There are an astounding 76 local breweries operating in the area, with five more on the way. If you are a craft beer lover, this guide will help you drink your way around Tampa Bay!
North Pinellas Breweries (North of Ulmerton)
This award-winning brewery might be small, but it packs a punch with an assortment of styles and flavors that change often. The owners have added a second location, in Tampa’s Seminole Heights.
This punk-inspired brewery in downtown Dunedin offers exclusive, small-brew crafts in a minimalist environment. Open only on select days.
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Since opening in 2016, Arkane Aleworks has come to be known as a “sour lover’s haven.” Their chalkboard menu is updated constantly with punny names (“Passion of the Weisse”), experimental goses and other styles.
A recent addition to Dunedin’s collection of breweries, Caledonia embraces Dunedin’s Scottish heritage with its coat of arms logo, unicorn mascot and medieval beer stylings. Some of the more popular pours are the inventively named Dragon’s Blood Red Ale and Rat Arsed Scotch Ale.
The first brewery on Clearwater Beach, this hip company offers a unique sipping experience seconds from the surf.
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Safety Harbor’s first brewery, right off Main Street, offers solid takes on traditional styles. Locals are big fans of the Grandpa Jack’s Pils and the Shade Tree IPA.
Cueni Brewing is another addition to the variety of breweries situated along the Pinellas Trail. Cueni’s brews focus on English ales and Belgians, and they look to keep wits and English golden ales on tap.
This Palm Harbor hub for craft beer, built out of an old golf cart repair shop, sits right on the Pinellas Trail. They boast a rotating variety of 14 beers, big tables for large groups, and games, including tabletop shuffleboard and even Nintendo 64.
Florida’s oldest microbrewery sits in the “highlands” of Dunedin and pours a wide selection of flavors and styles brewed in small batches. The large space also offers a menu of pub fare, live music and theme nights.
What started as a small craft beer haven in Dunedin quickly turned into a home-brewing hotbed. Dunedin House of Beer offers a wide variety of its own brews among the more than 40 beers on tap, as well as a huge selection of bottled beers.
This small-batch brewery in Clearwater takes the science of beer seriously, from the no-extract brewing process to the beakers used as flight glasses. They offer tours, brewing classes, cult movie showings and a menu of meats and cheeses for the munchies.
Getting it’s name from stein beer glasses and its owner’s last name, Hammer, this brewery strives to serve delicous beer infused with locally sourced, organic products.
Founded in 2006, this brewery specializes in hefeweizens, lambics and other European-style beers. Lagerhaus’ house brews are served alongside local, domestic and international craft favorites, with a pub menu featuring homemade beer sausages.
Expanded from Two Lions Winery, Palm Harbor Brewery brews their own beer and also makes their own wine. Locals offer rave reviews of the cheap beer flights and wine slushies.
One of Tarpon Springs’ newest brewing additions, Saint Somewhere strives to brew simple and authentic beer. With small batches and Belgium-style brewing techniques, this new spot offers a quality experience in beautiful North Pinellas.
This New England brand wanted more sun for their suds and ended up in Clearwater. The brewery features more than a dozen locally brewed versions of Sea Dog classics, as well as a menu of pub fare and steaks.
This fishing-themed taproom in Tarpon Springs has a hometown bar feel with a strong showing of eight brews, including its four flagships: the Silverking Strike blonde, known for its sharp taste and drinkability; the Marshall Jones IPA; the Anclote Tailing Red; and the Bonefish Amber Ale.
One of Dunedin’s newest breweries, Soggy Bottom Brewing Co. is making a name for itself on the local brewing scene with their love of experimentation with interesting flavors. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Hint-a-Mint stout, made with cacao nibs and mint.
Right next to a Skyline Chili, Southern Lights is a small brewery focused on serving their eight flagship beers that include a “knockout IPA” and a robust dunkel.
Directly on the Pinellas Trail, Stilt House Brewery is a great stop for cyclists looking to snag a tasty craft brew from one of the 30 taps. The Pagan Night Baltic porter won a silver medal at the U.S. Open Beer Championships.
Founded by a father and son duo, this new brewery offers a Northern palette to the South with a selection of thick porters and tangy sours.
This is a low-key downtown Tarpon Springs tasting room: friendly, unfussy and pouring some great brews.
Built in a former woodworking shop, Woodwright Brewing Co. has a rustic tasting room spanning two floors. A couple of their more popular pours are the German Alt and Irish Red.
South Pinellas Breweries (South of Ulmerton)
Dubbed an “adult playground,” St. Petersburg’s largest brewery offers their reknowned flagships and seasonal beers next to a huge warehouse, filled with tons of games and a stage for live music and events.
St. Pete’s go-to for home brewing supplies opened their own taproom in 2018. There are 14 taps with a diverse selection you can sip on while perusing their shop, which is filled with brewing and hydroponic gardening tools.
Big Storm’s large tasting room offers more taps for their award-winning beers, craft cider and wine on nitro. One of the newest features is a permanent, gourmet food truck.
St. Pete’s first microbrewery sports a collection of beers created by local, hand-picked brewmasters. The tap list is known to have rare kegs from across Tampa Bay.
Cage Brewing was built from the small brews that originated at R Bar in Treasure Island. The St. Pete version has more of R Bar’s delicious beer with freeplay arcade games, cornhole and a large lawn that’s perfect for dogs and games.
One of the most beloved breweries by craft beer die-hards, Cycle Brewing pours an expertly crafted collection of bicycle-themed brews. The modest taproom in St. Pete serves Cycle flagship beers. Be patient; the lines often wrap around the block.
A no-nonsense taproom in St. Pete’s most unusually located brewery, away from the bustle of downtown.
Adjacent to the Woodlawn neighborhood in St. Pete, Flying Boat Brewing was named after Tony Jannus and America’s first commercial flight which took off from St. Pete. A portion of proceeds from beer sales benefits Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
St. Pete’s Edge District brewery offers a roomy outdoor area with space for live music, film screenings, cornhole and yoga classes. In addition to their standard beers, Green Bench also offers bottles of cider and mead.
In downtown St. Pete, this brand new brewery strives to create art in beer.
This Madeira Beach brewery offers flavorful beers in a tasting room filled with pool and air hockey tables. If you get hungry, they offer pub fare that’s a beachy fusion of Caribbean and Southern cuisines.
St. Pete Beach’s first brewery has an open and airy feel, perfect for enjoying a beer after a day at the beach. Mastry’s offers light hefeweizens and blonde ales in their tasting room, along with a wide variety of darker styles.
Overflow offers a colorful, low-key taproom that specializes in sour beers and well-crafted European styles.
This gambling-themed brewery is known for its Lucky Lucy Strawberry Blonde, brewed with strawberries from Plant City, and its Hop Bet Red IPA. They offer a variety of events, including the Hops and Tabletops board game series every Wednesday.
An offshoot of the beloved Angry Pepper Restaurant, this brewery caters to their loyal fan base and offers a good selection of beers on a limited basis.
A neighborhood brewpub with a small but passionate brewing system.
Part of the dense and walkable collection of breweries in St. Pete’s Grand Central District, the aptly named PAW offers doggy-themed beers, “Yappy Hours” and unique takes on traditional styles.
Known for their award-winning gose and Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout, Rapp Brewing in Seminole offers flights of up to nine choices from its wide selection of beers.
Tampa Bay’s first arcade nanobrewery, Right Around the Corner’s own brews take up spots among the video game-themed taps filled with other local favorites.
St. Pete Milo’s IPA and St. Pete Orange Wheat are two staples at this taproom. Enjoy old board games, or take a spin in Mario Kart on the Nintendo 64. The brewery also offers pizzas and other treats, like big soft pretzels.
Dunedin’s 7venth Sun has expanded to Seminole Heights in a vast space that lets them brew and distribute more beer, from fruit saisons to Belgian beers.
South Tampa’s first brewery offers a calming, maritime atmosphere with multimedia murals to match. Popular beers include the Lightning Lager and Fort Brooke Blonde Ale, or explore some flavor infusions.
Angry Chair is Seminole Heights’ beer festival darling, always drawing rave reviews for its dessert-style darker beers and trend-defining sours.
Bay Cannon is the newest addition to Tampa’s booming beer scene. The company wants to offer kick-ass beers to those who are unafraid to try something new and different.
The hub for all of Brew Bus’ tours now has a home in Seminole Heights. Hop on a local loop or cross-bay tour, or hang out in the ’70s-inspired tasting room.
The biggest name on the Tampa Bay brewery scene has a tasting room with two bars, with a variety of small-batch brews that you can only get at the brewery.
Tampa Heights’ first meadery, the taproom offers five or so meads, with flavors that have ranged from award-winning Goober Vitis PB&J to She Wore a Raspberry Bochet, with caramelized honey and raspberries.
This Tampa Heights brewery offers an abundance of styles, including fruity goses, milk stouts with chipotle and flavorful saisons.
Tampa’s Channelside District has a brewery of its own with the brewing system Late Start, which took over the craft beer haven Pour House.
This Tampa brewery has a broad selection in a small taproom, where the bartenders and patrons look to have great conversations over tasty beers.
Southern Brewing and Winemaking started as a home-brewing supply destination, but turned into a Seminole Heights brewing establishment. They serve their own wine, craft beer, root beer and kombucha.
One of Tampa’s trendiest restaurants is also a brewery. Ulele offers six beers and two rotating seasonal beers, and one of its flagships, the Wedding Beer, changes flavor depending on the fruit in season.
Cigar City’s expansion into Ybor City is a mecca for specialty ciders and mead on tap. The tasting room has a variety of flavors, with spicy takes on the established dry and sweet flavors of ciders.
This mayonnaise-factory-turned-brewery sits on the edge of Ybor City. Coppertail offers deep flavors on opposite ends of the beer spectrum, ranging from Florida weisses, wheats and IPAs to porters and stouts. Dining is offered by Stein & Vine Kitchen.
This Ybor City brewery works with different bands to create a variety of beers themed from their music. Hootie and the Blowfish’s Hootie’s Home Grown Ale and 311′s Amber Ale are two popular brews.
Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, this brewery focuses on classic beer styles and pub fare. The Ybor City location is a restaurant with an outside bar, the perfect stop for craft brews after a movie or before a night out.
This is a New Orleans-inspired Ybor brewpub located in a historic building.
This unique brewery, opened a decade ago in Brandon, offers two dozen taps, as well as their own wine. A move to a new but nearby location is in the works.
Located in a renovated grocery store, this family-owned brewery started when the founder and brother-in-law wanted to re-create some of their favorite beers.
Apollo Beach’s first, and only, craft brewery brings West Coast inspiration to its beers. Its Mosaico is their flagship IPA.
Riverview’s first brewery has the goal of making delicious beer with a hyperlocal mindset.
Formerly ESB Brewing, the reimagined Tampa Beer Works focuses on American craft beer.
North Hillsborough and Pasco
The Odessa taproom is the original brick-and-mortar for Big Storm. A smaller operation, it emphasizes the brewery’s beloved beer.
Carrollwood’s namesake brewery sits in a Brass Tap, which offers a small selection of their beer, brewed on-site, alongside the selection of craft beers for which Brass Tap is known.
The first brewery in downtown New Port Richey, Cotee River Brewing Co. opened in 2018, debuting a wheat with citrus herbal tea. In addition to beer, they have freshly brewed non alcoholic teas, wine and soda.
Once a roadside dive, this reimagined Land O’Lakes brewery offers more than 20 different taps.
Mr. Dunderbak’s is brewing! This New Tampa restaurant is known for its vast selection of American craft brews and European styles. Now their own beers are available, as well.
This three-barrel nanobrewery is a “passion project” for two brothers-in-law. It has small releases and limited distribution, making the trek to Trinity worth it.
Land O’Lakes’ first brewery was started by three home-brewing friends. It’s housed in a 1903 Spanish-style lakefront home, with a porch in the back overlooking a large lake, perfect for sipping on their citra-hopped IPA or chocolate-espresso porter.
This Trinity brewery features a wide variety of IPAs — like Double Raspberry Jalapeño — with a friendly staff and features for everyone.
Tampa Bay Brewing Co.'s second location, in Westchase, offers a similar feel to their Ybor City pub. The larger space lends itself to live music and is home to their local beer bonanza, the Bad A** Beerfest.
An English-style taproom in Westchase, the Wild Rover’s beers are English, Scottish and Irish styles, with a large emphasis on cask ales.
Craft beers and sodas await you at east Pasco’s first brewery. The brewery’s trademark is: Pure Water. Great Beer. ZBC also offers four kinds of ciders, as well as wines by the glass or bottle.