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Right Brain Brewery

225 E 16th St, Suite E, Traverse City, MI 49684-4181
+1 231-944-1239
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Great IPAs

We loved the beer here and the eclectic decor. However, the temperature inside was a bit warm and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
heather_lynn_moore
,
Grand Rapids, Michigan
So so

The afternoon ambience was not there. Place seemed "stuffy". Had ceiling fans but a few floor... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
anonymous838
,
Livonia, Michigan
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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!
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beer” (25 reviews)
“waffles” (15 reviews)
“thai peanut” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 23:00
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225 E 16th St, Suite E, Traverse City, MI 49684-4181
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+1 231-944-1239
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the beer here and the eclectic decor. However, the temperature inside was a bit warm and uncomfortable. The outside area was charming.

Thank heather_lynn_moore
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The afternoon ambience was not there. Place seemed "stuffy". Had ceiling fans but a few floor fans would have helped.

Thank anonymous838
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really looking forward to this stop but was not impressed. Line was super long to order food and beer at the bar. Burgers were decent at best. The beer was good but they don't have growlers. Seating was TERRIBLE! Many people standing around waiting...More

Thank Jordan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all this place is a bit out of the way, so if you are walking from Front St be prepared. Second, the beers we tried were just average. I live in an area where craft brewers have really upped their game, so it's...More

Thank Tim_from_MN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a leisurely happy hour trying put beers and sharing some snacks. The atmosphere at Right Brain is friendly, energetic and welcoming. Delicious blue cheese burger and great beers. Try a flight so you can sample a few!

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us and turned out to be a big disappointment. The beer was not very good and we tried 6 different kinds. It was all counter service but staff person who we dealt with most was rather rude. We had planned...More

Thank Carrie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Right Brain on a Friday night and it was surprisingly empty. Nevertheless, it was a fun time. The beer was good and the food was great too. Good service. Wish they were open past midnight.

Thank Nate D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! Great for lunch too. Lots of space, great atmosphere. Beer is so tasty! My fave is Cake Walk. There is always something happening at Right Brain.

Thank FamilyPMWS
Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! If you like our Cake Walk, make sure to try our Sponge Cake (Cake Walk on Nitro) or our Gin Joy (Cake Walk aged in gin barrels) before they're gone!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second time here and it was as good as the first. Creative beers that are so tasty! Food is limited but enough to get you through your beer. Nice location too. There are video games for kids.

Thank Bettycj
Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! Our food menu is ever changing, so keep an eye out for additions in the future. Looking forward to your third visit!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite place for beer in the Traverse City area! They are always willing to try different things with their beers and in general most experiments are excellent. This last visit we were able to try a cherry pale ale and a kombucha...More

Thank BandBCuties
Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're happy to hear you took some to go! What's the fun of drinking beer if you can't take some back with you to share with friends? One of our mottos is "Keep Beer Curious", so we promise to always keep experimenting and discovering new...More

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