Stella! Mother’s Day Concert, May 12

Sleder's is pleased to announce a special Mother's Day Concert featuring the music of Stella!, a talented trio of women who combine songwriting with three-part harmonies and fine musicianship on guitar, banjo, bass, and percussion.  This collaboration creates the music of Stella! and their music will surely bring some Mother's Day Magic to the Sleder's Porch.  The show is set for Sunday May 12th, 2019 [...]

Impossible! Sleder’s Now Serving a Plant-Based Burger!

Sleder’s Family Tavern is famous for its award-winning burgers, and now our burger menu includes the savory, plant-based Impossible Burger.  This 1/4 lb. meatless patty has the texture and taste of beef while being completely plant-based.  Served on an onion bun with Great Lakes Potato Chips and a dill pickle spear, you’ll never know you’re not eating beef.  The plant-based patty has 0% cholesterol, 19 […]

This Sunday! The Dūges Open for Legendary Folk Troubadour Bill Staines

Spring is here and music is in the air! Come delight in the glory of it this Sunday, March 31 on the porch at Sleder's! The Dūges will be opening for legendary folk troubadour Bill Stains at 4 pm. Tickets are on sale now.  The Dūges, Garrison Wilson and Doug Moser, are a musical duo whose selections range from classic folk, rock, and pop to [...]

Peter Mulvey in Concert, April 7 at 4pm

Sleder’s Family Tavern is pleased to announce the next performance in the On the Porch Concert Series featuring singer-songwriter, Peter Mulvey.  Peter is currently touring in support of his brand new album,  There is Another World.  The concert at Sleder’s is set for Sunday, April 7 at 4:00 pm.   Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who began his career […]

A Boiled Dinner for St. Pat’s, 3 March Concerts, & Our Famous Fish Fry – OH MY!

Over here on Randolph Street, our snowbanks are deep, but our spirits are even higher with our classic Corned Beef & Cabbage Boiled Dinner on the menu for St. Patrick's Day, three concerts on the March calendar, and our Fish Fry is being featured on THE FOX 94.3 FM as one of "the best Fish Dishes anywhere"!   MARCH CONCERTS ON THE PORCH We have three [...]

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 […]

“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 […]

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