United States > Florida > Tampa
Travlr (1656) Washington, Washington DC | May 20, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is a German deli on steroids, or metzgerei meets beer geek hangout meets Oktoberfest meets German Disneyland. Only if the male servers wore dirndls could it be more bizarre. But the central feature is a digital menu that scrolls page after page after page of tap and bottled beers. And not just German beers by any stretch, but a very solid variety from arond the globe and the local area. Food is tasty and, as you would expect, filling. Fun place!
Sammy (561) Toronto, Ontario | February 18, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Bruce Downs, new location. This German style biergraden has tables to hang out, more formal tables, a lttle bar and private traditional room, and just a long bar. I, of course, was at the latter. There were 25 something taps, with a pretty good variety of micros and imports, including something Austrian, Granite Bock that was very interesting an unknown by the staff. A few bartenders, a Sunday aft, and everyone was getting aclimitized to the new location. Strip mall location, 1.5 hours from Orlando. A couple of hundred bottles, including a couple dozen for takeout though at high retail prices.
daknole (400) Scottsdale, Arizona | December 27, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing food. Perfect beer selection. Great glass choices. Perfecto!!!!
Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | August 29, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, very long narrow space with bar seating to the right and tables, cold storage deli meats and cheeses to the left. Worn in place with plenty of character along with a big top circus tarp thingy dressing up the ceiling. Although I keep hearing comments that they are relocating away from here. That’s big, they’ve been here forever. This place has one of the best tap selections in Florida with a lot of cool craft brews and numerous German offerings. I wish I lived close enough to drop by more than once or twice a year.
PorterPounder (316) Tallahassee, Florida | March 17, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited here in mid-March 2013. Cool little German restaurant tucked away in a suburban strip mall. Has at least 40 rotating taps and too many bottles to count. Tap list is up on a rotating electronic screen with prices, abv and description - brilliant. Some thing for everyone’s tastes - lots of rare stuff, some locals, and more German beer than you can shake a stick at. Menu is huge with plenty of German entries and some American fare. Eclectic decorations - kind of like somebody’s basement in the Midwest. Servers were energetic and knowledgeable. Would frequent if I live in the TB area.
sebletitje (306) Enghien, Belgium | January 26, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Cool German atmosphere in the FL swamps.
Menu is straightforward German flavored with a nice deli-style array of German products to buy. Food is good but remains very traditional of German cuisine.
Selection of beers is generally changing and offers plenty of craft beers. Always a good experience, knowledgeable staff, friendly service, reasonable prices. Decor is cool with again traditional seating arrangements in benches.
TaktikMTL (247) Montréal, Quebec | April 7, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Établissement visité le vendredi 13 mars vers 14h. Ambiance: Décoration et ambiance de "Biergaarden allemand". Musique bavaroise en sourdine. Service: Correct et sympathique. Sélection: Excellent choix de bière allemande en fût. Environ 50 fûts et 300 bouteilles. Nourriture: Typiquement allemande. Nous avons pris une assiette de pain et charcuterie ainsi qu’une assiette de perogies. On trouve aussi sur une place un petit marché de produits allemands.(128e rating d’établissement)
SHIG (205) Wasilla, Alaska | March 8, 2009
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Went on a Sunday at the new location on Bruce B Downs. Waited....Waited...Waited for service. First beer I ordered they were out of, but took 15 min to find that out. Server was confused and allowed me to order 2 more beers they didn’t have. Food was so-so. Plenty of selection if its actually there. My wife swears it used to be awesome when they were located in the mall.
markwise (173) North of Tampa, Florida | October 21, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went for the first time to the new place. It was a bit busy for a Tuesday night, but once the bartender got to me he was Johnny on the Spot with the food and beer. I am a vegetarian and this place had plenty of good appetizers, salads, and entrees. The space seemed to get a bit cramped... I can’t imagine the place on a Friday, but I had a blast. They had Pays de Soliel, 090909, Imperial Pumpkin, 2 Brooklyn Brewmaster beers, and CCB Jai Alai on tap among German Oktoberfests, Bell’s Oktoberfest, Brooklyn Oktoberfest, and Aventinus. The have to-goo bottles that are a bit expensive, but the food is outstanding. With their kitchen in mind, they may edge out OTH and Brass Tap as the best beer spot in Tampa.
drowland (172) Valdosta, Georgia | June 2, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited mid-May, 2011.
A nice, brightly-lit place made to look like your typical American German restaurant. Big tables which scared me into thinking it’s communal eating, which I hate. It was slow when I went, so luckily it didn’t happen to us.
Our waiter was knowledgeable about beers and knew what was on tap, but wasn’t very attentive to us. We also happened to stop in right as they were printing the new beer menu out for the day, and it never came by the time we were done eating.
There are a lot of good brews on tap, but it’s nothing that is going to blow you away for the area.
The food I had was awesome. I’m not a German food expert, but I do enjoy it very much, and it was stellar.
The beers were priced average, but the food seemed a bit pricey... though still good.
Overall, I think this is a fun place to stop if you want some tasty German food, a goofy atmosphere, and plenty of good brews on tap. I wouldn’t say it’s an absolute necessity while in Tampa, though.
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