Used to be a great place but selection has gone down and hard to compete with all those awesome small local breweries
Cantabrian (9) Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, Australia | October 1, 2013
If the owners of this place only knew how bad the service can get and the customers they let go... Obviously there’s a broad customer base who’s happy with a crappy service. What good is a decent beer selection if service is denied to interested customers? Be particularly weary of a rather unattractive girl who was looking after the runners on Oct/02/13. She can be vicious, especially if you interrupt her while she’s chatting with a guy. Stay away from this place - there’s better bars in this part of Florida.
I think they are doing pretty well with these places but I don’t think it is my thing. on a Sunday afternoon 30 taps and no decent IPAs? had about 10 Florida taps which is nice to see. There were only about 10 people there and it was still loud enough that we had to yell at each other to hold a conversation amongst the constant Dave Matthews playing. Bottle selection was OK but it seemed pedestrian to me-perhaps I am getting spoiled these days? Server was good, she knew what she was talking about.
How to turn craft beer into a good business? follow this model.
Decent size beer coolers with plenty of draft, can’t say many are too mind-blowing, but the effort is there.
Sad part about the place is that it turns into a total rich Westchase yuppy dive bar come Friday nights and throughout the wknd.
I remember taking some friends there to have some beers, and beside a loud band playing inside, on a deck above the bar, you could not talk to your friend. Outside was not any better.
My point about the place? yeah, great beers doesn’t make up for the atmosphere, in my case, it’s not my kind of hang out spot. It’s ok during the day when it’s near empty, but the location dead set in a brand new shopping plaza lacks any soul and character.
The kind of place that you meet attractive single professional mothers in....seriously though, WOB is the chain trying to convince everyone to drink better beer. Problem is... it’s a chain. Regardless the staff can rage from relatively in the know (they know which bottles are which and where the beer was made) to completely clueless about the beers. Which is a shame, because the selection is rather good. Don’t expect to get the correct glassware. Oftentimes the place is over packed later in the evening, so no seating. This is of course in Westchase, so arrive well dressed, and with a BMW keyfob and you are in like flynn. Personally, not my cup of tea, and I usually redirect meetings from there to either the New World Brewery, the Independent Bar, or the like. But, if you live in Westchase, this is the only place to choose from in the subdivision.