Ambiance is Meh, corporate feel for sure. Service was decent but not very knowledgeable. Selection was lkinda big but not too good. Food was very good. Got a decent lunch special and a flight for under 20 which makes me happy.
Bj’s gets busy, food is pretty good and usually piled high. The BJ brews are okay, but they usually have some better stuff from Belgium and the USA. Have been a few times for dinner with friends and always have a pleasant experience!!
The food was good, albeit expensive. they offered about 8 guest taps, four of which were local. The have 8-10 regular BJ’s taps. I only tried 4 of them, and each one was horrible. If you come here, get a guest tap.
Visited here in early August ’10. Nice corporate brewpub atmosphere - high ceilings, big TVs, lots of brass and mirrors. Standard offerings of BJs brews on tap - same as at other locations and some guest taps - this one had Swamphead Big Nose IPA. Food is excellent - huge servings and very attentive waitstaff. Don’t come expecting an awesome brewpub experience with some experimental local brewed offerings but rather a nice evening out in pleasant surroundings with some decent beers that are not from the macro kings.
Liked the pale ale and from previous experience really like the stout. Food menu is a good selection but the chicken pasta I had was too pre-fab. Service was very good as waiter never let me get EGS (empty glass syndrome).
This is a great restaurant even if you aren’t there for the beer. I’ve made an effort to go here a few times, it’s very busy on the weekends for as long as i can remember which says a lot. If you are there for the beer they have a good selection, besides the beers under the BJ name they have a good selection of Belgian ales, some trappists and lambics that i remember. The prices are what you would expect from a restaurant but aren’t terrible. Some of the BJ brews that stood out for me were the oatmeal stoudt and the seasonal maibock offering they had. If in the pinellas park area it’s worth a stop.
we went the weekend the place opened, and been back a few times since. the first time, the waitress spilled our drinks all over us. not a good start. however, the manager on duty was fantastic to us, made sure we were take care of, and honestlyt is probably the reason we went back and continue to do so. the place is huge, sort of sport bar/chain restaurant hybrid. that should sound awful, but the TVs are not loud and on one wall primarily, so not that bad. and the booths are huge. they do need more parking and the turnover is slow. dont go on a weekend unless you plan on waiting about an hour. the food is much better than expected. the fish tacos is a personal fave. the beers are ok, not bad but nothing is outstanding. a couple of times the limited run has been unavailable. the hefe is ok, kind of a weaker UFO. the red ale is just kinda there. the nut brown is probably the best, with the porter a close second. overall a above average place if you cant think of anyplace else for dinner.
cheap (249) , China | January 21, 2008| Updated July 22, 2008
This place was quite busy, cars waiting and looking for parking places. However, there was plenty of mall parking outside this locale since it is located in a mall area. Very nice atmosphere though quite busy inside. A nice variety of seating options such as, bar, little round tables with tall barstools, enclosed private booths, regular tables and regular booths. Lots of eye candy, waitresses were attactive. If you come at lunch or dinner, you’ll be waiting in line unless you make reservations. Once seated, our waitress was very polite and knowledgable about beers. We had a couple of large samplers. Beers were on style and they even had a cider on tap! The food was rather expensive so we held off on the grub and got some at another locale. Like matta said below, this is not truly a brewpub but they got lots of brewpub beers brewed at another location and brought in by the keg