Our Story

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We are an American gastropub, German inspired, with our own unique twist on Bavarian traditions.

 For the past 40 years we have always been more than a great beer bar. We are a European Biergarten with a unique German inspired menu. A gathering place for family and friends of all ages to share quality time together, while enjoying great home made food and the most unique draft and bottle beer selection in the state.

In 1974 Dunderbaks started in University mall just next to U.S.F., originating as a franchise store.  Over the years the franchise of 33 stores folded, and the last three stores that use the name are uniquely different and no longer affiliated. Our Tampa beer bar location grew into the landmark it is today.

 If you have lived in Tampa, you probably have a dunder story!

The previous 1974 location.

Good bye to the mall! A video.

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We also sell package beer at a discount to go, mini kegs and assorted six packs. Our marketplace and deli includes cheeses and meats traditionally from Europe.  And all the candy, cookies and chocolates difficult to find here in the states.  Our marketplace carries all the sundries needed to prepare our menu at home and in addition German sauces, spices, jams and breads to remind you of the old world!

 TBT’s  Ultimate Beer Paradise (2009)

Good Day Tampa Bay Link 

UrbanSpoon’s top 100 Restaurants in the Country!  (2013)


We have 55 draft beers and well over 500 in the bottle, and a rare & vintage bottle list.

We have long communal  tables from the Hofbrau house and on the weekends live German music during the dinner hour.  You may have to sit with someone you don’t know and it gets a little loud, but if you haven’t been to Oktoberfest, this is the next best thing!


We do not take reservations  and there may be limited large party seating availability on Weekends.

Please use the parking lot north of the pond for additional parking.  

 Call 977 4104 to see if there is wait to be seated.

 Expect a wait during the dinner hour.







(813) 977-4104


14929 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33613   near USF.



Mon 4:00pm–11:00p.m.

Tuesday -Thursday  11.30am–11.30p.m.

Friday -Saturday  11.30am–12.00p.m.

Sunday  12;00–10:00p.m





BESSIE found her way home! A video……