An excellent beer and wine bar that has grown extremely fast in an area with nothing else to choose from. That being said, the selection is top notch with roughly 30 taps and pushing 350 bottles. Great selection of microbrews, Belgians, American craft beers, Germans, and the UK. Certainly some hard to find beers and reasonable prices.
Bartenders are far more knowledgeable than the servers and the ambiance is a bit upscale. Certainly not a pub atmosphere.
The owners did a great job constructing a bar that is assuredly going to be a popular location for many years to come. An attractive ambiance, with several TV’s if you are looking for a place to go watch sports and sample great beers. No food. A large bottle and 40-tap selection, nothing super out of the ordinary for a “Mega Beer-Geek” but really nice and well rounded. However, for the average beer drinker, this is almost another planet, but if you are reading this, you’re not the average beer drinker. Of course staff education is paramount, especially in a setting where the retailer is serving a gourmet product that need be accompanied with familiarity; but I imagine that product knowledge will come in time. Overall, this is a wonderful addition to the Wesley Chapel area, and I know it will help broaden the minds and palates of countless people. – A wonderful thing indeed!
nick76 (104) Tampa, Florida | November 18, 2008| Updated June 12, 2010
The ambiance is very good. The service was an issue for me in when they first opened but I will say that things have improved a bit. The selection is worth raving about. They have plenty to keep any beer geek happy although they never seem to have all the items on their beer menu. If you want food you will have to order out but that is easy to do. The prices are a little high. Overall a nice beer bar that I enjoy but the prices are the not best.
kiefdog (120) Tampa, Florida | October 30, 2008| Updated April 28, 2009
I have been visiting this beer bar off and on since opening night. Things have really improved over the past 6 months. Ryan is bringing in some of the best beer in the Tampa area, some just as rare as those that Tony at OTH is able to secure. Nice location near the main entrance, food available from a few local restaurants (servers roam the tables asking if patrons want to order from their restaurant), and a great rotating list of beers to choose from--not to mention an impressive bottle selection as well. Looks like this beer bar is becoming the Oldsmar Tap House East for those of us living miles and miles from OTH.
markwise (199) North of Tampa, Florida | October 30, 2008| Updated September 3, 2011
Rerate from 1 Sept 2011: Great beer bar in an upscale area of New (North) Tampa. By day it is a sometimes crowded place with great taps and good bottles. They get some interesting and somewhat rare drafts and bottles from time to time. Whoever orders the beer knows what he is doing. They always seem to have Cigar City and local beers on draft. The place gets a bit loud after dark, especially with live music and DJs. During those times the only semi-quiet place is the patio. They also feature a different brewery each month with specials and themed nights. This place is quickly becoming a prime beer bar in the Tampa Scene. Prices can be a bit high on bottles, but they do feature draft specials and draft discounts from time to time.
A newcomer on the town, and they are on their first day being open, bearing that in mind, onto my rate:
The service was slow, they misplaced my drink, and the prices were pretty decent. The staff knew what mixing was, however they misplaced my snakebite, but ended up with a very good Dead Guy instead. The place really needed to tone down the band because I had to nearly shout across the table. There were ashtrays, but no smokers to go along with them.