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Right Brain Brewery, Traverse City

Categories: Breweries, Food & Drink
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4.1/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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  • 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...  read more »
  • 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 o...  read more »
  • 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 in...  read more »
  • If you just want to try unique, quality beers but don't have much of an appetite, this is your place. I ordered a flight of 6 beers (5 oz each) for $15 and liked all of them a lot. The beers are very interesting from cream ales to beers brewed in pig bones. There are also more traditional beers as well as a decent selection of IPAs. No complaints at all about the beer. Don't come here hungry. No one in my party liked their meal. The menus are tiny with only 5 or so sandwiches, a couple appetizers, and burgers. Even so, they ran out of 3 items on the menu that many of my party were set on ordering. We started with the sausage and cheese platter which was ridiculously tiny for $12. Avoid this item for sure. For the entrĂ©e I was stuck with an onion garlic aioli burger which, like everything else, was served on a waffle. The aioli had no flavor whatsoever and the burger was overcooked (they didn't ask how i wanted it done). The other members in my party had varieties of sandwiches and burgers and everyone thought the food was subpar. Definitely skip the food here except for maybe an appetizer of chips. The atmosphere is definitely unique. There is no service here; ordering is done at the bar and you take the drinks back yourself. The food is delivered but that's about it. The place is all one large room with a warehouse feel and lots of noise. The decoration is all over the place but i think that's the point. The workers are all younger with many piercings and tattoos which is indicative of the usually crowd here. It's not a very comfortable place for the family, but definitely interesting for a night out. They have live music some nights and it's 21 and up after 9.
  • Cool space with many truly unique beers to try (my husband tried the Mangalitza Pig Porter, brewed with pig heads and bones, and while animal-based beer isn't my thing to say the least, I have heard they do it well.) The waffle sandwiches were yummy, as were all the beers I sampled!
  • They have awesome beers, always have and always will. Their kitchen area and food safety is rediculous! They had a container of water that had dirty spoons sitting it it like combs in Barbasol at a barber, they proceeded to take a gauc covered spoon out of the water container and spoon gauc out with it for a customer. I felt sorry for that vacationing person and hoped they had a hotel and weren't staying in a tent for a toilets sake.
  • First time I ever had a waffle-based sandwich. It was delicious, but kind of pricey. The atmosphere here is fun and somewhat family oriented, which is weird for a pub. Gotta try it if you haven't been.
  • Great beer options, creative food choices and great friendly staff... this place is just awesome. Draws a crowd, we enjoyed it!
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