The World of Beer
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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
4.07/5 rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$
As noted by several others this place is TINY. Small room filled with a lot of tasty beer. Friendly and knowledgable guy behind the counter. Beer everywhere, on shelves to the right and in coolers towards the rear. You will find Bells, Cigar City, Terrapin (this is what interested me anyway, being from NY state) as well as a healthy helping of the available craft beer in the area. Decent spot thats worth a visit. But I was a bit underwhelmed by the selection
04-06-2013 02:27:23 | More by Billolick
3.78/5 rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
(Visited 06/2011): World of Beer in Clearwater is located on Gulf To Bay (Rte 60) not too far from where the bridge begins. The plaza has plentiful parking.
Not much to look at from the outside. The interior is small with the beer selection primarily on the right side in coolers.
Pretty fair selection including Florida breweries like Ybor City and Dunedin. Other domestic craft breweries like Rogue, Dogfish Head, and Ommegang are present too. As for imports there are options from Belgium, Germany, the UK etc. Customers can also purchase singles.
Service was knowledgeable and friendly on my quick visit. There were a couple gents behind the counter and they were both clearly beer fans.
Overall this is a good spot to check out not too far from the airport.
12-06-2011 02:04:23 | More by Dogbrick
4/5 rDev -6.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
A solid selection for the Tampa Bay area, but you pay for what you get. Local FL brews well represented and a nice array of imports. Service is good, but they do not sem *too* well versed in what they are selling and new releases, etc. It's a pretty solid spot for shopping in the Tampa Bay Area, but watch outbecause the church of scientologys' headquarters looms over you as you shop, which is certainly harrowing for many people including myself! I wonder if L. ron hubbard liked imperial stouts or witbeers. The world may never now.
04-03-2008 21:06:13 | More by francisweizen
5/5 rDev +16.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I rarely give fives in any category and especially to beer stores. Everybody can improve. I'm sure there are things that this store can do better. Here's the difference: I'm sure if they think of something that they can do better, they will.
From the huge selection, to the helpful and knowledgeable staff, to the quality of the offerings, this small, but impressive store, does it right. Upon entering I overheard the owner explaing some choices to two young women. The advice was good and delivered in an unassuming and courteous manner. I was on my way to the Dunedin Brewery. Not only did I get great driving directions, I was treated to some insights as to food and beer at that great brewpub. Again, it was right on.
I remarked about the smell of ionization when I couldn't place the location of the cleanser. The owner pointed out the filter location and spoke of how he uses it because customers ocassionally drop beers while making their selections and he doesn't want others bothered by the smell of stale beer from the spill.
This place has a huge selection of singles. The quality of the selection is outstanding on both imports and American microbrews. Easy parking in a strip shopping center. Incredible cooler wall and shelf storage wall. This would be my top choice in the Tampa Bay area. Possibly Florida and the region.
01-18-2004 13:19:06 | More by AtLagerHeads
4.5/5 rDev +4.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
*Easy to find straight across from Hooters*
World of Beer appears to be "just another store" in the small strip mall, but once inside, grab a six pack holder or two and fill 'er up! All of the beers are inside a ~50' or so wall of cold boxes containg the darn neatest selection that I have ever seen. All beers are pulled to the front and all of the beers are organized by countries of origin. This makes it quite easy to navigate.
A few tall shelves do contain some other beers, but the cold boxes are where it's at! Domestic offering standouts: DogFish Head, Great Divide, ShipYard, Avery big bottles.
World of Beer is big with the Belgians: Konings Hoeven, Chimay, jeepers, I can't ven remember the selection.
Also there us a decent selection of glassware. Prices are reasonable, too. A 6 pack of Tommy Knocker DoppelBock and a 6 pack of top-tier singles was $28. Thant's pretty reasonable!
If you are going here, try to squeeze Dunedin brewery/brewpub in you travels. It's only 15-20 minutes away and also easy to find!
04-10-2006 04:01:18 | More by blitheringidiot
4.85/5 rDev +13.1%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
Amazing selection-they must have practically everything sold in Florida. Narrow store but the presentation is much better then the other 2 stores nearby. Service was very knowledgeable and left me alone while shopping. It seemed as if he had tried most of what I was buying. Everything looked fresh and within the sell by dates. A lot of beers from the former Soviet states as well as Asia. Killer Belgian selection. Get here when in the area. Between this store and the 2 in the Largo area you could do some serious damage to your wallet. I need to drive to Florida next time so I can get more home with me.
03-18-2005 14:12:31 | More by lackenhauser
4.2/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Our first stop for our new home. A nice little cozy store with a decent selection. Maybe I was a little spoiled being in the Philadelphia area with the massive selection you get there but this did have some very good offering's. Alot from Cigar City which is always a plus and I am finding out it seems to be a bit tougher to get St.Somewhere around the area though it is just up the road a bit.Odd. The man said it wasn't selling as much so I guess they stopped getting it. I didn't get the man's name but he was very friendly and helpful.He seemed to enjoy his job and how couldn't you when you work with something oh so beautiful. I found the selection to be good but not to some that I have found in my hometown but a very nice place to find some local finds and a few hidden gems
08-22-2011 14:14:52 | More by TheFightfan1
4.3/5 rDev +0.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
A smallish looking place from the outside but they pack quite a collection into what space they have.
Certainly the best selection I saw in Clearwater. Lots of Mikkeller and I found the Saint Somewhere I was looking for. A lot of their stock in refrigerated which didn't work well for me since I was just passing through. The clerk got up on his ladder and found me all the room temp bottles I needed though.
The guy seemed pretty knowledgeable about his beer. All stock seemed fresh and he seems to get a good turnover. The prices were a bit high but that would be my only significant complaint. Worth the drive.
09-10-2008 21:19:26 | More by ViveLaChouffe
The World of Beer in Clearwater, FL
94 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.