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Swamp Head Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.86/5
Swamp Head BrewerySwamp Head Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(352) 505-3035 | map
www.swamphead.com

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Added by mullenite on 09-26-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
89
Reviews:
415
Ratings:
2,007
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
94
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
83
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
5.87%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 83
Reviews by nickfl:
Photo of nickfl
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

A surprisingly small and tremendously crowded taproom. The inside bar area was literally packed wall to wall with people and while there was a bit more breathing room outside, it was not much more pleasant considering how hot it is in Gainvesville in August. Despite the lack of space and airconditioning, it is nicely done and has some potential if they ever expand their hours enough that you could come during the off hours.

The beer was of course quite good, but the selection was not tremendous. Aside from the standard Swamp Head beers that you could find anywhere in town, the only special beer they had on tap was 10-10-100 (100th batch special DIPA). I am glad I had the chance to check the place out, but I don't see much point in going back until they expand a bit and perhaps begin to offer a few more brewery exclusives on tap.

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More User Reviews:
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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Photo of cjgator3
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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

Photo of TX-Badger
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

It's located in a smaller industrial yard, right off of 75 in Gainesville. Smaller tasting room, but plenty of selection and bar wares for sale. Got myself a Swamp Head growler and a couple of mini-snifters. Neat space, and it looks like they are doing things right. Had a very pleasant visit. Good service, nice bartenders.

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Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville, FL
94 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.
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