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“Great BBQ and Brew” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Urban Brew and BBQ

Urban Brew and BBQ
1939 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713
+1 727-822-8919
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Ranked #31 of 706 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Barbecue
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Urban is a fast casual restaurant that serves a variety of BBQ dishes, big and small, that are made from scratch and made fresh. Perfect for quick lunches, pints after work or before a Ray's game. Come in and experience the only place in town serving craft beer with craft BBQ. Located in the Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, FL.
Wyoming, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great BBQ and Brew”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I am not one for eating BBQ, but I have to say after trying out the ribs at the Urban Brew and BBQ I have changed my mind. I tried the slider sampler and the variety of sauces that go with it and liked every one that I tried. In addition to the great BBQ they have an awesome selection of beer on tap.
It is worth the time to stop here for a BBQ and brew. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable on beer.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Should have been 5”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If we were evaluating just the food, I would have given 5 stars. We arrived around 4:20 light crowd 2 or 3 drinking beer any how warm draft beer and warm draft root-beer. Lots of nice choices, Next difficulty placing order, but no biggie. Next we wait and wait for our food. We dont mind waiting but the warm beer did not help. By this time more people are coming in, we finally get our food.... great presentation , nice portions, tasty, and delicious!!! We did move down a couple of bar seatsto accommodated a group of people, maybe 4 . We got a sample of the pork belly (yum...delicious too...) for helping out . Sad thing is we would have ordered that, but we didnt kow how long we would have to wait, however the server suggested bacon smore and yes we did.... took another 20 mins. Amazing melt in your mouth so good!!! We will be back .... the food is that good!!! Chilled mugs , cold beer, and cooking times would most definately ensure 5 stars and as far as we go more visits, more often.

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Damn good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Brisket & Mac & chez, cigar city beer to wash it down. You really need nothing else. It's delicious & worth the wait when you arrive late! A true gem we stumbled upon & am grateful for that day a few months back!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food, but NOT 'fast' casual.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Cute little place with friendly servers and good food. The food is very reasonably priced, but the kitchen staff is SLOW! Took a half an hour for a takeout order of pulled pork and cole slaw, both of which must already have been prepared and waiting to be put into a box. Both the pork and cole slaw were tasty, but the long wait will mean that we won't be back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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NJ
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“Expect good food, served by slacker friends.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you expect really good BBQ served by slacker friends, you won't be disappointed.

Urban Brew and BBQ is a cozy little joint with tables for two along a wall, an eat at bar, and a beer garden out back which thankfully, has sun shades. There are also a few tables out front.

The food is reasonably priced and dee-licious! They have a nice selection of craft beers. You can preview their daily offerings at their website -- just like meat, as you should.

Anyway, about the service. You don't complain when you go to a friends house for dinner and they bring food out slowly, now do you? Think of these guys (and an occasional gal) in the same way and you will not be disappointed. Because it will be slow.

Worth it? Absolutely. They cook and serve with love. Just in a slow, slackerly friend kinda way.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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