Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
3.81/5
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:
43
Reviews:
242
Ratings:
1,025
PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
154
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.07%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 89 | Ratings: 154
Reviews by zac16125:
Photo of zac16125
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I visited this place a couple days ago for the first time, and boy was I impressed. I'll start with the beers, I had 3 which were all very good to excellent. I started with an Old Elephant Foot IPA which was very good. Then I had a Moosekiller Barleywine to go along with my meal, and it was one of, if not the best barleywine I have ever had. Served just over room temperature in a nice solid chalice, with the batch coming in at an impressive 14.2% ABV. What a treat. I ended the night with the Iron Rat Stout, which was also a great beer, in fact one of the better stouts I have had in quite some time. Overall they had about 8-10 styles of beer, and I was very pleased with my choices.

I was also very pleased with the food, which I thought was excellent. My girlfriend and I started with a couple appetizers, the pub pretzels which were pretty good, and the beer cheese dip which was very good. For entrees we had the sirloin w/ blue cheese, and the Barleywine-mushroom topped meatloaf. The sirloin was delicious and the meatloaf was amazing (sirloin cut meatloaf, bacon wrapped topped with mushrooms in a barleywine sauce, and served over mashed potatoes and onion straws; I definitely recommend).

Service was great, our waiter (who was the acting manager) was very pleasant, friendly and informative about the menu, beers, and the place in general. We arrived late on a Monday night, were the last to leave, and never felt rushed, which I appreciated. The atmosphere was more chain restaurant than neighborhood pub, but I did appreciate the mugs from the "mug club" (their membership club where you design your own mug and leave it at the bar so its always waiting for you when you want to stop by for a drink) decorating the walls.

Price was certainly resonable, our bill which included 4 drinks, 2 appetizes and the 2 most expensive entrees on the menu came out to around $70, which certainly isn't bad. I think beers ran at $5 each and all were served in 16 oz pint glasses except the Barleywine.

Overall, definitely a place I'd recommend. In fact I've recommended it to a multiple ppl already just in the couple days since I was there, and I plan on going again soon.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of slander
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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

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Tampa Bay Brewing Co. in Tampa, FL
3.81 out of 5 based on 1,025 ratings.
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