Tampa's beer and brewery scene has become something of a national sensation in recent years.

With local breweries distributing all throughout Florida and the United States, many are flocking to Tampa to enjoy its blossoming craft beer scene. 

In addition to beer, Tampa's has quickly garnered national and international fame as a premier destination dining hub.

If you like to drink and dine, Tampa has it all! Of course, the natural question is "What if you could combine the best of both worlds, drinking and dining?"

This is where the magnificent concept of the gastropub comes in! These amazing part-pub, part-restaurant locales feature some of Tampa's most carefully-crafted local brews and most appetizing entrees.

What are some of the best gastropubs in Tampa? We're glad you asked! Here's a list of our favorites:

The Refinery

The Refinery features a wide variety of British Gastropub-style menu items made in-house and from scratch. They work closely with local farmers, artisans, and suppliers and change their menus three to four times a week.

Showcasing an array of craft brews from Coppertail Brewing Co. to “blue collar beers” like Budweiser, The Refinery has it all. Also noteworthy is their wine, rye, whiskey, scotch, and bourbon selection.

The Independent Bar and Cafe

Located on Florida Avenue in the charming neighborhood of Seminole Heights, The Independent offers a cafe atmosphere in the morning while transforming into a place to relax and enjoy time with friends in the evening.

Food is served cafe style all-day from breakfast through dinner.

Their bar includes everything from draught to bottles with a rotating selection of some of the best beers from around the world.

Bulla Gastrobar

Bulla, located in the heart of South Tampa’s vibrant SoHo District, is a fun and casual tapas-focused gastrobar.

The lively locale features architecture and delicacies inspired by Spanish and Catalan gastrobars.

All meals are prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients, designed to entice the senses and stimulate your appetite.

Anise Global Gastrobar

Anise Global Gastrobar is an internationally inspired bar and eatery located on the first floor of Downtown Tampa's SkyPoint building.

Stop by for an assortment of French, Korean, and Spanish-influenced dishes for lunch, brunch, dinner, or a late-night meal.


Datz is a Tampa essential. With a myriad of savory entrees, delicious sweets, and a wide variety of craft and cocktail drink options to choose from, we'd be remiss to not include Datz on our list of Tampa's best gastropub-esque restaurants.

Mermaid Tavern

The Mermaid Tavern might just be North Tampa's best kept secret when it comes to great neighborhood bars.

Head in for a vast selection of craft beers, wines, and a laid back environment that's truly one of a kind!

Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

Ella's is a Tampa favorite with great food with soul food on Sundays, live music, beer, wine, and more. The atmosphere and staff are unbeatable!

Tampa Bay Brewing Company

This brewpub serves Tampa Bay's finest brews and cuisine; they're always brewing fresh beer! Choose from the regular beers or seasonal beers, which change often.

With a plethora of gastropub in Tampa to choose from, there's a watering hole for everyone!

Be sure to check out our local favorites and get your fill of sensational food and unique local brews, all in one place!

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