Nightly Specials
During the Festival!

Join Traverse City Film Festival filmmakers, staff, volunteers, and filmgoers at these nightly after-parties to continue the conversation.

We have not finalized dates and locations for 2019. Stay tuned for the schedule release in June. Until then, check out where we visited last year.

2018 Schedule

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


229 Lake Avenue, Traverse City 

Love Beer? Enjoy a delicious meal or snack, and a cold brew, in a beautifully restored, 1931 red brick building. They brew their own beers and also offer a wide range of beers & beverages from other great breweries, wineries & distilleries from Michigan and around the world.

Thursday, August 2, 2018


448 E. Front Street, Traverse City

With eight rotating food trucks, craft beer, cool cocktails, and an outdoor patio, the Little Fleet is summer in Northern Michigan at its finest. The open air bar, special events, the original “Nip and Sip” are just a few of the things that make the city’s only food truck lot so unique.

Friday, August 3, 2018


221 Garland Street, Traverse City

A great brewery and a great distillery come together to bring alive a great night. Both located in Traverse City’s Warehouse District, these bars have something for everyone. Whether you want to enjoy one of Mammoth’s handcrafted cocktails, or sip on one of Workshop’s ice-cold beers, you will find good company and great refreshing beverages at this bar night!

Saturday, August 4, 2018 : Happy hour 4-8 pm

Pre-Filmmaker Party Happy Hour


205 Lake Avenue, Traverse City

For our special Saturday Happy Hour, enjoy some tapas and cocktails in the heart of midtown, Traverse City, in a historic train weigh station that was once occupied by a cherry warehouse. Before heading to the Filmmaker Party, stop by Parlor to satisfy all of your cocktail needs.