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Dunedin Brewery

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3.78/5
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672 Ratings
Place Score: 90
Ratings: 106
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.02
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

937 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, Florida, 34698
United States
phone: (727) 736-0606

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Reviews by TheChauffeur1:
Photo of TheChauffeur1
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Unique, different, unusual, strange, all the above. This is industrial but very cool and inviting.A great place in a excellent town. The reviews cover it all. I just wanted to add the color. I have been in many brew pubs and this one is at the top of the list for atmosphere. The men's room was a work of art with diamond plate and keg handle faucets. A must visit if you are in the area. Now if I can get them to brew a mondo red American ale it would be almost perfect. I did have some apps and they tasted great. Later.

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Photo of maxson924
4.18/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

The venue itself was nothing special, but their beers certainly are. I didn't have any of the food so I can't comment on that.

Photo of wabridges
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

There are several other breweries in the Tampa Bay area that are producing far better beer. This stands out because they serve decent pub food but if I just want a great beer I go elsewhere. The atmosphere is great.

Photo of AL813
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Good food. Great venues. Great beer.

Photo of depotmashman
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Awesome Beers....

Photo of JulioH
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Cool brewery a few blocks away from the ocean. Has a somewhat maritime theme going on. Décor may be a little bit dated, but who really cares. Some locals come and go, and most everyone is friendly.

Nice selection of beers, and flights are available. Nothing is outstanding, but they do provide a nice amount of the fermented brew. This is one of those breweries that needs to exist to bring festivals and beer awareness, but their product is not top notch, and by this I mean middle of the road, not supermarket beer, but not top 250. Still, really nice place and good beer.

Photo of PorterLambic
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Inside with a view of the tank is nice, but outside with FL sunshine is better, no music and conversation is possible. Great atmosphere.
The beer is great, and even with only two staff, the service is good during beer week.
Cheese curds are rocking though the jalapeno seems MIA.

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

My wife and I stopped here while on vacation. It was the dinner hour and the place was very busy. A small bar with some seating is situated near the entrance, and the dining area is adjacent to all of the brewing equipment so that you get a feel for being inside a brewery. A beer garden was located on a deck on the south side of the building. A small nook bar, also with some seating, was located toward the front of the building, but it didn't look like they had a full compliment of the beers on the menu so we went back and ordered from the main bar. Because they were so busy we each ordered a beer of choice instead of following our regular procedure of having a sampler flight. (We also didn't see a sampler flight offered on the menu board.)

The Black Cherry Brown and the Stone IPA were our beer choices and each was very tasty and right to style (both with a B-plus grade). Most of the other beers on the menu carried plain-sounding names (red ale, gold ale, wheat ale, etc), so we assumed that they were 'straight to style' without anything exciting like the black cherries in the brown ale. We were not hungry so we didn't order any food, but the customers around us were eating and everything looked and smelled very good. We were on a tight schedule so we could not enjoy any of the other beers, but our experience here was a 'plus' so we'll come back again when we travel to this area.

Photo of hervinjr
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I found this brewery through Google maps while traveling for work. Google takes you to the loading dock though, so go around the corner. Public parking is across the street.

Excellent place for a lunch bite and a beer.

Don't be fooled by the Randall behind the bar, it's not hooked up... which was sad, since they had a coffee porter that screamed to be infused.

The beer selection was pretty average... mostly ales and sessionables.

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.7/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

So I was in town visiting a friend and this place was a mile away. We fell upon it as a bike race was just finishing up so we didnt stay on the first day and decied to come back another day. But on the day we arrived, it was overrun with sweaty bikers. Real good vibe as they'd just put away a race and lots of good post race vibe there.

WE returned the Monday after the race to a quiet 2 PM lunch. Had a tasting flight and the only disappointment was that some of hte beers on the chalkboard were no longer available. Regardless, got rudimentary chicken fingers for the kids, which were fine. But the french fries were absolutely addictive. I had an order of wings and the wife had a salad with chicken. Good place for lunch and brews and you can walk off the buzz in the cute neighboring town. in a nutshell, the place was a homerun. The nearby pizza place was a S#$thole and the mexican food in town was awful.

Dunedin Brewery rocks.

Photo of tfsimpkins
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Closest local brewery to me. great beers. very Communal. All owners & staff are locals. They have great selections of their year round offerings. Consistent. great seasonal offerings as well. The best festivals around. (Oktoberfest,St. Patrick's Day, IPA Fest, Stout Fest). Eclectic atmosphere. Historical building that used to be the old town fire station. Music all the time. great staff. ample seating & parking (finally)

Photo of ajtorres311
4.64/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is a really cool place hidden away in Dunedin, FL. The one drawback I saw here was that the parking lot is tiny. Even in my little Celica I had a hard time squeezing into a spot. Aside from that, the place is small, but feels very open. When you walk in you get to see all the tanks behind the tables and guys working hard trying to get the beer ready for you. The place has great decorations ranging from medals they've won to bottles from other places that I'm guessing have been brought in by patrons. They also have a full menu, though I did not get to eat anything. They have quite a few of their beers on tap for $5 a pint for most of them. Happy hour ranges from 11-7 and consists of a few of their selections for $4. Everyone behind the bar was very friendly and eager to suggest beers to you. They even let me have a free sticker! Ha! Definitely worth a visit and I will be visiting again.

Photo of goldtar
5/5  rDev +24.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

A must stop for beer lover's in FL. Beer selection is excellent, atmosphere is friendly and inviting. A nice sized patio is avaialble. Live music inside most weekends. Wait staff are knowledgable and helpful for newbies. The food is fantastic. I would recommend the fish tacos to my own mother. You won't be disappointed.

Photo of Rifugium
4.1/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

I definitely liked this place. It looked a lot smaller from the outside, but inside it was relatively spacious, lots of tables, and a medium-sized bar, with the fermentors in clear sight. Lots of neat decor, vintage breweriana, and a bottle graveyard. Most of the stuff on the walls was a "blast from the past," giving away Dunedin's age, and harkening back to a time when the craft beer scene was still fairly small.

The service was good all around. I'm pretty sure our main server was the owner, a jovial gent, who obviously knew his stuff, and knew his beer. We ordered a few flights, sampling just about every beer on tap, and our other bartender mixed up the glasses fiercely, but we just laughed about it, and eventually figured everything out. I gave them the brilliant suggestion of maybe LABELING the flight paddles, so they could easily coordinate what we the customers write down, and what is presented to us. He seemed to like the idea. lol

Anyway, the selection was quite good, with maybe 15 or so house beers on tap, with a great variety of styles. Most of the beers were solid and well-crafted, if not extremely memorable, though there definitely were at least a couple very good selections. It seems they have just started bottling, or at least had just bottled up a batch of one of their stouts.

Food was simple, but tasty, with a slight leaning towards southern-style / Mexican cuisine. Prices were decent.

Overall a good experience, and a fun place. I'd definitely go back. Be sure to visit 7venth Sun, which is right down the street.

Photo of MarcatGSB
3.7/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I guess this is Florida's oldest craft brewery. Cool, looking forward to checking it out. It's a very welcoming brew pub. A large garage door is open with fermenters open for all to see. They had some picnic tables set up in that area where people can get some of that nice sun, and open air feel.
Upon entering the brewpub, it looks like the oldest brewery in Florida. It has that well worn look, which is fine with me! They had some interesting stuff going on...they had a beer engine, which is always appreciated, and the bartender gave us samples of the beer on cask and on CO2 pump. Nice touch.
I tried the Imperial Stout and thought it was okay, and we also tried an IPA on tap...both weren't mind bending, but still solid beers.
The atmosphere was lively, and it seems like more of a cool local hang out, than a beer destination. Definitely a nice place to hang out.

Photo of stakem
3.98/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I was in town to check out Seventh Sun and we needed food. Dunedin brewery is within walking distance (less than 2 city blocks away.) Our party of 4 arrived around 6:30 pm or so on a Thursday and we sat ourselves at a table built for 6. Looking around, the large fermenters are out in the open. The feel of this place is like a souped-up garage. As we were waiting, a band was setting up to play. While im sure this draws its own set of patrons, im glad we were out of their before they started to play.

The beer menu is split on a chalkboard behind the bar. I am guessing here that what appeared on the left board was their year-round staples and the right board (more ornately and colorfully drawn was probably their seasonals/one-offs.) I opted for their single-hop nelson sauvin ipa and it was fantastic. If we had more time to stay, I would of had a very hard time deciding between another pint of that and trying something else from their list of like a dozen brews.

We ordered some appetizers and plates. Pretzel bites were decent, hummas was pretty good and the cheese curds were tasty. I ordered the house smoked pulled pork sliders. Sliders? No, these were not sliders, these were full-blown portions. I was very hungry and could only finish 2 of my 3. Needless to say, ther portions are quite hearty and very reasonably priced. Others in the group got burgers and wings. The only complaint to be had was that the wings come seasoned but without any sauce.

My overall thoughts are that this place is certainly worth checking out. The food was good, the beer I had was great. As far as service goes, I could see that possibly being a problem. Our waitress seemed stretched thin and looked to be working at every table even though there were others servers walking around.

Photo of SkinnyElvis
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Beer crawl with Ms. Elvis while following the Phillies. Easy to find off the main drag. Real small place. Parking was tight but we snagged a place around the corner. Total locals vibe. 12 taps more or less. Service was good. Stopping by on a Sunday, the bartenders all seemed to know everyone there. Good sign. We liked the fish tacos and burgers. Beer was solid but not spectacular. Not much beyond the basic styles. I had the nitro ipa and it was a good brew. I dig locals and this was worth a stop.
Cheers.

Photo of mbonugli
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

We accidentally ran into this brewery, the OLDEST Florida brewery, when looking for the NEWEST Florida brewery, 7venth Sun, which just opened last weekend. 7venth sun wasn't open until 5pm so we decided to stop at the Dunedin Brewery for lunch and a beer. We were very happy to visit this brewery.

It's a family owned and run brewery. They don't bottle and sell their beer, so it was a great opportunity to try something we wouldn't be able to find in Massachusetts.

They just tapped this 2010 Local Honey Wheat beer so we decided to try that. It was sweet with a very distinct taste of honey. A great beer for a rainy afternoon in January in Florida.

We tried their jalepenos wisconsin cheese balls with ranch sauce. They were great! Next we made our own quesadilla with blackened mahi mahi and roasted red peppers. It was awesome! We also had their french fries which were freshly cut and nicely browned. The food here was EXCELLENT.

They also have live music at night and they have a NOOK area with special taps and guest taps. At the time, they had stone double arrogant bastard on draft. Last week they had a beer from Montreal's Dieu du Ciel...the "nook" is only open at night and they also auction artist designs, paintings for donations for ALS....what a great cause.

All breweries in Florida support each other and try to keep each brewery unique in their beers and special food items.

We will definitely visit again when we're in the area.

Photo of GreenCard
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

So, the day before I tried this place, I had gone to Cigar City Brewing. They brew some fantastic beer, but the ambiance in their tasting room left a little to be desired. Dunedin was the other way around. The brewpub had a really laid-back, cozy vibe (despite the somewhat disinterested bartender). However, their beer was a little pricier and not as tasty as Cigar City. I didn't try the food but it looked and smelled great. Definitely worth a trip out to Dunedin if you're in the Tampa Bay area. Cute little town and Dunedin Brewery is as good a place as any to wet your whistle and chow down on some pub grub.

Photo of olimpia84
4.38/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The Dunedin brewery is one of my favorite spots in the Clearwater/Dunedin area. I've been there many times and what stands out the most in my opinion is the atmosphere. The place is usually pretty busy at night and they have concerts from local bands that help up light the place. The setup is typical of a brewpub with high table and chairs throughout the place. They also have an outside deck if you prefer the outdoors. The people that attend this place range from all ages and are usually the artsy type.

I only ate there twice, both times I had burgers and they were pretty good. The brew selection is pretty good and offers good variety to keep you entertained and tasting different styles.

Overall, I highly recommend this place to all the beer lovers out there; the atmosphere is great and you can't beat enjoying a variety of beers brewed right there along with live music!

Photo of yankeej13
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I went to the Dunedin Brewery with my three friends and when we first got there we did not know really what to expect. When we walked through the front door the place is covered in stickers. Not just beer stickers but local bands and stuff like that. Even the bathroom is covered with different stickers, totally loved it.

Each of us got a different style of beer and we shared so we could get a little taste of each style. Since its summer we tried mostly wheat beers from what I remember.

I had a good time just wish we could of taken a little tour even though you can see all the vats behind everyone but oh well still had a good time and looking forward to going back whenever I am in the area.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

We ended up visiting Dunedin on the first Sunday of the month, and that means it's SPCA Dog Wash/Adoption day at Dunedin. There was an outside vendor with 4 taps of the brewery's offerings for those there with their dogs. On normal days, dogs are allowed out in the beer garden. If you are able to go in, you have access to the full tap list. However, of note, the brewery does not offer sampler paddles of their beers on the "Dog Days", since everything is served in plastic cups. They also do a limited menu on the "Dog Days", but the menu seemed fine to us...we had sliders and they were tasty. The bartender was not the most social or forthcoming individual, but between the dog event and their just having an IPA festival the night before, I would give him the benefit of the doubt...he was likely a little worn out. They have a good selection of styles, and some of the beers are truly tasty! The location is a little bit out of the way from Tampa, but worth the trip. Quaint little area, and great overall vibe. Ther prices were extremely reasonable. We would definitely go back again!

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.18/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The Dunedin Brewery has been a stalwart of the Tampa-area craft beer scene since the 1990s, making them a literal trailblazer in this area.

They do a good job of putting on events, fests, and concerts.

The food is quite good, and they have some competent people in the kitchen as of this posting.

The side room is not open all of the time, but when it is I am stoked, as it has been host to some phenomenal brews (Immort 04, XX Bitter, 't Smisje Speciaal, to name a few I can think of...) They also have some special brews of their own that pop up from time to time.

Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

On vacation in Belleair Beach. Came here with my wife and daughter for lunch on a cloudy Friday. I was surprised at how busy it was, expecting they'd be doing most of their business at night.
The building looked like a converted gas station, with two big glass garage doors at the front of the building. The owner (I think) said they built it that way to get the brewing equipment inside. It did have an industrial feel to it, with concrete floors and red metal support beams.
Entering on the left side, there was a bar in front of us, looked like it seated about 20. Right of the bar were a few high top tables. They surrounded a small stage. Three booths were at the far right of the building. Small deck beyond the booths. The brewing equipment took up the rear of the building. The walls were festooned with all sorts of posters, decals, empty grain sacks, etc.
Twelve beers were on tap. I had an APA and a barleywine, both nicely done. I wanted to try the stout, but still had some driving to do. The girls had a raspberry wheat and an apricot wheat. The consensus from them was the apricot was a little better than the raspberry.
The food was quite good. We had a chicken burrito and a chicken wrap. They arrived from the kitchen in a timely fashion, despite there being only one person waiting on tables. The server was very friendly.
We all had a good time, and will return to this place again.

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I will re-review this since my original was a rant not a review,but I did come here again with a clean slate. As you walk towards the door there is a silo with a bunch of stickers all over it. Walk in the door and Bam you are sitting right in the middle of a brewery. A long odd shaped bar starts in front of you and ends to the back door acting as a perimeter for all of the brewing vessels.A little stage is to your immediate right with a one man band or a few people to play some tunes. We went straight out to the deck which is a nice little spot were no one was sitting. Wouldn't you know it it was the same red head we had so much trouble with before and by golly she had a smile on her face and was much nicer this time around. I asked for a sampler and she said we don't serve any after 6:00 do to the crowds always wanting a bunch of sampling's but she said she will see what she can do. Sure enough I did get a sampler. At a decent pace too. The food was still a little sub-par but decent.

A good selection of brews and all of them very tasty.A very relaxing atmosphere and no rush to get us out of there.

The second time was much better than out first although we were only here briefly this time around. A nice spot to visit if you are in the area.

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Dunedin Brewery in Dunedin, FL
90 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.