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Pensacola Bay Brewery

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22 Beers
346 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
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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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 17
Reviews by Antonius08:
Photo of Antonius08
5/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of GregJ
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Nice spot and staff but beers were just ok.

Photo of drunkenbum
4.86/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great place, awesome location. Very Friendly staff, timely service! Great beer selection! A must for any beer junkie!

Photo of amrz6014
4.66/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great service, great beer! I only wish they did more specialty brews.

Photo of Jgldillon
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BlueMoon10
4.14/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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.

Photo of Lederer85
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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.

Photo of BeerZack
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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.

Photo of mgn
1.66/5  rDev -59.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5

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.

Photo of JayS2629
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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.

Photo of abeerlovr
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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).

Photo of DrWangerBanger
4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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.

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Pensacola Bay Brewery in Pensacola, FL
91 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.