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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 brew at its best!

We spent a leisurely happy hour trying put beers and sharing some snacks. The atmosphere at Right... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Heather B
,
Waterford, Michigan
via mobile
Disappointing

This place was recommended to us and turned out to be a big disappointment. The beer was not very... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Carrie R
,
Madison, Wisconsin
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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!
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“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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+1 231-944-1239
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"great beer"
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"waffles"
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"guac"
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"different beers"
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"cake walk"
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"pale ale"
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"hair salon"
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"blue magic"
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"board games to play"
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"huge warehouse"
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"beer enthusiast"
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"beer selection"
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"great flight"
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"an art gallery"
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"food truck"
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"on tap"
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"visit tc"
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 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.

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

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!

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

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

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!

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 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
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Bonnie H, Public Relations Manager at Right Brain Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

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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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Right Brain has a great selection of beer and the food is good. The location is a little bit out of the way to walk to from downtown. The restaurant space is big and open and we can see they have a lot of regular...More

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

Hi PamSJ, thanks for the review! We're happy you enjoyed a Demon Burger, we've been busy creating new food menu options this year. As much as we would love to have dogs on the patio, it's actually a legal issue and not just a Right...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Right Brain is awesome. Awesome space, awesome staff, brews are awesome. You pay the same as you would at literally every other craft brewery in any other city in Michigan.

Thank Jessica T
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome brewery, fun atmosphere, great music playing along with great beer! What more could you ask for! Great service, very knowledgeable staff. Loved the Gin Joy Ale ....... Amazing!

Thank Carrie F
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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
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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

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