Bay Cannon Beer Co. officially closes West Tampa taproom, says its ‘brand isn’t leaving for good’

It's been temporarily closed since December 2022.

click to enlarge Bay Cannon Beer Co. officially closes West Tampa taproom, says its ‘brand isn’t leaving for good’
Bay Cannon Beer Co. / Facebook
As of yesterday, Tampa Bay is down one craft brewery.

Bay Cannon Beer Co.—located at 2106 W Main St.—took to Facebook to announce the official closure of its West Tampa taproom.

“Due to a plethora of twists and turns we've weathered and managed together, Bay Cannon will no longer operate the Main St. facility,” the brewery wrote on Facebook yesterday. “We are selling the building and all of its contents, as is, for the next operator.”

The 3,700 square-foot brewery is listed on loopnet.com for $1,950,000. The listing includes not only the building, but all the kitchen and brewery equipment, too.

Bay Cannon Beer Co. made its long-awaited debut in West Tampa just four years ago.
It’s not all bad news though, since the brewery promised that it wasn't permanently saying goodbye to Tampa Bay’s craft beer scene just yet. 

“That being said, Bay Cannon will begin making its rounds throughout the Bay area again soon. Our brand and flavors aren't leaving for good, so be on the lookout for more news there,” its social media post continues. “We hope you'll continue to support us as you see us around town in the future.”

Although Bay Cannon just announced its official closure, its doors have actually been closed since December 2022.

Bay Cannon Beer Co. made headlines last year after a deadly shooting left a woman dead outside of the brewery’s doors. It remained closed as the business repaired its storefront, but owner Matthew Juaire also told Fox 13 that it was “too dangerous to stay open.”

The brewery states that it was trying to find a way to reopen after last year's incident, but ultimately decided to close its doors.

After 2022's shooting, Juaire spoke at a multiple West Tampa Redevelopment Area Community Advisory Committee meetings, calling for a higher police presence throughout Main Street.

In February, TPD announced that was amping up surveillance in West Tampa and now has plain-clothed squads patrolling the area during the daytime, according to ABC Action News.

For the latest news on Bay Cannon Beer Co. and its possible re-location elsewhere in Tampa, head to its Facebook.

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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