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.
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 background inspired the Motorworks Brewing name and hood ornament logo. The Motorworks Brewing team strives to bring our own imaginative and innovative approach to brewing to honor our building’s storied past.
Motorworks Brewing is located at 1014 9th Street West, Bradenton FL, midway between the downtown Riverwalk and the recently renovated LECOM Field (spring training stadium for the Pittsburgh Pirates and home of the Bradenton Marauders). The brewery is adjacent to Bradenton’s unique Village of the Arts and is in the heart of Bradenton’s expanding downtown entertainment corridor.
Motorworks Brewing boasts the largest beer garden in Florida, complete with a spacious deck built around a magnificent 150+ year-old oak tree, complete with a spacious turfed lawn sporting over a dozen cornhole sets, a bocce ball court, life-sized Jenga and Connect Four, a large Live Music stage featuring eclectic bands and artists weekly, plus a 22 ft. projection screen for viewing films or sporting events.