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Upcoming Events

Scroll down for tap events & tastings all over michigan!  #keepeventscurious

RIGHT BRAIN events:  


ZOMBIE RUN 5k starts / finishes @ Right Brain Pub - oct 26

The Zombie Run, a 5K run/walk, has become a Traverse City Halloween tradition. And what's not to like? Zombies and beer have always been a winning combination. Come join zombies from all walks of life (or shall we say death)! You never know who will show up, but the one thing you will never see is someone not having a great time. 

Right Brain Brewery will be hosting the event as always. Stick around after the race for the medal ceremony, best costumes prizes and a few other surprises as well. Plus the beer will be flowing! Who says you can't drink before noon? Besides, you’re already dead anyway!

October 26th 9:00 AM Race Start.  All race info @  Register here.  

METAL NIGHT @ RIGHT BRAIN BREWERY @ Right Brain Pub - oct 26

The metal scene has a new home at Right Brain. Be prepared to shred. 3 bands. All metal. Here's the full line-up:



The Glorious Dead

October 26th Doors @ 9:00 PM  21+ only  NO COVER 


Pig Porter is on the way!  The release is 11.2.2019.  We'll package a limited quantity for purchase, no limit, while supplies last.  AND we're roasting a pig and bringing out all the fixins.  $25 all you can eat Pig Roast.  All day, while the pork holds out.  AND we'll have killer roots blues band Crosscut Kings on stage! Pig Roast advance tickets available in the pub, including Pig Roast + 12 oz. Pig Porter pour.
Saturday, Nov 2   12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

TCBW BEER DINNER @ Right Brain Pub

Right Brain Brewery presents a delicious evening to celebrate Traverse City's craft beer scene during TC Beer Week. Experience beer-paired courses and camaraderie in an eclectic setting. Enjoy edible delights by Chef CJ Koehler & team. Join us and Keep Beer Curious!

  • Amuse bouche
  • Smoked whitefish dip with crostini    Vegetarian option: Liptauer herbed beer cheese with crostini
  • Roasted beet salad, bleu cheese & candied hazelnuts with Cake Walk vinaigrette
  • Unctuous pork course featuring Who Gose There Black Cherry sauce   Vegetarian option: Portobello cap with Cake Walk caramelized onions
  • Underground Cheesecake with Moomer's CEO Stout Ice Cream 

Nov. 13 7:00 - 9:00 PM  $35 per person. Limited seating. Tickets available in the pub, at 231-944-1239, or via

EVERY TUESDAY: BINGO, B*TCH @ Right brain pub

Music bingo on Tuesdays! Bingo, B*tch! is a brand new music-based trivia game in our pub. You know how to play Bingo, right? Well, same concept! Mostly. All Bingo cards will have songs and artists. We play a clip of the song. You have to identify, and mark on the card. When you get a Bingo, you yell BINGO, B*TCH! It's easy, it's fun, and it's perfect for lovers of music trivia!
Tuesdays 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Why be normal? Join us for everything you love about classic pub trivia, but get ready to compete against teams in cranium-inspired games, physical challenges, and more! Winners receive a prize, and have the honor of taking home the 2019 Trivia Trophy for the week.  Keep Fun Curious.

Thursdays   8:00 PM - 9:00 PM for summer

PUTTING FOR PINTS @ Right Brain Pub every 3rd wednesday  - Fundraiser for northwoods disc chuckers 

Come help support local disc golf! Join us for putting and beers! A basket will be set up to learn how to play disc golf, as well as for a putting contest. $2 per turn gets you $1 off a pint, a sticker, and a chance to win CA$H! $1 of every entry will go towards the construction and maintenance of your local disc golf courses. The remaining $1 of entry will go towards payouts.

3rd Wednesday 6:30 - 9:00 PM   Starting Oct. 16, 2019

TAPROOM TAROT @ Right Brain Pub  EVERY 3rd Friday

Sarah and Source present Taproom Tarot mini-readings in the pub. All the star babies will be illuminated. Watch for dates soon.

3rd Friday   5:00 - 11:00 PM

Coming soon...

hip hop dance party: dj skin kwon doe & special guests @ Right Brain Pub - DATE TBD

DJ Skin Kwon Doe throws down hip hop beats. Best dance party at a brewery South of 14th Street in Traverse City. Heard? 

Date TBD  9:00 PM Needle drops @ 9:30 21+ only NO COVER

GRAND TRAVERSE ART BOMB 2020 ! @ Right Brain pub

One of Traverse City's biggest local art shows returns in winter / spring 2020.  Enjoy live music, check out art for sale, dance demos, lots of beer, and Right Brain food! Be part of it!

Check out all the details at Grand Traverse Art Bomb on the Book of Face.

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019: Art Bomb Preview / Registration Night  7-11 PM
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020: Art Bomb Opening Reception 12-10 PM
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020: Art Bomb Art Prom  4-11 PM
Saturday, Mar. 28, 2020: Art Bomb Closing Reception 12-10 PM

12th ANNIVERSARY - Jan. 25, 2020 ! @ Right Brain pub

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Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 12 NOON - 12 MIDNIGHT

VINYL RECORD SHOW @ Right Brain Pub - Date TBD

Vinyl-heads and lovers of all things analog, be here. Dig for quality vinyl records! The good folks at RPM Records in Traverse City and some out-of-town record dealers will be set up in the pub. This show brings a huge variety of vinyl to town! Vintage audio equipment also for sale. Shop for records, get some beer, maybe pick up some new speakers and a new receiver! Free!

Spring 2020 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM


off-site events: featuring RIGHT BRAIN beer

  • oct 20: lockhart's brunch tap takeover (royal oak)

  • oct 25-26: michigan brewers guild detroit fall beer fest (eastern market)

  • oct 30 - Nov 2: little traverse inn beer battle (The city of maple)

  • nov 8: off the wagon (clawson)

  • nov 9: great beerd run (acme)

  • nov 14: meadows party store (farmington)

  • nov 15: black rock bar & grill (woodhaven)

  • nov 16: lucky's market (ann arbor)

  • nov 18: ale mary's beer hall (royal oak)

  • nov 21: holden's market (milford)

  • NOV 22: siciliano's market (grand rapids)

  • nov 27: beverage warehouse (beverly hills)

  • NOV 29: BEverage company (traverse city)

  • feb 13: michigan beer growler co. (beverly hills)

  • APR 2, 2020: Horrocks market (lansing)