Willards Tap House | Largo, Florida
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Willards Tap House
Excellent based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar

12500 Starkey Road
Largo, Florida United States 33773 [ print map ]
727 581 8600

willardstaphouse.com

Hours: M-f 2-2, Sat-Sun 12-2


Mayor: Blitzstyle (1) | Taps: 40 | Bottles: 100


Willards Tap House

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12 reviews for Willards Tap House
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  87%
 Selection  91%
 Food  45%
 Value  77%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  93%
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92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham  (102) St. Petersburg, Florida | August 6, 2012
I really liked this place- tiny, cozy, and definitely dedicated to beer. The walls are lined with classic and rare beers (all empty) that show the owner’s appreciation for GOOD beer, not just quantity of beer. The tap list a great, on a gigantic chalkboard that si often updated. The beers are color coded to denote the style. The bar is very long, and shaped such that patrons can hold conversations across it, really adding to the local camaraderie. A pack of kids came in with a Gamecube and plugged in some Super Smash Bros- that’s definitely a good sign in my book.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
deadheadbill  (11) Crystal River, Florida | February 9, 2012
Willards is awesome, with a great beer selection, knowledgeable friendly staff and a warm inviting decor. The only issue is at times the music can be loud which is less than conducive to conversation. Still overall one of the best beer bars around.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
cheap  (161) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | December 12, 2011
Stopped here on the way back from the Tampa airport. This place is small inside and only focus is beer. The tapp selection is really good, they are well equipped for just about about any kind of beer drinking exerience you wsh. Very detailed beer menu all over the place. Friendly bartenders and they also have a very decent sampler, 4 for $8 and this includes the very expensive ones and the size of the samplers are large. Very pleased with this beer drinken experience. Lots of cigar city brews on tap.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
HOPSHUNTER  (33) Tampa, Florida | April 10, 2011
Small space in the corner of a small strip mall. 40 or so well chosen taps and some bottles with an emphasis on the bigger beers, lots of hoppy options. They also had 3 meads from B. Nektar. I can definitely find something to drink here. I met one of the owners Blaine, he is a committed beer guy who does a great job. I found the service to be very good. I would definitely go back.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3  (352) Tempe, Arizona | February 17, 2011
Small square space at the street side end of a tiny tiny strip mall. It has a healthy sized square shaped bar right in the middle of the space where the whole place has a worn in to very worn in feel and look. They do manage to cram in a lot of seats for the limited floor space. 40 taps here where a couple of them will make the geek in you happy. For instance tonight they have on 3 French Hens as well as Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti and there’s also the ever present Randals (yes plural). I also see some B. Nectar meads available too. I do get the feeling they are over-whelmed or under staffed even on a night with the place about 1/3 full. The downer I get here too, other than the slow service and slightly unfriendly vibe, is that they serve the beer far too cold which does not help their hoppy tap offerings one bit. Will anyone ever learn hoppy ales (or any ale really) are not to be served frikin’ ice cold! Turn the damn chill down and serve the lagers in chilled glassware. As I leave I notice the ambient music is just loud enough to cause conversation to be a bit strained. If I lived close to here this would easily be my main place to head for a hoppy draft brew.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Lubiere  (450) Ottawa, Ontario | January 27, 2011
Another Tampa area jewel with 40 taps, all decent to exceptional offerings, very limited food menu (cheese, chops, fish spread) but will allow take out food (pizza parlour next door). Very RB friendly. 4 X 4on samples for 7$. Very good!
76
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
beerworshiper  (3) Florida | September 10, 2010
it was nice but my gf was not liking the atmosphere
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
PaulUnwin  (117) Pinellas Park, Florida | July 27, 2010
My local pub, nice to go to a place where you recognise everyone as you walk in the door, the owners Blaine & Chrissy are top notch people, and so are the rest of the bar staff. No food, but theres a Pizza takeout 3 doors down, and as far as I know, they have no problem with you bringing your own food in? There are 40 beers on tap and a small choice of bottled beer, but is expanding. Keep up the good work!
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
regspeir  (18) Havertown, Pennsylvania | June 25, 2010
I feel like we are very spoiled in SE PA - such great distribtion of stuff from all over, but especially great bars. Florida is NOT a place I expect to find anything that rivaled here but I was in for a surprise when my sister took me to Willard’s on a visit to Largo. This is such a comfortable and friendly place. There was a sample or so if I wasn’t sure, but the owners and staff knew their stuff. Staff this friendly, knowledgeable and giving of their time, attract what matters 2nd most to me - a great mix of people. But the MOST important factor is the beer and they had that covered too - near 40 taps that had enough variety to make any BA happy. My only regret was that they had no real kitchen or hot food but I am betting that changes. Next trip to Florida you better beleive I will be back. Hopefully this place is successful - these people deserve it.
98
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
BobLorb  (12) largo, Florida | April 11, 2010
Willard’s is a great new addition to the Tampa Bay Brew scene! 40 taps of awesome craft beer. The local breweries are always represented and a wide selection of IPA’s and a few select imports too. The place is great, not at all pretentious and the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly! The owners will even stop what they’re doing to have a chat with you about beer or food or hockey... A must stop for anyone doing the Tampa Beer Crawl.

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