Tampa Brewpub Named One Of The Best In America
When you think of the perfect brewpub, craft beer, handheld food, and a circle of friends typically come to mind. USA Today‘s 10Best recently named the best brewpubs around the country that exemplify these qualities, and a Tampa pub was named as one of the best.
A requirement for these establishments was they must “serve their own house beers — often alongside guest taps or cans,” and offer “a menu of tasty food options.”
Before we swing open the doors of this local watering hole, let’s further examine what differentiates a classic brewpub.
Beer and Brewing defines it by saying, “The Brewpub is a modern business model for an ancient practical concept: serving and selling beer on the premises where it is brewed.” Furthermore, a standard brewpub is essentially a hybrid between a restaurant and a brewery. These places have a hometown and local feel. Often they are named after a person or place relevant to the geographical location. Lastly, the menu pairs well with the beers they offer. Whether that’s a juicy burger, salad, or shared appetizer, the theme centers around sharing a good time. Over a pint, of course.
The Tampa restaurant that is one of the best brewpubs is themed around another city in the south.
Zydeco Brew Werks
Located at 1902 East 7th Avenue in Ybor City, Zdeco is a New Orleans-inspired brewpub. “Strangers become friends over a unique menu of globally influenced beers, like New Zealand pilsner and Russian imperial stout,” 10BEST says.
Zydeco brews in-house, with eight different creations available on tap. The first thing you see on the food menu is the category of “sharables.” Then there are your brewpub classics like burgers, flatbreads, and sandwiches. Staying in character, there’s a complete list of NOLA-inspired dishes under the “Best of the Bayou” section.
This local Tampa establishment, recognized as one of the best brewpubs in America, is also available to host private parties. Their banquet-style layout with long tables enables the entertaining social setting you hope for in a brewpub.