United States > Michigan > Traverse City
strongpieman (97) Mount Airy, Maryland | January 23, 2010
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty average, chain feeling place. Servers donít know much about beer... mainly a restaurant with a few beers. Okay if you are looking for that.
skoll (7) Traverse City, Michigan | November 4, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
The service is always good Iíve been here a few times. I have the white chicken Ale soup and it is now my favorite. Had the sample beer tray and all were drinkable but nothing over the top great
kitschy (60) Nebraska | September 5, 2009
34 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 6/20
Next time I visit Traverse City I am going directly to Right Brain and will stay planted there until it is time to go back home. No need to bother with a boring brewpub whose staff canít be bothered to make eye contact or actually speak with customers. My guess is this is a place known for its food. Critical errors included mislabeling which beer was on cask and not providing water with the sampler flight.
Sammy (462) Toronto, Ontario | August 6, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
A "cool place" in a buzy 20s/30s hangout. The view of the bay is georgious, and currently three good craft brew places to go. More or less standard beer offerings and quality. Service was consistent with the type of place it was, with some sensitivity to craft beer. But, hey, people ordering mixed hard liquor is the the target market.
SpudClampDawg (43) Jasper, Indiana | September 22, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Located in a cool, old building that used to be a candy factory. It is located at the end of Front Street, which is full of shops and restaurants. It is a block off the water, making the location that much better. While the exterior has character, alot is lost on the interior. The brewhouse can be seen through large glass windows when you enter, but a turn up the stairs in the bar leads you into a chain-like enviroment. The service was great. We sat in the bar which had four plasma TVs on each side of the rectangular bar. The beer list is standard, offering the usual light, pale, porter, red, etc. A few seasonables were also available as well as a barrel-aged porter. We tried a few of the standards which were good but nothing too special. We were there in the afternoon on a Saturday and took advantage of the $2.50/pint happy hour. This was for both regulars and seasonals. Food was available and while the menu looked interesting, we didnít eat. Overall, a nice experience that comes off somewhat standard in the grand scheme of things. Worth a visit if you are in town.
cmconrad99 (1) Lorain, Ohio | September 8, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Had the wings, they were excellent. Atmosphere was great. Food menu was good. Beer selection thought was minimal. Had a Holy Hop Ipa was ok, the Cask served was an IPA cask ale, was mellow, decent. Overall beer choices was minimal. Server was great food server, but lacked overall beer service expertise.
bigtaster (42) Grand Rapids, Michigan | March 10, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Only went once but service was good. They had delicious pizza and a good atmosphere. They had an ok selection of brew, but didnít have any IPAís on tap! I had an aged stout on hand pull and it was great. To top it off the beer was cheap, only $2 a piece. I hope to make it back their again.
Slabjacker (34) | November 3, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been twice in the span of five years and both experiences were good ones. North Peak is in an old candy factory which, when mixed with the decor, makes for a nice, pleasant atmosphere. Only had pizza while there but all the food coming from the kitchen looked appealing. Staff was friendly and attentive. As for the beer, a good selection for all taste buds. Try the sampler first then go for your favourite. Had a vanilla stout the first time and it was heavenly. The red is worth a try but the Mission Point Porter gets the gold medal from me. Took home a growler of it too. If thereís a knock against this place itís the time spent waiting for tables. Very busy on the weekends so the wait can be lengthy at times. Once seated however, they take good care of you. Definitely the place in Traverse City.
kseecs16 (194) Naperville, Illinois | June 12, 2007| Updated May 3, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Place had a nice patio with live music and a bar as well as a large restaurant with a big rectangular bar in the front of the dining area. Brewing equipment is visible when you walk in, but not prominent in the decor. A mix of typical brewpub and modern restaurant decor. Menu has a nice variety from pizza to seafood and steaks, and the appetizers and hanger steak I had were good, but not exceptional by any means. Nice place, enjoyed the sampler which was uninspired but well made beers. Unfortunately they were out of the Cask IPA they had on their beer board. I did not enjoy their seasonal Saison, and found the Irish Lager to be a little boring, but a great place for the area, and it seems like theyíre trying to brew some good stuff. Service was good all around.
Update as of April 2011. Visited again and left with a similar impression, though enjoyed the beers more this time around, and found some more interseting options.
Tmoney99 (366) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 31, 2007| Updated May 3, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Located downtown. Large service area with a bar in the middle with the brewing operations in the front. Service was good and the server knew the brews. Sampler is good of the standards and had three seasonal brews. Did not get to eat but the menu was good broad selection of standard corporate and local grill selections. Met the brewmaster, she was a knowledgeable free spirit. Well worth a visit.
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