So, last weekend while we did our thing in Cali, our friends stopped by the new Brew Bus Tasting Room called The Terminal. It’s only been opened for about a week and already, it’s getting lots of buzz. The Brew Bus Tasting Room is located at 4101 North Florida Avenue in Seminole Heights.
Guests of the “Move That Bus” grand opening event were treated to first-time beer offerings throughout the day, live music by local musicians, and an opportunity to win raffle prizes to benefit Children’s Dream Fund. Food was provided by Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally, and Uber offered a $10 credit to the first 100 people for transportation to and from the event which made for an easy travel option for those of us who live outside of Seminole Heights.
Anthony Derby, The Brew Bus Terminal & Brewery Founder shared that “Our goal is to create an experience unlike any other in the Tampa Bay area, to be a destination, and to continue expanding our luxury bus tours.” We at NHIE LOVE this expansion and look forward to the further growth of the Brew Bus brand around Tampa Bay.
Mayor Buckhorn stopped by early in the day to welcome Brew Bus to Tampa Bay with a formal ribbon cutting too! And Brew Bus donated 10% of bottle and draft sales of the specialty tapping of Barley Berry Jam to Florida Women in Brewing during the event. We love when local brands give back to our community. Kudos, Brew Bus!
The place was huge too! With over 15,000 sq ft of space, the Terminal houses a 20-barrel system, a tasting room, a retail shop, the Brew Bus corporate offices, and a soon-to-be private banquet space with catering, game room, outdoor patio, and kitchen. The terminal is open 7 days a week, with bus tours leaving primarily on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The Brew Bus Terminal is also pet-friendly, hosting delicious Taco Trivia Tuesdays, and future plans to launch a beer-pairing brunch, called “Toast” in partnership with Cigar City Brewpub in May. We are SUPER pumped about this!!! Stay tuned for more info.
Just like Brew Bus Beer, Anthony and his team kept the decor local too! “Rustic Steel Creations built the taps list above the bar as well as welded a car sized replica of our keg bus” said Alexis Pettinato, Community Relations Manager. We hired Built to design tables, high-tops, the front façade of the bar, and the storage barn door. LiveWork Studios made the concrete bar top, and muralist Ron Francis is responsible for the mural in front of the building.
So get out to Seminole Heights and stop by The Terminal for some local beer and good times. Cheers!