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Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Tampa Bay Brewing Co.Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.68/5
Based on:
26 Beers
199 Reviews
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 87
Visits: 138
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1600 East 8th Ave
Tampa, Florida, 33605
United States
phone: (813) 247-1422

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Reviews: 87 | Visits: 138
Reviews by PorterLambic:
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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

10/24/2010
Thought it time to re-review a really good place. Stopped in for a pint and lunch. The 'Atmosphere' rating goes up because outside, where I always sit, is a really nice place to sit and sip and eat and people-watch. The music was too loud this time, though, or it would have been higher.
And a new dish, Tandoori Chicken Pita, was good but the chicken was cold and the Tzatsiki sauce was minimal (and a bit bland) resulting in a somewhat dry sandwich. Fortunately, the beer was quite good.

4/30/2007
Well, I've finally made it to the new digs of TBBC. I expected a lot, more space, etc. now that they are at Centro Ybor. Great locale, right at the center of of the place, next to the trolley line, under the theaters. Location, location, location.
I liked the outdoor seating and bar area. Great for people watching and if someone in your party is smoking one of Ybor's hand-rolled cigars. Then I went inside. Not so impressed there. A huge amount of space but it felt very... industrial. Not inviting like the old place with that wonderful, hammered copper counter top. So I went back outside.
The service was still excellent, the food was awesome and I swear the selection increased as well but I think the prices went up with the move. All the beers available inside are available outside, too. I like the big umbrellas on the tables, especially considering the southern exposure in Florida.

6/4/2004
How many times have I walked/driven past this place after having my fill of Ybor City? Too many, it would appear, now that I've finally gotten inside. How could I have gone so long? What a fool I've been.
Got in for a late lunch on a weekday and found the place half full. The waitstaff were very quick, very knowledgeable and very friendly. The atmosphere is much like a typical sports bar but with nice shiny, stainless steel tanks in the corner and a rack of taps showing nearly everything they brew. I started with the Jack the Quaffer Porter (of course) sampled a few others before finishing with the Iron Rat Oatmeal Stout. The beers were very well made, very drinkable, but those reviews belong elsewhere. Of course, with that much beer I had to eat. The menu is fairly good-sized and I really enjoyed the food, as did all the people around me (I asked). The portions are good but not so big you need to share with a friend. Chalkboards show what beers are available currently with ABV listed for those who don't have all day to linger like I did. I will be back next time I'm in Tampa, in fact, I'll plan my day around it. (2,550 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of jrs3994243
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
4.91/5  rDev +19.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of TrapJaw77
3.39/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Suzyw62671
4.86/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of CTAdams
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Go here about once a week. Staff is always very nice and most of the time attentive. Food selection is good with specials happening most days of the week. Gets busy on the weekend but has plenty of outdoor seating/outdoor bar also. If had one complaint it would be the lack of guest taps, there are a few both nothing special. This is only off putting because its really a resturant with a brewery inside it (unlike their new location), so it makes you want a little more variety of beer when you come here often. This though is a great place to have a good beer with great people and is a huge hit with out of town friends. (624 characters)

Photo of Angel_tbbc
5/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Fahrn13
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of MyakkaRiver
4.06/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Roadrunner
4.18/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of effzed
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Excellent beer and great food on offer had the meatloaf which wAs great and the imperial stout Rat I think it was called. (121 characters)

Photo of InspectorBob
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Large venue with both indoor and outdoor seating including a large table for large parties. 8 regular taps [although out of one on my visit] plus 3 seasonals. Good service but understaffed for the large mid week lunch crowd. Food looked good. Large pub atmosphere. Flatscreen TVs available but not featured. (310 characters)

Photo of WayneWilsonSC
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Good brews, great service! Loved it! (37 characters)

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of kerlandson
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Awesome food and award winning beer.... Can't go wrong here!!! (62 characters)

Photo of Mewsandbrews
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Maxwell_Smith
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of howiebear
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of KensWorld
4.8/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of rdgreenberg85
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%

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Tampa Bay Brewing Co. in Tampa, FL
91 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.