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Tap & Grind

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 6.05%
Taps: 16
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar ]

59 W Central Blvd
Orlando, Florida, 32801-2403
United States
phone: (407) 455-1100

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(Place added by: xzxer on 06-01-2012)
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Reviews by kpanter:
Photo of kpanter
4.78/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place is great, pretty much like my 2nd home. 16 beers on tap exclusively from American craft breweries, mainly focused in the southeast region. Taps stay fresh and are constantly rotating, there is always something new to try. They also utilize a Randall on one of their taps which usually has fresh fruit or coffee beans infused. Chill atmosphere and vibe with the paintings on the walls done by local artists and the surfboards/skateboards in the rafters and on the walls. Great service, all of the staff as well as the patrons are extremely friendly. This place is easy to miss, but don't make that mistake. You will certainly be glad you stopped in!

More User Reviews:
Photo of M_J_Z
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Awesome place! Never had a bad experience here, and I've been many times. The owner, Jason, is a very cool, knowledgeable and interesting guy and he gets plenty of good beer here. He's been able to organize many special events, including a Funky Buddha tap takeover.

The bar is I believe what formerly was an office for the adjacent parking garage. Jason turned it into a bar with a tropical/beachy setting and it totally works. The TV behind the bar plays lots of great stuff, ranging from surfing videos to documentaries and footage of aquatic life.

There is a decent and diverse selection of bottles to purchase, and they're available to take home. (Or, at least they were the last time I bought something from the case.)

The bar attracts lots of friendly and cool people. Never met a bad or unruly person at T&G. Good people hang out here.

The interior is a little bit small, and sometimes the wait for a beer might take a few minutes during peak times as there usually are 3 (or 4, at the most) people working at the bar. There is plenty of space to sit outside, though.

My only problem with T&G is that it's tough to tell which beers are there since there isn't a live online menu to browse. Your best bet for updates is to check the bar's Facebook page, which is updated every once in a while, or try looking for an image of the latest menu on InstaGram. It's a bit tricky, but the trip to T&G is likely to be worth it for anyone who hasn't been yet. Check it out.

Photo of st9647v3
5/5  rDev +8%

From the moment I walked in the door, I had a feelin this place was something special!

The beer selection was quality as was the service and knowledge of the bartender/owner Jason.

I plan on returning every time my travels bring me to Orlando.

5/5 - Highly Recommended

Photo of jpetree
5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of MikeDavis
5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of johnyb
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of cjgator3
5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Zack_B
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Mfjudas
4.43/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I try to visit every time i'm in downtown Orlando. Definitely my favorite bar in the area. Really good beer selection and a very cool atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. They have a lot of good out of state beers as well as a good amount of local stuff too. Also, I think the prices are very fair too with most beer being around $6-6.50 a pour which is not bad at all.

Photo of JVinson
4.8/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

One of the top craft beer bars in central Florida. Rotating menu focusing on Florida beers first and then only made in the USA. Great happy hour which is rare for a good beer bar.

The owner, Jason, is a class-act who knows his beer and a great person to meet. His staff is great and very knowledgeable on whats on tap.

Small space tucked in a parking garage across the street from downtown's fire station. Great laid back vibe where you will feel comfortable talking to everyone. No snobby beer geeks who think they know more than you do! Just people coming together to share some good brews.

Photo of baconmcnuggets
4.51/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This place rules, plain & simple. I worked in the building next door and was overjoyed when I saw the sign go up (although "a craft beer bar in a parking garage? yeah, we'll see about this..." did cross my mind, I was totally mistaken.) Jason, the owner, is the most amazing dude, and the staff here is fun, friendly and knowledgeable (Fez. Fez rocks.) The only beef I have with the taps is that I wish there were more because there's ALWAYS something in the green room that I wish was on tap already. The selection is carefully considered, the quality is superb, and he knows his stuff, so he's always bringing in good rarities or different new things. Also, if they know you're on the lookout for something, they'll let you know when it lands there. Atmosphere and vibe is so chill and friendly - not a lot of downtown bars feel like a local hangout. Kudos also for how damn clean the place always is - it's a hole in the wall, but it's an immaculate hole in the wall. Prices are great to begin with but happy hour deals are an absolute STEAL. If I didn't moonlight at a craft beer bar myself I'd say this is my hands-down favorite bar in all of central Florida. So we'll say it's a really really close second.

And, of course, make sure to go pee. The bathrooms are legendary and unreal.

Photo of ajtorres311
4.36/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This is a pretty cool place. We stopped in after a concert downtown. Like it was mentioned before, if you're not paying attention, you're likely to walk right past it, until you notice the brightly lit craft beer signs on the window. When you walk in you're greeted with great music, skate decks on the walls, surf boards on the rafters and walls lined and painted with some pretty cool art as well as a giant tv behind the bar showcasing surfing videos. The bartender greeted us as soon as we walked in and everyone in attendance was very friendly. They have 16 brews on tap and a nice little selection in the coolers as well. Opposite the bar, there is a smaller bar designed to hold your beer if you're standing, which is decorated with a bunch of hops, which I thought added a nice touch. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who enjoys a chill atmosphere and a cold craft beer. I plan on visiting when I'm downtown again.

Photo of aLenwell
4.24/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Not a bad place at all. Decent selection on tap. If you weren't looking for it you might walk right past it. Once you walk inside you're greeted with great music, very chill, fits the size and atmosphere and not too loud. Beautiful art and items all over the walls. Surfboards, skateboards, amazing wall painting. The people, working or not, are all very friendly. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone in the area.

Photo of FlemingVSKing
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 1

AWESOME place for craft brew fans. No food, and it's a little hole in the wall, but it has about 20 taps, all of which are the most flavorful version of any type you can name.

It rotates but I've had,,, all on tap, Sublimely Self Righteous Ale, Ruination, Southhampton Oatmeal Stout, Weyerbacher Quad, Dogfishhead Double Smoked Porter and a lot more. It's downtown off of Orange Ave and this place is just awesome.

Make sure you head over to Gringos for tacos either before or after.

Tap & Grind in Orlando, FL
98 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.