Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Come feast on corned beef and cabbage and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Sleder’s, the oldest, most-Irish Bohemian pub in town! 717 Randolph St. Traverse City / Dine in or order to-go at 231-947-9213.

Now Hiring Servers

Join our family! Sleder’s Family Tavern has openings for full-time and part-time servers. At Sleder’s, we work as a team and are very accommodating when it comes to staff having other jobs and personal obligations. We will work with you! If you are an experienced server, add working at Michigan’s oldest restaurant to your resume and apply today! Come into Sleder’s at 717 Randolph in […]

Indoor Dining Returns on February 1, 2021.

Michigan’s indoor dining pause, which began November 15, 2020, ends on Monday, February 1st, 2021, and Sleder’s is ready! Sleder’s will resume its famously friendly, full-service indoor dining and continue the same required Covid-19 prevention precautions, requiring staff to wear masks and guests to wear masks while moving about the restaurant. Seating will also be limited to tables six feet apart with a maximum of […]

Happy New Year 2021!

Happy New Year 2021! What a year! Let’s hope 2021 brings us together more often. All of us at Sleder’s wish you and yours bountiful joy, wellness, and prosperity in the coming year. Sleder’s will be open for food and drink to carry out or pick up curbside on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day from 11:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Call (231) 947-9213. […]

Order To-Go During Dine-In Pause

Following Michigan’s “Pause to Save Lives” November 18 Epidemic Order, Sleder’s will be pausing indoor dining for three weeks: November 18, 2020 to December 8, 2020. We join schools, theaters, and other indoor gathering places in the effort to stop the rising spread of COVID-19. Small, family-owned and operated restaurants such as Sleder’s Family Tavern in Traverse City will again be relying on To-Go food […]

Now Hiring All Positions

Sleder’s Family Tavern, Michigan’s oldest continuously operating restaurant, established in 1882, is looking to hire experienced staff in both the front and back of the tavern. We are a family-owned and operated business with longterm employees, some having been working here since the 1990s. Some employees also return every year on their breaks from college, and other longtime employees who have moved away stop in […]

Sleder’s in the News: “In A Post-COVID-19 World, Will The Moose Ever Again Be Smooched?”

Inquiring minds want to know: Can we still smooch the moose? The following article by 9&10  Brighid Driscoll, 9&10 News digital journalist, first appeared in the GTPulse July 20, 2020. See the original publication here.  GTPulse: In A Post-COVID-19 World, Will The Moose Ever Again Be Smooched? Yes, Sleder’s is open and serving guests who want carry out, curbside pickup, or to dine in, and […]

Open for Dine-In, Al Fresco, Carryout, and Curbside Pickup

Following Michigan’s Safe Start Plan for Northern Michigan on May 22, Sleder’s welcomed its first al fresco diners on the patio and poured its first draft beers at the 138-year-old bar since March 15. Then on May 30th, Sleder’s welcomed back it first indoor diners! While we operate at 50% capacity per Michigan’s Safe Start order, Sleder’s is open 7 days a week and is […]

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: “Northern Michigan restaurant owners excited, but nervous heading into Memorial Day Weekend”

Sleder’s Family Tavern, Michigan’s oldest, continuously operated restaurant, established in 1882, is featured in May 22, 2020 article from The Oakland News as Northern Michigan’s Stay and Home Order permits restaurants to open for indoor dining at 50% capacity. The newspaper’s interview with Sleder’s owner, Megan Cox, highlights Sleder’s slow and steady approach to reopening: “We cannot wait until we can have people in our […]

Al Fresco Dining Coming Soon

Coming June 2020, Al Fresco Dining at Sleder’s. Here is Sleder’s owner Megan Cox posting the signage about keeping 6 feet from others in the new al fresco dining area. All staff will be wearing masks, and we are practicing all preventive measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, including guidance from the CDC, FDA, EPA, the State of Michigan, and our local health department. As we […]


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