Pensacola Bay Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.69/5
Pensacola Bay BreweryPensacola Bay Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

225 E Zaragoza St
Pensacola, Florida, 32502-6048
United States

(850) 434-3353 | map
pbbrew.com

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Added by boss302 on 12-24-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
29
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
429
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
40
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
12.62%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 40
Reviews by Antonius08:
Photo of Antonius08
5/5  rDev +23.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I frequent the Pensacola Bay Brewery pretty often. It is my favorite bar in the Pensacola area, mostly because of the excellent quality of their selection of beers. Whenever I have friends or family visiting, I always bring them here. I enjoy their fine selection of beer, but usually find myself sticking to my favorites: The De Luna Extra Pale Ale and the Lil Napoleon IPA. Their Conquistador Doppelbock is my overall favorite, but it is a seasonal beer so it's availability is limited. They also have a sampler, which is great because you can try all the beers they have on tap.

The location itself is in a nice, downtown area of Pensacola and the bar itself is very nice, open, and clean. The staff is always nice and friendly. (Whom I believe to be the owner of the bar) is always happy to tell you about the beers on tap and if you inquire will talk about future brews he has planned to be on tap.

Overall, Pensacola Bay Brewery is a nice, welcoming bar to bring your friends to, enjoy a pint and enjoy some good microbrews. If you are a beer enthusiast, this is definitely not a brewery to pass up if you are in the area.

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Photo of T1overland
5/5  rDev +23.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Excellent place to enjoy a pint of L'll Napoleon. Also Monday is growler fill happy day, best value at any brewery.

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Photo of StuMonkey
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of BlueDawg
4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Visited here October 2014. No food, just small taproom. Great selection. The bartender was friendly and helpful. Great merchandise selection as well. The beer was good, I had 3 or 4 different ones.

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Photo of dmk82
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of brewskifan55
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

What a fun place to hang out when you're in downtown Pensacola. My wife and I had about an hour to kill before the Emerald Coast Beer Fest, so we walked over to the brewery. It's very compact, but there are seats outside for food and drink. The bar area was pretty crowded. We just missed the last tour, but I was able to get a walk-through from one of the owners. Lots of offerings on tap, at only $3 a pint (a special that day). The bartender let us try samples before we ordered and staff was very open about questions we had. I wish PBB had a wider distribution. They make some terrific brews. Glad we got to try them up close and personal. Recommended.

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Photo of target88
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Friendly small quaint place and the staff was great. good visit in the historic district and just off the bike routes.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Small taproom in the middle of an historic area of Pensacola. TV behind the bar had South Park on when we walked in! Seriously awesome!! They had 4 special taproom only releases along with their core beers including a barrel aged porter which was delicious. Really fun place!

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Photo of VTR
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Being from Vermont I was happy to have a local brewery when I moved to the area. Before writing this review I made two trips to the brewery just for drinks not a tour. Both times I found the vibe to be ok. The first was on the fourth of July and everyone was in good spirits but the second time was a week night. During this trip the people in the bar area were all talking and laughing the bar tender did not want to be bothered with questions about their products and did not seem knowledgeable. She had her face buried in her phone sitting in the corner. Overall I don't know if I will go back because I can find Pensacola Bay Beer and other great beers a short walk away where the service is friendly and fun.

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Photo of MISTER_CASH
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Great little spot away from the hustle of Seville Quarter. The only gave us a tour and explained the history. The beer is GREAT!! With around 7 beers on tap when i visited, it gave ample selection.

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Photo of HardyA
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

Nice spot and staff but beers were just ok.

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Photo of drunkenbum
4.86/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great place, awesome location. Very Friendly staff, timely service! Great beer selection! A must for any beer junkie!

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Photo of amrz6014
4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great service, great beer! I only wish they did more specialty brews.

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Photo of Jgldillon
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Was there April 2014 during a park festival. Fun place had some good beers. Went back to get growlers filled we liked it so much. Fun excursion downtown Pensacola.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of WarEagleJeep
3.11/5  rDev -23%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

The brewery is in a great location and in a really cool old brick building right off a park. They had a wide variety of beers but none were outstanding. The tap list on the wall didn't list any prices, ABV, or other information. The bartender was a girl in her mid 20's who played on her phone the entire time we were there. She began filling a customer's growler and walked away to talk on her phone in the back room. The growler overflowed for half a minute before the customer finally gave up and walked behind the bar to cut the tap off. Glad to see more southern breweries so I hope these guys can pull their act together a little.

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Pensacola Bay Brewery in Pensacola, FL
90 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.
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