North Peak Brewing

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Johnsense  (72) , | December 2, 2011
Fairly busy, but service was very attentive - note that I have heard of friends who had a different experience with service than mine. Most of the tourists flock to the mediocre pub/brewery down the street thankfully. Ordered a sandwich, Fries, and a couple pints. Food is fairly good, though only a handful of NP beer were available when i was there. The IPA here on tap was VERY fresh. Sure, Right Brain blows this and most places out of the water, but the Peak is still worth a visit before heading to the superior Jolly Pumpkin and the Brain.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
bruwery  (21) Lowell, Michigan | November 16, 2011
I really enjoy this brewpub. My wife likes the food here (as do I), so sheís always game to pop in when weíre in town. The beer is solid, but not remarkable. Itís fairly typical of brewpubs that are essentially restaurants first. North Peak generally has the four or five standard menu beers, a seasonal offering, and another rotator. It can get rather busy come dinnertime, but thatís typical of any tourist town I suppose. Iíve always had good service, and never had an issue with my food. I never leave here dissatisfied.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Brandon8  (13) Indiana | April 20, 2011
Meh. Felt like a tourist brewery rather than one that one that was a brewery first. Very big place, and very average beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | July 7, 2010
A very nice rather upscale brewpub. They only have a few brews on draft including one on cask. All I tried were very good. The food however, is outstanding. Worth the stop just to eat here. I was not expecting such great food! Everything we tried was top notch. Service was very quick. Prices were very reasonable. A must see in traverse city.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
LilBeerDoctor  (367) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 27, 2010
This is a brewpub/restaurant (but more of a restaurant) in downtown Traverse City. There is a large wraparound bar and several TVs, giving it a sports bar look as well. There were not that many taps on when I was there (maybe 8 at most but I think there were less than that) and all were the basic beer styles (amber, pale ale, stout, etc). The beer was not that great either. I ordered a pizza and it was pretty tasty, so at least there was that. But overall, not a beer destination (definitely just go to Right Brain and skip Mackinaw and North Peak, unless you are in Traverse City for a long time and are running out of things to do).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
6ROW  (47) corpus christi, Texas | June 24, 2010
sat @ the bar , bar tender was a little over-worked, run of the mill beers, one pale on cask.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
flatmatt  (78) Northville, Michigan | June 12, 2010
We were there for an early dinner. A decent environment, but I found it a little off-putting for some reason I canít put my finger on. The only beers on tap were the five "regular" beers, nothing special. My porter was about average, but sounded like the most interesting thing available. The other selections were an Irish red, a dry stout, a pale ale, and a "light." I ordered the Spanish chorizo pizza, which sounded pretty interesting; it was good, but I actually thought it would have been better without the chorizo. Service was mixed: we had to ask three times for a soft drink, but the waitress was helpful in checking about the ingredients in the food. I wouldnít mind coming back, but Iíd probably like to check out one of the other local breweries first if I were back in Traverse.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
strongpieman  (156) Mount Airy, Maryland | January 23, 2010
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
skoll  (7) Traverse City, Michigan | November 4, 2009
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
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 6/20
kitschy  (60) Nebraska | September 5, 2009
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Sammy  (678) Toronto, Ontario | August 6, 2009
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.

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