Oldsmar Tap House
Taps: 39 / Bottles: 80
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by woodychandler:
4.78/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
What would you do if Willie Stargell invited you to take batting practice with him? John Candelaria invited you to bullpen warm-ups? Mario Lemieux asked you to the afternoon skate around? Terry Bradshaw pointed to some footballs and then down field? Bob Sylvester asked you to a tippling at Oldsmer Taphouse of Schmaltz BC? What? What's that you ask? Who's Bob Sylvester? My newest hero, of course! If you're not in the know, you're in the no, looking in.
Pulling up, the neon and the reclining gecko/lizard logo were immediate clues that this might be a happening place. A wide, windowed storefront with the doorway on the left facing side with a logo carpet just inside the entrance. The inverted "S"-shaped, varnished dark wood bar was to right oblique. In between the entry and the bar were circular restaurant tables and standard chairs along with the same along the window front. Aft, left, were the lavs with foosball nearby. Colored chalkboards behind the bar enumerated all of the available beers. Make sure that you check out the collection of (dead) BTs in the overhead above the bar. Tony was the owner. Opened 02 February 2008. Ask for Tony, the owner, and tell him that Woody sent you.
Beers: 35 taps; 1 handpull; around 175 bottles.
12-17-2009 23:17:22 | More by woodychandler
More User Reviews:
4.68/5 rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This has become my home to indulge in some of the finest IPA's around! Not to mention the staff and patrons are a great group of down to earth folks. They have great live music and I love Thursday Trivia night. I meet the new owners and they are truly great people who understand great service and hospitality!
01-10-2013 17:37:13 | More by Textyle
4.86/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Just found this in my notes from 2009 and realized I never posted it. Drove over from Largo while on spring break. The tap selection was very good except it was lacking IPAs and DIPAs. After speaking with the owner for quite a while, who was very knowledgeable, he told me he really didn't like super hoppy beers. He took great care of me and the girl I was with, giving us complimentary shirts and a couple local brews to go. One of the best beer bars I have been too. If you are in the Tampa area, definitely make it a point to find this place.
05-16-2011 17:49:19 | More by Reed415
5/5 rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
The Place is GREAT! They have a great selection, a very knowledgeable staff and an awesome owner.
With 36 beers on tap and over 80 bottles of beer from all over the world, I always find something I like. also they now serve food.
The one major drawback is that they are closed on Sundays.
If you are planning a Tampa Bay Brew tour this place is a must stop!
One of the best places in the Tampa Bay area to have a beer! get there!
They also hold the "Oldsmar Taphouse 5k Run" every year.
05-06-2010 17:57:40 | More by bob727
4.4/5 rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I have been here a few times even though I live about an hour away and I am Impressed by how nice and clean this place was and that there food was very tasty I got a sandwich and my wife got the cheese and cracker platter both of which reasonably priced, the service was good, and the games that they had for you to play at your table is a nice touch, but most important the beer that was on tap was great with a great selection and they put the beer in the correct glassware which is very important so I definitely be back
01-28-2010 03:59:09 | More by tblfan04
United Kingdom (England)
4.94/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Well, here's my first BA review - and what prompts me to start now? Quite simply, the superb experience(s) of drinking beer at this establishment.
On my first visit, I thought I was arriving one hour after opening, but my information (or watch) was wrong and in fact the place had been open for only a minute and I was the first/only customer. This turned out to be a good thing, because owner Tony treated me like a very special guest, talking me through a large selection of unfamilar beers (while letting me taste many of them). His knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, good beer is immediately obvious and it shows in the selection of excellent brews on offer. This visit, however, was only a short one because i was driving...
A couple of days later, with chaffeur in the driving seat, I spent the last night of my vacation on a second visit and the beer and service were every bit as good, and many of the other patrons were keen to discuss beer and brewing. After a range of fine beers had been consumed (my personal favorite being the Cigar City IPA), I resolved from the passenger seat to place my impressions on (cyber) paper, so here is the result.
The Tap House will definitely be a regular stop on my future trips to Florida - an excellent pub.
01-11-2010 22:05:22 | More by Lockbreeze925
4.53/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This ties with Dunedin HOB as my favorite pub north of Tampa. It is VERY clean, in a nice part of town, has good atmosphere, & they know their stuff.
I am 1.5 hrs away so I've only been able to visit 3 times, but the place was the same each time--GOOD. Their selections aren't world class, however I doubt most advocates will be dissapointed.
One negative, for pub crawlers, is that they were not real busy each visit (I think may have moved a while back); so I plea with all you BA's, if you are in that area please drop in for some awesome pints. This place is too good to ignore.
11-21-2009 15:35:43 | More by WynnO
4.03/5 rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
One of my favorite places to go for a beer. Great selection 40 taps plus some bottels. Constantly rotating selection with proper glassware. No smokeing, no 200 tv's with sports on. The bartenders know what their talking about.
They also have live music some nights by some good local bands. Just wish they had more seating. Love the chaulk boards in the restrooms, sometimes some pretty funny comments on them.
Lot of bang for your buck. With a small food selection, consisting of cheese and crackers with some meats also avalible. Great spot worth checking, cuz it will put most places in this area to shame.
10-22-2009 21:10:46 | More by Blitzstyle
4.41/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped in here on a recent trip to tampa based on it's great reputation and recommendations from local BAs. I was there on a weekday night and I walked in at around 9:45. Unfortunately they close at eleven so I wasn't able to try the food or very many beers. They have a ridiculous tap slection, close thirty, most of which were of very high quality. I was able to try CCB Maduro Brown Ale, Hitachino XH, Fort Collins Rocky Mount IPA and a few others. The service at the bar was excellent. Our bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable and was very helpful in recommending local beers not available in the northeast. The only problem I had with this place, aside from the early hours, was that there was no bottle list. With a selection of draft like their I shouldn't be so picky but they had several coolers filled with beer and no list explaining what was in them. Other than that I had a great time and would highly recommend this place to anyone in the area.
08-21-2009 03:06:39 | More by corby112
Oldsmar Tap House in Oldsmar, FL
98 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.