Willard’s is a great new addition to the Tampa Bay Brew scene! 40 taps of awesome craft beer. The local breweries are always represented and a wide selection of IPA’s and a few select imports too. The place is great, not at all pretentious and the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly! The owners will even stop what they’re doing to have a chat with you about beer or food or hockey...
A must stop for anyone doing the Tampa Beer Crawl.
tblfan04 (10) Clearwater, | January 24, 2010| Updated February 7, 2010
This is a great local pub with great service and a great selection of 40 taps with a whats up next list also wine if you are into that. has good snackie food like chips and salsa and cheese spreads and They have a fish spread that is great but nothing big and the owner really knows his beer and can match you up with what you like. A+ I will be returning for sure!
What a cool place, and definitely worth the drive away from the beach or downtown. Went there for a Founders event they were having. Even though the headliner had kicked already by the time we got there, there was still more than enough to choose from. 40 taps of a complete mix of types of beers, Mostly regional. They offer sampler trays for a good price, pints and half pints. Limited snacks available, but food can be brought in, which we did with the pizza place 90 feet away. If you can’t make up your mind on a beer, they have a giant wheel #1-41 you can spin. Fun events throughout the week like movie, and vintage video game night. Only one person working during my visit, but she was very fun, knowledgeable of the beer, and the service was overall very good. Extremely impressive vintage empty bottle collection of display surrounding the store, which instantly makes any bottle collector such as myself very envious. Very good prices on very good beer. Very much impressed with this place. Would love to come back.
Love this place. Smallish and cosy yet spacious. Well-patronised but far from crowded. Conversation rules as the music is non-intrusive and the TV is mute. Almost 40 taps plus one cask (Fullers London Porter on this occasion). Many are local Florida breweries, although US classics such as Sculpin are available. Some nice Belgians too: I arrived just before Christmas, and they had Delerium Tremens Noël and St Bernardus Christmas Ale on tap. 6 or 12 oz pours are available for most beers. Growlers also available for all but the strongest offerings. In my opinion this is a must-visit for the region.
I really liked this place- tiny, cozy, and definitely dedicated to beer. The walls are lined with classic and rare beers (all empty) that show the owner’s appreciation for GOOD beer, not just quantity of beer. The tap list a great, on a gigantic chalkboard that si often updated. The beers are color coded to denote the style. The bar is very long, and shaped such that patrons can hold conversations across it, really adding to the local camaraderie. A pack of kids came in with a Gamecube and plugged in some Super Smash Bros- that’s definitely a good sign in my book.
I feel like we are very spoiled in SE PA - such great distribtion of stuff from all over, but especially great bars. Florida is NOT a place I expect to find anything that rivaled here but I was in for a surprise when my sister took me to Willard’s on a visit to Largo. This is such a comfortable and friendly place. There was a sample or so if I wasn’t sure, but the owners and staff knew their stuff. Staff this friendly, knowledgeable and giving of their time, attract what matters 2nd most to me - a great mix of people. But the MOST important factor is the beer and they had that covered too - near 40 taps that had enough variety to make any BA happy. My only regret was that they had no real kitchen or hot food but I am betting that changes. Next trip to Florida you better beleive I will be back. Hopefully this place is successful - these people deserve it.
My local pub, nice to go to a place where you recognise everyone as you walk in the door, the owners Blaine & Chrissy are top notch people, and so are the rest of the bar staff. No food, but theres a Pizza takeout 3 doors down, and as far as I know, they have no problem with you bringing your own food in? There are 40 beers on tap and a small choice of bottled beer, but is expanding. Keep up the good work!
Willards is awesome, with a great beer selection, knowledgeable friendly staff and a warm inviting decor. The only issue is at times the music can be loud which is less than conducive to conversation. Still overall one of the best beer bars around.
jedinord (24) St. Petersburg, Florida | February 1, 2010| Updated February 9, 2010
This is a great new place run by true beer lovers. I was greeted with friendly smiles, a fantastic beer selection, and fun and casual conversation with other patrons as well as the owners. Tampa Bay needs more places like Willard’s Tap House.