Dunedin Brewery

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

937 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, Florida, 34698
United States

(727) 736-0606 | map

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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 135
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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Small brewery with fairly diverse portfolio of on site brewed beers. Good vibe with plenty of seating including a patio with umbrellas. Small parking lot in front, and street parking along Douglas. The beers are ok to good, the food is good. A fine place to enjoy a burger and a local brew. Attentive and friendly bar/wait staff.

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Photo of slander
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This being J & D’s go-to, we’re in for lunch and drink. Conveniently located in a town of the same name, off the main route the next block up (turn when you see the Sun). Parked across the street in that weird lower lot ‘cause someone did a ‘Wisconsin special’ (that’s parking your big ass WI plated mobile home across multiple spots) in the parking lot. Fookers! Well, it’s not like I don’t need the exercise and we’ll be moving about town. With now more than a half dozen breweries about, there is a Dunedin scene to be seen…

Entrance is to the left of the 2 forward garage doors that open up into a rectangular room with an arched ceiling and concrete floors. Looooooong question mark shaped wood plank topped bar with a wide lip, diamond plate base, & a phat piping foot rail on the inside wall, but seating only on the hook for 8 on oval wooden slot stools of ass fit. The short part of the bar fronts the kitchen and taps and the long part fronts the brewery proper. Barback wall is done in yellow, green, & purple sectioned. Horizontal tap board listing beer & ABV over the peek-a-boo kitchen/grab your food zone, with shirts & swag around it, and dead soldier bottles lining the top. Just past there, 5 taps to each side of center extending from a vertical slat wood wall piece below a mirror for the looking at, plus a pair of cylinder 2’s on the off the bar, and a handpump on the end. Pieces above the bar; faux barrel ends with medals won, other brewery signage, more dead soldiers, a ‘No Sniveling’ sign, musical instruments, etc.

The brewery sits to the rear of the room. A sticker pasted tank and others draped with Scottish flaggings there. The red lion on a yellow background one sadly reminds me of the Grant’s Scottish Ale (you’re too young to know what I’m talking about). 3 table juts off the length of the barcounter with stools, plus 4 raised roundies and 2 booths. And a small stage area over there (me, pointing) in the corner. Music venue and brewery posters riddled about. We entered in and through as we do and out the back to the side porch, does that make any sense? 4 ovalish tables umbrella’d up there, penned, to keep the riff raff out. We will lunch and drink here.

So, beer. Over 3 years of annual late February visits, the terminology seems to have changed between ‘standard beers’, to ‘heritage beers’ to ‘core beers’, but I feel like I always see these 6 (Apricot Peach Ale, 6.2%, sweet sweet; Red Head Red Ale, 5.7%, an Irish Red, nicely fruity, sweet, I like; Pipers Pale Ale, a solid pale ale; Beach Tale Brown Ale, 5.5%, chocolatey, sure; Flashlight Lager, 5.2%, a pleasant Pils; American Classic IPA, 7%, 86’d of course, oh FFS, why is the IPA always kicked? Not just here, but in life.

And then upwards of a dozen seasonal & specialty beers up, too. Some repeat year over year and others one time or the other or another. The best of those have been the Leonard Croon’s Old Mean Stout, 7%, silky, licorice, oaty love; Fruits of Leisure, Wit with dragon and passion fruit, pink peppercorn, & orange peel, 5.2%, guava-like easy pink drinking; Raspberries in the Desert, stout aged on raspberries and red chili peppers, 7%, sweet raspberry up front and some nice pleasant heat on the back end; Saint Jambrinus, Abbey Dubbel, 6.8%, nice dubbel dryness; and Smoked Peanut Braemar Milk Stout, 5.5%, it’s strange but I like it.

Lest I forget to mention the handpump. I’ve seen the Leonard Croon’s Old Mean Stout on cask. Probably need to sample of the cask. Depending on the size of the beer, the drafts come in either 12oz or 16oz, and you can do shortys in 5oz or 8oz, and samplers, too.

And food. I had the smoked & pulled blackened chicken tacos (3) and traded up chips & salsa for tots. Theys was good tacos. Wanted wings too but it woulda been too much. Jed had the fish wrap and kept referring to it as ‘fish tacos’, we don’t know why, and said it was better than any burger you could’ve had. D had a fork & knife salad which was literally half a head of Romaine and then other stuff. She deemed it ‘very good’.

Next time out, I had the citrus marinated chicken Mahi Mahi sandwich, with roasted red pepper aioli, spinach, grilled scallions (king of all onions), on a toasted brioche bun. Again, trading up the chips & salsa for tots. It was a good goddamn sandwich. Jed had the west coast fish wrap, deemed excellent, and D had the Caesar salad with blackened chicken. Said she, “the lettuce was fresh, unlike what Chuck left us at the condo”.

Service is super attentive, like ‘super super’ and the food is always very good. I like going through the mix of beers, some are better than others. And they definitely do some crazy range beyond the core beers, although a bunch of the beers are grainy. Not necessarily in a bad way, just strangely ‘homebrewlike’. Still, I’ve had some fine offerings here. Florida’s first microbrewery is something to look in on.

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Photo of jwtroxell
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

My oh my can this place draw a crowd! This place got too big for it's building real quick. Most given nights, especially when a prestigious musical guest is having a free show, you will be very lucky to find standing room, much less breathing space. Terrific selection and great people, if only a bit densely packed!

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Photo of Kerghan
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Live music is usually pretty terrible, but then again, I hate live music. Beer is always excellent. Food is always excellent. I usually hang out in the back room because it's quieter, and the servers are super nice

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Photo of illpass78
5/5  rDev +23.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Classic Florida roadhouse. Tons of their own beers on tap and good traditional bar food. The beers I had were kind of average, but they clearly know their stuff and have stood the test of time.

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Photo of SpoiledInVT
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Pretty solid spot if you want to sit outside in the sunshine, have a beer, and have some pretty good pub fare. Beer was nothing too wild, but it certainly was good. The selection is limited, but across the board there are enough styles to find something you will enjoy. Food was definitely good, as was the service.

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Photo of scream
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Today was stop #4 in the last 2 wks. Usually just for a pint but today lunch as well. I like the fact that they open at 11AM whereas most other places not until 3 PM. If there were more variety to available brews I would rate it higher in the Quality and Selection categories.

No Tv which to me is a plus

3/22 2017 Back again today. I just like this place-especially the Mundofolbick on cask as delish as ever !

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Photo of Beer4B
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Pretty cool local spot with indoor and outdoor seating. They often bring in live music on the weekends. Not a huge tap selection but the few times I've been there were between 7-10 beers on tap.
The quality of beer isn't great, but you can find something you will enjoy. Unique interior that helps tell the story instead of some of the more typical industrial boxes.

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Photo of wabridges
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

There are several other breweries in the Tampa Bay area that are producing far better beer. This stands out because they serve decent pub food but if I just want a great beer I go elsewhere. The atmosphere is great.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Place is a little run down and the décor is a little busy for my taste.

More importantly, the place has good energy, the staff was friendly, and the beer was good.

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Photo of JulioH
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Cool brewery a few blocks away from the ocean. Has a somewhat maritime theme going on. Décor may be a little bit dated, but who really cares. Some locals come and go, and most everyone is friendly.

Nice selection of beers, and flights are available. Nothing is outstanding, but they do provide a nice amount of the fermented brew. This is one of those breweries that needs to exist to bring festivals and beer awareness, but their product is not top notch, and by this I mean middle of the road, not supermarket beer, but not top 250. Still, really nice place and good beer.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Inside with a view of the tank is nice, but outside with FL sunshine is better, no music and conversation is possible. Great atmosphere.
The beer is great, and even with only two staff, the service is good during beer week.
Cheese curds are rocking though the jalapeno seems MIA.

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Photo of PapaGoose03
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

October, 2015 Update: This was stop #4 on a Florida vacation for my wife and me. This review is actually an update review since our visit last year. We tried only two beers and no food back then, so a revision is in order. We liked the beer (the Biere de Cafe' brown ale with coffee was notable) and food and have given scores to each grading area that are consistent with those of last year, so this reinforces that this pub is a very worthy stop for anyone looking for good beer and food.


My wife and I stopped here while on vacation. It was the dinner hour and the place was very busy. A small bar with some seating is situated near the entrance, and the dining area is adjacent to all of the brewing equipment so that you get a feel for being inside a brewery. A beer garden was located on a deck on the south side of the building. A small nook bar, also with some seating, was located toward the front of the building, but it didn't look like they had a full compliment of the beers on the menu so we went back and ordered from the main bar. Because they were so busy we each ordered a beer of choice instead of following our regular procedure of having a sampler flight. (We also didn't see a sampler flight offered on the menu board.)

The Black Cherry Brown and the Stone IPA were our beer choices and each was very tasty and right to style (both with a B-plus grade). Most of the other beers on the menu carried plain-sounding names (red ale, gold ale, wheat ale, etc), so we assumed that they were 'straight to style' without anything exciting like the black cherries in the brown ale. We were not hungry so we didn't order any food, but the customers around us were eating and everything looked and smelled very good. We were on a tight schedule so we could not enjoy any of the other beers, but our experience here was a 'plus' so we'll come back again when we travel to this area.

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Photo of hervinjr
3.46/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I found this brewery through Google maps while traveling for work. Google takes you to the loading dock though, so go around the corner. Public parking is across the street.

Excellent place for a lunch bite and a beer.

Don't be fooled by the Randall behind the bar, it's not hooked up... which was sad, since they had a coffee porter that screamed to be infused.

The beer selection was pretty average... mostly ales and sessionables.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

So I was in town visiting a friend and this place was a mile away. We fell upon it as a bike race was just finishing up so we didnt stay on the first day and decied to come back another day. But on the day we arrived, it was overrun with sweaty bikers. Real good vibe as they'd just put away a race and lots of good post race vibe there.

WE returned the Monday after the race to a quiet 2 PM lunch. Had a tasting flight and the only disappointment was that some of hte beers on the chalkboard were no longer available. Regardless, got rudimentary chicken fingers for the kids, which were fine. But the french fries were absolutely addictive. I had an order of wings and the wife had a salad with chicken. Good place for lunch and brews and you can walk off the buzz in the cute neighboring town. in a nutshell, the place was a homerun. The nearby pizza place was a S#$thole and the mexican food in town was awful.

Dunedin Brewery rocks.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Closest local brewery to me. great beers. very Communal. All owners & staff are locals. They have great selections of their year round offerings. Consistent. great seasonal offerings as well. The best festivals around. (Oktoberfest,St. Patrick's Day, IPA Fest, Stout Fest). Eclectic atmosphere. Historical building that used to be the old town fire station. Music all the time. great staff. ample seating & parking (finally)

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Photo of ajtorres311
4.64/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is a really cool place hidden away in Dunedin, FL. The one drawback I saw here was that the parking lot is tiny. Even in my little Celica I had a hard time squeezing into a spot. Aside from that, the place is small, but feels very open. When you walk in you get to see all the tanks behind the tables and guys working hard trying to get the beer ready for you. The place has great decorations ranging from medals they've won to bottles from other places that I'm guessing have been brought in by patrons. They also have a full menu, though I did not get to eat anything. They have quite a few of their beers on tap for $5 a pint for most of them. Happy hour ranges from 11-7 and consists of a few of their selections for $4. Everyone behind the bar was very friendly and eager to suggest beers to you. They even let me have a free sticker! Ha! Definitely worth a visit and I will be visiting again.

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Photo of goldtar
5/5  rDev +23.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

A must stop for beer lover's in FL. Beer selection is excellent, atmosphere is friendly and inviting. A nice sized patio is avaialble. Live music inside most weekends. Wait staff are knowledgable and helpful for newbies. The food is fantastic. I would recommend the fish tacos to my own mother. You won't be disappointed.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

I definitely liked this place. It looked a lot smaller from the outside, but inside it was relatively spacious, lots of tables, and a medium-sized bar, with the fermentors in clear sight. Lots of neat decor, vintage breweriana, and a bottle graveyard. Most of the stuff on the walls was a "blast from the past," giving away Dunedin's age, and harkening back to a time when the craft beer scene was still fairly small.

The service was good all around. I'm pretty sure our main server was the owner, a jovial gent, who obviously knew his stuff, and knew his beer. We ordered a few flights, sampling just about every beer on tap, and our other bartender mixed up the glasses fiercely, but we just laughed about it, and eventually figured everything out. I gave them the brilliant suggestion of maybe LABELING the flight paddles, so they could easily coordinate what we the customers write down, and what is presented to us. He seemed to like the idea. lol

Anyway, the selection was quite good, with maybe 15 or so house beers on tap, with a great variety of styles. Most of the beers were solid and well-crafted, if not extremely memorable, though there definitely were at least a couple very good selections. It seems they have just started bottling, or at least had just bottled up a batch of one of their stouts.

Food was simple, but tasty, with a slight leaning towards southern-style / Mexican cuisine. Prices were decent.

Overall a good experience, and a fun place. I'd definitely go back. Be sure to visit 7venth Sun, which is right down the street.

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Photo of MarcatGSB
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I guess this is Florida's oldest craft brewery. Cool, looking forward to checking it out. It's a very welcoming brew pub. A large garage door is open with fermenters open for all to see. They had some picnic tables set up in that area where people can get some of that nice sun, and open air feel.
Upon entering the brewpub, it looks like the oldest brewery in Florida. It has that well worn look, which is fine with me! They had some interesting stuff going on...they had a beer engine, which is always appreciated, and the bartender gave us samples of the beer on cask and on CO2 pump. Nice touch.
I tried the Imperial Stout and thought it was okay, and we also tried an IPA on tap...both weren't mind bending, but still solid beers.
The atmosphere was lively, and it seems like more of a cool local hang out, than a beer destination. Definitely a nice place to hang out.

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Photo of stakem
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I was in town to check out Seventh Sun and we needed food. Dunedin brewery is within walking distance (less than 2 city blocks away.) Our party of 4 arrived around 6:30 pm or so on a Thursday and we sat ourselves at a table built for 6. Looking around, the large fermenters are out in the open. The feel of this place is like a souped-up garage. As we were waiting, a band was setting up to play. While im sure this draws its own set of patrons, im glad we were out of their before they started to play.

The beer menu is split on a chalkboard behind the bar. I am guessing here that what appeared on the left board was their year-round staples and the right board (more ornately and colorfully drawn was probably their seasonals/one-offs.) I opted for their single-hop nelson sauvin ipa and it was fantastic. If we had more time to stay, I would of had a very hard time deciding between another pint of that and trying something else from their list of like a dozen brews.

We ordered some appetizers and plates. Pretzel bites were decent, hummas was pretty good and the cheese curds were tasty. I ordered the house smoked pulled pork sliders. Sliders? No, these were not sliders, these were full-blown portions. I was very hungry and could only finish 2 of my 3. Needless to say, ther portions are quite hearty and very reasonably priced. Others in the group got burgers and wings. The only complaint to be had was that the wings come seasoned but without any sauce.

My overall thoughts are that this place is certainly worth checking out. The food was good, the beer I had was great. As far as service goes, I could see that possibly being a problem. Our waitress seemed stretched thin and looked to be working at every table even though there were others servers walking around.

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Photo of SkinnyElvis
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Beer crawl with Ms. Elvis while following the Phillies. Easy to find off the main drag. Real small place. Parking was tight but we snagged a place around the corner. Total locals vibe. 12 taps more or less. Service was good. Stopping by on a Sunday, the bartenders all seemed to know everyone there. Good sign. We liked the fish tacos and burgers. Beer was solid but not spectacular. Not much beyond the basic styles. I had the nitro ipa and it was a good brew. I dig locals and this was worth a stop.

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Photo of mbonugli
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

We accidentally ran into this brewery, the OLDEST Florida brewery, when looking for the NEWEST Florida brewery, 7venth Sun, which just opened last weekend. 7venth sun wasn't open until 5pm so we decided to stop at the Dunedin Brewery for lunch and a beer. We were very happy to visit this brewery.

It's a family owned and run brewery. They don't bottle and sell their beer, so it was a great opportunity to try something we wouldn't be able to find in Massachusetts.

They just tapped this 2010 Local Honey Wheat beer so we decided to try that. It was sweet with a very distinct taste of honey. A great beer for a rainy afternoon in January in Florida.

We tried their jalepenos wisconsin cheese balls with ranch sauce. They were great! Next we made our own quesadilla with blackened mahi mahi and roasted red peppers. It was awesome! We also had their french fries which were freshly cut and nicely browned. The food here was EXCELLENT.

They also have live music at night and they have a NOOK area with special taps and guest taps. At the time, they had stone double arrogant bastard on draft. Last week they had a beer from Montreal's Dieu du Ciel...the "nook" is only open at night and they also auction artist designs, paintings for donations for ALS....what a great cause.

All breweries in Florida support each other and try to keep each brewery unique in their beers and special food items.

We will definitely visit again when we're in the area.

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Photo of GreenCard
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

So, the day before I tried this place, I had gone to Cigar City Brewing. They brew some fantastic beer, but the ambiance in their tasting room left a little to be desired. Dunedin was the other way around. The brewpub had a really laid-back, cozy vibe (despite the somewhat disinterested bartender). However, their beer was a little pricier and not as tasty as Cigar City. I didn't try the food but it looked and smelled great. Definitely worth a trip out to Dunedin if you're in the Tampa Bay area. Cute little town and Dunedin Brewery is as good a place as any to wet your whistle and chow down on some pub grub.

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Photo of olimpia84
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The Dunedin brewery is one of my favorite spots in the Clearwater/Dunedin area. I've been there many times and what stands out the most in my opinion is the atmosphere. The place is usually pretty busy at night and they have concerts from local bands that help up light the place. The setup is typical of a brewpub with high table and chairs throughout the place. They also have an outside deck if you prefer the outdoors. The people that attend this place range from all ages and are usually the artsy type.

I only ate there twice, both times I had burgers and they were pretty good. The brew selection is pretty good and offers good variety to keep you entertained and tasting different styles.

Overall, I highly recommend this place to all the beer lovers out there; the atmosphere is great and you can't beat enjoying a variety of beers brewed right there along with live music!

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Dunedin Brewery in Dunedin, FL
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