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Rare Bird Brewpub

€€ - €€€American, ,
229 Lake Ave, Traverse City, MI 49684-2532
+1 231-943-2053
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork belly” (23 reviews)
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“deviled eggs” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
229 Lake Ave, Traverse City, MI 49684-2532
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here on a busy Saturday night. Beers were great and the food was delicious. They have a unique menu that far exceeds the bar food one might expect. I would definitely come here again. Super fun rustic atmosphere. Loved the decor. Greg place

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pub Burger here is the best I've had. Much more than the all natural local beef, thick cut bacon and crispy onion, Chef Conor Hatch whips up a tomato and garlic sauce that kicks your taste buds into high gear. Top it off with...More

Thank A H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot go wrong here. Delish beer and the food is awesome. Nice staff and atmosphere. Get the frites!! Our favorite stop in Traverse City.

Thank JenellandKeith
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Upon arriving I was very excited to check this place out. It was full of energy and looked great! Our entire group was disappointed in the beer. Not sure if Traverse City has a beer pallet that we are not used to or what but...More

Thank Teena_J
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Great beer selection, and a low key rustic spot to relax. Great happy hour specials and the food is fresh and diverse

Thank Jsmitty0070
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, food, and service. Enjoyed the horchata beer and a pub burger. Very cozy with a fireplace! Highly recommend for a winter day in town.

Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Whole family agrees. Best cheese curds!Nice place to hang with our kids. Good atmosphere and beer has very good. I'm not a salad lover but their Cobb salad was very, very, good and nice to have a kid friendly healthy selection. We will be back....More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Had the best wings here. I was impressed with the food. The old fashion was good. Wife had a burger. It was great too. If you look around the place, all the tables inside were made from one tree. Pretty cool tidbit. Will visit again...More

Thank Abel P
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a couple beers. Tried two of their beers, but they also offer other local selections. Nice little outdoor patio area for hanging out. Indoor area has a cool rustic feel. They have food but we didn't try it.

Thank roger3116
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Stopped in for a bite to eat and try a few of their own beers. Our bartender/server, Rachel, was awesome! She did her best to accomodate some of my dietary issues and I was pleased. Food was fine and beers were as well. Very casual...More

Thank 61teresaf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Lake Ave, Traverse City, MI 49684-2532
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-943-2053
Rare Bird Brewpub not only offers their award-winning house crafted beers but a large range of great beverages from around the world as well as a fantastic local pub food options. RB has 35 taps which feature house brewed beers, beers from around the world as well as wine, cider and craft cocktails. The food is a fun mix of old pub classics with an exciting and local flare.
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