Tampa Bay Brewing Company | Tampa, Florida
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Tampa Bay Brewing Company
Excellent based on 130 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1600 E 8th Ave
Tampa, Florida United States 33605 [ print map ]
813 247 1422

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Hours: Sun-Th 11am - 11pm, F-Sat 11am - midnight, Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm weekdays

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Beer Available At Tampa Bay Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Tampa Bay Peach Wood Smoked Pumpkin Porter , Tampa Bay Moosekiller Barley Wine 81, Tampa Bay Iron Rat American Stout , Tampa Bay Reef Donkey 92, Tampa Bay Two Red Eyes Double Amber 84, Tampa Bay Old Elephant Foot IPA 84, Tampa Bay Jack the Quaffer Porter 90, Tampa Bay Red Eye (Redeye) Amber Ale 54, Tampa Bay Wild Warthog Weizen 67, Tampa Bay True Blonde Ale 34, Tampa Bay Iron Rat Imperial Stout 96, Tampa Bay Blackwater IPA 72, Tampa Bay Last Days of Summer , Tampa Bay Gourds Gone Wild Pumpkin 96
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130 reviews for Tampa Bay Brewing Company
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  77%
 Selection  74%
 Food  78%
 Value  76%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr  (2077) Washington, Washington DC | May 20, 2012
I like the outdoor bar at thus place, although the inside is cozy too, and has a view of the brewing equipment. They have ten of their beets on tap and offer a complete sampler. But the beers are generally safe and unadventurous, appropriate, I guess, for a tourist location. So maybe you should also leave this one to the tourists.
Beershine  (828) The Sunshine State, Florida | February 15, 2009
Has a corporate feel but still manages to feel like a nice place to sit for a while. Large outdoor patio area. Good service and a great excuse to see Ybor.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | September 27, 2014
(Visited 07/2014): Tampa Bay Brewing is located off I-4 on E 8th Ave not too far outside of downtown in Ybor City. Street parking is pretty abundant in the surrounding blocks.

TBBC is in a pretty multi-level brick "Centro Ybor" building shared by a Movico. Walking in to the building you encounter an open-air exterior bar, then a doorway to the brewpub. Inside the brewpub it is relatively dark with table and booth seating and a bar along the right side. Brewing equipment is right in the dining area and there are a ton of club mugs hanging everywhere. Neon sign behind the bar, and a couple chalk boards listing the beers.

As for the beers, the list numbers 12, with 9 being of the year-round variety and the other 3 on the seasonal side of the board. On my visit the seasonals included an Amarillo SMASH, Tripel and Saison. The standard stuff is pretty typical of brewpubs like this, and they have a root beer too. A sampler of the beers is available, and they were all pretty average.

Service at the bar on a weekday afternoon was pretty good. The bartender was attentive and fairly knowledgeable about the beer menu.

I did not have any food on my visit.

Overall the quality (or uniqueness) of the beers here are not on par with Cigar City but this is a decent beer stop in Tampa.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog  (792) Phoenix, Arizona | June 26, 2005| Updated July 16, 2011
Visited November 2002: selection of very good beers, outstanding food, and friendly atmosphere and service!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes  (744) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 27, 2009
Pretty typical brewpub atmosphere, nothing to report. Food was okay. I quite liked the beers, though. The basic session beers were strong, at least as strong as the seasonals. I favored the maltier styles here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy  (611) Toronto, Ontario | February 18, 2009
In the tourist part of town, well patrolled by police. The place is very nice, with a covered but outdoor bar and tables, and an inside part with the main bar, and there I was. Service is very attentive, maybe too much so. A bit of knowledge about the beers. The barleywine is the one worth having. Friendly touristy crowd, and I would return even though no guest taps.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff  (546) Mölndal, Sweden | February 3, 2014
Visited once more on January 25, 2014
Got a sample plate, didn’t eat this time around. Place was fairly packed, though it was the weekend of some festival. A bit slow service to the table this evening.

First visit
Visited for lunch January 21, 2011. Nice service, good food, well handled sampler tray. Got to chat with the brewer that also brought us some specials, had a good time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
BVery  (534) Plymouth, Minnesota | December 1, 2012
Really fun spot in Ybor City - cool decor, 10 house brews on tap at a very reasonable price for a flight. Friendly service. Beers are just so-so.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99  (517) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 2, 2005
Stopped here for lunch and got parking at a meter directly in front of brewpub. Service was quick and freindly. Ordered the sampler of nine brews. David the brewer noticed my rating and we discussed brews and he opened a cask IPA for me. Selection was very good and they had a brew for each major style. After I had tasted sampler, I reviewed the complete menu and ordered calamari. Hard dish to cook properly, but this was done perfectly and was a very nice portion. I agree that this is an essential stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere  (470) Ottawa, Ontario | June 23, 2010
A superb brewpub in old Ybor City, in a turn of the century decor, spanish and cuban, a nice patio in front of the mall, with its own bar. Food menu has decent selection, the Cuban sandwich is good. Beers are very decent, with a few outstanding ones.

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