Dunedin House of Beer
Taps: 40 / Bottles: 90
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
4.1/5 rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
I was introduced to this place when I was sent to Clearwater, FL for my job last year - it's just a few minutes drive to Dunedin. The bar has a ton of bottled beer selections if you don't find one that you may enjoy on tap (I'm not sure how that is possible considering there is 40 craft beers on tap daily). Honestly - I checked out the bottle selection but never bought one because there were always several beer choices that I wanted to try on tap. The staff was great and after I had been in a few times they all knew me by name and always welcomed me and started conversation, this included the owners.
They always let you try beers before you buy them which is pretty awesome, and a couple of them can usually direct you to a great fit for your taste if you tell them what you usually drink. They also have wine available - and are opening (or have already opened) a wine bar in the same building.
It can get crowded around the bar quickly some nights - especially if there is a pre-season baseball game, pub crawl, or if a beer rep. is there with some new kegs to try and swag to hand out.
Overall - I really liked the place, tried some of the best beer in the country and world that isn't readily available at most beer stores, unless you're lucky enough to be from a craft beer haven like California or Vermont. Absolutely recommend it to anyone who loves beer.
Food - they don't have a kitchen there, but it's just steps from the main strip in Dunedin, which has several great places to eat - so just plan accordingly.
12-02-2013 20:46:55 | More by MeganPhillips
3.9/5 rDev -15%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Didn't actually spend all that much time inside the bar, as they had some real crunchy jams going on outside.
They have some what appear to be vintage arcade games inside on one side of the bar, and a small maybe 10-15 person bar with about 40 taps. Everything is listed on a chalk board about the bar...They have some bottles, but I'm not sure how many they have because they don't have a physical list...now why in the hell, if you call yourself a House of Beer, and have 70 bottles in your cooler, you wouldn't want to try and sell them by adding them to an easy to read and navigate list? My mind was blown.
Their tap selection was OK. They had alot of locals, including beers from Cigar City, 7th Sun, Tampa Bay Brewing, Swamp Head, etc...They had a good spread of craft brews from around the country, I was pleased with the selection.
The courtyard in the back is nice, I like all the outdoor seating down here. There was a good crowd listening to the music, and enjoying some craft beers. it's worth a stop, but as far as a beer destination goes, I wouldn't go that far.
12-26-2012 22:47:33 | More by MarcatGSB
4.03/5 rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
(Visited 06/2011): Dunedin House Of Beer is located in Dunedin just north of Clearwater on Broadway, very close to the ocean. There is a small lot in front of the plaza.
The interior is dark with the bar on the right side. A large board displaying the beers is directly facing the seats, as well as a couple TVs.
House Of Beer houses about 40 taps, including selections from many Florida breweries such as Cigar City, Swamp Head, Cold Storage and Dunedin. Other craft breweries like Southern Tier, Rogue and Dogfish Head are present too. Honestly not sure if they have anything in bottles.
Service on a weekday post-lunch afternoon was pretty good. The bartender did not seem like a beer expert but was knowledgeable enough about the available beers and was friendly. They also have a loyalty club.
There are not a lot of food options here but they do carry some snacks (seafood cracker dips are interesting) and microwaved pizza.
Overall this is a good little spot to get some good regional beers not too far from Tampa.
12-06-2011 00:45:17 | More by Dogbrick
4.14/5 rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
After I've heard so much about this place I had to come here. A big open bar with alot of space in here but one thing is missing. Tables and chairs. There are bar stools surrounding the bar but other than that it is standing room only. A few games in the back part of the room and a couple of tv's on both ends of the bar.
The tap selection is very large offering 50 taps. Some of the same run of the mill stuff as you will see at most of the craft bars in the area. Old Rasputin,Bells amber ale,yeti. Nothing especially hard to find just so many and kind of overwhelming to sit back and really search the list for something special.
I think this bar and a few other's in the area overwhelm you with the large quantity on tap and not so much quality on tap. Still I am not saying this is a bad place because it isn't but to me I miss the bars that have 5 to 10 handles and all are pouring a different style.
12-05-2011 01:30:15 | More by TheFightfan1
4.78/5 rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
While visiting family in Dunedin earlier this year, I was lucky enough to been shown what is now one of my favorite bars ever. I believe I spent half the nights of my vacation at this bar and enjoyed them all.
The beer selection was outstanding, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, and between entertaining live musicians and a laid back atmosphere I instantly fell in love. As difficult as it was to leave both this bar and the town, I headed back to Cincinnati with a gallon growler of oatmeal raisin from cigar city brewing and am looking forward to coming back this december.
09-28-2011 01:58:20 | More by mcorwin
Dunedin House of Beer in Dunedin, FL
98 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.