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Motorworks Brewing

Motorworks Brewing, Bradenton’s first craft brewery, was co-founded by Frank and Denise Tschida. As soon as they laid their eyes on the Bradenton property, they knew they had found something special. Built in 1923 as an automobile dealership—complete with a concrete ramp that was used to move cars from the ground floor to a second floor service area—the 27,000 sq. ft. building houses Motorworks’ full-production Brewery and Taproom, adjacent to a 22,000 sq. ft. Beer Garden: Florida's largest. Formerly home to a Hudson Motors dealership—renowned for outstanding performance and innovative styling—in the late 40s and early 50s, the building’s automotive history along with Frank’s Sprint Car/ASA
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cool place with a good beer selection. The bartended was very helpful with suggestions and also made some tasty shots. Food is available on rotating food trucks, there is no kitchen on site. There are plenty of games to play and the outside is nice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pubpeeps
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great spot for family to hang while adults enjoy a beverage. Food options are limited to the food trucks that show up, the the ones that did were killer! The bacon BBQ burger topped w/pulled pork.....come on man, of course it was killer with the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Stempleman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bartender recommended awesome drinks, ask for their pineapple upside down drink. They have a beer garden where they have games including life-size Jinga game. Atmosphere was relaxed and the staff was friendly .

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 19heidif
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wine is more my thing, but I really enjoyed the selection and variety of beers, and ciders at Motorworks. Actually found a beer I would order again and the cider was really good as well. Atmosphere was great, with lots of tv’s and activities people...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite place for beer and fun. They have games to play and live music on the weekends. Food selection is primarily from food trucks.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Vacationer786444
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is such a great surprise in the middle of Bradenton, Florida! It's not new by any stretch of the word, but if you haven't been there yet - you're missing out. The place has a cool vibe, with a very large, fun patio/beer garden...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank StaceyCarollo
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We visited motorworks for after beach late lunch and drinks. Staff is very attentive. Beers are ok, margaritas had over ripe orange garnish and no salt on the rim. The red Sangria was nothing to write home about. Food truck was AOT always on time....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jay L
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We purchased a Groupon here and used it for our weekly date night. What a delight! The food truck featured that evening had amazing egg rolls, and our bartender was pretty friendly. We tried a variety of the craft beers they make in house, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank vkpruitt
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We visited on Sunday afternoon on the deck for a beer with family, friends, and kids for a Halloween dog costume event (we frequent this place often) and once again the male owner was extremely pompous and rude to guests. On this particular occasion however...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We were out walking thru VOTA (“Village Of The Arts”) and happened to walk by this little hidden place. They were having their monthly “YAPPY Hour” (where guests bring their dogs) and we decided to check it out. The service was great (thanks Kinsey) and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Becky G
30 November 2016|
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Response from MotorworksBrewing | Property representative |
Hi Becky! We do offer gift cards. You can order them from our shop on our website – if you fill out all the info there we can ship it your way or you can pick it up in the taproom if you're local. We can't send website... More
26 January 2016|
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Response from Donna D | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they have one but I'm not sure of the times. Sorry
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