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TAMPA BAY CRAFT BEER

BAY CRAFTED

Brewing a great-tasting beer requires more than hops and barley. It takes innovation and an artist’s vision to create a brew that stands out from the rest. That’s why the art of beer making has played an integral part in establishing Tampa Bay as one of the top craft beer scenes in the country. 

 

UPCOMING

BEER EVENTS

Check out new brewery or beer-adjacent events in Tampa Bay. See the short list below or click the link to view the full calendar. 

 

TAMPA BAY BEER TRIVIA

DID YOU KNOW?

 

  • Florida’s first commercial brewery, Florida Brewing, opened in Ybor City in 1896.
  • Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay began life in 1959 as a brewery and botanical garden.
  • Fans of RateBeer.com rank Cigar City Brewing among the Top 5 breweries in the world.
  • The Tampa Bay region has the greatest concentration of craft breweries in Florida.
  • Tampa Bay brewers make beers with local ingredients, including citrus and Cuban coffee.

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TAMPA BAY

BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES

Cigar City Brewing needs no introduction as the #5 brewery in the nation. Dark Door Spirits and Florida Cane are the only two distilleries on our list, so we are highlighting them before we break down the two major districts for Tampa breweries: Ybor City and Seminole Heights. 

Cigar City Brewing
Cigar City Brewing
Cigar City Brewing
Cigar City Brewing
Cigar City Brewing
3924 W. Spruce St., Tampa

CIGAR CITY BREWING

The cornerstone of Tampa Bay’s craft brewing community, Cigar City built on more than a century of brewing history – Florida’s first commercial brewery opened here in 1896 – to build Tampa Bay in the Sunshine State’s hub for crew beer. Staples like Jai Alai and Florida Cracker draw on that unique history along with Maduro, which is made with locally roasted Cuban coffee. 

Dark Door Spirits
Dark Door Spirits
Dark Door Spirits
Dark Door Spirits
6608 Anderson Road,Tampa

DARK DOOR SPIRITS

Dark Door is pushing to find something unique that leads to a great drinking experience. Their flavor profiles are not meant to be an oddity. They are different, but the type of different you want to drink over and over again. Explore their distillery or learn more with one of their classes. 

 
'TIL THE ROOSTER CROWS

YBOR CITY BREWERIES

Tampa Bay’s beer culture started here when Florida Brewing opened in the bustling Latin Quarter back in 1896. Between the district’s brick streets and iron balconies, you’ll find more than 130 years of Cuban culture – including classic cuisine at Florida’s oldest restaurant, a park dedicated to hero José Martí, and masters cigar makers still hand-rolling puros as they have since 1885.

 

Barriehaus Beer Co.
Barriehaus Beer Co.
Barriehaus Beer Co.
Barriehaus Beer Co.
Barriehaus Beer Co.
Barriehaus Beer Co.
1403 E 5th Ave, Tampa

Barriehaus Beer Co.

With 150-years of brewing history, Barriehaus serves unique craft lagers and ales to families and friends in historic Ybor City. Kick back and relax in their warm, rustic atmosphere while tasting the modern interpretation of their family's rich brewing heritage.

Cigar City Cider and Mead
Cigar City Cider & Mead
Cigar City Cider & Mead
Cigar City Cider & Mead
Cigar City Cider & Mead
Cigar City Cider & Mead
1812 N 15th St, Tampa

CIGAR CITY CIDER & MEAD

An intimate, neighborhood vibe makes Cigar City Cider & Mead a great local hang-out in Ybor City, Tampa Bay’s historic Latin Quarter. Small-batch brewing means offerings change frequently. Just how local are the ingredients? The habanero pepper plant growing in the corner provides the fire for some of the most popular varieties of cider.

Bastet Brewing Ybor
Bastet Brewing Ybor
Bastet Brewing Ybor
Bastet Brewing Ybor
1951 E ADAMO DR.

Bastet Brewing

With a wide variety of beer styles and flavors that you won’t find anywhere else, Bastet provides an eclectic lineup of refreshing, Florida heat busting beverage options. As a nano-brewery, their beer philosophy emphasizes local, fresh, and high quality.

Coppertail Brewing
Coppertail Brewing
Coppertail Brewing
Coppertail Brewing
Coppertail Brewing
2601 E 2nd Ave, Tampa

COPPERTAIL BREWING Co.

Amazing, imaginative murals make Coppertail Brewing stand out long before you order your first beer. The brewery and the art are inspired by the mythical sea creature the founder’s daughter imagined lurking in the waters of the bay. Popular beers like Free Dive and Night Swim keep the nautical theme alive (just watch out for creatures of the deep).

 
HEIGHTS UNITES

SEMINOLE HEIGHTS &

TAMPA HEIGHTS

As Tampa Bay’s best known hipster haven, Seminole Heights abounds in cool hang-out where visitors can get an amazing meal from a chef who lives down the street, hear a hot new band at a bar that’s seen it all, and sample craft beer from some of the country’s most creative brewers. In neighboring Tampa Heights, you’ll find a booming neighborhood rapidly filling with cool new experiences a short stroll from downtown along the Tampa Riverwalk.

 

Hidden Springs Ale Works
Hidden Springs Ale Works
Hidden Springs Ale Works
Hidden Springs Ale Works
Hidden Springs Ale Works
1631 N Franklin St, Tampa

HIDDEN SPRINGS ALE WORKS

Hidden Springs Ale Works is a family-owned and operated Florida brewery located on historic Franklin Street in Tampa Heights crafting fun, nostalgic and tasty craft beverages. Since 2015, we’ve been bringing people together to experience beer the best way possible — with friends & family.   

Florida Ave Brewing
Florida Ave Brewing
Florida Ave Brewing
4315 N FLORIDA AVE, TAMPA

FLORIDA AVE BREWING

Florida Avenue Brewing Co. - Tampa is a 4,000 sq. ft. innovation brewing facility with an on-site kitchen, outdoor patio, 16 beers on tap, and a full liquor bar, specializing in experimental beer releases that pair great with their brewpub food offerings.

Angry Chair Brewing
Angry Chair Brewing
Angry Chair Brewing
Angry Chair Brewing
Angry Chair Brewing
6401 N Florida Ave, Tampa

ANGRY CHAIR BREWING

Everybody has their angry chair – that thing that makes them crazy, that they have to overcome, that has changed their lives. At this popular brewery, stouts and porters are on the menu to help you with your angry chair issue. Come in, grab a seat, and let them pour you a solution.

Garagiste Meadery
Garagiste Meadery
Garagiste Meadery
Garagiste Meadery
1506 N Florida Ave, Tampa

Garagiste Meadery

Garagiste Meadery is an international award-winning meadery. Serving old world tradition mixed with South Florida style. Explore the array of unique meads in the full-service taproom.

The Independent Bar & Cafe Tampa Florida
The Independent Bar & Cafe Tampa Florida
The Independent Bar & Cafe Tampa Florida
The Independent Bar & Cafe Tampa Florida
The Independent Bar & Cafe Tampa Florida
5016 N Florida Ave, Tampa

THE INDEPENDENT 

With 14 taps that change every day, this long-established go-to spot was there at the earliest days of craft brewing. A popular spot for launch parties and beer events, The Independent remains a key player in Tampa Bay’s craft brewing scene.

C. 1949
c. 1949
c. 1949
c. 1949
c. 1949
6905 N. Orleans Ave, Tampa

C. 1949

Looking to hit lots of local breweries but short on time, take a seat at C. 1949. The beer list puts the best of local brewing one tap handle away with beers from Cigar City, Coppertail, Angry Chair, Brew Bus and more. You can also find beers from across the U.S. and Europe as well.

Ulele Brewing
Ulele
Ulele
Ulele
Ulele
1810 N. Highland Ave, Tampa

ULELE SPRING BREWERY

Unlike its counterparts, Ulele restaurant’s in-house Ulele Spring Brewery keeps all its product close to home. You won’t find Rusty’s Red Ale or their popular Wedding Beer on someone else’s tap. Brewmaster Tim Shackton builds his brews using Germany’s Reinheitsgebot purity laws and tailors the flavors to match Ulele’s menu of native seafood and locally available  ingredients.