(Visited 08/2012): House Of Beer (not sure if it is affiliated with Dunedin) is located on Village Park off John Young and the Central FL Greeneway in a plaza. Plenty of parking out front.
Outside there is a small patio. The interior features a bar area on the right and a separate room on the left with booth and table seating along with pool tables. Brick walls and have a lot of hanging flags. The taps are featured beneath large mirrors behind the bar.
As for the beer selection, they have over 40 draughts with regional offerings from Cigar City and other craft brewers such as Victory, Brooklyn and Southern Tier. Some imports as well. As for bottles they have a couple hundred from which to choose, including Cigar City (Cucumber Saison was there on my visit), Bells, Oskar Blues, Lagunitas, Terrapin and many more. Again many imports too.
Service on a relatively busy weeknight was pretty good at the bar. I wouldn’t call the bartender a beer expert but she was attentive and familiar with the menu.
I did not have any food on this visit.
Overall this is a pretty good spot to hit between the airport and Disney.
Stopped in on Dec. 2, 2012. Better part of 50 taps, flights available (5 for $10). Some good stuff on tap, including some local brews. Football on TV. No food. Waitress was introverted and crabby - she needs a new gig.
GT (672) San Diego, California | December 31, 2011
Another odd Orlando strip mall bar like World of Beer. This place was much less crowded than World of Beer. Decor is tons of craft beer flags and tins. Tap list was large but didn’t have anything really that interesting besides CCB Hotter than Helles which was also at Redlight Redlight. More mainstream stuff like DFH. Had a good number of Bells bottles on the bottle list. Other than that, the bottle list didn’t have anything that really stood out. A decent number of CCB beers both in 12oz and 750s. Service was interesting, some people were very nice and others weren’t too impressed with their own tap list. So maybe I was there on a weak draft list day. Prices- definitely higher than Redlight Redlight. Nothing was $3-4 like at RR- everything was $5+. I think my CCB Hotter than Helles was $7 with tax. So,,,more like DC beer prices. Overall, it was an interesting place to visit, but I wasn’t able to accomplish anything here that I couldn’t accomplish at Redlight Redlight. I will say, however, that they do let you sit outside around a fire pit, which was pretty cool.
We’ve stopped in here a few times during the day. Has a number of beers, but not really a "beer" bar. The vast majority of the taps were below average and common. The place itself is open with leather furniture, pool tables, tv - kind of a mix between upscale and dive. Didn’t see anything I hadn’t had before, but we got a gemini, CC Neal’s, and a jai alai bottle. There are certainly worse places to drink a beer during the day, but I’m getting a little spoiled on bars. Try the paninis at the Italian deli next door. Oh, and there is a Knightly Spirits open a few doors down now, but the beer selection is fairly limited - have to go to Orange Blossom for the good stuff.
great place! could be a little closer to the action of orlando, a little out of the way in a strip mall, but absolutely worth the trip if you love beers and are in the area. theres no better spot. tons of things on tap from around the US and some imports, not a whole lot of ambiance, but who gives a shit when youre there to drink. good staff, didnt chat to the tender, but seemed nice. beers are priced resonably. probably the best beer bar in orlando.
It’s a diamond in a strip mall. 48 craft beers on tap (I went with Stone’s Vertical 09-09-09), and 200 refrigerated bottles line up like military soliders behind the bar. I had my first Cigar City ale there (110K+OT!!!) and was so happy I walked out with the bottle. The service is friendly and there’s a huge plasma TV right behind the bar to watch the game. Overall, it’s a great place to chill with friends. I just wish they served food other than potato chips. #24 on 29102009, DG.
Brand new spot in a nice strip mall on Orlando’s south side. Spacious and clean inside. The left side of the room is set up like a lounge, with tables and benches setup in alcove fashion. The right side of the room consists of a long bar with a single plasma screen (soccer was on while I was there). 48 taps line the wall, with some very nice selections. The draft pricing is ASTRONOMICALLY high, completely out of line with other beer bars in Orlando with similar or better selections. Bottle pricing was more reasonable, but still on the high side. There are some unfortunate choices on the bottle list, including lots of pale lagers and even the dreaded Bud Light Lime (why on earth would a supposed craft beer bar carry this?) Anyway, its a nice spot and it represents a major improvement in the Disney-dominated South Orlando beer scene, but the pricing will most likely keep me from going back.
Staff was super friendly and knowledgeable of their beers. Outstanding selection of taps and a very good bottle list. I also agree the inside is not very comfortable and they need to just get all new chairs with backs on them. Prices were about a buck higher than needed on drafts.
mlunger12 (46) Orlando, Florida | February 26, 2012| Updated March 6, 2012
Smallish place off of John Young Parkway. Probably 40 ish things on tap, almost all craft or imports but nothing that stood out as special. I chose the best option, a Bell’s Expedition. It was a pricey... 4 beers were $31. It’s just way to much $ for where it is and nearly doulb what I would pay at Redlight. If I’m in the area it would be a good stop, but I still think Redlight Redlight is the best place in Orlando by far.