In the wiregrass shopping mall at the corner of Bruce B Downs and SR56. Trendy atmosphere that tends to get crowded during the weekends. You can order food from local eateries. Also, it has a pretty decent selection of cigars that you can enjoy on the patio. Nice place.
Where to start! The location is very interesting as its in a food and store district made to look like a rustic downtown. Although they don’t have food they allow stuff to be brought in. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable of the awesome selection of beer. The atmosphere is relaxing. There is plenty of indoor and patio seating. They are also beer rating friendly since two Tampa Tastings were held there while I was in town. They also have a special CCB on tap every last wed of the month. Well worth the time so get out to Wesley Chapel during your visit to Tampa.
Unbelievable selection of beer that is constantly being updated and served by a usually knowledgeable staff. Great atmosphere too, but it does get crowded on weekends. A handful of flat screen TV’s usually showing games & trivia. Live music is often featured on the small stage.
No food, but you can order from any of the nearby restaurants that deliver.
The setting is a little dissonant, as it’s located in one of the new malls that are designed to establish a sense of community by replicating a downtown or antique district--very Disneyesque as far as urban design goes. The bar itself is rather enjoyable, though, with a pleasing variety of offerings and good service. Some in house food offerings would be nice, but there are a variety of dining options around Wiregrass if you’re interested in a more compartmental experience. It’s definitely worth a stop if you’re in the area.
This is kind of a hip place and the only place for miles around where you can consistently get some of the best beers in the FL market on tap. The loud music and approachable fruit beers really bring the people in and pay the bills. This place is crazy rammed Friday and Saturday nights. In doing this it appears they have a solid sustainable business model even if it isn’t perfectly aligned with what the visiting beer geek is looking for. So you won’t be able to have typical casual conversation easily but you will nevertheless enjoy yourself. Each time I’ve been there I’ve marveled at the extensive tap and bottle list and have always found something tasty to try.
This place is great!!! I didn’t count the taps or bottles but the beer menu was HUGE! I stopped for the Cigar City Beer and stayed for the kareoke and selection of cigars (this is not a kareoke joint, it was the tuesday night thing). The wait staff was phenominal, I went to sing and my 1/2 smoked cigar was gone when I got back...The waitress gave me a new one without question. Also, they do not have food but a waiter from the place next door comes around every 10 minutes or so to take orders (that food was really good but a bit pricy).
Located in The Shops of Wiregrass. Nice clean, new place. Beer selection is pretty good for the area, defenitely geared more to the average beer drinker and less to the beer geek. No food but you can order from next door. I was there for a special event and it was packed and it’s a pretty small place. Prices were pretty high.
Nice location in the trendy New Tampa area.
Selection had pretty much same beers available across Tampa or at beer stores, many craft beers.
Had great service, and even some free food to go along with the event that was going on.
Place was just too crowded for my taste, craft crowd mixes with the corona beer pounders. I’ll settle for a quieter environment.
It’s a good drive up there for anyone living in south Tampa and Oldsmar area.
gkost (32) Alaska | May 30, 2009| Updated January 30, 2011
Smart location. I’ve been here on a few occasions, most recently for a Cigar City event. Bar is clean and new. Big enough to move around in and relax even on a crowded night. The patio is a great addition. They have a great tap list always and tons of bottles. I think they sell to-go’s as well. Knowledgeable staff who know a thing or two about beer and their drafts show it. No food, but Grillsmith next door will take orders and deliver to the bar. Definitely a place to check out in north Tampa-ish area.