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Welcome to the best downtown Traverse City sports bar. Enjoy an ice cold beer while watching a game on one of our 11 big screen TV's, grab a burger and see a movie at the State Theatre, or enjoy a pre-show cocktail before you catch a show at the City Opera House, both only minutes away by foot. We are a neighborhood bar and restaurant, providing American food by Chef Maurice, and serving local beer, wine and spirits.


The State Street Grille has been a destination for locals to enjoy a beer at one of the largest bars in
downtown Traverse City. Our outdoor patio is the largest in Traverse city where you can enjoy local
musicians, lively gametime appetizers, and delicious entrees like our famous pastrami burger or lobster mac-n-cheese.

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A Taste of Our Bar and Food Menu


Bottle and Draft on tap






Bells Two Hearted Ale
Brewery Terra Firma
Shorts American Lager
Right Brain Brewery
Petoskey Brewing Company
Founders Brewing
New Holland Brewing

and more...



Award winning liquors.





Local spirits from Made in Michigan Valentine's Distillery and Traverse City Distillery.


Delicious starters like Bang Bang shrimp or these pickles wrapped in ham and swiss deep fried in a wonton shell.





Jumbo Fresh wings with homemade sauces.
Hand Battered Fresh Onion Rings.
Bang Bang Shrimp - a local fav.
Pita Chip Nachos with artichoke dip.
Whitefish Fingers, dry battered. m


Restaurant Week special

Printable Restaurant Week Menu




Event specials regularly change. Manager and chef specials will delight even the most discerning palettes. Back by popular demand is our Lobster Mac-n-Cheese.



Comfort Foods all day like this delicious Blueberry gorgonzola infused burger topped with pineapple, picao de gallow and blueberry aioli sauce.




Enjoy comfort foods, such as traditional meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy for only $7.95 served all day long.


winery - brewery - distillery




Valentine's Distillery
Grand Traverse Distillery
Terra Firm

Blackstar Farms
Brys Estates
Bowers Harbor Vineyard
Chateau Chantal
Chateau Grand Traverse

to name a few...


Themed menu events.



Pictured above is deep fried duck confit with risotto and broccoli which was one of our NCAA football championship menu items.


Local tastings




Valentine's Distillery in Ferndale, Michigan is a favorite and well worth the sampling of their world reknowned Liberator Gin, and flavor infused Vodkas.


Meet up with friends




Meet up with friends before you head out to a comedy show, movie or concert. Conveniently located just minutes from the State Theatre and festival space, marina and beaches.


All Day Bar

Our bar is open everyday, except Mondays, serving local beer, spirits and wines.

Downtown Traverse City

Within easy walking distance of downtown hotels, festivals and beach.

Festivals & concerts

A great place to meet friends before a festival, movie or concert.

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