United States > Florida > Pinellas Park
IMtheOptimator (33) Bethel, Connecticut | August 8, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Very nice ambiance, much like a chain restaurant with a bit of taste. Dark with lots of hardwood and TVs. Beers were ok, better than Iíve had at other brewhouses, but not going to beat what I keep in bottles at home. The food was worth it though. I enjoyed my chicken-fried steak, and I got a chance to sample the other selections my family ordered. I would return for the food and have one of their brews if I felt like it.
nick76 (97) Tampa, Florida | May 27, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
The ambiance is that of a really new semi-upscale chain restaurant. (somewhere between Bennigans and Cheesecake Factory) I know a lot of people donít like this and I understand the reasoning but itís nice none the less. The service was fantastic. My server Todd not only knew a lot about the menu but he was a true beer lover. He even brought me 4 extra drinks (2 ciders, a root beer, and a bock) that were not part of the sampler I ordered. He was great to talk to and gave outstanding service. The selection is better than average for these Restaurant brewpubs. Most of the styles you could predict since they are out to sell beer to the general public but 8 different styles of beer and 2 ciders on tap that night was more than enough. The food was really good. Itís American style stuff that you could guess wold be on the menu at a place like this but both my sandwich and desert tasted really good. Overall itís one heck of a place to enjoy.
matta (91) Tampa, Florida | May 14, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A very good-looking build out and the beers are rather well made to bootÖ But donít be fooled by the words ďBrewhouseĒÖ there is NO beer brewed on premiseÖ itís all brewed in TX at St. Arnolds and shipped in State. The food was pretty good, but I was there during the training nights, So, Iíll have to revisit the menu and give a final critique later.
Ibrew2or3 (301) Tempe, Arizona | April 1, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The most interesting thing I learned during my visit was that they plan to rotate through some of their seasonal brews. Right now they have their Bock and Pook Pilsner. The Bock was nice. The food I tried was very tasty. I really enjoyed sitting at the bar and watching sports on the array of tvs. This place looks a little nicer than the one Iíve been to in Le Mesa, CA. The staff I met was friendly and fun to talk to. Hopefully the Citrus Park location will provide a similar experience. Nice selection of Belgium bottled beers for a FL restaurant.
NYHarvey (124) New York, New York | March 13, 2007| Updated April 14, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Apparently myself and Matta were at this place the same night as desurfer. It was a training night and you only payed for drinks. Food was comped and a donation envelope was handed out. On to the place: Stunning. Extremely upscale and well decorated with lots of visually appealing wall art and masculine wood accents. Itís one of the nicest looking brewpub/restaurants I have ever been in. The food was fairly good and the beer was solidly decent...actually leaning toward pretty tasty if a bit narrow in range. Iíll definitely be back.
desurfer (103) Melbourne, Florida | March 11, 2007| Updated April 14, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I happened to be driving by the place being built and got an invite for one of their training nights. Free food with a donation to a cystic fibrosis charity. Iíll fill in more details about the place when they open for real.
The inside is nice, obviously brand new with a gigantic TV at the bar showing 6 stations at once. The overall decor is modern. Service was good considering it was a training night; a bit slow but that ought to be expected. The beers are pretty good, not fantastic by any means but worth a visit for sure if youíve never been to another BJs. The food is very tasty. Being that it is so close to my house, Iíll definitely be back again.
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