Bill Staines Spring Concert with Opening Act: The Dūges, March 31

Sleder’s Family Tavern is pleased to announce the next concert in its On the Porch Concert Series featuring Red House Recording artist, Bill Staines.  Bill has been making his performances in Northern Michigan an annual rite of spring.  His touring up north started in 1994, and he has been part of Sleder’s On the Porch Concert Series since 1998.  This March will mark his 25th […]

Welcome to Sleder’s Family Tavern, Est. 1882

Our friends from Traverse City Tourism recently visited the tavern and captured the nostalgic and family-friendly atmosphere here at Sleder’s. The footage highlights some of our delicious menu items while our very own Megan Cox, one of the family members behind this family-driven establishment, tells about the Sleder’s history and our enchanting moose, Randolph. Special thanks to our friendly staff and lovely patrons who are also featured in this clip. We hope you all enjoy this look inside Sleder’s Family Tavern. We look forward to seeing you here soon.

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Steel City Rovers – St. Paddy’s Day Concert

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Sleder’s with the Steel City Rovers! The Steel City Rovers perform a dynamic and expressive composite of traditional Celtic music and North American styles including bluegrass, folk and roots. Their original works touch on issues of love, loss, celebration, and heritage and they also breathe life into newly-discovered instrumental melodies from as far back as centuries ago. Their sophisticated arrangements […]

The Outside Track in Concert – March 12

Renowned Celtic band, The Outside Track, will perform their award winning fusion of Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton songs, tunes, and step dancing at Sleder’s in Traverse City just in time for St. Paddy’s Day. The show is set for Tuesday evening, March 12 at 7 pm ET on Sleder’s “porch”–an acoustic listening room with table service for drinks and dining during the show. About […]

Romance on Randolph

How about a night out at the most nostalgic and legendary tavern in northern Michigan? Bring your sweetheart or favorite someone to Sleder's this Valentine's Day. We'll have a Special Valentine's Menu for you. Two Three-Course Dinners for $50. Between 2/1 and 2/13, a 10% off coupon for the Special Valentine's Menu is available at the tavern. A la carte pricing will also be available [...]

“Good Will is Good Business” and Good Music!

The Sleder’s motto, “Good will is good business” is credited to Polly Sleder (nee Kluzak, 1888 – 1967).  Polly was the daughter-in-law of Vencil M. Sleder (1850-1904), the Bohemian immigrant who founded Sleder’s in 1882.  When Polly was running the tavern and sold a case of beer, she’d throw in a double shot and a beer for free.  In the 1930s during prohibition, Polly and Louis […]

Kitty Donohoe in Concert, Feb. 3

Sleder’s is pleased to announce Ann Arbor based songwriter and Michigan Emmy recipient Kitty Donohoe will be performing on the Porch on February 3 at 3 pm.  Iconic WFMT-Chicago folk DJ, Rich Warren put Kitty on his list of the 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 years, saying she is “far above and beyond most singer-songwriters.” She writes music described as “earthy, luminous, and […]

The Joe Wilson Trio in Concert, Jan. 27

Sleder's Tavern is pleased to announce The Joe Wilson Trio will be kicking off the 2019 On the Porch Concert Series.  Joe, playing the Dobro guitar, will be joined by two of Northern Michigan's finest acoustic musicians, Don Julin (mandolin) and Kevin Gills (bass).  The trio will perform original tunes off their 2018 album, Green Street, which aims to showcase "elite instrumentalism in acoustic music" [...]

Happy New Year 2019 & Thank you!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019! Sleder's Family Tavern wishes you a joyful and bountiful new year.  We hope wherever this year takes you that you always find your way back to Sleder's where folks have been coming for good food, good drink, and conversation since 1882. In between visits to the tavern, our website is a good place to stay connected. Subscribers to the blog at [...]

Holiday Greetings from Sleder’s!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Sleder's Family Tavern! Cheers!
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