Tap Into Tampa's Top Breweries For World-Class Suds

Visitors who love beer are guaranteed to have a great time in Tampa. The City features breweries of all sizes, from nano-breweries to large corporate brewing operations, turning out some of the best beers in the country. So if your idea of fun is to tour breweries and taste the wares, 10 Best can help you out. To set your brewery-hopping agenda, 10 Best has pulled together a list of the best locally-made suds spots in town.

Due to recently loosened state restrictions, Tampa has seen a recent explosion of microbreweries. Perhaps the most established being Cigar City Brewing that opened in 2009, a relatively senior brand in a very young market. Their carefully crafted beer has won national accolades and continues to enjoy increasing popularity and wider distribution.

Nipping at the heels of the more established local brands are a host of newcomers such as Angry Chair Brewing that recently starting brewing operations in the up-and-coming hip neighborhood of Seminole Heights. They have already garnered a loyal following for their signature German Chocolate Cupcake Stout.

A more established brand with a major brewing operation in town is Yuengling Brewing Co. Family-owned since inception, they are the oldest brewery in the country and also the largest US-owned brewery. Their Tampa plant was established in 1999 and offers daily tours and tastings.




BJ's set the standard for other breweries in Tampa, FL, boasting an impressive selection of handcrafted beers praised with numerous national awards and gold medals. Sample nothing but the best at this restaurant and brewery, including the...  Read More



A must-visit among breweries in Tampa, FL, Yuengling Brewing Co. is the perfect afternoon excursion. This brewery's roughly hour-long tour walks patrons through the meticulous process of crafting delectable brews for America's oldest beer...  Read More



The Wild Rover Pub and Brewery gives you that authentic English Pub atmosphere with a brewery to boot. This is a family owned and operated pub and brewery is now located in the Tampa neighborhood of Westchase. Originally a quaint little pub...  Read More

Southern Brewing and Winemaking
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Southern Brewing & Winemaking was the vision of husband and wife entrepreneurs, Kelly and Brian Fenstermacher. Serving the needs of Tampa microbreweries, brewpubs and home brewers since 2002, the business has recently expanded to include a...  Read More

Tampa Heights


Ulele Restaurant is the popular newish restaurant from the creators of the very successful Columbia Restaurant. Ulele is easily accessible from the water taxi as it sits at a docking station on the scenic River Walk.The outdoor patio sits...  Read More

Seminole Heights


Angry Chair Brewery is another new kid on the block giving the (slightly) more established craft breweries a run for their money. Founded by friends who decided that the corporate rat race was akin to an "Angry Chair," they have devoted their...  Read More

Coppertail Brewing Co.
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When you're out brewery hopping, you will have to add Coppertail Brewing to your list. Sitting on the outskirts of Ybor City, Coppertail's tasting room features a casual atmosphere with funky décor and several beers on tap like the Coppertail...  Read More

Town 'n' Country


Six Ten Brewery receives rave reviews from locals for its great beer, comfortable, family-oriented atmosphere and friendly staff members. Their is a small on-site brewery that can be viewed from the simply decorated and unpretentious tasting...  Read More



Handcrafted brews are always on tap at this family-run microbrewery, located in Centro Ybor. Within these walls, patrons clamor for house and seasonal brews, cask-conditioned ales and special beers created by other independent breweries. The...  Read More



A leader among the "breweries scene" in Tampa, Cigar City Brewing prides itself on creating nationally prized craft brews on an intimate scale. This small operation brewery focuses on the art of craft brewing and offers a highly rated Maduro...  Read More


Meet Skye Rodgers

Skye is a freelance writer that adopted Tampa as her hometown over a decade ago and never looked back. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no snow climate, and in her spare time...  More About Skye