Swan Ave Market and Café

3.35/5.0 14 reviews
1021 W Swan Ave
Tampa, Florida United States 33606

813 251 5000
grocery store
Mon - Thu 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM; Fri 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sat 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Beer entered at Swan Ave Market and Café

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Thecapt  (2) Parrish, Florida | August 19, 2013
New owners make this the go to place for beer, wine and deli subs in Hyde Park. Great beer selection including full pint, dogfish, cigar city and imports. Cold singles display is grand. They stock rare products and will special order when available.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
AdamBeer1  (18) Florida | June 13, 2013
This store has new management, and may have a new name. It's the best bet to get beer in south tampa, though is over priced. Nothing exceptionally rare but a good selection of cigar city. Expect to pay about 10% above abc or total wine for the more popular beers, but for harder to find beers its about right. Staff is not very beer knowledgable, but very friendly.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
sebletitje  (359) Enghien, Belgium | January 26, 2012
Used to go this location in late 90s when it was still a mini-mart. I guess the guy got the idea of buying loads of beers and displaying them by country, often for a hefty premium. No way to see how long some have been sitting there while the main windows do little in terms of protecting the beer from sunlight, after all this is FL.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
JAF737300  (45) Chicago, Illinois | October 7, 2009
It is a min mart with an extremely KILLER beer selection from around the world. Quite diverse and the prices are not too crazy compared to others in the South Tampa area.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 2/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
thejon375  (14) Tampa, Florida | February 23, 2009
If it wasnt for the selection this place would be out of business I believe. Ridiculous prices, no knowledgeable staff and boring ambiance. Wont be back not worth the trip.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog  (120) Tampa, Florida | December 29, 2008
I visited this store twice in the last two months and found some rare beers here. Generally impressive bottle selection some two for 1, beers organized by country. Bottles came in everything from 4 and 6 packs to bombers and 75cl bottles. Excellent selection of glassware and other beerware as well. Some small (5L) kegs as well. It seemed that the prices were medium to high for the area but then again some of the bottles were lower than I had seen elsewhere. It also seemed that just about everything in the store was mix and match, and the service staff was very helpful. They have a deli as well and the corned beef sandwich I had on the second trip was excellent. It seems that maybe they took Ibrew2or3s advice and moved the bottles further into the store away from the large windows. Seems worth a stop if you are in the area.
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 3/20
Ibrew2or3  (353) Tempe, Arizona | September 12, 2007| Updated December 15, 2007
Very Un-Excellent Place. This is tucked into an interesting little spot very close to right down town. There is a very nice selection here approaching maybe Total Wine. I liked seeing all the Fuller’s Vintage Ales on hand. If an ’05 or earlier vintage was still around I certainly wouldn’t have walked out of there empty handed. I have a couple of problems with this place that will prevent me from purchasing beer here. The biggest is the crazy high prices and the other is that lots of bottles appear to be in direct view of the big front window and therefore subject to beer killing UV sunlight. One of the biggest price shockers was with the DFH high gravity brews. They have 120 Min, WWS and Raisin D Extra at (no joke) $12.99 per 12oz bottle (WHAT!!!). You can still get these for $8.99 or $9.99 around town. In fact I saw a bunch of Raisin D Extra for only $3.49 at Total Wine. So that’s at 370% more. Image that $12.99 12oz bottle could also be bathed daily in bright UV light. I guess they’re not interested in selling beer here. I was hoping this would be a place where I might find some hidden gems that have been languishing on the shelf due to the prices. But I didn’t see anything that piqued my interest. The help didn’t appear to be interested in helping. I didn’t feel all that welcome there. The place is clean and very well organized. Although buyer beware. I won’t be back.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
smartlung  (27) Valrico, Florida | April 10, 2007
Nothing much to add here - great selection but so far nothing I can’t find anywhere else - bad pricing - no singles - not worth the trip
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
BeerFanDan17  (27) Brunswick, Maine | March 5, 2007
Ah... 3000 Beers. This is what started it all for me. I wanted to try a couple beers and got hooked on the Belgians like Abbaye des Rocs and Bernardus. They really do have 3000 imported beers to choose froom, organized by country and style. There are also a couple hundred different microbrews. The prices are a bit pricey, but they often have deals where if you spend $100, you get another $20 to spend towards MORE BEER!
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
crizay  (128) Brook Park , Ohio | March 22, 2006| Updated September 19, 2007
Damn good selection only problem is everything is almost double of what you can find at total wine & more which is close to this place, I will never go back WAY too overpriced, I left with one 12 oz bottle.

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