Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 509
Beer Avg: 3.61
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Reviews by zac16125:
4.6/5 rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I visited this place a couple days ago for the first time, and boy was I impressed. I'll start with the beers, I had 3 which were all very good to excellent. I started with an Old Elephant Foot IPA which was very good. Then I had a Moosekiller Barleywine to go along with my meal, and it was one of, if not the best barleywine I have ever had. Served just over room temperature in a nice solid chalice, with the batch coming in at an impressive 14.2% ABV. What a treat. I ended the night with the Iron Rat Stout, which was also a great beer, in fact one of the better stouts I have had in quite some time. Overall they had about 8-10 styles of beer, and I was very pleased with my choices.
I was also very pleased with the food, which I thought was excellent. My girlfriend and I started with a couple appetizers, the pub pretzels which were pretty good, and the beer cheese dip which was very good. For entrees we had the sirloin w/ blue cheese, and the Barleywine-mushroom topped meatloaf. The sirloin was delicious and the meatloaf was amazing (sirloin cut meatloaf, bacon wrapped topped with mushrooms in a barleywine sauce, and served over mashed potatoes and onion straws; I definitely recommend).
Service was great, our waiter (who was the acting manager) was very pleasant, friendly and informative about the menu, beers, and the place in general. We arrived late on a Monday night, were the last to leave, and never felt rushed, which I appreciated. The atmosphere was more chain restaurant than neighborhood pub, but I did appreciate the mugs from the "mug club" (their membership club where you design your own mug and leave it at the bar so its always waiting for you when you want to stop by for a drink) decorating the walls.
Price was certainly resonable, our bill which included 4 drinks, 2 appetizes and the 2 most expensive entrees on the menu came out to around $70, which certainly isn't bad. I think beers ran at $5 each and all were served in 16 oz pint glasses except the Barleywine.
Overall, definitely a place I'd recommend. In fact I've recommended it to a multiple ppl already just in the couple days since I was there, and I plan on going again soon.
08-19-2011 01:40:39 | More by zac16125
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