Used to visit my ex father in law here when I was married and living in the Soo. Always had great service here, food was always great. Never got to try their beers, but service was always good when I used to go here.
Nice clean place pretty standard decor, medium sized. Staff seemed reasonably well informed. Both beers I got were pretty mundane, but the food was fantastic, had the whitefish sandwich. Not really a beer nerd spot more of a unique restaurant with some of their own brew.
Nice downtown location. Not a huge beer selection but the stout I had was solid. The food was very good as was the service. More of a restaurant experience than some of the funky local brewpubs, but a pleasant place to visit nonetheless.
Stopped in for a flight. This place has a decent menu and is cool enough on the inside, but the beer just isn’t that good over all. Only three of the beers I tried did I like at all. Service is decent and prices are all right, but this just isn’t a place for fans of better beer. The beer is almost incidental. Still an ok place, but compared to North Peak, there’s no real reason to go here.
A bit run down, though we were seated fairly quick. Staff was knowledgqble though fairly fast as it is tourist season. The food is decently priced and fairly good. The beer is average, with the IPA slightly above average. Better to give this a try if the 4 better bars are full with long waits.
This place seems to get kind of a bum rap for some reason, but I enjoy stopping in here when I get to Traverse City.
The beer selection is fairly typical of restaurant type brewpubs, and the beer quality is about what you expect from that type of place. In other words, it’s good, but unremarkable.
There’s a definite house flavor to all their beer, but again, that should be expected in a place like this.
The food is quite good, and a decent value. Mackinaw Brewing is right on the main tourist drag, so it gets quite busy at times, but lunchtime on weekends is typically quiet enough that one can relax at the bar, sip through the beers, watch a ballgame, and chat with the bartender.
They do a mean Bloody Mary here, or so I gather by the number of them that I see the bartender make.
I’ve never had a bad experience in here. If you’re in town, it’s worth popping in.