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Right Brain Brewery

££ - £££American, ,
225 E 16th St, Traverse City, MI 49684-4181
+1 231-944-1239
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“waffle sandwich” (14 reviews)
“guac” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
225 E 16th St, Traverse City, MI 49684-4181
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Went to Right Brain for lunch with my wife. The actual menu available had fewer options than what was indicated on their web page. We each ordered a sandwich, and each was good. However, the 40 minute wait was excessive. After about 20 minutes into...More

1  Thank JKB_TC
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Well this place was very different....I think my husband and I were a little old for this place. The help was very good and friendly....but would recommend it to the younger generation

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great beer, nice large brewery. Staff are always good and it just a fun place to go when your in the area.

Thank JMO3210
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

A simple but lovely place to stop for samples of beer. 15.00 we got 6 4 oz beers. We had about 15 kinds to choose from. I'm not a big beer drinker, but enjoyed sampling the different kinds. They do a nice job. Workers were...More

Thank GlamperGirl2
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Very good beers and food. Waiters very nice too. Definitely recommend it! Had the beer tasting, burger and sandwich. Lovely!

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The Right Brain Brewery is a quirky establishment with a very unique atmosphere. It was entertaining, if nothing else... there is various different artists works that cover the walls. It is an unfinished, eclectic-styled decor in the middle of what appears to be a very...More

Thank ksayles73
Reviewed 1 August 2016

A must do for craft beer enthusiasts or anyone who likes a good time and interesting beer. Try a flight and play a board game! Good times!

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We had lunch here and thought the beer was great. Lots of unique brews, and cider and wine options that are great as well since we had one non-beer drinker in the group. The location is a little industrial, but I think that works for...More

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Lots to choose from here. Spear beer made with asparagus, Magalitsa Pig Porter, and many stouts, and IPAs all brewed here. I'm not a big fan of sandwiches made with waffles though

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

If you like beer then I would recommend coming here to try some. The turkey and guac waffle sandwich was amazing. The look of the restaurant is industrial and not exactly clean looking. Our bartender was great and knowledgeable. Menu and prices are very confusing....More

Thank Tara M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 E 16th St, Traverse City, MI 49684-4181
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-944-1239
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