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Right Brain Brewery

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Address: 225 E 16th St, Suite E, Traverse City, MI 49684-4181
Phone Number: +1 231-944-1239
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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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!

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Odd Beer and Odd People make it Great!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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columbus oh
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88 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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)

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Rochester, Michigan
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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midland, mi
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113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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!

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Alpena, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank susancitysusan
Albany, Oregon
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44 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

A bit out of the way, but well worth the trip! It's only a few minutes drive or bike from downtown. The beers are great and the waffle sandwiches and burgers are very good, too.

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Thank darrenq
Windsor, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

They have a wide selection of micro brews from lite to dark. We ended up buying a Growler to go of a white, cake .. It was great the next day as it was very warm and it went down Great! Do not go for the atmosphere as t is a bit rough. Burgers and brews were very good.

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Thank Doug J
Titusville, Florida
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Saw reviews of the CEO on nitro, had to try it. It is great!! Did a tasting selection of 6 beers. the CEO nitro, an IPA, something Hawk Owl ( awesome), two that I do not remember and the Firestarter chipotle stout_ owww_ spicy and very good!! Inside is all hard surfaces and pretty loud. Young people everywhere. Patio was... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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98 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Very interesting place. If you're looking for a modern upscale place, this is not it. I thought it was cool. It was at the end of a residential street a mile from everything else. It literally looked like they took some warehouse space, put in a bar and a bunch of seating. The ceiling must be 20 ft high. They... More 

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