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Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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Tampa Bay Brewing Co.Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
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3.8/5
Very Good
1,111 Ratings
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
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BEER STATS
Beers:
45
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
1,111
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.11/5
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
156
pDev:
10.22%
 
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Reviews by PorterLambic:
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4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

10/24/2010
Thought it time to re-review a really good place. Stopped in for a pint and lunch. The 'Atmosphere' rating goes up because outside, where I always sit, is a really nice place to sit and sip and eat and people-watch. The music was too loud this time, though, or it would have been higher.
And a new dish, Tandoori Chicken Pita, was good but the chicken was cold and the Tzatsiki sauce was minimal (and a bit bland) resulting in a somewhat dry sandwich. Fortunately, the beer was quite good.

4/30/2007
Well, I've finally made it to the new digs of TBBC. I expected a lot, more space, etc. now that they are at Centro Ybor. Great locale, right at the center of of the place, next to the trolley line, under the theaters. Location, location, location.
I liked the outdoor seating and bar area. Great for people watching and if someone in your party is smoking one of Ybor's hand-rolled cigars. Then I went inside. Not so impressed there. A huge amount of space but it felt very... industrial. Not inviting like the old place with that wonderful, hammered copper counter top. So I went back outside.
The service was still excellent, the food was awesome and I swear the selection increased as well but I think the prices went up with the move. All the beers available inside are available outside, too. I like the big umbrellas on the tables, especially considering the southern exposure in Florida.

6/4/2004
How many times have I walked/driven past this place after having my fill of Ybor City? Too many, it would appear, now that I've finally gotten inside. How could I have gone so long? What a fool I've been.
Got in for a late lunch on a weekday and found the place half full. The waitstaff were very quick, very knowledgeable and very friendly. The atmosphere is much like a typical sports bar but with nice shiny, stainless steel tanks in the corner and a rack of taps showing nearly everything they brew. I started with the Jack the Quaffer Porter (of course) sampled a few others before finishing with the Iron Rat Oatmeal Stout. The beers were very well made, very drinkable, but those reviews belong elsewhere. Of course, with that much beer I had to eat. The menu is fairly good-sized and I really enjoyed the food, as did all the people around me (I asked). The portions are good but not so big you need to share with a friend. Chalkboards show what beers are available currently with ABV listed for those who don't have all day to linger like I did. I will be back next time I'm in Tampa, in fact, I'll plan my day around it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of malf922
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Photo of Snowball
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Right outside of my office. A good place to stop off at and enjoy a beer while either watching the trolley or the people outside. Great service; great food. Wicked delicious beer cheese dip. Good selection and variety of beers to choose from.

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Photo of slander
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of mickyge
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of MichialTanner1
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of sjrider
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of valrxman
3.24/5  rDev -21.2%
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 -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Dicers
3.43/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of floridadrift
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Fordknox
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of JaredSammy
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
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 -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
4.91/5  rDev +19.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of TrapJaw77
3.39/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Suzyw62671
4.86/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Beer_Nye
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
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 +21.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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Tampa Bay Brewing Co. in Tampa, FL
Brewery rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,111 ratings
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