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Engine 15 Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Engine 15 Brewing CompanyEngine 15 Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.75/5
Based on:
40 Beers
227 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: n/a
Taps: 50
Bottles: 150
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew Store ]

1500 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, 32250-2621
United States
phone: (904) 249-2337

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(Place added by: CampusCrew on 07-02-2010)
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Reviews by azorie:
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3.19/5  rDev -24%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

This is NOT A WORLD CLASS PUB, not even close.
God I love how folks overrate everything:
Dec 2012 visit: they go their own beer now. and man the place is more overcrowded...

July 2011 visit:
more food, better beer bottle list. Taps the same, chairs are horrible, too loud in there still. rating it higher but to us the atmosphere is just another beach bar, that is not on the beach, and is in a strip mall. They can brew now, but its a brew your own limited thing, that quite frankly makes the place even with less space, AKA they need a bigger place ASAP. Service sucks if your not at the bar, no 1 waits on your nor do they tell you that, you figure it out for yourself, and its not easy to get through to the bar if its packed.

Oct 23, 2010 visit:
went back to see if anything changed. The good point they got prices on the board now. still very difficult to read they should be over the bar, not on the other side of it. At least they got bottles listed. I give them a b+ for effort. Still its a Local's clique type place, the chairs are just what kills it for me.

We got over charged on 1 happy hour beer, was 3 but we just missed the start of happy hour by like 10 minutes? Not a deal breaker. Cheese plate was excellent. most places the Happy Hour is 2 to 7 hear its 4 to 7.

We got a laugh when I asked about tripels, the beer tender held up a Rochefort 8 and told me it was a tripel, I said not. he was not interested to learn, or just thought i was wrong, so funny, they know American beer but nothing much about Belgium beer. That said I have to be thankful they have a decent selection.

Still its our last visit, after nearly getting hit in the head by some game by the bathroom, and no apology about being overcharged, not to mention at shift change, they turned the music up so loud you could NOT hear yourself think, we will most likely never go back, besides they still cannot brew on Premise.

for a true beer bar, beer wise I say they are number #2 in town.
not saying much after KB, 84 taps

Sept 2010
New place in strip mall, newest one on Beach near Penman, not far from the beach.

ok i was not going to rate this place yet. 1 visit and all that. So I am hoping the place will get better. not sure it can its in a small place. That is not a bad thing really. I am hoping they will start letting folks homebrew on site soon.

A: so other wise its a small strip mall bar, with a L shaped bar, and way too many of the sorry, rock hard on your ass wooden bar chairs I ever sat in. I would think they would want folks to stay and drink since, there is only a small bar food menu.

Service: well at the bar at the start of happy hour, timed that right. No menus, and the beer is on a flat board on the back wall, hard to read and NO BEER PRICES IS a big NO NO in my book. What's the matter does the price change? heck even the receipt was void of prices. That bugs me, maybe things will improve.

Selection: well same standard overload of IPA, PA as most places with 20 taps in town.
Beer i had was ok, no big glass freak, so the ST creme B in a ST b glass no big deal, it was full to the rim so not bitching about that.

food: ok bar snacks mainly

its very loud in there, had a few nice tv's, tables outside for smokers. Not the most friendly place but few are at the beach. I noticed a old face moved here from Euro street, Andy, he was busy so he could not talk much.

all in all maybe they will make it and can expand and get better seats and tables, and bigger beer selection, but its just a watering hole, no bottle menu yet. Wife was mad no blue moon.

nothing earth moving great about it, its a strip mall craft beer bar, no BMC yet, but that will change I bet money on it.

mainly a local click place, outsiders not really welcome if you ask me.

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4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
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This is very beer-centric venue, with on site brewing, educational brewing programs, and a craft beer clientele.
Very good tap selection with a broad range of on site brews in additional to a gine slection of most American brews. Guest brews included Cigar City (2), Sprecher, Smuttynose, Six Point and Terrapin.
Very speedy service given the rather pressing demands from a multitude of customers.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Hands down my favorite Jax place to hangout! The staff is awesome, there is plenty of beer to choose from and the food is great! Is you enjoy stouts and they have their Chupa Cabbra get it! If it's barrel aged pick some up to bring home! It is great aged. The atmosphere is a place that once you are there you feel home.

Photo of ashleylake
3.55/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a good little hangout with 50 beers on tap, they also have a pretty neat brewing program for those who want to start brewing without buying all the equipment. The beertenders get really busy and sometimes there isn't enough people behind the bar to help...patience comes in handy sometimes when you are here. The atmosphere is very friendly and they sometime play chicken poop bingo! Around christmas time is a great time to be here they brew a different beer for 12 days...if you make it to the end you get a free beer a day for the rest of the month.

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Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
5/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Engine 15 is a regular stop for my wife and I, we love the laid back atmosphere of the place, the good food (Split Sheboygan -Awww Yeah!), and most importantly the beer selection.

They recently upgraded the beer menu from a chalkboard to flatscreen TVs that broadcast the beer/abv/type/glass, which makes for a much better process of selection. If you still can't decide what you want, no worries, just ask for a sample or do a flight. Everytime we're there we always start with a flight of new beers to try. WeissGuy, Nutsack, and Mosaic WetHop are my personal favorites from E15s own brews.

The food menu while small in selection is big in flavor. Anything with a Brat in it is good, can't go wrong with a good Brat. Their Frito Pie is really good, was nice to see a Texas favorite in Florida!

Service has always been spot on for us, we've never had a problem getting the bartender's attention or really even had to, we finish a beer and they're there asking if you're ready for another.

We might be a bit bias because this is our go to place, but it's awesome to us and we recommend everyone to check it out for themselves.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Engine 15 Brewing Company in Jacksonville Beach, FL
93 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.