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Swamp Head Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.87/5
Swamp Head BrewerySwamp Head Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

3650 SW 42nd Ave
Gainesville, Florida, 32608
United States

(352) 505-3035 | map
swamphead.com

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Added by mullenite on 09-26-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
72
Reviews:
424
Ratings:
2,076
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
86
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
5.87%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 86
Reviews by kylehay2004:
Photo of kylehay2004
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Drove down from Jacksonville for a visit to Swamp Head. They had their 5 regulars on and two extras, the Springboard and the 10-10-100. The space wasn't too hard to find. I went to UF so I had a general idea of where it was and despite making a wrong turn, I made it. I parked on the road about 7pm but there were actually plenty of spots up front. I imagine if you arrive around 5 to 630 that wouldnt be the case. The inside space is tight. It is also small due to the fact that they seem to be very popular. Mostly standing room and the indoors is relatively well air conditioned. The staff is very friendly and were working their tails off to keep up. The beer selection was very good and broad in their choices. Prices were standard for most tap rooms. They do well for what they have to work with, which isn't a whole lot, but I definitely will be coming back down in the future.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ParaCAD
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of chloebc1
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of CalebM
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Franktankthe
3.57/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.67/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of xt0n1cx
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

New brewery location has a modern feel and more space in the tasting room. The selection is good but limited to mostly year round beers. Would love to see more stouts

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Wide open industrial looking space with cool, cut wood bar and natural sliced wood table tops. Love that.
Music is a bit too loud but appropriate for the crowd.
Staff is relatively friendly and quite knowledgeable. A full house on Tuesday @ 6 and the they are just flying and smiling behind the bar.
Their beer selection is wider than I expected based on my experience at liquor stores and beer bars. The rotating taps are very interesting 3 days before Xmas. Good stuff and a good time had.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Chris-1911
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of davidanastas
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Skillet
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of acraw12
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Visited yesterday, toured the brewery, and indulged in several of their quality craft beers. Loved the place and loved the beer even more!

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Photo of avisong
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Buckhedberg
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Best brewery between Tampa and Atlanta. Wonderful new location. Can't wait to see them grow!

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Photo of MyakkaRiver
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

A really good bar with a nice view to get a sense of old Florida. Quality beers in a nice atmosphere.

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Photo of ShibbyMayne
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

great place to drink and enjoy beer. The atmosphere is really fun and is a great place to drink

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Photo of Dayvcrocket
4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place is jumping...Food trucks...Great craft beer...nice area.

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Photo of ryhouse
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of cljohnson1001
4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Update 12/15/15. New tap room at new brewery is huge! Same great vibe, music and people; and now more space indoors and out, and more parking. Food trucks too! Many beers on tap are year round and you can get growlers to go. They have some seasonal beers for sale in 750ml bottles.
New photo:

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Photo of RxPwnage
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mschantz
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Reviewing from notes. Visited late afternoon in October and found the tap room of this working brewery hopping. A significant portion of the visitors were filling their growlers as this was a Thursday prior to a home football game in Gainesville. Everyone was friendly and the beer servers knowledgable and attentive. Sampled a number of brewery only beers and found all to be at least solid and some great. Will definitely visit again.

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Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville, FL
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