Awesome place! This is one of the first beer bars to offer more than the ’classic’ B-M-C products on tap in Tampa and has grown and expanded over the years to be the biggest and best bar for craft beers in the area. This is a bar with great german food ($8-14 for dinner specials $6-9 for huge sandwiches and salads) and currently with a 55 tap rotating selection of American craft brews and imports. It seems this restaurant rarely orders more than one keg of anything though they try to have a wide variety of classic styles available all the time. I always try to order something new when I go to a new beer bar but if I did that every time I went here I would need a permanent designated driver! Although there is an extensive bottle selection the drafts are really all I have time for. You never know if you are going to be sitting next to an English major from the near-by USF or and English Major reminiscing of world war 2 when you go there with a great atmosphere and plenty of good beer related reading around. If you hit them on a busy night you might not get seated right away but that usually just lends to an extra beer at the bar in the meantime and I have never had to wait more than a couple minutes to get a beer here. Overall a must visit. I have visited most of the so-called top ten beer bars in the US and this place tops them all.
THE place to go for beer in Tampa. Counted a mind numbing 52 beers on tap when I was there in Nov 2009. Friendly staff that knew their stuff. Talked shop with JB. This guy is serious about beer. Will visit every time I’m in Tampa.
Dunderbaks is overlooked sometimes in the Tampa Bay beer scene. I think mainly due to its location.
They consistently have an amazing beer selection and good food. They are also home to one of Tampa’s largest homebrew clubs. Definitely check it out when you are in Tampa.
I think I have been going here since I was about 6. My father was stationed in Germany during ’nam. When he came back, he had developed a taste for the Teutonic fare, and many a day of my youth was spent munching on reubens, and watching my pops down Lowenbrau. Much has changed since then, including a new more - bierhall worthy location, and better food. The recent move has increased the tap selection as well. It of course has an amazing European beer collection, and a very knowledgeable bar staff. I have met the owner, and he takes the place very seriously. This establishment has been doing it right on all counts for a very very long time, long before the recent "import beer" renaissance. Stop in for venison and smoked pork sausages, kraut and potato pancakes. You won’t be disappointed.
Mr. Dunderbaks is one of the lone surviving establishments of the University Square Mall by USF. You walk in and immediately feel as if you’re walking into a beer/deli in Germany. The qiener schnitzel and ruebens are darn good. They have a great selection of bottled German, Dutch, and Belgian beers as well as 15-20 on tap. They also have seasonal beers on tap and a great Oktoberfest celebration every year. Highly recommended... and where else can you get a beer in the mall while your wife is at the makeup counter?
Great selection! A little pricey on the hard to come bys but hey they are hard to come by. I personally love German food and they get the best sausages I’ve had in Florida.
gkost (32) Tampa, Florida | May 30, 2009| Updated February 26, 2011
So glad this place moved out of the hallway spot in that crappy university mall. The new place is awesome. You can move around! 2 bars and a "beer" room so to speak where you can sit at long tables and just drink hofbrauhaus style. Always a great tap list and tons of bottles to go. Staff is for the most part beer knowledgeable. They host our local homebrew club meetings. Food is excellent and authentic german foods an great deli sandwiches. Parking will be bad on a busy night. But overall, excelent place to eat and drink.