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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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12:00 - 23:00
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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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Great Atmosphere!

This has become one of our favorite places to visit when we travel to Traverse City. Atmosphere is amazing. Husband like the beer, and I like the mead.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
happydayra
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun place to try some of northern Michigan's local beer. It fits the need for all sizes of groups. The space like what others here state is not too appealing but the interior is funky snd fun. The only drawback is that the food was a let down. We had burgers and fries which were rather pedestrian.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has become one of our favorite places to visit when we travel to Traverse City. Atmosphere is amazing. Husband like the beer, and I like the mead.

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Thank happydayra
Waterford, Michigan, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were surprised to find this place in a neighborhood! The outside doesn't look like much, walk inside! The inside is very unusual, local art for sale and the beer selection and sample sizes! WOW! We found many different beers that we liked...but had to drive back to our hotel!

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Thank Paraise P
Beavercreek, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Gin Joy tapped on Barrel Aged day = deliciousness. We think it vastly improved the taste of cake walk. Please bottle Gin Joy! Also had the nacho plate with chorizo and it was very good. Loved the pico, very garlicky which is my fave

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Thank Lisa D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Went to Right Brain on a Wed evening. Fairly limited selection of beers - I had the CEO Stout which was good. Wife had a pale ale which she thought was just OK. Very limited food - some app's but food truck provided more. We left after one beer as more of a warehouse/industrial atmosphere than pub.

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Thank David S
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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83 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Right brain has been on my list of breweries to hit for a while. I wasn't disappointed. The beer was great and the vibe in the place is laid back. It's like drinking in a warehouse. Lots a room, not overly hipster or pretentious, and a relaxed scene. The food was good. Wished the appetizer came first and not last... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We got a flight of beers for tasting, and we're quite sure that the server mixed up two of them... it was a bit sad. We ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and it was mediocre. Cake walk was a really interesting beer - dessert beer?

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Thank blondeambition151
Kalamazoo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since I've been to Right Brain. Happened upon it again after tasting Chubby Squirrel at the Harbor Springs Brew Festival. Super smooth spiced Amber Ale. Was happy to see the addition of major food choices since last visiting a number of years ago. The Mac n Cheese is excellent, and my husband's burger was so tasty... More 

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Thank Patricia R
Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Right Brain Brewery is a cool place to visit and they have pretty tasty beers to offer. There are nice paintings on the walls and the paintings are all for sale. They don't serve food.

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Thank Jan R
Toledo, OH
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have been coming to Right Brain the past 4 years and have been so happy with how great the beer has gotten and how they are not afraid to have fun. The waffle sandwiches, which I was not a fan of, are now gone and replaced with normal sandwiches. The beers are becoming more available in Michigan (I'm on... More 

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