Happy New Year 2019 & Thank you!

December 31, 2018

Sleder's 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 Sleders.com will now receive the newest blog posts by email. We promise not to email often, only when we have an event to announce,  news to share, and well-wishes and thank-yous to express, and we have all of these and more today!


Sleder’s Voted Best Bar in Grand Traverse – Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who voted us Best Bar in the Record-Eagle’s reader’s choice awards for Best of Grand Traverse Region 2018. We won! Our actual bar is a 21-foot single slab of solid mahogany sided with cherry wood, and that alone is a century old and one of a kind.  Yet our bar is much more than the sawmill slabs Vencil Sleder and his neighbors hammered together each Sunday over three years, although that is remarkable!  Sleder’s is a place of gathering and also remembering.  We’re told many wonderful stories about the parents and grandparents and great grandparents who came here and made traditions here. We are grateful to them all and to you that after 136 years, we are still here. What makes us the best in any sense of the word is you and yours, and we are humbled and ready for continued good times with you in the year ahead! Come alone or bring your friends, your family, coworkers, or clients . . . Grab a booth, a table, or a stool at the bar. We welcome you all.

Sleder’s Voted Best Hamburger-Local (2nd Runner Up!)

Mushroom BurgerWe also want to thank everyone who voted us Best Hamburger-Local in the Record Eagle’s reader’s choice awards for Best of Grand Traverse Region 2018. We won 2nd Runner Up, and we are tickled pink! Our locally sourced beef and buffalo burgers, ground fresh daily, come from Oleson’s Farm in Traverse City and have been a Sleder’s tradition as far back as we can remember. We think they’re delicious, especially the way our superb chefs grill them and our awesome servers serve them, and we love that you agree! Thank you!

Morgan and the Buffalo

Enjoy the Music of the 2019 Sleder’s “On the Porch” Concert Series 

The Sleder’s 2019 concert series, On the Porch, will kick off on January 27 and run through Memorial Day.  The music series features international, national, and regionally renowned singers and songwriters on tour who perform their own original music. Concert goers at Sleder’s enjoy folk rock, Celtic, traditional, jazz, and blues music in an intimate setting with full dining and bar service. The concert series is sponsored by Connemara Concerts, WNMC 90.7 FM, and Leelanau Sound. The lineup for 2019 so far includes the following shows, and more will be added in the coming months. We’ll update our blog and Facebook page with the details, so stay tuned!


The 2019 Lineup (So Far!)

Sunday January 27 at 4 p.m. – The Joe Wilson Trio (Wilson-Dobro, Don Julin-mandolin and Kevin Gills-bass). Tickets on Sale Now.
Superbowl Sunday, February 3 at 3 p.m. – Kitty Donohoe
Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. – The Outside Track 
Sunday March 24 at 4 p.m – Irish music TBD
Sunday March 31 at 4 p.m. – Bill Staines
Sunday April 7 at 4 p.m. – Peter Mulvey 
Sunday May 12 at 3 p.m. – Mothers Day Concert TBD
Visit the Sleder’s Concert Series webpage for more details and to see the concert posters from past performances.

Thanks again!

From all of us at Sleder’s to all of you, have a happy and healthy new year!


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