Swamp Head Brewery

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Swamp Head BrewerySwamp Head Brewery
BEER AVG
3.92/5
Based on:
64 Beers
375 Reviews
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 26
Visits: 75
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3650 SW 42nd Ave
Gainesville, Florida, 32608
United States
phone: (352) 505-3035

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @swamphead

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Place added by: mullenite on 09-26-2009

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Reviews: 26 | Visits: 75
Reviews by nmbr0ne:
Photo of nmbr0ne
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The brewery is only a mile away from my apartment so I try to go as often as I can; especially when they have a beer release.

It's a great atmosphere to be in because the tasting room is not huge so you're surrounded by beer enthusiasts even when the place is relatively empty (I've never seen it actually empty).

The first time I went, my friend and I had to stand cramped into a corner of the room. Less than a year later though, the tasting room has almost doubled in size. It is much more comfortable and a lot more seating too. Plus they have extended their bar area.

As far as service goes, I get served pretty fast. I've never had to wait to order nor stand around while they assisted me.

The beer is great for a young brewery. You can get growlers of their five year-round brews only, which I consider the only bad thing. They have around ten or a little bit more beers on tap that you can drink too, which is also a plus.

Besides that, it's a great brewery and tasting room to visit if you're in town. (1,017 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Skillet
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of acraw12
5/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Visited yesterday, toured the brewery, and indulged in several of their quality craft beers. Loved the place and loved the beer even more! (138 characters)

Photo of avisong
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Buckhedberg
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Best brewery between Tampa and Atlanta. Wonderful new location. Can't wait to see them grow! (92 characters)

Photo of MyakkaRiver
4.28/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

A really good bar with a nice view to get a sense of old Florida. Quality beers in a nice atmosphere. (101 characters)

Photo of ShibbyMayne
4.28/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

great place to drink and enjoy beer. The atmosphere is really fun and is a great place to drink (95 characters)

Photo of Dayvcrocket
4.86/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place is jumping...Food trucks...Great craft beer...nice area. (67 characters)

Photo of ryhouse
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of cljohnson1001
4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

New tap room at new brewery is huge! Same great vibe and people; now more space indoors and out, and more parking. Food trucks too! Whoohoo!

New photo:

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Photo of RxPwnage
4.71/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mschantz
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Reviewing from notes. Visited late afternoon in October and found the tap room of this working brewery hopping. A significant portion of the visitors were filling their growlers as this was a Thursday prior to a home football game in Gainesville. Everyone was friendly and the beer servers knowledgable and attentive. Sampled a number of brewery only beers and found all to be at least solid and some great. Will definitely visit again. (441 characters)

Photo of cjgator3
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kwkurdziel
4.71/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of TX-Badger
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

It's located in a smaller industrial yard, right off of 75 in Gainesville. Smaller tasting room, but plenty of selection and bar wares for sale. Got myself a Swamp Head growler and a couple of mini-snifters. Neat space, and it looks like they are doing things right. Had a very pleasant visit. Good service, nice bartenders. (328 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of david18
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Durge
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of howiebear
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Rockney
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of pjbear05
4.75/5  rDev +11%

9/19/14: Headed home from vacation, made my mandatory stop at Swamp Head. Enjoyed a Wild Night, then started hitting the Octoberfest and Midnight Oil. Beers were as good as always- a darn shame a distributor in South FL doesn't give this place a shot, we could use this stuff down home. Early Friday evening, so they were hard pressed keeping up with the growler fills-lots of gallon jugs moving in and out. Happy happy joy joy. (434 characters)

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Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville, FL
94 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.