We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Right Brain Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 225 E 16th St, Suite E, Traverse City, MI 49684-4181
Phone Number:
+1 231-944-1239
Website
Today
12:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
Description:

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!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 151 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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 16 August 2016
hemlockmommy
,
Hemlock
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 151: English reviews
Hemlock
Level Contributor
70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank hemlockmommy
Milford, MI
Level Contributor
32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 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!!

Helpful?
Thank victoria r
New York
Level Contributor
100 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Inferno2727
Farmington Hills
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 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.

Helpful?
Thank riabo
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Level Contributor
67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 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 

Helpful?
Thank Trav E
columbus oh
Level Contributor
88 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 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)

Helpful?
Thank bucks16
Rochester, Michigan
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 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.

Helpful?
Thank jctraveler14
midland, mi
Level Contributor
406 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 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!

Helpful?
Thank roger3116
Alpena, Michigan
Level Contributor
27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 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

Helpful?
Thank susancitysusan
Albany, Oregon
Level Contributor
44 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 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 

Helpful?
Thank silverchick_96

Travellers who viewed Right Brain Brewery also viewed

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 

Been to Right Brain Brewery? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Right Brain Brewery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?