World of Beer Delivers Countless Brews and Good Times
The Tampa-based bar's claim to fame is a selection of more than 500 craft and import beers served by folks who really know their stuff. There's a sizable selection of 40 beers on tap, ranging from user-friendly brews like Pilsner Urquell and Guinness to stuff that makes beer nerds' hair stand on end like Ommegang Abbey Ale and St. Bernardus ABT 12. A pint will set you back anywhere from $5 to $9 depending on style, and you can even get what's called beer shots -- four-ounce pours of any beer for $2 to $3.50 each.
A bottle of Rogue Morimoto Imperial Pilsner I shared with some friends was $13 for a bomber size -- the sharp, hoppy lager was a big hit in our group. Comparatively, a 12-ounce bottle of rich, coffee-like Hitachini Espresso Stout was just $6.
What's fun is you can actually see all the bottles in two wall-sized display coolers running the whole length of the bar. So if you don't feel like combing through the menu, just look at those coolers and pick away.
Another cool feature at World of Beer is the loyalty card. For $15, you get a personalized black card that tallies up points based on each unique beer you try. The card keeps track of the beers you had, and you can ask the bartenders there to print out your list. On top of that, when you reach certain point milestones, you get freebees like swag, a mug, and even a free bar tab for those who reach big numbers. What makes the deal worth it is that your first two drafts are free. Grab some pricey Belgians, like I did, and you just might come out ahead. Loyalty-card holders also get $1 off bottles on Tuesday nights -- another incentive to make that list grow.
World of Beer has a bunch of other promotions going on as well. Happy hour, featuring dollar-off drafts, runs Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday night is half-off select drafts from 9 p.m. to close, and Thursday is ladies' night. The place also hosts live bands throughout the week -- check the website for the music schedule. Its official grand-opening party with be August 28.
World of Beer
4437 Lyons Road, St.e E-101, Coconut Creek 33073