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Lost Kangaroo Pub

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Taps: 31 / Bottles: 17
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]

427 Old Main St
Bradenton, Florida, 34205-7820
United States
phone: (941) 747-8114

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(Place added by: Pfunk237 on 10-02-2008)
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kanzlja

Florida

4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

The atmosphere is great, but I tend to go during the day to avoid the smoke. The tap selection is great and the owner tries to keep new and rare beers on tap. They also try to emphasize local beer, and I have found a lot of CCB, Saint Somewhere, and Swamphead beers on tap. The bottle selection is impressive and fairly priced. The staff is very helpful and they are always willing to give beer tastes. There are numerous TVs, darts, and pool tables so there is plenty to keep you busy. The bar can get crowded on the weekend, but I tend to avoid the crowd by sitting outside and visiting during the day when I have time off from work. All in all, it's a great place to find and drink craft beer.

09-01-2011 00:43:01 | More by kanzlja
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

07-12-2014 21:33:10 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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bbeck81


5/5  rDev +22.5%

06-12-2014 19:49:35 | More by bbeck81
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SexyBeerB1tch

Florida

4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

I absolutely love this bar. As of right now it is the best bar in the area. They offer a great selection of craft brews that are constantly changing. When i'm there I feel at home. The staff is pretty knowledgeable of beer and make great recommendations after they learn your palate

04-30-2014 22:29:28 | More by SexyBeerB1tch
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roadhouse

Florida

3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$

This place had a great selection of beers, it looked like at least 25 taps or more. It's kind of a weird place though. It has the crappy dive bar atmosphere where it is just a cloud of smoke pouring out the door, which makes no sense. I don't think they know what they want to be, because a craft beer bar combined with dive bar smokiness simply does not work and ruins the beers. I even sat outside and the smoke was still a huge detraction. It would be a lot better if they made it no smoking. Service was friendly and fast, no complaints.

11-10-2013 18:17:16 | More by roadhouse
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Decided to go here after reading that its the best place in the area for craft beer.

Atmosphere: I read the reviews before entering, so i was expecting a smoke bomb as i opened the door. this did not happen. it really doesn't have that much of a smoke stench, and i HATE smoke. its a large place inside, lots of seating. pool table. good for craft beer.

Quality/ Selection: this is amazing. i was groaning at all the beers i saw that i really wanted to try. i could go here many times before running out of new beers. they had Sierra Nevada beer camp beers and draft as well as some good locals such as Swamphead and St.Somewhere

Definitely a place i want to come again.

08-24-2011 05:08:52 | More by AdamBear
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bhalter8

Georgia

3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Since I have in-laws in Bradenton, I have been looking for a good spot to have a beer, and decided I'd give Lost Kangaroo a try. I am thinking I will have to give it another chance on a future visit, as what I experienced just isn't adding up with what I read here. Walked into the bar, with sports blazing on the tv, cigarettes puffin' (can't knock them for FL laws), and a bar full of guys drinking yellow fizzy beers in frosty mugs. Not exactly a great first impression. They do have a solid enough offering list, and nice enough bar tenders. Our bartender gladly grabbed a bottle of CCB Warmer Winter Winter Warmer, but then proceeded to pour the entire contents into two pint glasses! I am not one to be too picky, but I just can't let this treatment of the beer slide. Had another bottle of CCB, though, which this time I requested go in a snifter, he filled it to the rim. Guess people at this bar like their beer mug full! Bartender then told us how he doesn't like CCB due to it having "too much flavor." Anyway, can't knock anyone for personal tastes, but I am having a hard time defining this as a craft beer bar. Decent selection, but not the best treatment of the beer.

06-15-2010 16:59:04 | More by bhalter8
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urwithdave

Florida

4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I went there Saturday night with my wife and a group of friends. We were there from 10:00 PM to 0100 AM. They were very busy, but we were expecting that given the day and time that we chose to go. The draft and bottle selections were great. They had cigar city on tap and in bottles. I started out with a can of Ten Fidy. Then I switched up to some Cigar City and had a Patio Tools. From there I had a few different DFH and a Weyerbacher Heresy. My wife had a few different Framboises (we took a cab). The bar staff was slammed, but I had no problem ordering drinks. They don't serve food, therefore smoking is permitted. They have arcade style games (golden tee is always a plus), darts, and a pool table. I bought 3 jagers and the aforementioned brews and our tab was only $45. Not to bad at all! Obviously if you are going to try to review a beer and chat with the staff, Saturday late night is not the time to go given the large crowd, smoke, and music. However, we had a blast and I will go back often!!! ***sidenote*** the dudes were outnumbered by the females easily!

05-17-2010 05:19:21 | More by urwithdave
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grahambo

New York

3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

On vacation in the area for a week and my fiance and I decided to stop in after a day full of hanging out with family.

The atmosphere was a bit lacking but I'm guessing that has more to do with the fact that we were in there on a Monday night at 8pm. Looked like the place wold be fun even with a crowd though.

Quality was pretty good. The place looked pretty new and looking at reviews below its just recently moved to its new location.

Service wasn't the best as the bartenders on that night weren't the most knowledgeable about the beer but that wasn't really a problem since I knew what I was looking at.

Selection, for Florida especially, was very good. Cigar City, DFH, The Bruery, Lagunitas and Blue Point were all part of the rotating tap list and the regular tap list was solid if not impressive.

Overall this was a nice place to have a few beers on a Monday night and to try some things that we don't get up here in New Hampshire, the highlight being Cigar City's Winter Warmer Warmer Winter which was great on tap.

If you're in the area I definitely recommend a stop at the Lost Kangaroo.

04-02-2010 18:15:36 | More by grahambo
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Gtreid

Florida

3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I have been to the Roo many times, but this is my first time since the place moved across the street and got a complete overhaul. Really nice atmosphere when you first walk in. Everything is very new, but it has a rustic feel. Pool table, dart boards, just what you would want in a pub. Probably around 30 taps, with many of them rotating. They had the Cigar City, DFH, and Bell's staples along with special taps of HopSlam and Oak aged Wake n Bake. Nice bottle selection as well. The one major downfall is the massive amount of smoke. This makes reviewing, and properly enjoying, beer very troublesome. And I would say the bartenders have average at best beer knowledge. But all in all, nice renovation, great tap list, and a place I will continue to patronize. Skal.

02-14-2010 21:29:02 | More by Gtreid
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Lost Kangaroo Pub in Bradenton, FL
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