The Workshop Brewing Company

The Workshop Brewing CompanyThe Workshop Brewing Company
The Workshop Brewing CompanyThe Workshop Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

221 Garland St
Ste A
Traverse City, Michigan, 49684-2271
United States

(231) 421-8977 | map

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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

2.34/5  rDev -40%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3
Didn’t order any food and wouldn’t have wanted to honestly. They had a dj booth set up outside that was blaring through the bar and outdoor seating. Could barely talk to my wife. I had one beer there that was mediocre at best. The bar had no special qualities that provided any atmosphere at all and it wasn’t as clean as you might like. No waiters/waitress’ so you have to go to the bar every time to order. Selection of cans to go was slim. Will not go back.
Jun 12, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by bob22andy from Ohio

May 13, 2020
Rated: 4.6 by U2Chaser from North Dakota

Oct 15, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by Coho11 from Ohio

Jul 09, 2018
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Reviewed by MilwaukeeBeerMaker from Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Spent a weekend in TC and happened upon this place and glad I stopped in. It's a unique space playing off the name for the decor. There was a nice selection of taps that spanned across many styles and there were a couple of bottled beers that were also delicious. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and my glass did not stay empty when finished. Did not eat there so have no comment on the food. If you're in TC, be sure to check these guys out!
May 03, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by ESchweers from Michigan

Apr 07, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by redleg64 from Michigan

Dec 20, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by JDoHo from Michigan

Sep 26, 2017
Rated: 3.82 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Jul 27, 2017
Rated: 4.11 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Jul 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75
Stopped by one night walking around town for a couple pints. Located just off the main drag in the Warehouse District, Workshop was slow and inviting. Two rows of tables and chairs are outside, while the rolling doors were open leaving a good chunk of the interior exposed to the great weather. Orders are placed at the small bar inside. Beer is served there, and food is brought out. I wish we hadn't just eaten, because the kitchen constantly emanated ridiculously delicious aromas. Some people had plates of nachos that were arranged in extremely appetizing ways. Service was friendly and quick, and the three beers we shared were good to very good. Definitely coming back and having a meal.
Jul 21, 2017
Rated: 2.41 by Cotton_27 from Michigan

Jun 18, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by Danielr26 from Michigan

Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 3.3 by Frosty-J from Michigan

Mar 06, 2017
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Reviewed by ljc973 from Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5
Finally got to check this place out a couple of weekends ago. Lots of people enjoying themselves, good music, and some games to play with friends. Decent selection of beers on tap and to go. Had one of the best grilled cheeses of my life. I'm not a fan of the "over the counter" style ordering you find at some breweries, but it's not a deal breaker for me. I'll definitely stop by again the next time I'm in Traverse City. Would recommend!
Feb 14, 2017
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Beers is always solid, the staff are very beer savvy. You can get in early iI find the time to chat about the beer. The local patrons are nice to. Very tidy place and all the beer names are workshop related. I like the blackboard info on their beers.
Sep 07, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by HardyA from Michigan

Aug 08, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by Mwinek

Jun 26, 2016
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Reviewed by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
You have to order at the bar but my limited interaction was the bartender was very good. Atmosphere is intentionally industrial but nice, lots of open space and plenty of games including pinball, foosball, board games, etc. Beer was a bit low on flavor, even the barrel aged ones. Easy drinking but not tasty enough for me to want 8oz pours in the sampler/flight. Nothing offensive about the beers but even with two of us splitting a flight we didn't finish it.
May 31, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by Loudog1411 from Michigan

Apr 09, 2016
Rated: 3.91 by chuckgietzen from Michigan

Feb 09, 2016
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
I rated this space once before when it was Right Brain, but gone is the beauty saloon sharing the building and now just a brewery/taproom. It works much better and is open and airy. Better furniture, fixtures, and decorating. Still maintains the industrial feel. Very slow during my visit on a weekday afternoon with maybe 10 people in the space. Solid lineup of ten American and British style beers available and everything I tasted was done very well. Would drink any of them again. Added a small kitchen that I do not believe Right Brain had, did not try any food.

I really enjoyed my visit and would return again if I found myself in Traverse City.
Oct 02, 2015
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Reviewed by SteveSly from Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
The Work shop was an interesting little place. Apparently it is the sight of the original Right Brain Brewery. The inside is rather sparse with a kind of Russian cold war theme going on. Different, but I kind of dug it. I tried two of their beers and thought they were both good. The Ball Peen (ESB) was really tasty, and Wrecking Ball (Porter) was also quite good. We did not eat any food there. We were there on a weekday afternoon so there was just a bartender on staff and a few people sitting at the bar, but it was pretty slow. This place is in a warehouse district and a little hard to find, but I enjoyed it.
Sep 02, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by Doublicious from Michigan

Jul 07, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by Jjk0211 from Michigan

Apr 20, 2015
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Rated by Segnem5 from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25
Great atmosphere and service. Laid back. Enjoyed the beer and food.
Apr 08, 2015
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Reviewed by Bobsbigbeershow

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5
With an Soviet era Eastern European theme (I know, right?), The Workshop feels foreign by design. Don't worry, the beer is excellent, all brewed by traditional European standards. Bring you're appetite, the food is OUTSTANDING! Traverse City's most underrated restaurant. -Joe
Feb 13, 2015
Rated: 4 by Agentveba from North Carolina

Dec 03, 2014
Rated: 4.88 by Hawkster316 from Michigan

Nov 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by sjroseen from Illinois

Oct 16, 2014
Rated: 4 by Fargrow from Michigan

Sep 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by tommy5 from Michigan

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Zaphog from Michigan

Jul 22, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by hotsudge from Canada (ON)

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by snansel from Missouri

Jul 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by Grand-Raggedy from Michigan

Jun 29, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by douginromeo from Michigan

May 26, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by midlifec from Michigan

May 04, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by amishbooze from Michigan

Apr 23, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by sternamagrapha7x from Michigan

Dec 06, 2013
The Workshop Brewing Company in Traverse City, MI
Brewery rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 115 ratings