Barley Mow Brewing Company

Barley Mow Brewing CompanyBarley Mow Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar

518 West Bay Dr
Largo, Florida, 33770-3327
United States

(727) 584-7772 | map

Some bar snacks, but no kitchen.

Added by McDiddyPop on 11-13-2011

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Reviews by PorterLambic:
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3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

As of March 12, 2012 still not brewing their own stuff. Damn!
Nice place regardless, with a U-shaped bar center stage. Soft tip dart machine, a bunch of chrome-plated fermentation vessels and 4 tables make up the remaining furniture.
At the moment the beer menu consists of Great Divide Titan, Swamp Scianhops & Bogs of Mislays, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, Cigar City Maduro, Cold Storage's FL. Avenue IPA &Ale, Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro, Red Brick Hoplanta, Lost Coast Alley Cat, Blue Point Spring Fling, FL. Beer Co. Southernmost Wheat, Kelly's Irish Cider and Tampa Bay Brewing's Iron Rat Stout with all of it on taps.
Good stuff all around with a heavy emphasis on Florida based breweries.
At 4 p.m. on a Monday, the place is pretty quiet except for the bartender, brewmaster and owner.
Right on W. Bay with a nice looking BBQ place across the street.
They offer a full alcohol bar for those who don't drink beer assuming people like that exist.
I expect this place will improve once they are legally allowed to brew and sell their beers. We will have to wait for the wheels of government to grind thru the process for that.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.59/5  rDev -28.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

Heard this place was an established star of the local TampaBay brewing scene so wanted to check it out while in the area.

Parking was a pain on a Wednesday night. Simply not enough spots, I almost gave up.

Turns out I probably should've kept going. Non-descript little taproom, took a while to get barkeeps attention despite the fact it wasn't too crowded.

Ordered their flagship IPA & it was downright mediocre, borderline bad - caramelly, dank (in a bad way), soapy (perhaps due to a badly rinsed glass). Very amateurish, flashbacks to the 90s - of terrible brewpub days.

Had a schwartzbier next - better than the IPA but still pretty forgettable.

Minimized my losses after 2 beers & moved on. Really can't recommend this place.

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Photo of kempshark
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Vette71368
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wilfonzo
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

This was stop #5 on a Florida vacation for my wife and me. The pub is located along a busy commercial street. The place is small with brewing equipment at one side taking some space, but a U-shaped bar that can seat 12-14 people and 4 bar tables can seat a small crowd, but a nice beer garden is located to one side of the building, and it looks like it could hold a number of people. Parking is along the side street or a lot at the rear of the building.

We sat at one of the tables and ordered a sampler flight of 7 of the 12 beers that were available. Each of them was brewed very well to their particular style characteristics, and the brewer went nicely beyond style for all of them. The outstanding beer was the Dark Track Imperial Milk Stout, plus the Quackalope IPA was also notable. Overall we graded the beers at a 4.0 out of 5 score. Very well done!

There is no food available here other than packaged snacks, but a poster on the wall spoke of Food Truck Thursdays, so some planning ahead can get you some food with your beer. There is also limited liquor and wine. There is great beer to be had here, and we'd definitely go back when we're in the area again.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.23/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev +20%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of SDean82
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

I have only been here during the day and not in the evening. The place and atmosphere its self is great. It's a small brewery with a few tables inside the bar area and more outside. It is a great place to come and hangout at. Their Nipperkin and Quackalope are absolutely tasty. If you are ever there and they have their s'more stout it is a must have.

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Barley Mow Brewing Company in Largo, FL
3.59 out of 5 based on 447 ratings.
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