Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

Tampa Bay Brewing Co.Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
Tampa Bay Brewing Co.Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(813) 247-1422 | map
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Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.79
Beers:
69
Reviews:
322
Ratings:
1,386
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.11
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
162
pDev:
10.22%
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Reviews by mtstatebeer:
Photo of mtstatebeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Very good start to a nice evening in Ybor City. I couldn't decide on which beer to start with, so I tried the sampler. Total of 10 beers, two were cask, the Iron Rat Imperial Stout was my favorite. I think they had a few other beers on tap, but I didn't not have any. Had a burger, it was good. Others at my table said their food was very good. Our waiter was excellent, great advice on the beers. Obviously this guy has had a few of their beers, the best knowledge I've seen from a waiter/waitress at a brewpub. I'm looking forward to going back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mike_Garber
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of gbiello
4.84/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This place was great all around; ; the food, the vibe, the staff, and of course the beer. Visited it while traveling on business and had a very good time.

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Photo of FlaS4
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of heddar33
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of user785335
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Beerbuddha
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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

Out and about Ybor, lookin’ for lunch and drink post ‘Tail. This, mad local, in a festively done up joint on the strip, where I literally, just saw a chicken cross the street out front (presuming to get to the other side). Yes, a goddamn chicken, and everyone is unfazed by that. He had attitude, too, strutting his stuff. This cockerel takes no shit, you could just tell…

It’s like a theater plaza building or something and we are putting up in the out front penned space, sun on my face. The space with plants potted, tile & brick floorings, and a center fountain with 15 tables square and roundy, some on shared benchings, some umbrella’d, plus 5 barrel tables riddled about and to the rear. Squared awninged-up plank wood topped laminated shiny shiny bar, vertical dark slat wood base, & a red foot box. Seating 3 sides around for 20 or so on highback leather metal chairs. Mug club mugs a-dangle above and stemmed glassware, too.

12 tap stainless steel tower, only 7 beers up just now (Old Elephant Foot IPA, 7%; Reef Donkey APA, 5.5%; Iron Rat Imperial Stout, 10%; Red Eye Amber Ale, 6%; True Blonde Ale, 5%; Moosekiller Barleywine Syle Ale, 12%; Wild Warthog Hefeweizen, 5%) as the Jack The Quaffer Porter, 6%, had kicked kicked (boooooo). The sampler gets you 4 of ‘em, so… Iron Rat Imperial Stout, full, inky, roasty, bittersweet chocolate; Red Eye Amber Ale, a little not good, I can’t say why; True Blonde Ale, slight citrus-a-ness about it, easy drinking; Wild Warthog Hefeweizen, banana, check, clove, check, it’s a good Hefe.

There will be food. Oh yes, there will be food. I had something called a Bad A** BLT Sandwich and subbed up for the gumbo side, as I am champion. Bacon and gumbo, these are a few of my favorite things. Jed & D split the award winning cider wings & Cantonese Calamari (which was excellent and had peppery goodness heat), looking all green, yellow, & red confettilike. Food was gewd.

Went on walkabout to see what what inside. Lengthy ‘L’ Shaped copper top bar on the inside wall seating 20 on hightop chairs. 12 tap barbell towers on the ends, plus a tower of 4, another of 6, and something on the barback sunken, hmmmn. Growlers above tiered booze on the barback, and mug club mugs a-dangling. Flatscreens on both ends of the bar, and a blackboard in the corner listing tap selections. Exterior walls of windows seem to run through the plaza and to the rear, and then the inner walls of brick and painted places, too. Rough concrete floor and black paneled ceiling. Horsebrass and framed pics, tins, beer pieces, darts, a fireplace, ceramic mug lined pillars, and barrels dotting the room. 2 dozen booths & tables throughout sectioned, a small bar to the rear, and the brewing equipment in the corner, yep, there it is.

Guest taps (Victory Winter, someone’s Gose, etc.), and apparently, there are seasonals on that I didn’t know about because they didn’t offer that little morsel of knowledge up outside (no, I wouldn’t have thought I’d have to ask as being that you want to sell your beer, you should want to tell me these things). Guava Guts, 6%, McBrews Scotch Ale, 7.8%, & Full Moon Madness Subtropical Porter, 6%, were their names. I sampled, troo. Guava Guts was meh, and the Porter was banana and… (You mean, like a Dunkelweisse?) The guy behind the bar couldn’t speak to it, but apparently it’s to be a banananana & vanilla beer.

Will be back down in May for another round. Had a couple of nice beers (Iron Rat Imperial Stout, True Blonde Ale, & Wild Warthog Hefeweizen were the wins) and they lunched us up perfectly. Would like to get a bit further into the beer list, dig

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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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Tampa Bay Brewing Co. in Tampa, FL
Brewery rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1386 ratings