The Cock and Bull Pub | Sarasota, Florida
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The Cock and Bull Pub
World Class based on 44 ratings
Type: Bar

975 Cattlemen Rd
Sarasota, Florida United States 34232 [ print map ]
941 363 1262

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Hours: Mon - Fri 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM; Sat - Sun 8:00 PM -2:00 AM


Mayor: Dogbrick (2) | Affiliated user(s) here SirHoward | Taps: 40 | Bottles: 927+


The Cock and Bull Pub

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Beer Available At The Cock and Bull Pub (arranged by most recent)
Big Top Howie’s Pumpkin Spice , Big Top Howie’s Lightweight Lager , Saint Arnold Spring Bock 55, Capital Jobu Rum Barrel Aged Brown Ale 69, Swamp Head Smoke Signal 91, Three Palms Onix India Style Dark Ale , Cigar City Jai Alai India Pale Ale 99, Southern Tier Harvest Ale 95, Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale 92, Green Flash East Village Pilsner 72, Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer 22, Red Brick Sacred Cow Chai Tea Milk Stout 76, Three Palms / JDubs Smoked Cherry Sour Saison
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44 reviews for The Cock and Bull Pub
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  84%
 Selection  90%
 Food  76%
 Value  72%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  96%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick  (724) Columbus, Ohio | September 27, 2014
(Visited 07/2014): Cock & Bull is on Cattlemen Road west of Sarasota in the Fruitville area. It is not too far off I-75, and parking is available next to the building.

The darkly painted wood building has a smokehouse look, along with a hand painted "BEER" sign which is a nice touch. There is a patio with a fire pit as well. Inside, the bar area is to the left and there are tables to the right. Several coolers full of bottles behind the bar, and the taps are visible as well. In addition there is a large board listing the beers.

Cock & Bull has around 40 beers on draft, including a couple brewed at Big Top under the "Howie’s" label. In addition to that there are craft breweries like St. Arnold, Southern Tier and Swamp Head. The coolers house hundreds of beers, with many local/regional craft breweries, domestic craft breweries and imports. Sample trays are available as well.

Service on a weekday evening at the bar was good. The bartenders were helpful in selecting beers and attentive throughout my visit.

Food at Cock & Bull is essentially pub grub and pizza. My sandwich was pretty good.

Overall this is a solid spot to hit for a good beer selection in Sarasota.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Drjohnrock  (22) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 24, 2014
Endearingly ramshackle old building--inside has your typical bar and tables and a couple of rooms with couches, outside has a porch with a pool table, and outside seating as well. A couple dozen or more taps of fine brews (the local/regional stuff tends to go fast) and they will do sampler flights. A huge number of bottled brews. Friendly and knowledgeable employees--had already eaten but at one point they were offering complimentary (I think!) pizza. A must stop if you’re in or near Sarasota.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
youdictategood  (12) Florida | October 26, 2012
Great layout - bar seating, a couple of couched rooms, and a nice outdoor area with fire pit. Selection is always good. Bartenders know what they’re talking about, too.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
tia  (86) Sandston, Virginia | July 6, 2012
Nice casual feel. Dark with lots of wood- even the feel of the woods. Prompt knowledgeable service. Large selection, including macros if you’re looking for a place to go with non-craft friends. We just ate the pretzel, but it could have been better, I think it was the kind you nuke and spray with water to attach the salt. Plus they no longer served what we wanted to eat and hadn’t taken it off the menu yet. Prices seemed average. Definitely a good local place to go for brews.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Limby  (3) Sarasota, Florida | May 25, 2012
Cool place. Looks like something out of Fight Club. Great beer. Knowledgable staff.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
jnkor  (14) Tampa, Florida | April 20, 2012
It looks like a run down pub ( and thick with a bro bridal party) but a very nice pub staffed by people who clearly care about good beer. Definitely a lot of the trendy beer of the year on tap, but a great bottle selection - in this part of florida the raison d'extra is a rare treat, even in bottle. Even discovered a lindemans beer (faro) i hadn't heard about yet. Definitely will revisit!
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Nightsky  (6) Lutz, Florida | April 19, 2012
Beside the fact that there was a roust crowd of drunkards here tonight I overall had a great time! There are dart boards, billiards and rooms to sit in private and play games. Bartenders and servers are experienced and knowledgable about styles and their selection is large! I would make the hour and a half drive from my home to come back.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
algemo45  (1) , | April 6, 2012
A bit of a hidden gem for beer lovers tucked away off any major roads. Excellent beer selection and decent food. The outdoor area is a great place to hang and listen to live music, but it could be a little better kept. Our favorite beer spot in Sarasota.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
kingofalldans  (9) Indiana | May 21, 2011
Used to be a dive before remodel. Awesome owner. will visit again next time in FL.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
steelcitybrew  (14) Orlando, Florida | April 6, 2011
Pretty cool place with a nice selection of beer at not a bad price. i like the camp fire setup in the back and the service is top notch. overall id recommend this place to everyone visiting sarasota

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