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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 good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (23 reviews)
“nachos” (23 reviews)
“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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for an evening drink and food. We had to wait, but enjoyed a drink and conversation before sitting down to a great meal. My wife and I usually share a meal/appetizer and that worked for us here! The portion was nice and the...More

Thank chasalway
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rare Bird Brewpub was our very first stop in Traverse City and needless to say, the bar has already been set extremely high. Pros: An excellent selection of beers that featured some very unique flavour combinations A simplistic yet desirable menu Our meals were well...More

Thank ChrisToplack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in on a Saturday night around 8PM. Very busy, was able to find a booth. Looked like many of the tables were more "community seating". Had the pork belly nachos and the mahi mahi tacos. Both were outstanding. The nachos aren't the typical cheap...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in traverse city stop by Rare Bird and grab some excellent beers and grub. Had the VA JA HA which is a American Blonde brewed with vanilla and coffee. It was absolutely delicious! Paired it with pork belly nachos and a pub...More

Thank Gavin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on the recommendation of trip advisor and a friend. My husband and I split the hummus platter, crispy cauliflower, and a lamb burger. ALL of them excellent. That hummus platter with the pickled carrots...oh man.. and the lamb burger just melted in your...More

Thank Rista
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I waited about a week to write this review. Been here several times. I was in a good mood with family as we walked into Rare Bird early on a sunny Sunday afternoon to enjoy a few beers and lunch. Their system requires you to...More

Thank Kroneo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, fun food, and they love birds like I do! Creative beers and other choices too, crowd pleaser for sure

Thank Dana R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a weekday right as they opened and the staff was great and knowledgeable. We only had beer so I cannot speak on the food, they did have a nice selection of beer styles to choose from other breweries in addition to a few...More

Thank The_GR_Blade
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This Pub is a little off the beaten path and well worth the little walk. It is spacious and has great air conditioning. The servers are knowledgeable in the food and drink menus. The margaritas are delicious and more on the tart than sweet side....More

Thank kristyn672002
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
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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