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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 Flight

Stopped here on our beer tour and it was probably my favorite brewery during our tour. Great flight... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
endre1mr
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Good beer!

Stopped in for lunch. Tried 5 different beers, all of them good. They even had an asparagus beer... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Irie5678
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Bethel Springs, Tennessee
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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!
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beer” (24 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 17 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our beer tour and it was probably my favorite brewery during our tour. Great flight with many great options. We loved the Naughty Girl Scout and the Sponge Cake beers. They also offered an asparagus beer that you have to try!

Thank endre1mr
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Tried 5 different beers, all of them good. They even had an asparagus beer! Food was awesome too. Try the queso beer cheese with soft chips. My turkey and guac sandwich was served on a waffle!

Thank Irie5678
Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thanks for the kind words! We try out best to keep our beers creative, and our Spear Beer is definitely in that category. Make sure to come back in the future for other veggie beers....and more!

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Was our last stop on our Ale Trail thru TC and the Blue Magic Lavender Beer was to die for, even took home a growler, which wasn't as good as from the tap, wondering if because it was in a clear growler which was very...More

Thank nkleiber28
Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi there! We do fill our growlers directly from the tap, but once it gets poured it does have a lifespan. We also carry 22oz bombers of our Blue Magic, so next time you're in you can give those a try! Thanks for stopping in!

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped with friends to taste some beers. Sample flights are huge! Probably the best beer was the chipotle stout. Huge warehouse is set up nicely for games and fun.

Thank roger3116
Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your flight! We do like to have fun here. Make sure to look out for pub events!

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Right Brain was supposed to be the first stop in our evening touring various spots near downtown. Needless to say we stayed for hours. Beer sample is the way to go if you're not familiar with their offerings. Food truck food was great and pairs...More

Thank Katherine C
Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Awesome! We agree that tasting flights are the way to go for newcomers. We have a pretty eclectic variety. Our food truck menu will be changing in early summer so look out for some new grub!

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at Right Brain. The atmosphere was very cool. The 6yr old liked looking at all the art. They had board games to play and room to get up and dance. The food and beer were decent, nothing really stood out as...More

Thank MaggieMaude
Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Hi there! We're happy that you enjoyed the building, we love our art and games. At Right Brain we are always changing things up, so next time you're in the neighborhood we'd love to have you back in to try new beer and food.

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Had flight of beers loved naughty girl stout. Atmosphere very cool, hair salon next door with adjacent doors. Art on Wall very chic

Thank te5162015
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place to try some of northern Michigan's local beer. It fits the need for all sizes of groups. The space like what others here state is not too appealing but the interior is funky snd fun. The only drawback is that...More

1  Thank klhchicago
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This has become one of our favorite places to visit when we travel to Traverse City. Atmosphere is amazing. Husband like the beer, and I like the mead.

Thank happydayra
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were surprised to find this place in a neighborhood! The outside doesn't look like much, walk inside! The inside is very unusual, local art for sale and the beer selection and sample sizes! WOW! We found many different beers that we liked...but had to...More

Thank Paraise P
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