United States > Florida > Oldsmar
Floridared (10) Largo, Florida | March 5, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
At last a pub with a great atmosphere, and NO TVíS!! Nice to hear drinkers talking and enjoying the real feel of a traditional pub. OTH does have a slightly European touch to it. The only real problem that I can see about the place personally..........................is itís in Oldsmar, and I live in Largo!!!
Dogbrick (658) Columbus, Ohio | December 31, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Oldsmar Tap House is located on State Street off Tampa Road. Street parking is plentiful down the whole block.
The interior opens to some booths and tables, and the L-shaped bar is on the right side. There is a chalk board behind the bar listing the available beers, with the taps right under it, plus a couple other draught stations elsewhere.
There are around 40 beers on tap, including several from the region from brewers like Brew Bus, Dunedin, Big Storm and Cigar City. Other craft brewers like Stone, Dogfish Head and Avery are represented too, as are a couple imports. Many bottles as well again from domestic craft breweries and imports.
Service on a slow weekday evening at the bar was good. The bartenders were attentive and conversational about beer. I learned this place has recently changed ownership, and had changed names from then back to Oldsmar Tap House. The folks running the place acknowledged getting the bar to a respectable level of craft beer representation.
Food is not served here but you can order in from several nearby restaurants.
Overall I am bummed I never made it here on previous trips to Orlando/Tampa as I had heard great things from when Tony ran it. However despite some shortcomings this place is worth checking out.
Ibrew2or3 (318) Tempe, Arizona | September 26, 2013
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Be warned. This is no longer the place the owner Tony made great a few years back. Not nearly worth the visit unless youíre driving right by and thirsty.
This place needs to be split into two place ratings since it clearly sucks as compared to when Tony owned it.
Rating from when Tony ran things: 5 / 9 / 13 / 6 / 8 / 18.
This is by far the best beer bar Iíve been to in FL (I havenít had the pleasure of visiting Redlight though). The owner Tony does a great job filling his tap list and bottle list with very unique offerings. At times heíll have stuff on tap that no one else in the southeast will have. Heís pretty much open to trying just about any brew this areaís distributors can deliver (Eisbocks on tap Ė yes, Schlenkerla Helles on tap Ė yes, Barrel Aged Terrapin Rye Squared on tap Ė yes). So suggestions from beer geeks are well received. He has pretty much created this place with us geeks in mind.
coharahawk (65) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | March 17, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
OTH is located in a newer plaza on a side street. Itís fairly non-descript from the outside. Inside is on the smaller side with a large bar and many taps. The selection is broad and includes several less common things on tap. They had Hitachino Expresso Stout on while I was there. They are constantly rotating good stuff on tap. The crowd is a good mix of 20-somethings up to middle-aged and people who are new to craft beer to experienced veterans. Everyone was very friendly. The bartenders were quick to get you a refill and to chat as well. Tony (owner) is always taking time to talk shop with all the customers, even if youíre not a regular there. He even allows people to bring in bottles to taste if they share with everyone. Heís just an all-around nice guy. This place is truly a "canít missí if youíre in the Tampa Bay area.
Update 3/05/13: Revisited this bar after about 5 years. While it may have the same name, it is not the same bar at all. It physically appears the same, but has new ownership. They have the same number of taps, but lots of filler including tons of BMC stuff. The vibe is completely different. Iím sad because this place was so awesome before. Cigar City wasnít around last time I was here though...
textyle (1) , | January 10, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
This has become my home to indulge in some of the finest IPAís around! Not to mention the staff and patrons are a great group of down to earth folks. They have great live music and I love Thursday Trivia night. I meet the new owners and they are truly great people who understand great service and hospitality!
DjZeO (1) Clearwater, Florida | January 9, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Love this bar. Awesome beer and food. Great live music. Canít wait till Friday for happy hour. Mike always has a beer ready for me before I get to the bar.
Blitzstyle (10) Florida | November 2, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
3 years ago I would have given OTH a perfect 100% but now under new ownership twice in the last year a shadow of its former self. Once at the forefront of the Craft Beer scene now just another spot with a ok selection.
RickFitz (13) , | May 18, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
The best local pub in Tampa. Nice atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable staff, nice rotating selection of beers. Only negative is the limited food menu.
deadheadbill (11) Crystal River, Florida | March 10, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place, good beer selection, friendly service.
gkost (32) Tampa, Florida | February 26, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Place started off strong, but faded in my opinion. decent taps and bottle selection. Cool ambience. Old-style looking bar. Great owner, good staff. Decent munchies in the form of sandwiches, cheese and sausage platters.
gnoff (389) MŲlndal, Sweden | February 3, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited on February 1, 2011. Cool place, nice crew that knows what theyíre doing. Very big number of taps to select from, I didnít even check the bottles. Nice sausage plate for nibbling. Plenty of samples this night too. I could see me going there often if I lived closer than in Sweden for sure. Only down side was the rather dimmed lighting inside.
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