Cycle Brewing

Cycle BrewingCycle Brewing
Cycle BrewingCycle Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

534 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, Florida, 33701-3704
United States

(727) 320-7954 | map
cyclebrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.23
Beers:
141
Reviews:
407
Ratings:
3,420
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.31
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
195
pDev:
9.51%
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Reviews: 41 | Ratings: 195
Reviews by wingnutter:
Photo of wingnutter
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great little cash only brewery in downtown St Pete. Nice selection of beers, and they have crowlers to go. Picnic tables outside, limited seating inside. Tampa Bay finally has a few serious players in the craft beer game, and Cycle is definitely one to watch.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of coz
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Ttruskol
3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of MJSFS
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of lemmy187
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bradybeer
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Well regarded place in old St Pete. Everything I read said that I needed to visit. Open air vibe, kind of bike vibr, many sweet beers, had one but not memorable. I guess sweet beers aren't my thing. Good service. Good place to watch people walk by

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Photo of roan22
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of kreg02
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of elkinbrown
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Zekenyce
4.44/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mtbdonn
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.34/5  rDev -22.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Snobbish feel overall, the server was stand-offish, and we felt we were intruding on her domain. We had a few 4 oz pours and decided we had to have their Cream And Sugar Hazelnut, so we bought two crowlers and hit the road.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of tmcarter23
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of metter98
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Vibe: I visited this place around 12:30 pm on a Sunday afternoon, just after it opened. It wasn't overly crowded and there were a few people sitting on picnic tables out on the sidewalk. There were lots of areas to sit inside among a couple of high top tables in the front, some small tables in alcoves along the wall running down the length of the building, and lots of seats at the bar.

Quality: Beers were served at the proper temperature using a variety of glassware (snifters and pint glasses).

Service: It wasn't very crowded when I was there, so there was never a wait to get beers at the bar.

Selection: A total of 14 different beers were available during my visit, all of which were available as either half or full pours. Nearly all of the beers were also available as crowlers to go.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Came on a busy day and the bartender was still so patient and took her time with each and every customer. Felt like a regular right off the bat! Fantastic brews and can't complain about the crowlers!

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Photo of orangesol
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TSW630
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Small and intimate, this is a great place to stop for a couple of great beers. After inquiring why they don't serve flights, the bartender stated that they'd rather have people sit and enjoy a beer, rather than taste a bunch of stuff, take notes/update apps, and ruin taste buds so that the next beer can't be graded accordingly. Makes some sense. I've read that the employees can be short, but I found them to be polite, friendly, and willing to talk. I'd definitely go again.

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Photo of Vidblain
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

I found myself at Cycle about a week after Tampa beer week - which was both great, and not. It seemed that a lot of the local beer nerds were over it and ready for a couple of weeks off - crowds were fairly subdued and not doing serious chugging or anything, which was perfectly to my liking.

Cycle happened to be my first stop that day - being a Sunday, parking was slightly easier to come by, but plan on paying for parking. It's just not that likely that you'll find a free spot - and trust me, Florida meter enforcement is a lot more serious than the cops are about speed limits.

Cycle offers a bit of outdoor seating (shared with the neighboring businesses) - a few picnic tables, and the sidewalk area is smoking-friendly. Indoors feels surprisingly cool for some reason. The doors were wide open that day and there was no evidence of AC running, so I'm not sure what the story is. It's just nice and cool. Being a Minnesota native, this was totally fine with me (though my FL buddies were all quite cold and complained a lot...). The tap selection looks quite mediocre... but take note, there are two banks of taps: one focused on barrel-aged beers, and another on your more standard fare. I'm reluctantly calling it "standard" because even the berliner weisses made me very happy. Note that the BA taps are 2 per person only, but - there were several BA stouts on their to-go list. Don't lose hope! You'll try all kinds of amazing stuff.

Glassware was lovely. The atmosphere was friendly. The space is nice and accommodating of all sorts of drinkers. The taps are terrific. Cycle is well-worth the stop - it's one of my top 5 stops and brewery picks in Florida. I don't like the location, but it's still fantastic - take that with a grain of salt, as Cycle is very convenient for drinking and then finding some lunch or sobering up with a walk around the area... or walking over to Green Bench. Exactly what I did!

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.44/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of kidzord
4.18/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of bigdog3838
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3

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Cycle Brewing in Saint Petersburg, FL
Brewery rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 3420 ratings