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In Memory of Brian Cairns

On behalf of the Cairns, Cox, and extended family within Sleder’s Family Tavern, we are saddened to share the news that our patriarch Brian Cairns at age 82 passed away on July 14, 2022. Brian was an extraordinary husband, father, step-father, grandfather, businessman, mentor, and dear friend to many. Brian and his wife Deb purchased […]

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

Update September 16, 2019: The nation-wide shortage is over, and Sleder’s is again serving the Impossible Burger! Update June 5, 2019: High demand for the Impossible Burger has led to a national shortage, and now it’s on backorder. We will serve the Beyond Burger in the meantime, and as soon as possible, we’ll again serve […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Sleder’s FAQ

Happy Cherry Festival 2018! Welcome to Sleder’s Family Tavern.  We are located in Little Bohemia, the historic westside neighborhood locally referred to as “Slabtown” for its wood-slab homes that evoke Traverse City’s sawmill past.  Sleder’s original owner, Vencel Sleder, a master wheelwright, built Sleder’s with the help of fellow Bohemian woodworkers.  Working only on Sundays, […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Reflections From Randolph Street

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and boaters, bikers, hikers, beachcombers, and restaurant-goers are rediscovering their favorite places in Traverse.  The bay may feel like it was frozen only yesterday, but with air temps reaching the 90s, many legs will wade in deep.  You’ll find refreshment at Sleder’s too, of course!  Come on in, unplug, […]

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