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 […]

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, […]

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