BeerFest 2019: Ferris Brewer’s Day Off


Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. So for BeerFest 2019, presented by Beach Community Bank, Tampa Theatre is going to kick back, maybe take in a ball game, maybe steal a car, and celebrate Ferris Brewer’s Day Off from 7:00-10:00pm Saturday, July 27 with an evening of craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of the city’s top independent restaurants. (No word yet on whether Abe Froman will be there.)

A limited-capacity premium sampling begins at 7:00 p.m., and advance-sale tickets are $65.  Grand sampling ticket-holders can enter at 8:00 p.m., and advance-sale tickets are $40. Tampa Theatre Members save $5 off advance-sale prices, and tickets are available at the Tampa Theatre Box Office or online (convenience fees apply). BEERFEST IS SOLD OUT. No tickets remain for this event.  Save the date and join us for WineFest in the spring — and remember that everyone is eligible to win a free trip to Chicago with our raffle offer down below!

Like previous beer-soaked, tongue-in-cheek BeerFest events, Ferris Brewer’s Day Off is chaired by Tampa Theatre’s favorite partners in crime, Veronica Danko, owner of The Independent Bar and Cafe; and Michelle Baker, who are putting together an ever-expanding list of premium local restaurant and brewery participants:


  • Ava
  • Ella’s Folk Art Café
  • Florida Eats
  • King of the Coop
  • Mole y Abuela
  • Roux
  • Shuffle
  • The Corners
  • The Eatery at Brew Bus Brewing


  • 7venth Sun Brewing
  • Bay Area Barley’s Angels
  • Brew Bus Brewing
  • Brew Hub Brewing
  • Crooked Thumb Brewery
  • Escape Brewing
  • Florida Avenue Ale
  • Hidden Springs Ale Works
  • Jug & Bottle Dept.
  • Late Start Brewing
  • Motorworks Brewing
  • Six Ten Brewing
  • The Independent
  • Ulele

BeerFest guests are invited don their cheetah-print vest and sneakers, dress as their favorite Ferris Bueller character, or come in a costume inspired by the movie and snap a selfie with a vintage red Ferarri just like the one in the movie, courtesy of Ferrari of Tampa Bay. No, you can’t borrow it.

And though the theme may be silly, BeerFest’s purpose is most serious: Now in its 8th year, the (almost) annual event benefits the historic landmark’s artistic, educational and community programs, as well as its ongoing preservation.

Patrons must be 21 or older to attend BeerFest; valid Government-issued ID is required for entry.

Want to jet off to Chicago to see the Museum of Art? Hang around Tampa Bay and take in a baseball game? Tampa Theatre has created three amazing “Ferris Brewer’s Day Off” getaway packages to raffle off as part of this weekend’s BeerFest event. To purchase your raffle tickets, just CLICK HERE.

BeerFest 2019 is presented by Beach Community Bank. Additional support is provided by Natural Life, Tito’s Vodka, Sun Equities Consulting LLC, eNox Media, the Tampa Bay Times, and Ferrari of Tampa Bay.