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Right Brain Brewery, Traverse City

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  • Was really looking forward to this stop but was not impressed. Line was super long to order food and beer at the bar. Burgers were decent at best. The beer was good but they don't have growlers. Seati...  more »
  • First of all this place is a bit out of the way, so if you are walking from Front St be prepared. Second, the beers we tried were just average. I live in an area where craft brewers have really upped ...  more »
  • We spent a leisurely happy hour trying put beers and sharing some snacks. The atmosphere at Right Brain is friendly, energetic and welcoming. Delicious blue cheese burger and great beers. Try a flight...  more »
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  • Great beer choices. Burgers pretty good. Would have been better had they been cooked medium well and there was not corn in the black bean burger. Fun live trivia as well. Fries were super yummy! Ordered chips and salsa, but didn't get it until we asked for it after our burgers came. Chips were not good. You order at the bar, then no one checks on you.
  • Some unique beers here. Some good (Naughty Girl Stout), some...too weird (Thai Peanut). Food and service left something to be desired. My demon burger was great but the dirty fries (cheese fries) were just kinda soft and soppy. Worse, my parents and sister's burgers were ordered medium well but large portions of them were nearly bloodied and inedible. When the issue was brought to the girl clearing our table, she shrugged at us awkwardly and said that she wasn't the best person to talk to but then she walked away from the table and never got anybody capable of addressing the problem. We were in a rush so we couldn't pursue the issue further. The building is neat. There's outdoor seating that you could probably take a pet to eat with you. Hopefully your experience is better than mine. It's worth going to in order to try the beers.
  • I have been to many breweries and I would say the experience at Right Brain was not among the best. The staff were unwelcoming, we sat at the bar for 10 min before anyone asked us for beer. We ordered a sampler of 6 which was for $15! I hardly remember any brewery charging $15 for a sampler. Lastly the beer, they might boast of having won many medals, but I found them unimpressive. In their defense, they were out of their too popular beers. However, I wouldn't go there next time I visit Traverse City.
  • Very verity of beers, good mix with the beers, and good food. Lydia was the bar tender and she was great... kept the beers full and was enjoying what she did...
  • EXTREMELY friendly. Stopped in to check the place out as a fan of the beer and the brewery did not disappoint. Our bartender Jessica made us feel as if we had been long time customers during our first ever visit. Russ the owner popped up very casually. Initially thought he was just a random patron and after a bit of just friendly conversation we discovered he was the owner. Russ Brought out some beer that wasn't even on the market just to get some feedback. Bottom line is if you like right brains beer and enjoy a great service this is the place for you.

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Where to stay in Traverse City

Most accommodations in Traverse City lie near the waters of Grand Traverse Bay. The West Arm of the bay is closer to businesses and services in and around downtown. The portion of Traverse City on the East Arm of the bay remains quieter. Both areas offer hotels and bed and breakfasts with convenient access to the beach. Many visitors opt to stay in vacation rentals, including lakeside cottages and houses, which you'll also find here.
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