Vance Gilbert Returns May 5!

Sleder’s Tavern is delighted to be hosting a return performance by Vance Gilbert.  Vance burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90’s when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking ’em dead at open mics.  Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including 4 for Philo/Rounder Records […]

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 […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Sleder’s!

Join us for a fun St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March 17 at Sleder's! The tavern is decorated for St. Patrick's Day, so come enjoy a Guinness and homestyle meal at the tavern this weekend. On Sunday, we will be serving our classic, Irish-American Corned Beef and Cabbage Boiled Dinner from noon until 9 pm. Sunday, on the porch at 5:00 pm, the phenomenal Steel [...]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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