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Taps: 29 / Bottles: 13
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
3.88/5 rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Didn't expect the selection I found here, just thought I was going to a deli to get some lunch. 6 beers on draft, probably 6 or so in bottels. All bottels arranged by style, with most styles being represented. Picked out a Bells Two Hearted Ale, went very well with my sandwich.
The food was great the have a huge selection a sandwiches to choose from around 50. The staff was nice and the prices were fair. Parking wasn't an issue which is unusal for Tampa area. Big lot in the back. Outside seating available, and they also serve breakfest...but no breakfest stouts..
10-30-2009 19:18:42 | More by Blitzstyle
4.13/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
The place looks inviting on the outside you can't tell if it's a bar, market, or a deli. Well, actually it's all three. The inside looks like they might have gourmet cheese and food stuff. Guess what they do. Oh, incidentally they do have craft beers both in bottles and on tap. The bottles are a rather decent selection with nothing but good stuff the taps are good but limited to just a few. The place is divided into levels, with a small intimate bar upstairs and the market and deli downstairs. The food is very good. My only complaints are the lack of parking and the fairly high prices. BTW watch your step on the way out.
04-18-2009 07:02:23 | More by nick76
4.14/5 rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
We hit this place up very briefly in between the tremendous Cigar City tasting room, and the horrendous Tampa Bay Brewing brewpub. Had I known how bad the later venue would be, I would have parked myself at Datz for the rest of the night. But alas...
I didn't get a full feel for the place, but I could tell it was a good quality establishment with a strong tie to the beer scene. I got a family-oriented vibe, but not in a bad way...the place was dimly lit, and there was probably as much bar space as there was table space, not to mention multiple bars; take your pick. It's like a restaurant/deli/bakery with the lights turned down. Everything was tidy and classy, but there was still a friendly and down to earth feel about it.
We came to Datz hoping to get Soggy Loaf, the beer brewed exclusively for the place by CC, but unfortunately it was not on tap at the time of our visit. However, with a pretty massive draught selection, and plenty of bottles to look through, you really can't complain. I had just enough time to get myself a Lazy Magnolia brew (had to try it, since I'll never see it in PA), and the bartender was nice enough to give the wife and I a couple samplers. The service was great, and the bartender acknowledged us before we even took our seats. Unfortunately, since we were only stopping in briefly, I didn't sample the food, but I wish now that I had, because it all seemed delicious.
I highly doubt I'll ever visit Florida again, but in the off chance I do, I'd love to spend some more time at Datz. Cheers!
01-20-2013 06:58:06 | More by Rifugium
4.2/5 rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
Fresh of the plane at lunch time we headed directly to Datz. 30 minute wait by 12:45 and a total lack of parking. Walking in to see a huge cooler with bottle beers eased by annoyance. This is a huge place, very nice inside, a cool demonstration lunch table set up to the right when you walk in. They have 37 taps, all very solid stuff, including three CCB beers, including Soggy Loaf which is brewed only for them and is a must try. The bottle list is extensive probably about 100 very solid beers. The selection and quality are great however, but only criticism is that besides the CCB beers, every other beer was something I could get in Chicago. I know there's not a huge Florida craft scene but I would love to see their beer list be more regional, so many choices out of Georgia alone... The service was decent enough, a lit slow and definitely were not beer people. We got a drink at the bar before we got out table and when we got seated our waitress tried to take the bottle list before I even saw it because we had drinks, and after asking her for the draft list I never got it... The sandwiches here are AWESOME. They are huge and very filling. Great unique combos, like my chicken, apple, and 4 onion compote! Reminds me of Jerry's in Chicago, but with more beer but less food options... This was a thoroughly enjoyable meal and I would gladly come back here to again.
A Tampa must stop for lunch.
03-12-2011 00:36:43 | More by jrallen34
4.25/5 rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Was not sure what to expect when i went in the door, this was not your run of the mill place. The area was small and chopped up but the there was an Upscale atmosphere. 20 or so unique beers on tap. and a large beer and wine list. You can find the bottled beer and wine menu on line. Those who accompanied me were disappointed to find that there was no bud light lime or corona on tap or bottle! The bar tender let them try a few on tap till they found something they liked. The menu was another surprise New york city style sandwiches and gourmet desserts including home made gelato! The guacamole was homemade and so were the potato chips - which were sprinkled with salt and cinnamon. All in all unique and impressive!
08-14-2010 02:03:26 | More by Hessel24
4.28/5 rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Learned about this place from the bartender (Dave), whom I met at Cigar City. Nothing quite like learning about a hidden gem from a fellow beer geek.
When you walk in, you can't miss all of the bottles that are ready to go via take-out. Ton of them - and they're all high quality stuff, too. The next thing you notice is that there are three bars inside! That's always promising. Seating is available on the bottom floor, at one of the bars, or upstairs. It's roomy, but still quaint.
Food consists of deli-faire...but you have a ton of options. Dozens of traditional and non-traditional sandwiches as well as hamburgers, grilled entrees, and even some pasta. Most things are served with homemade potato chips dusted with sugar and covered in bleu cheese sauce. Yummy! Sandwiches and burgers are both excellent options.
The beer menu is terrific. There are 6-10 tap options including Bell's, Left Hand, Brooklyn, the Bruery, Abita, Cigar City, and more.
Want something unique? The bottled beer menu is also terrific and has an addition 40 or so options broken down by style with tasting notes.
This is a gem of a place and one I'll definitely revisit on my next trip to Tampa. Cheers to Dave for recommending his place to us!
02-16-2010 18:59:12 | More by Domingo
4.28/5 rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
An excellent addition to South Tampa. This is the only place in the entire area to have a truly large selection of craft beer. It is a deli/gourmet food mart. However, upstairs is their Loft Bar. Few beers on tap; right now: 90 Minute, Shipyard Barleywine, Chimay, FD Tire BIte?, Bells Expedition!!! In addition to the drafts they have at least 80 bottles downstairs available for retail purchase, but you can order those at the bar, and still pay retail price!! Stone Ruintation 22 oz was $6.95, poured in a nice glass, by a great bartender. Awesome values on all bottles.
If you're with a wine drinker, they will be in heaven like 200 wines, a ton by the glass.
The food is top notch. Whats better than a great beer and a great sandwich? Huge menu, all top quality products, a lot stuff made in house. Little pricier than most delis but the quality is well worth the extra couple bucks.
The staff is great. There has been a lot of them on hand; they have been super busy since opening; but all are happy to lead you through all the menus. Really friendly bar staff. Just a great restaurant/bar in an area saturated with mediocre beer.
03-12-2009 16:10:47 | More by riggonomics
Datz in Tampa, FL
96 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.