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Pensacola Bay Brewery

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Pensacola Bay BreweryPensacola Bay Brewery
BA SCORE
89
very good

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 16.71%
Active Beers: 20
Beer Ratings: 313
Beer Avg: 3.65
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

225 E Zaragoza St
Pensacola, Florida, 32502-6048
United States
phone: (850) 434-3353

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @pbbrew

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(Place added by: boss302 on 12-24-2010)
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Reviews by Antonius08:
Photo of Antonius08
5/5  rDev +22.9%

I frequent the Pensacola Bay Brewery pretty often. It is my favorite bar in the Pensacola area, mostly because of the excellent quality of their selection of beers. Whenever I have friends or family visiting, I always bring them here. I enjoy their fine selection of beer, but usually find myself sticking to my favorites: The De Luna Extra Pale Ale and the Lil Napoleon IPA. Their Conquistador Doppelbock is my overall favorite, but it is a seasonal beer so it's availability is limited. They also have a sampler, which is great because you can try all the beers they have on tap.

The location itself is in a nice, downtown area of Pensacola and the bar itself is very nice, open, and clean. The staff is always nice and friendly. (Whom I believe to be the owner of the bar) is always happy to tell you about the beers on tap and if you inquire will talk about future brews he has planned to be on tap.

Overall, Pensacola Bay Brewery is a nice, welcoming bar to bring your friends to, enjoy a pint and enjoy some good microbrews. If you are a beer enthusiast, this is definitely not a brewery to pass up if you are in the area.

Antonius08, Jan 16, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jgldillon
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Was there April 2014 during a park festival. Fun place had some good beers. Went back to get growlers filled we liked it so much. Fun excursion downtown Pensacola.

Jgldillon, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

AlaYank, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

huntermedley, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

kylehay2004, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ali1987, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

WarEagleJeep, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

fisherbray, Mar 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

TonyJ815, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

AUGRAD06, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of BlueMoon10
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%

Highly recommend stopping by this small brewery. While it might be small they produce an excellent selection of quality beers. The taproom has a nice vibe and the staff were extremely nice. Their Black Treasure Porter that is aged in whiskey barrels is amazing. I will definitely return to this brewery in the future when I am back in the area.

BlueMoon10, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Lederer85
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

Great place to stop by if you are visiting or live in the Pensacola Bay area and everyone is very friendly inside don't be intimidated by the full bar of regulars that frequent the brewery to relax or get their growlers filled. Dog friendly environment so bring your best friend with you if you decide to make the venture. They have no food there and I have always thought it would be a good idea for them to open a small kitchen with pub food or sandwiches. Service is good and prices drop on Mondays.

Lederer85, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of BeerZack
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%

I really liked this place. It's in a cool building in a cool area and it's got a pretty laid-back vibe. There were some young (college age?) guys smoking cigars and a couple more groups sitting outside when we walked up. When I opened the bigass door I was glad to see the inside was well-lit, with a big bar and wasn't too busy on this Saturday night. We tried a big flight of all but one or two of the house seasonals - they had 3 different seasonals and we got to choose one to go along with the 6 or 7 other beers on the sampler tray. We chose the Blackbeard Stout over the Pumpkin something-or-other and the Raspberry wheat somthin'. I was disappointed in the Blackbeard, thought it was pretty one-dimensional. It was better than some of their others though. Overall, the house beers here were pretty boring. Some were just watery and seemed of low quality. I only make these comments about the beer because otherwise this place seemed great. They did offer a few guest taps here and I could see coming back here to drink, for sure. I just wish they would put some more effort into their beers. With that many styles/offerings its a shame they all tasted so similarly mediocre.

BeerZack, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of mgn
1.66/5  rDev -59.2%

We went to this brewery today and were compeletely ignored despite obviously waiting at the bar and making eye contact with the guy behind the bar. It was not very busy at all. We stood at the bar and waited to be acknowledged, but after both of us made eye contact with the guy, he walks around the small bar, right past us, looks at us and then walks into the back room. After 5 minutes we were tired of being ignored and left. We are both very patient people and were in no hurry at all..afterall we were just going to check out the brewery, hang out for however long, and drink some beer! I will be spreading the word about not going there or buying their beers.

mgn, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of JayS2629
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

I went to this during the Emerald Coast Beer Festival and for such a small scale brewery, I was very impressed. It was open to walk through and every piece of equipment looked new. Very clean, and sanitary place decorated in the tasting room with a Nautical theme which was very nice. Immediately I was impressed that for a $6 pint glass purchase I got an entire sampler tray for free. I later learned they can't sell beer, they can sell glasses and give free beer in them. Still, a nice deal.

Their beers were middle of the road. I liked their Riptide Amber and their Porter the best. For the small space they had to work with they used their space smartly, and the bathroom was very nice.

Overall, ok beers, reasonable prices, and well put together establishment.

JayS2629, Sep 13, 2011
Photo of abeerlovr
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

This is Pensacola's first full scale brewery since prohibition. It is located Downtown in an historic building. Due to distribution regulations they cannot sell beer, but they can sell you a pint glass, which you get to keep, and fill it with a free sample of beer :-). They also sell sampler glasses and allow you to sample a flight of their current beers.
Cozy place with both tourist, occasional visitors and the regulars. The owners are (Robert & Mark) incredibly proud of their brewery and if you stop in ask for a tour and they will gladly show you around the brewery.
The folks behind the counter know the beer and can answer most of your questions and often the brewer (Mark) is on site for technical questions.
They do not serve food, the do sell a few snacks (bags of chips).

abeerlovr, Aug 10, 2011
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4.78/5  rDev +17.4%

Very friendly bartender who is extremely knowledgeable about the beers (possibly one of the owners).

The location is great, right near the water in the historic district. I guess as a result of this and zoning laws, they're not actually allowed to sell beer, so you actually wind up buying the glasses you drink from and the beer is "free." Crazy laws.

Lots of seating, both inside and out. I was there in the middle of the day when there were only a few people in, so I can't testify to how crowded it might get at night.

DrWangerBanger, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of Desmobot
4.11/5  rDev +1%

Great staff, awesome location and excellent beer! Six of their beers won awards at a recent event in Tampa... their first time out. If that's not reason enough to go then how about the awesome range of selection from Pilsner to Porter. If your not a alcohol drinker or just too young they also brew Cream Soda and Rootbeer on the premises which are worth every red cent. Get over here and say hello to Mark, the head brewer. He'll be glad to tell you all about his beer! Not sure what to try first? They also offer a sample tray of all of the available beers!

Desmobot, Apr 04, 2011
Photo of chinchill
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%

visited on a Saturday; pleasantly uncrowded.

A true micro=brewery, this fairly new establishment is housed in an old but clean and updated building in the historic district. Free parking on street and on far side (street is one-way) of brewery.

The building has basically 2 sections: a pub-like tasting room in the front, and the brewing warehouse in the rear. Free tours on Saturdays allow access to the brewery, which is only about as large as that of many brewpubs.

The tasting room is quite pleasant, with a small bar, 6 tables and a single flatscreen TV. 4 additional tables with umbrellas are outside.

Currently have 7 taps, with one for root beer.
Pint of beer with souvenir glass: $5.50
A beer flight (all 6 beers) with souvenir mug: $8
They also fill large and small growlers -- and these are filled properly from the bottom using a tube on the tap -- but not in the 'standard' 64oz size due to FL law.

chinchill, Mar 25, 2011
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4.16/5  rDev +2.2%

Located at the corner of Seville Square in downtown Pensacola, this is one of only two brewpubs in Pensacola. In truth, it's really a brewery since "technically" they do not serve beer but rather "samples" in "souvenir glasses". These "samples" ran five dollars per pint for any of the brews, and growlers were available at what I judged to be reasonable prices.

The wife and I stopped by early on a Friday on our way to dinner and ended up trying the sampler and one pint "souvenir glass" each. Even at about 5:30 p.m. the place was crowded. The two owners were acting as wait staff so there was something of a wait. However, once we were served, we were rewarded with outstanding customer service. When things calmed down a bit, I chatted up one of the owners who explained that all of the beers here are brewed BIG. That was certainly reflected in the Amber Ale, which really blew me away with its bold character and relatively high ABV (I believe it clocks in at about 6.1%). The natural comparison is with McGuire's Amber, which the McGuire's brewmaster readily admits is brewed to imitate Killian's. I also tried the IPA which was very solid; the wife had the brown ale which was also quite tasty.

This place is rather odd in that it's not a true "bar" intended for long visits or mass consumption of alcohol, nor do they serve food. However, it is certainly a must-see stop on any BA's visit to Pensacola, if nothing more than to enjoy the privilege of being served very good passionately crafted beer by the very people who brew it, and are more than happy to chat about their craft.

jettjon, Mar 10, 2011
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Pensacola Bay Brewery in Pensacola, FL
89 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.