dchmela (106) Orlando, Florida | July 12, 2010
- AMBIANCE 4/5
- SERVICE 9/10
- SELECTION 8/15
- FOOD 7/10
- VALUE 6/10
- OVERALL 15/20
Just found this place myself and was happy to have an air conditioned, quiet oasis to the Duval insanity. Beer selection is not great, but good enough. After BMC crap all day it was nice to grab an Arrogant Bastard. With limited selection of good beer on "the Rock" this is a must.
ChadPolenz (41) Lakeland, Florida | July 11, 2010
- AMBIANCE 3/5
- SERVICE 8/10
- SELECTION 10/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 7/10
- OVERALL 14/20
Joe’s Tap Room is an off-shoot of Sloppy Joe’s - one of Key West’s most famous bar & grills. The tap room is a bar located behind the stage with a bar that seats about 10, and a couple tables inside and outside.
This bar seems to have been created primarily to cater to craft beer geeks. The sign reads, "Featuring a variety of crafted beers on tap". And they don’t mean Bass and Guinness, they actually have some pretty big hitters here: Rogue Dead Guy Ale; Dogfish Head 60 MIPA; Left Hand Milk Stout; Victory Prima Pils; Stone Arrogant Bastard; Abita Amber Ale; and two Samuel Adams beers.
The prices are quite good as every beer is $5.50 for a plastic pint cup (which has the "Sloppy Joes" logo printed on it, so it doesn’t seem quite so cheap). You can also mix and match and opt for a 5-beer, 3oz sampler for $5.50
Joe’s Tap Room isn’t just a beer bar, as they also have every brand of liquor under the sun available. You can also order from the main Sloppy Joe’s menu and eat at the bar (which I would recommend as the Tap Room is quiet and the main room is noisy with lots of patrons and constant live music).
The main room offers all the BMC beers on tap and 16 BMC bottles. I assume you can order any of these in the Tap Room if you REALLY want to.
Not the best place for craft beer in Key West but it’s a perfect alternative if you want some good food and beer without the hectic atmosphere of most of the Duval Street bars.