Alewife Brewing
Alewife Brewing
Alewife Brewing
Alewife Brewing
Alewife Brewing
Alewife Brewing

Alewife Brewing

Level: Beginner
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Workshop Type: Dwarf Umbrella Tree (Schefflera Arboricola)
Regular price$90.00


Please arrive at least 15 MINUTES BEFORE your event to ensure your group can sit together, ORDER FOOD AND DRINK, and pick your FAVORITE TREE & POT! 

About the Event

Beginner workshops are perfect for you to grab your friends, grab a drink and come make tiny trees! We’re bringing the awesome art of bonsai out of the hedged in gardens and into the streets! Or at least into your favorite bars/breweries/pubs. Bonsai Bar is a night of fun you don’t want to miss. Learn the fundamental skills and techniques behind the art of bonsai while enjoying a night out with friends! Our teachers will introduce core concepts and guide your experience as you pot, prune, and design your very own bonsai tree!

About the Venue

Venue: Alewife Brewing
Address: 41-11 39th St, Queens, NY 11104 | Get Directions

The 'Alewife' creator of potions both medicinal & spiritual. 

Founded by wife/husband Roz & Patrick Donagher in 2021, Alewife Brewing is the only all-immigrant-run brewery in New York City with its two Irish owners and all-Latino brewing team with Chris Mercedes, Fernando Carrasco, and Juliana Castro at the helm. Alewife Brewing builds on a two-decade history of the Donaghers operating some of New York City’s most beloved craft beer havens including Rattle N Hum, The Jeffrey and Fools Gold. A long-standing dream to own and operate an immigrant-run NYC brewery based on the family values that made their Manhattan bar ventures a huge success finally came to fruition with the opening of Alewife Brewing in Sunnyside Queens. 

Paying tribute to the historical roles that women played in bringing peace to past societies with an abundant love of nature and prowess for brewing delicious beer, the Donaghers named their brewery after the “Alewives" of centuries past. Alewife Brewing takes its name from the “Alewives” who brewed elixirs for medicinal and spiritual purposes. Alewives of ancient times brewed potions for shamanistic rituals with locally grown psychedelics. The beer at Alewife Brewing has an aim, a purpose, and a dream, to bring our community of imbibers as close to a transcendental experience as legally possible!

The Donaghers believe that delicious beers should be enjoyed amongst friends and family while also celebrating a tradition dating back thousands of years that’s always had a great sense of community connection at the heart of it all.

*Under 21 policy:

Please contact venue for details regarding underage entry

Our Guarantee

Guarantee Label

These tiny trees are so hardy we guarantee you can keep yours alive, or we’ll replace it.

Workshop FAQs

No. Our events are ticketed per person, not per tree, so everyone attending must have a ticket. This is because space is limited in our venues and we need to be able to sell tickets for every seat we have available. If someone takes a seat in our space without having purchased a ticket, that means someone who purchased a ticket may not have a seat. Thank you for understanding.

Maybe! We want everyone of all ages to get to enjoy the fun of tiny trees. Luckily most of our venues are family friendly and allow those that are underage to enter with a parent/guardian. Please see the "UNDER 21 POLICY" listed above or contact the venue directly.


Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled event to get checked in and grab yourself a drink. Workshops start promptly as scheduled!

We do not currently have a waitlist. Tickets are first come, first serve.

You get to keep:

  • A tree you pick
  • A ceramic pot you pick to replant your tree
  • 2-hours of of bonsai wisdom

We have for you to borrow:

  • A bin to hold it all in
  • Sheers to trim
  • Chop stick
  • Wire for sculpting
  • Soil for repotting

Bonsai Bar is more than happy to provide a discount code for the full value of you ticket that will never expire and can be used at any of our upcoming events with an equal value and available space!

We really want to bonsai with you, but we understand things happen and we will happily process refunds up to 48 hours before an event.

Requests less than 48 hours in advance may only be processed as a coupon code of equal value.

Happy Bonsai Customers


We had an amazing time and now my husband is bonsai obsessed! He's been researching and watching videos, and every walk he is looking out for more trees that would be good to bonsai. This was the perfect introduction to a new hobby! Y'all were so knowledgeable, funny, and inspiring. We hope to make part 2 in 9 months or so. Thank you!


Attended an event at Smug Brewery! Tim and Annie were awesome!!! Fun and informative....they are passionate about Bonsai and it shows! Looking forward to future events with different species!! Highly recommend! You won't be disappointed!


What a fun event. my husband and I both had a good time. The guys were knowledgable, funny and so helpful. If you haven't signed up for one of these classes yet..DO IT!!


So much fun…excellent job teaching basics of Bonsai!


We went to Bonsai Bar at Trident Booksellers on 10 FEB 2022. We had a great time, thank you so much. I highly recommend doing this. Tim and Ben made it relaxing, funny and they were super helpful.

Thomas J Martinuk

I had a great time at the most recent Bonsai Bar event. The class was fun and informative. The instructors were very hands-on and you could tell they truly enjoyed what they were doing. If you are interested in getting into bonsai this was a great place to start. I could not have been happier with the entire experience.


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