New World Brewery
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Taps: 26 / Bottles: 85
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 20 | Show All Ratings:
4.44/5 rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
So it's not actually a brewery, but it is a beer bar worth checking out in Ybor City. Also got to mention that i went there on a Monday night, so that probably factored into my experience there. I liked the vibe as soon as i walked in. You walk through an outdoor courtyard/beer gardern to get into the bar. There were a few tables occupied outside, and a few more customers inside seated at the bar, but it was not very crowded at all and totally chill. The woman working the bar was friendly and personable, and when we went back outside to sit and take advantage of the 70 degree weather (being from Baltimore in the middle of January), she also was our server. The beer selection is pretty much top notch. I had a Jai Alai, a sweetwater 420, and a Terrapin Wake'n Bake. There were plenty of other options i could have ordered too not distibuted in MD, as well as craft stables like DFH, Bells, etc and imports, esp Belgians. Food was also very good. I had a salad, and my buddy and i split a buffalo chicken pizza. The menu is not huge, but what we ordered was quality for sure. I enjoyed my evening there eating and drinking in a chill atmoshere, and was hoping to make it back before my week in Tampa was done, but was not able to. If i find myself back in the area in the future it will definitely be one of my stops.
01-21-2013 17:29:35 | More by AngusOg
4.65/5 rDev +14.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Really cool place on the west end of 8th Av. in the Ybor City section of Tampa.
Parking is right next door and only 1/2 a block from city parking if the free is full.
BBQ buffet is available M-F from. 11-3 pm. Priced by the pound - currently $6.50/lb - except on Wednesday night. Good que and plenty of Bottles
The beer selection is really good. 32 taps and over a hundred bottles span the range from Belgians (Scaldis & Corsendonk) to locals like Cigar City. Bottle selection is as broad and delicious as the taps.
The look is really cool with an expansive, shaded outdoor area, a big L-shaped bar and a half dozen tables inside.
So far, this is the best craft beer place in Tampa. Too bad the don't brew their own anymore. C'est la vie.
12-27-2012 18:58:37 | More by PorterLambic
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Review of Visit on 4-22-11
Tucked away just off the strip in Ybor just off 7th Ave. I approach the place with some friends and you have to enter through a gated area in to the patio. Really digging the patio area, its all stone for the for the floor, patio tables with umbrellas picnic tables, a citrus tree or two, and a little fountain in the middle. Crowd is mixed everything from hipsters to a group of middle aged folks having a few beers. Just beyond the patio is the "stage" where they have live music, a local band is doing sound check and setting up their gear as we walk by. Inside I'm loving the character of this place has a bit of a dive feel to it but in a good way. A nice wood bar forms a L along the left and front side wall as you enter. Bartender got to us quickly and was helpful. The tap selection was pretty decent but nothing to rare to blow you away, but plenty of good ol stand byes that you love (Lagunita IPA, Jai Alai, Old Rasputin etc) Good selection of bottles as well. We ordered closed out tabs were served quickly and courteously and headed to the patio. Waitress addressed us said she would be right with us but continually passed us by. We tracked her down at the bar and she said that table service has ended so that was a bit, frustrating...We ordered the johnny bread which was fantasic and the Northstar Pizza which was just as excellent and both were priced fairly. All in other than the issue with the service on the patio this place was great! Right by Spaghetti warehouse so it makes a nice spot to stop in before after a nice dinner and it's just short walk down to Tampa Bay Brewing Company (we made that walk when we departed). This is a cool spot that i recommend to anyone visiting The Bay Area or any Locals looking for a more laid back side of Ybor.
05-04-2011 23:02:05 | More by HoptimusPrimeIPA
4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This isn't really a brewery, but they do have one of the better beer selections in Tampa on tap and bottle. Located off the beaten path you get a bit quieter atmosphere than the rowdy main strip. Dimly lit, and open space. They get some very interesting bands that play here. Food is a little above your average bar food, and everything is reasonably priced. Bartender is able to actually talk to you, unlike most of the over-crowded bars in Ybor. This is a nicely hidden jewel if you like good beer.
01-04-2011 18:33:18 | More by JayS2629
4.45/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $
Not a brewery but great selection and knowledge of beers. A hidden gem of ybor city. Most of the locals know this spot and flock here for great tap selection. We arrived one weeknight when a local brewer and brand were doing a tasting. They had the local brewer on tap that night. Sision not my thing but local home brewer and tasting ... they are doing something right. I've seen a quite birthday party, a crowded comedy night in the cold and rain and a decent band. This place needs to be on your next visit to ybor city. Food selection was lacking but well worth your visit.
12-27-2010 22:23:55 | More by PeteThePirate
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This is not a brewery, despite the name. It is just a cool little beer bar, in an area of Ybor City that used to be quite bustling.
This place is super cool, super mellow, and just off the beaten path, in Ybor City terms.
Nice tap selections, perhaps 12-15. Reasonably priced bottles. Balanced selection between craft and import, with most imports tending to be Belgian, which is fine with me.
They frequently have nice entertainment, and usually a relaxed crowd. Some local talent performs, DJs, live art shows, bands from reggae to hip-hop to alt-rock, etc. As I said, usually mellow...
02-19-2010 02:01:36 | More by ktrillionaire
4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Very cool setting in Ybor City...rustic looking town, old school. Nice patio setting in the front. Seems filled with regulars.
Selection is rather decent for Florida, at least given my experience with Florida bars. One cooler full of 750's and another full of 12oz beers and a few 22's. Cooler stocked with Ommegang, St. Bernardus, Chimay, Vla-Dieu, Karmeliet, Koning, Rochefort, Schneider, Vicotry, La Chouffe, Dogfish, Great Divide, Stone, Leffe, Sam Smith...and many more! Tap selection consisted of Allagash Tripel, Delerium Tremens, Old Rasputin, Lagunitas Pils, Anchor Steam, Magic Hat #9, Turbo Dog, Hop Devil and a few others...good selection! Disappointed there was no Cigar City, but I hear they are behind on production so no fault to the bar.
Bartender was very helpful...knew his stuff. Overall a great experience and would come back if ever in town again.
01-25-2010 22:52:30 | More by ericfb18
4.06/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Awesome little place in Ybor City. Main building set back from the road with a nice, tree filled courtyard in the front. Bar front was open to the courtyard, nice atmosphere. Free jukebox with an awesome selection.
Very decent tap selection, could have had a few more high end beers and a Belgian or two would have been nice. Saw two coolers behind the bar. One with a nice selection of 12oz bottles and another with a decent selection of 750's, mostly Belgian and for about $15 each.
We were too early for food but had a couple of wonderful beers. Loved this place.
09-17-2009 14:00:36 | More by dstc
3.48/5 rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
This is a nice place to hang out and relax after viewing Tampa, Ybor, or any of the surrounding areas for the day. The jukebox is excellent though it was playing songs that weren't listed sometimes which I found a little odd. Good selection of beers and friendly atmosphere at the bar with a number of tables outside for more private conversation.
There was a cover the night I went to pay the bands that were performing, we went in well before the music started and were not charged because we knew one of the bands but they make everyone pay the cover who is already inside as well.
I put this as a bit pricey but it is average for the area, just more expensive than places in a less touristy area.
08-28-2008 11:07:50 | More by mullenite
4.06/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Atmosphere: Hidden little place in Ybor City with an amazing amount of charm. Visitors are greeted with a courtyard lit by neon signs with tables scattered around and a small fountain trickling peacefully in the middle. Unique signs of beer compaies are randomly scattered around the walls of the outdoor courtyard, which connects seamlessly to a covered patio area. This is connected to the main bar, which is indoors. The indoor decor is very unique, featuring a globe motif, with many unique and historic globes lining the walls and a giant old map of the world painted on the floor. Two foosball tables and an absolutely superb free jukebox serve as the main forms of entertainment, which kept me and my friends occupied for quite a while.
Service: Had a nice conversation with the bartender, who was both quick and knowledgeable about the beer he was serving. There was only one bartender at a time, which held things up a bit, but he was relatively quick with the orders coming to him. The pours were very consistent as well.
Quality: Proper glassware is generally used. Cash only, although they have an ATM inside the building. Very consistent draft pours throughout the night. Very clean place with good AC, even felt out on the patio.
Selection: One of the more thought out selections I've seen in the Tampa Bay area. I worked my way up from a Dale's Pale Ale to Lagunitas Censored to Chimay Cinq Cents to Old Rasputin, all of which were on tap, along with about 20 others. There is a wide bottle selection, consisting of mostly 750mL bottles but offering a seemingly very diverse selection of styles and breweries. There is a comprehensive menu available that shows you the draft and bottle choices available.
Food: There is a restaurant attached but it is only open during the day, so I wasn't able to sample the food there. I had a look at the menu, and it seemed like they had a good selection.
Value: I've seen better prices elsewhere in the country, but in Ybor, you can't really beat New World for their selection, service, and atmosphere. Even though I paid about a dollar more than in most places, there were also many choices available to me that I hadn't seen elsewhere in the region. In that respect I think it's a good value. The 8oz/25cL serving of the Belgians on tap were around 6$, which is definitely high... although the other offerings were more reasonable, being 4-5$ a pint, depending on the beer.
I'll be coming back here again soon. What a great bar - perfect atmosphere, great beer selection, and knowledgeable bartenders. Awesome place. I'll have to go back dring the day and try their food.
06-03-2008 06:50:58 | More by BucBasil
New World Brewery in Tampa, FL
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