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“Great beers, great atmosphere, creative eating options” 5 of 5 stars
Review of World of Beer

World of Beer
12904 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
813-968-7300
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Ranked #412 of 2,066 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: World of Beer offers over 500 beers from more than 40 different countries. Combining a friendly environment and a knowledgeable staff, World of Beer creates an atmosphere where patrons feel at home.
Tampa, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Great beers, great atmosphere, creative eating options”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We've been going to this particular WoB for some years and always enjoy it. Their beer selection is great and the servers are knowledgeable. If you have a general idea of what type beer you'd like, they can suggest options and are very gracious about providing free samples before you buy a pint. If they don't have it on tap, they probably have it in a bottle. Only rarely (but it happens) have they not had what I was looking for.

As other recent reviews indicated, this location has been a test for their food menu. We've tried different sandwiches and can strongly recommend the Reuben and the cheese sandwich (I know, it sounds like it'd be for a kid, but their cheese sandwich isn't). The portions aren't huge, but who needs huge portions when you have beer?

The creative part comes in if you want to eat, but not from their menu. Ask them and they'll provide menus for surrounding restaurants who deliver food to your table in WoB! With this option, it opens up plenty of options for dinner. Of course, when you order from another establishment, the quality no longer reflects on WoB and sometimes the service has been disappointing from the other restaurants. Be sure to ask them when ordering how long it will take; they generally will be honest if they're backed up or not. And if they are, you can just ask for another menu and take another option!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“This WoB Serves Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

An excellent chain of beer bars with large selection of good beers. This branch of the chain, unlike most, serves food as well. Basic "pub grub" like flatbreads and sandwiches, which are both good and inexpensive. The bartender told me it was a test that may be expanded to other World of Beers if successful.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Not a world of beer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Good selection of beers but they are missing way too many. They should start selling food too. Service is just ok.... I have been to a couple of their locations and the majority of the servers and bartenders have been a little rude.

Visited January 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A beer lovers paradise! Get to the closest one today.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The almost endless beer, wine choices reminds me of my favorite liquor store that has over 3,000 beers/wines to choose from. The best part: I don't have to wait to get home to enjoy my purchase! The list of beers is almost out of bounds.

The not-so-good part: this location in Tampa, FL had no parking available on a Friday. None! We circled the parking lot for 20 mins like vultures only to decide to go to Outback Restaurant down the street the first night. We tried again Sunday and found parking. The service was average. Our waitress was challenged with beer recommendations.

*Alert- this location does not serve food. However, several local restaurants deliver to World of Beers. WoB's have menus for these places....or so they say. We asked for a menu to order from Anthony's pizza two times and never received it. It wasn't that busy in the bar this particular night so I think this was just a case of a waitress who wasn't paying attention.

Otherwise, meeting friends here for beers and a good time is exactly what the doctor ordered....just don't come here hungry!

Visited April 2013
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Decent but not what you'd expect from the name.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

We attempted to I here on a Friday night there was a loud obnoxious band bad service and scant beer list. After reading the other reviews it seems that there must be another list for the bottled beer? We left shortly after arriving because the "music" was so lound and pretty lame I was surprised so many people were there seeming to enjoy it. As I surveyed the patrons most were drunk college boys who could care less about how loud or obnoxious the music was. I'm sure this is probably a great place whenever there is no "live entertainment" or at least higher quality musicians then when I was there on 1-18-13.

I will give them another shot but probably not on Friday or sat.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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