“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 [...]

Jen Sygit Trio in Concert

  Sleder’s Family Tavern is pleased to announce the next performance in our ‘On the Porch’ concert series featuring the talented Jen Sygit Trio on Sunday December 2nd, 2018 at 4 p.m.  Joining Jen in are Sam Corbin, and Geoff Ian Lewis of Lincoln County Process.   The concert will feature banjo, acoustic guitar, light electric guitar, harmonica, cajon, and harmony vocals.   Singer-Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Sygit has three solo […]

ROADFOOD ADVENTURES FILMING AT SLEDER’S

Some fun news!   Sleder’s is to be featured in Roadfood Adventures, a new documentary series, and you could be in the episode!  Filming (featuring food and interviews) will take place at the tavern at 717 Randolph Street in Traverse City on Friday, October 12 from 11:10 am until about 12:30.   If YOU are a Sleder’s regular or have a Sleder’s or Traverse City […]

Ireland’s “Best Folk Act,” Aoife Scott, to Perform at Sleder’s

Dublin, Ireland’s Aoife Scott, named Best Folk Act  at the 2018 Irish Post Music Awards (IRE) and Emerging Artist of the Year at the Live Ireland Awards (US), will be performing at Sleder’s “On the Porch” with renowned guitarist, Andrew Meaney, on September 11 at 7:30 pm.  About Aoife Scott Award winning Aoife Scott is a true veteran of the Irish and Folk Festival circuit having performed and […]

Film Fest Reception for Red Wings Doc

Detroit Red Wings fans: This TC Film Festival event is for you!  Sleder’s is hosting the post-viewing reception of the Detroit Red Wings documentary, The Russian Five, featuring the hockey players from the team that won the Stanley Cup in 1997.  The film is showing at The Kubrick at Central Grade School at 6:00 pm on Friday as part of the Traverse City Film Festival, […]

Samuel Adams Promo Event, August 2 @ 6PM

Our Sam Adams Promo Event in July was so busy that we are running it again, but wow did our keg of Cherry Wheat ever go fast!  We still have Cherry Wheat in bottles, but now our friends at Sam Adams are treating our Sleder’s patrons to another seasonal favorite, and we’re likely the first in town to have it: Octoberfest is back!  Don’t miss […]

North on US-31: Family Dining at Sleder’s

The nostalgic atmosphere, parlor chairs, mahogany bar, booths, and historic photographs create the perfect setting for hearty, family dining and intimate conversation. At Sleder’s, we pride ourselves on our history and neighborhood, our moose and friendly full service, and our diverse menu with something for everyone.  Eat Your Way from Mackinaw to Manistee: Summer’s Restaurant Road via the Northern Express lists Sleder’s Family Tavern among the “must-visit classic restaurants.” We agree!  […]

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