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Swamp Head Brewery

3140 S.W. 42nd Way, Gainesville, FL
(352) 505-3035
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Ranked #4 of 11 Activities in Gainesville
Type: Breweries
Most recent review
- Jan 31, 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Brewery is not the easiest to find since it is located in an industrial park. Once you get there you see the garage doors opened and the brewery on display. Sit and enjoy a glass of a good variety of beers brewed on the premises. Recommended!

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Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Stopped by the tasting room for my first visit, they are open 4-9 Monday - Friday and 1-9 on Saturday. I wasn't inside for more than 10 seconds and the friendly staff had acknowledged my presence and was eager to help me pick out my first beer. No attitudes here, the staff obviously loves what they do and made the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I was in Gainesville for a game and a trip down memory lane... Found Swamp Head from word of mouth- spent two nights there. Great beer, good people and a great business- I'll continue to support em!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Great local beer. Inherently Floridian. The staff is great, super knowledgable and love what they do. Stop in on a Tuesday for an ephemeral release... One off pilot beers that are super small batches and fabulous when you catch them.

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Gainesville
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Swamp Head is a great place to try some very good beers. It is hidden behind the Target Store on Archer Road and right near I-75. Very intimate location- a small tap room bar and additional seating in the warehouse/brewery which is opened to the outside with big overhead doors. Yes, the single toilet is an issue, but I still... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a very small but quite worthwhile brewery. The employees were very friendly and generally more than happy to go out of their way to chat, help you or provide any information you might need. The beers are quite good. After trying all of them, I took a couple of "growlers" home as well as some special edition stuff... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

You will have to go to Tampa or beyond to find another brewery of this caliber! Traveling through Gainesville this gem far exceeded my expectations. Atmosphere is a warehouse brewery, but the Cottonmouth IPA is 1st class! Would have given it 5-stars except for they have 1-toilet to be shared among a very large crowd. We where there Thanksgiving week... More

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I went to Swamp Head for the first time on Friday. It was great because they had the outdoor area setup with a food truck and a DJ. I was worried the DJ would suck but instead was really good. They played good music with lots of different styles. The only reason we didn't stay later was... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The location is a little weird, but overall, the place is great! The beer is delicious, and cost about $5. They close early, which is unfortunate. The staff was very friendly and happy to give out samples of the beer to help you make a decision.

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I don't drink beer, but he says "Its delicious, 5 stars." Well there you have it. Everything else he rates is a 1. So this place must kick butt. It seems a bit back woods to me, but that's Gville for you - rustic. If you save the containers (buy them initially) you can take them back to fill em... More

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