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Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.72/5
Tampa Bay Brewing Co.Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1600 East 8th Ave
Tampa, Florida, 33605
United States

(813) 247-1422 | map
tampabaybrewingcompany.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
41
Reviews:
234
Ratings:
990
PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
151
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.07%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 89 | Ratings: 151
Reviews by BeerSox:
Photo of BeerSox
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Located in Ybor City. A friend explained that this is pretty much the night lift sector of Tampa, along with a historic area with a lot of Spanish culture. The place itself is located next to a movie theater. There is random street parking, but nothing along 8th street, at least close to the restaurant. There are parking garages in the area. There is a light train, but I don't know where it goes or what it connects to (didn't use it).

There is an outside beer patio with a lot of bar seats. Being Tampa, I'm sure this area is packed since the weather is good year round, except when the occasional thunderstorm passes by. There is also liquor. The indoors is more like your typical brewpub with a long bar with about a dozen seats, and plenty of booth seating. There are some billiards toward the back. I didn't notice any TVs, though I didn't look (there could have been one right on the bar!).

The selection is about average for a brewpub, with 7 or 8 beers on tap with a good mix (stouts, porters, amber and pale ales, hoppy IPAs and Barleywines). One stout is on nitro-tap. There are also casks available, but those are hooked up on Thursdays and last into the weekend. The price seemed reasonable at $5 a pint.

If you're in Ybor City this is probably one of the better beer stops. A nice place to go as well if you're downtown. Recommended.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MichialTanner1
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of sjrider
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of valrxman
3.24/5  rDev -20.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Nice brewpub with good variety of beer on tap. A few to go cans in the cooler. Get the Reef Donkey if you like hops.
Cheers

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Photo of rspauldi
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Dicers
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of floridadrift
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Service was really good in this place, lots of locals hanging out. Quality is pretty good, nothing really stood out to me on the beer menu. Had a great IPA and that was about it! (Reef Donkey)

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Photo of RebornStussy
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Fordknox
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of JaredSammy
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.78/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This place is the perfect brew pub. They have ok food, but the beer selection is great. They brew their own beer on site. They have everything ranging from IPA to dark stouts.

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Photo of jrs3994243
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
4.91/5  rDev +20%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of TrapJaw77
3.39/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Suzyw62671
4.86/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Beer_Nye
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Go here about once a week. Staff is always very nice and most of the time attentive. Food selection is good with specials happening most days of the week. Gets busy on the weekend but has plenty of outdoor seating/outdoor bar also. If had one complaint it would be the lack of guest taps, there are a few both nothing special. This is only off putting because its really a resturant with a brewery inside it (unlike their new location), so it makes you want a little more variety of beer when you come here often. This though is a great place to have a good beer with great people and is a huge hit with out of town friends.

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Photo of Angel_tbbc
5/5  rDev +22.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Fahrn13
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of MyakkaRiver
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Roadrunner
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of effzed
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Excellent beer and great food on offer had the meatloaf which wAs great and the imperial stout Rat I think it was called.

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Tampa Bay Brewing Co. in Tampa, FL
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