Much of the excitement of Traverse City Film Festival 2013 occurs after dark amid Traverse City’s lively nightlife, so don’t miss out on a post-screening drink with friends. Michigan has been getting national attention for its rich culture of microbreweries, and Traverse City is no exception. Right Brain Brewery stays open late and serves dozens of handcrafted brews in a warehouse-style bar showcasing local art. North Peak Brewing Company also brews its own exceptional beer, and the adjoining Kilkenny’s Irish Pub often features live music. At 7 Monks Taproom, you can taste beer from all over Michigan, including specialty brews from Short’s, Founder’s, and Bell’s. Check out Firefly, a stylish riverside lounge that is a favorite among festival staff, or sip a martini at the Beacon Lounge, located at the top of the Park Place Hotel, where city lights can be seen glimmering across the bay. U & I Lounge is a popular local hangout that serves exceptional “bar food” (including their renowned gyros), and also try House of Doggs, serving delicious Coney-style hotdogs until the nearby bars close. For more information on these establishments visit our Northern Michigan Restaurant Guide.