The Workshop Brewing Company exists to preserve Northern Michigan’s spectacular natural environment, to reinforce glyphTraverse City’s warm and vital community, and to honor traditional craft. We do not consider our business to be a success unless we are demonstrably and sustainably doing all three. We express this commitment by using the Trifidelity symbol, which stands for our motto: Nature. Community. Craft.


The address at the top right corner of this page is a link. If you click it, you will find a map that should help you find us. But if you prefer old-fashioned directions, here are some:

The Workshop Brewing Company is located at 221 Garland Street- in the building that used to house Right Brain Brewery and right next door to the Inside Out Gallery. We are one block inland from Traverse City’s waterfront Open Space (between Front Street and Lake Michigan), and we are one block west of Union Street (between Union Street and Hall Street).


We have plentiful parking! And in the evening, it’s free! There’s one lot adjacent to our building to the south (this lot is metered during the day and free after 6pm), and another one 25 yards to the east (this one is permit-only during the day but free after 4pm).

Todays Special

Upcoming Events

  • Joshua Davis & Joe Wilson

    Oct 2014
    - 8pm -

    Don’t miss Thursday: Josh Davis and Joe Wilson live at The Workshop!

    Joshua Davis was raised in the folk tradition: the music, the social movements, the land. He writes songs that blend the roots of American music with gritty rock n’ roll and vintage soul. Performing Songwriter Magazine called the result, “Some of the liveliest and most rocking roots music around. Davis has just released “A Miracle of Birds”, an album inspired by his experience in the Holy Land. Half of the proceeds will go to On The Ground = olive trees and educational scholarships for the farmers and families he encountered during his travels. The songs are deeply personal and deal with his struggle between his Jewish identity and the oppression and confusion he found in the Middle East.

    Guitarist, steel guitarist and singer Joe Wilson is best known for playing with longtime Michigan favorites, Steppin In It. With Steppin’ In It, Joe has played many of the nation’s top concerts and festivals, including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Wheatland, Blissfest, Old Settlers Festival, the Woody Guthrie Festival, Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, and Live at Mountain Stage. Joe has been performing with Steppin’ In It for over 10 years. Joe has been fortunate enough to appear on stage with Wayne Hancock, Bill Kirchen, Greg Brown, Tim O’brien and many others. Joe also performs with Shout Sister Shout and Traverse City’s Sister Wilene.

  • Kurt Westie

    Oct 2014
    - 8pm -

    Mandolin player, Kurt Westie, plays great bluegrass tunes. Westie’s songs are strongly tied to his midwestern roots and his time spent around the bluegrass festivals there. He is also a member of M-23 Strings, a bluegrass & folk band out of Traverse City.

  • John Driscoll & Pat Booth (The PBJ’s)

    Oct 2014
    - 8pm -

    Instrumental funk and groove band consisting of drums, electric bass, and saxophone.

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