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Taps: 40 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]
8217 Tourist Center Dr
phone: (941) 306-5868
(Place added by: aubuc1 on 11-11-2009)
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| Reviews: 12
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
I've been here four or five times since they opened a few months back.
It's a great place, primarily because it's smoke-free indoors. I can't emphasize how awesome it is to have a place to go drink a beer where I don't have to choke on smoke and take a shower when I get home.
That being said, it can get quite loud there, especially if a band is playing and it's crowded. I'm not interested in losing my hearing, so I try to avoid those times.
They have a very nice beer selection, with a wide variety of bottles and 30 taps. They've had kegs from Tampa brewery Cigar City now and again, but they sell out fast.
World of Beer doesn't have some of the really interesting one-off brews that the Cock & Bull Pub in Sarasota gets, though.
The service is good. The bartenders and cocktail waitresses are friendly and prompt. I haven't really tested their beer knowledge, but I have seen them making suggestions to other patrons.
They have frequently had specials going on when I've visited, where I've received $1 off drafts, a complimentary beer shot, a free glass or a keychain.
In short, this is a great nonsmoking beer bar.
01-09-2010 20:54:51 |
More by Shaw
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Place has been open a few weeks, so finally decided to stop in for a couple of pints. Some of the comments on the site have said, this place gets a little loud at night with the live music, so I decided to hit it up around 2 on a Satuday afternoon. Place was a little small, but the whole wall opened up to the outside. There was a nice breeze that afternoon, so it was very comfortable. They had hundreds of bottles and probably about 20-25 taps. I had a Double Simcoe and a Cigar City Maduro while enjoying some college football on the 10 or so flat screen tv's. There was only one bartender at the time, and although he knew his stuff, he was so busy pouring drinks, I didn't get a chance to really quiz him on what is on the horizon for the place. Overall, World of Beer is a fine establishment. I think they could cut out about half of their inventory and focus more on American craft, but that's just me. Will definately make a return trip. Skal.
11-18-2009 04:10:15 |
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