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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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Creative but not captivating

Beer selection is decent, but incredibly overpriced. Atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired - has... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
bloggersuse
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Traverse City, Michigan
Great atmosphere and great beer!

A front patio allows for outdoor seating with a view of Boardman Lake. Inside is an art gallery... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Loon3
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Dayton, 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!
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“great beer” (26 reviews)
“waffles” (15 reviews)
“guac” (9 reviews)
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225 E 16th St, Suite E, Traverse City, MI 49684-4181
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Beer selection is decent, but incredibly overpriced. Atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired - has all the charm of sitting in a garage sale and very uncomfortable. Service is just...odd. Not very good in the people skills department. Food is just ok - avoid...More

Thank bloggersuse
Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Hi bloggersuse, thanks for the review! We're always appreciative to hear from our customers based on their experiences visiting us. May we ask what exactly was overpriced about our beer? We're always trying to keep our beer affordable and fair, and make it a point...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

A front patio allows for outdoor seating with a view of Boardman Lake. Inside is an art gallery full of various types of artwork for sale by local artists, including metal, photos and paintings. Tee shirts and other merchandise are also available. A variety of...More

Thank Loon3
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Totally hipster place that you can bring young kids and still enjoy a great beer. We brought our 2 year old here and she ended up meeting another little one. They have a wide open space perfect for kiddos to run around and play. Great...More

Thank Chelsea D
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I already knew Right Brain brews some excellent beers and the beers available did not disappoint. The tasting room was massive and open with an industrial vibe. What surprised me most was the food. The burgers were top notch and my kids got a grilled...More

Thank 0SUBucks
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.

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