Editorial Dept.'s picture

Motorworks Brewing Expands to Downtown Orlando

Motorworks Brewing Expands to Downtown Orlando

Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton, Florida has announced plans to open its second taproom, expanding to downtown Orlando, Florida.

“Orlando is like a second home, and we’re excited to expand our efforts within downtown’s entertainment scene," said Barry Elwonger, Sales & Marketing Director of Motorworks Brewing in a release."We aim to offer a third space experience with a wide array of options, from coffee and beer to wine and delicious pizzas, and of course free WiFi.”

The new location will be located less than a mile from UCF's new downtown campus and the 3,400-square-foot brewery will feature 30 taps fueled by a seven-barrel brewhouse.

The full release from the brewery is below.


Bradenton, Fla. –  Bradenton’s Motorworks Brewing is expanding its footprint with a new Brewery, Taproom and Eatery in the heart of downtown Orlando. Located at

131 N. Orange Ave—less than a mile from the brand new UCF Downtown campus in Orlando’s Creative Village—the 3,400 sq. ft. Taproom will feature 30 draft beers fueled by a 7-barrel brewhouse focusing on unique pilot brews in addition to Motorworks Brewing’s award-winning Core Beers, including Pulp Friction® Grapefruit IPA (2017 Best Florida Beer Championship

Gold Medalist and 2018 U.S. Open Silver Medalist) and V Twin Vienna Lager® (over fifteen National Awards, including the Great American Beer Festival). The Taproom will also offer wine, coffee products—the brewery currently roasts its own coffee beans for its acclaimed Midnight Espresso Coffee Porter® and plans to expand its roastery in Orlando—packaged beers to-go, and a wood fired pizza oven providing on-site dining options for guests. 

Like its current Bradenton Florida based location, the building once housed a car dealership within its walls. Motorworks also plans to add a covered outdoor patio.

“Orlando is like a second home, and we’re excited to expand our efforts within downtown’s entertainment scene. We aim to offer a third space experience with a wide array of options, from coffee and beer to wine and delicious pizzas, and of course free WiFi..” said Barry Elwonger, Sales & Marketing Director and two-time UCF Alumnus, Motorworks Brewing.  

“Orlando is leading the nation in job growth, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide both professionals and students in the Central Business District and beyond with fresh, award-winning craft beers,” said President and Co-Founder Denise Tschida, Motorworks Brewing.  

The Landlord, Red Bell Partners, had this to say about Motorworks Brewing joining their tenant lineup, “We are ecstatic to bring Motorworks brewing to downtown Orlando and expand the live/work/play fabric that makes the city so vibrant.”

About Motorworks Brewing

Motorworks Brewing is headquartered at 1014 9th Street West, Bradenton FL, midway between downtown’s 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 district and is in the heart of Bradenton’s expanding downtown entertainment corridor. 

Converted from a 1923-era automobile dealership—complete with a concrete ramp that was used to shuttle cars from the ground floor to a second-floor service area—the 27,000 sq. ft. building houses Motorworks’ full-production brewery and tasting room.

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 professional bocce ball court, a dozen cornhole sets, life-sized Jenga, a massive outdoor music stage and 22 ft. projection screen. 

The Taproom offers an evolving lineup of seasonal, small-batch brews alongside Motorworks’ award-winning core beers: V Twin Vienna Lager® (Bronze Medal, 2014 Great American Beer Fest), Intellectual Property Ale IPA, Pulp Friction® Grapefruit IPA (Gold Medalist, 2017 Best

Florida Beer Championships), Midnight Espresso Coffee Porter (Silver Medal, 2016 Best of

Craft Beer Awards)—featuring fresh coffee hand roasted at the brewery—and Rollcage Red Ale® (National Grand Champion, 2017 & 2015 U.S. Beer Tasting Championship). In addition to their award-winning beers Motorworks Brewing offers an expansive wine list, and uniquely a full liquor bar.

The Taproom opens at 11AM every day of the year. Motorworks Brewing closes at 11PM from Sunday to Thursday, and at 1AM on Friday and Saturday. For more information about Motorworks Brewing, visit motorworksbrewing.com, read our blog, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.