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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 Shaw:
Photo of Shaw
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

2007 update:

My wife and I stopped by here after a concert at the Forum. I had the excellent Warthog Weizen and she had the root beer. We shared an order of quesadillas, which were also good. And I had a sample of their Two Redeyes Ale, a double version of their excellent Red Eye Ale. This new ale was really, really good. Too bad I was driving or I would have had more than 4 ounces.

The new place is quite nice and my wife thought it was a lot better than their old location.

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I would go here a lot more if I didn't live 50 miles south! This is a great brewpub, especially for Florida. Their brews are in league with some West Coast brewers.

With wood-trim interiors and very high ceilings, this place had a good atmosphere even as it can accommodate a large crowd. There were several TVs over the bar, something I don't like but hey, it takes all kinds. Thanks to a recent law, there is no smoking inside.

A sampler of all 11 of their brews (including two cask-conditioned) plus their root beer is $10. Not bad considering they are all average to very good, with their Wild Warthog hefeweizen, porter, IPA, and amber ales as standouts.

Our server was quite proud of himself and kept trying to be "cute" with us. He was prompt, but a little of his smart-ass attitude (wouldn't give us his name -- ha ha) went a long way.

I had the grilled chicken and spinach salad, which was quite good. Their food is a step above the regular pub fare, with several dishes prepared with their beers. If you're in the Tampa Bay area and looking for a brewpub, I recommend the Tampa Bay Brewing Co. (1,612 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)

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.8/5  rDev +17.1%

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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.