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North Peak Brewing Company
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 1,169
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
400 West Front St
phone: (231) 941-7325
(Place added by: cosco on 11-10-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 2.5 | $$
Pretty cool set up and building. Open layout, and floor plan. Lots of bricks and windows.
Food was about average for a pub, nothing great.
Personally I do not like their beer. I think they all taste over produced and watered down. Beer selection was nothing to write home about, maybe two special brews you can't find in the local liquor store.
Service was good, better than the average pub.
Overall, nothing fancy. Seemed like more of a family friendly joint/chain restaurant than a craft brew pub. If you are in the TC area and have the time, stop by. If your hurried, check out Right Brain Brewery instead.
09-08-2012 20:16:40 |
More by theecaleb
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Day two of our fifth Big Beer Adventure took us to Traverse City. While the main objective was Right Brain, the convenient colocation of North Peak meant that we could not ignore it, even if we felt no overwhelming urgency to visit. Having visited, we understand the original sentiment.
While the building itself is charming and industrial archeology, not far from the water front, the interior is rather bland and, it must be said, more along the lines of TGIF. I'm always a bit suspicious when large plasma TVs play too prominent a role in the decor.
We confess to not giving the complete beer list a fair shot but rather based our critique on a couple of pours; that and the somewhat defensive disinterest of the bartender. He seemed rather offended by my observation that the imperial red needed to be a bit warmer (not a negative statement but merely one saying I think I will like it better as it warms up).
Given that Traverse City is a big vacation town, or so it seems, i imagine that a lot of business comes from occasional visitors rather than a hardcore base. I couldn't imagine being a regular there myself.
08-06-2010 02:23:49 |
More by AylwinForbes
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
I'm pretty up in the air about North Peak pub. It has a real corporate feel to me. I didn't feel as though the restaurant and bar had alot of character.
It's got a great location though, right on the intersection of two very busy TC streets, not far from the Warehouse district and Right Brain brewing. It's an old manufacturing building possibly, so it has a very open floor plan with tall ceilings, fairly industrious feeling. The staff were mostly younger people, who didn't really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.
The beer was OK, I'm not a huge fan of that product either. Nothing outstanding, but nothing horrible. Just your average brew pub beer available nowadays.
Didn't try the food.
01-10-2012 22:46:13 |
More by MarcatGSB
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Reviewed on 6/27/2010.
This is a brewpub/restaurant (but more of a restaurant) in downtown Traverse City. There is a large wraparound bar and several TVs, giving it a sports bar look as well. There were not that many taps on when I was there (maybe 8 at most but I think there were less than that) and all were the basic beer styles (amber, pale ale, stout, etc). The beer was not that great either. I ordered a pizza and it was pretty tasty, so at least there was that. But overall, not a beer destination (definitely just go to Right Brain and skip Mackinaw and North Peak, unless you are in Traverse City for a long time and are running out of things to do).
12-23-2010 22:01:52 |
More by LilBeerDoctor
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
The menu did a great job of putting a signature twist on local fare, i.e. Lake Michigan Whitefish and cherries. I had whitefish encrusted with honey mustard pretzels. It was good combination, but a dish that just about anyone could prepare.
The beer menu only had a few options that you cannot find in stores. They did have a cask option, which was nice.
The restaurant is large and open, with an open window into the kitchen. The place is loud and boisterous, but in a good way. It isn't crowded; just a happening place.
A cool feature of the place is the Irish pub beneath the restaurant where you can have a drink while you wait for a table. They buzz you when your table is ready, allowing you to relax at a bar instead of an entryway.
I would absolutely recommend going to North Peak if you are near Traverse City and are a fan of their beer.
09-09-2011 02:32:03 |
More by dorianmarley
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$$
Located in an old candy factory. Nice outdoor patio section and indoor atmosphere. Wait staff was a bit snobby. Knew their job, but didn't feel like they wanted to be there. Food was good. They only had 5 of their own beers on tap, I got a Siren Amber and a Diabolical Pale Ale. Both were very good. Bought a 6-pack of Siren for $11.99 which I thought was a bit pricey. Wanted a t-shirt too but the girls at the front desk weren't very helpful. Overall, cool place. Would definitely go again if I was in town, but wasn't world-class by any means.
08-04-2013 19:46:31 |
More by henrichsj
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$
North Peak sits at the edge of the Warehouse District in what appears to be an old brewery. As soon as you walk in you're greeted by stainless tanks, glassed off, on your left along with stone and wood leading up to the dining room/bar. The interior is very cool and reminds me of something you'd encounter in a Colorado ski town with a lot of stone and large timbers. The bar is oval shaped surrounded by seating, the lighting turned low, and the bartenders running around like mad trying to keep up with the crowd. The bartenders are efficient, if overworked.
There was an Oktoberfest celebration going on the entire week when I stopped in and a special menu was printed for the occasion that looked fantastic. Everything from pork knuckle to sausage plates were available and a couple German beer releases were in the works as well, an alt and dunkel. I sampled a couple beers while there and while they didn't blow my hair back they were solid. The atmosphere, coziness, and delicious looking menu will keep me coming back to North Peak while the in-house beer is just an added bonus.
10-22-2013 17:22:39 |
More by joe1510
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
I stopped here with the family for lunch on vacation and liked the place. NPBC is more of a restaurant than a ber/brewery, but I left satisfied. I tried the sampler and the beer was good - not great. I liked the fact that they had a good range of beers from golden ales to cask brews. The food was not great - my burger was overcooked, but the waitress was nice. She didn't know a ton about the beers but was kind enough to go and as the brewer. I wish I could have tried more beers as they had a great selection (lots of beers that have yet to be reviewed).
07-21-2011 21:12:24 |
More by qua17
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here last night with the family while on vacation in Traverse City.
Walked in and it was pretty busy for a Monday night. Great setup, awesome décor, very neat restaurant. I ordered a Caesar salad and the Ruben. Both were fantastic and the fries were damn good too. I ordered the Diabolical and also their Mission Point Porter (called North Peak Porter on this website).
Both were solid beers, but nothing special (I’ve really only been impressed with North Peak’s Black IPA thusfar).
Overall an enjoyable experience with great food, atmosphere, and beer. Would go back here again.
I will say, I wish they had a few more beers on tap, but that's really it. Service was as expected.
08-09-2011 22:45:04 |
More by SpdKilz
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
We stopped here on a recent trip through Traverse City. Excellent variety on tap, including a very good cask conditioned Red ale. We shared a pizza which was very tasty as well as a couple of beers. Food was good, although it was a bit loud in the place. We liked the fact that it had several televisions that you could watch while eating. We did not go to the Irish pub in the basement, however. Overall, we really liked the atmosphere and enjoyed every beer we tried from North Peak. We had both the Fury IPA and standard IPA, the special Red that was on cask, and a stout, all of which were solid brews.
07-31-2011 23:39:19 |
More by augievikings
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