markwise (209) North of Tampa, Florida | October 5, 2008| Updated June 20, 2011
Mellow is an awesome anti-chain chain. Theirs is the best pizza in the world. This one is probably the best of the four Mellow’s from around Florida. The pizza is the best, bar none, and this Mellow has the best tap and bottle selection. They even serve their DFH Midas in DFH snifters. The pizza, hummus, and othe grub is incredible and this one especially goes out of their way to stock incredible beers. Skip World of Beer and come directly here the next time you’re in the area. It is worth it. They had Terrapin Oak-Aged Big Hoppy Monster the last time I was there.
I enjoyed the Orlando location much better. Our waitress, with the bartender as well, didn’t know too much about the menu OR the tap list. That aside, beer was good and fresh along with the usual over-the-top delicious pizza. Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area.
Hands down the best MM I have been to. The food is pretty much the same as the others(excellent), it is a chain after all. But the craft beer selection at the Tampa location is awesome. Byron, the beer buyer knows his stuff and they consistently get the good stuff in. 120 min, World Wide Stout, Hopslam are always on tap here as soon as they are released. Great place.
This place has one of the better beer selections in the Tampa Bay area if you are more interested in American Micro’s than a lot of English or German imports. Always some good IPA’s on tap as well as high powered stouts and porters. Pizza is good even if to does take 25 minutes plus to get to your pizza. Service is generally friendly with a laid back attitude. Come in to Mellow Mushroom to get your grub and chug on!
A pretty great place to get a pizza, but there are better originals and independents locally to visit aside this college influenced chain. I think the ambiance is awful (even if you visit one of the ones in a college town where it makes more sense to look like they do), but the pizza is the main draw here. And in the pizza category they win big. The tap selection is usually decent with a mix of light, dark, wheat, pale and red available from reputable micro brews. Service has always been relatively good. Bar staff sometimes ignorant to the beers available. Overall a great place to get a pizza...to go. I can’t rate it any higher than I have because this is RateBeer.com not ratepizza.com
Visited here in late March ’10 in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon. Business was kind of slow so service was great and attentive. Had about 24 on tap - all decent selections and another 50 or so bottles. Their taps appear to rotate often. Had Cigar City on tap and some Rogues, Blue Point, several North Coasts to name a few. Pizza was excellent. Very laid back and friendly staff. Worth a stop if in the North Tampa area.
Good selection of beers, even some kegs that are very limited in release.
The overall atmosphere of the place is that of a typical sports bar, nothing too impressive.
Sadly enough, some of these places that have good beer quality sometimes tend to have staff that know nothing about what they are serving you. Seeing the Terrapin Oak BHM being served in a frosty mug was not ok with me. Luckily we managed to get other glasses.
The food is just nothing too impressive, unless you go for their pizzas.
Went once, and not in a rush to get back there.
The overall atmosphere and service really doesn’t make up for the lack of knowledge of the staff, that is unless you get the one guy t that places who knows his beers. Sadly for me, he wasn’t working that day.