with our son, he loved the peanut butter and jelly waffle sandwich. My husband... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2016
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70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We loved it so much we went back a second time during our trip to Traverse City. Went the first time with our son, he loved the peanut butter and jelly waffle sandwich. My husband and I split a waffle burger with chips and it was amazing. The staff was super friendly, they have an awesome atmosphere, beautiful art on... More 

1 Thank hemlockmommy
Milford, MI
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016

Love everything about this place...our favorite brewery in TC. Nice laid back vibe...bring games to play and kids are welcome (they even have a play area for them. Great beer and food too. Don't miss this place...we love it!!

Thank victoria r
New York
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100 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Delicious, geeky and unique! We're massive craft beer fans, to the point where not much surprises us anymore. Right Brain was able to deliver! The beer was high quality, and just try not to order a waffle sandwich with the smell of fresh waffles filling the air. We live in NY and brought as much Right Brain beer we could... More 

1 Thank Inferno2727
Farmington Hills
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Lots of families here and tour groups. Lots of beer selections. Snacks available. Only downside was no air-conditioning and no ice for water, but the warehouse ambience was relaxing and enjoyable. Very cool decorations.

Thank riabo
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Talk about a social experiment! Different people, Different tastes in Beer (Pig Parts and Pies!) and the warehouse atmosphere off the beaten path makes this place very special. My wife had a sampler of 6 "non-Hoppy" beer and fell in love with the Northern Hawk Owl, enough that I had just the tip of my tongue on it before she... More 

Thank Trav E
columbus oh
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88 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Something for everyone. Saw ages 4-70 inside. Plenty of beer options + to go sales. Small restaurant next to bar. Games for kids, Super fast and efficient service. The night we were there had a pop-up clothes boutique. Definitely a non stuffy/be yourself environment. Plenty of parking. (plus a small patio out front)

Thank bucks16
Rochester, Michigan
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Visited with our twenty-something kids. Enjoyed a 1/2 pint of of their Northern Hawk Owl. Shared the cheese sausage and cracker sampler...yummy. Others ordered their ham & gouda on waffles with tomato aoli, very tasty.

Thank jctraveler14
midland, mi
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404 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Was shocked at their beer selection and infusions they offer. Walk up to the bar and order, take back to your table. Many seating options, place is huge. There's games and music to entertain. You can even get your hair done at the attached salon!

Thank roger3116
Alpena, Michigan
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016

We traveled there as a "pack" of eleven. Good selection beer with several available to purchase pre-packaged. Service was not a strong point. The gentleman serving us was NOT having a good day. Loved the open space. Would go back again

Thank susancitysusan
Albany, Oregon
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44 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016

We loved the open industrial feel to this place. We walked in and felt right at home. Not out of place and not like awkward tourists not knowing where to go or what to do. The flights were great, the knowledge of the bartender was awesome and the service was fantastic! The local regulars were a riot too! We sat... More 

Thank silverchick_96

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