81Bay Brewing

Every day is brewfest at the taproom at 81Bay Brewing.


It’s all about keeping Florida local at the 81Bay Brewing, the oversized taproom of any local craft beer enthusiast’s dream. This bustling brewery provides a great space on West Gandy Blvd for community and entertainment for all, including an extended bar, group sized tables, live performances, and several TV’s that highlight local sports games. Feeling antsy? Sip craft beer while playing games like table tennis, corn hole, pool, darts, board games, and more. And you never have to worry about running home to check on the dog or hire a babysitter. At 81Bay Brewing furry friends and family of all ages are a more than welcome to join the fun too.


The beer menu is a brewfest of it’s own. With over 13 selections of 81Bay Brewing creations, a rotating collection of ciders, and a Mother Kombucha on tap, this hotspot doesn’t leave room for wanting. The bar also offers specialty releases of small batch beers, a special treat to keep guests guessing.


81Bay Brewing is known for their Lightning Lager, Reel Slo Irish Red, and Sun Viking IPA, which can be found in bars across the bay, but dive into the unique beer selections that this taproom has to offer.


IPA lovers can indulge in the Cut of Your Jib known for it’s staggering 7.6% alcohol content for responsible drinking, or pay homage to Florida Sunshine with the aptly named SPF 50 Session.


Ready to join the dark side? 81Bay Brewing offers both their Coffee Porter and Dark Particles Sweet Stout for those with decadent tastes.


For those who prefer to keep things light, 81Bay Brewing won a 2018 Best Florida Beer Professional Competition Gold Medal for their distinguished Fort Brooke Blonde ale. Just as notably, they also offer their Coriander Orange Wheat beer and Trey Burton’s Witbier in their light beer assortment.


Pucker up if you’re looking for something sweetly sour and try the Raspberry Peach Cobbler or 81Bay Breeze sour ales. They also offer traditional ales like the Nugget Rush Pale Ale and the Yeastbound and Brown.


Get your days right, because 81Bay Brewing is also the spot for food truck fun. While they allow outside food and food deliveries to the taproom itself, enjoy Taco Tuesday’s with California Tacos to Go at their onsite food truck. Wednesday through Sunday it’s always something different with a rotating schedule of vendors stationed nearby.


With an abundance of nightly specials and their 33611 zip code club, 81Bay Brewing is the full package. If you’re looking for a relaxed environment for big games or friendly get-togethers with freshly brewed local beers, 81Bay Brewing just might be your new favorite bar.

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