Willard's Tap House
Taps: 40 / Bottles: 60
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is the best craft beer bar I have been to. Bartenders pour a really good beer and are very good at matching people with beers they are interested in. Fun environment, event nights are very fun. Prices are very good comparable to other bars. People also frequently bring bottles for bar and staff to try out.
04-17-2013 00:24:12 | More by badboy7113
4.28/5 rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Willard's is a small place located in a strip mall off a main drag. It was a bit on the grungy and dark side, even on a sunny afternoon. There was a U-shaped bar that seated 16-18 people, 10 high top tables, and a couple regular tables. Two TVs. The decor consisted of collections of bottles and coasters.
My wife and I arrived on a Wednesday afternoon, shortly after they had opened. They were cleaning lines, so the selection was limited, at least initially. More beers quickly became available. There were 40 beers on tap. Ten of these were called the Local 10, and these included local beers such as 7th Sun, Cigar City, Swamp Head, Cycle, Barley Mow, and Dunedin. A nice touch. The blackboard with the beer listings included the ABV and was color-coded, also a nice touch. We had a couple Jai Alai IPAs, one of my favorites.
We spent a pleasant time there. Excellent beer selection. Service was adequate. It looked like you needed to be a local to get the better service.
02-24-2013 18:29:57 | More by lordofthewiens
4.34/5 rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by Willard's after a real nice meal at the Cajun on the Bayou. They have 40 taps, clearly listed on a large chalk board with a color coding system by style. Nice touch.
It has a pretty simple decor, which is nice, not too busy. A couple TV's but no one, not one person was even the least bit interested. They had a nice selection of local Florida brews, and some great American craft, with some Belgian's mixed in there too. A very impressive bottle selection as well, although I attempted to order a Cascade that was out of stock, oh well. A real friendly, neighborhood style craft bar. Awesome stuff.
12-29-2012 17:12:30 | More by MarcatGSB
4.58/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Let's start with the important stuff: 40 taps and a beer engine.
Decor is nothing special, almost an old style, 70's bar vibe inside.
Lots of beers from Cigar City, Dunedin, Tampa Bay Brewing, Florida Ave/Cold Storage and other home state breweries to go with Lagunitas, Bell's, DFH and Highlands.
Two rows of shelves ringing the place hold hundreds of 'dead soldiers' from way too many breweries for me to count.
Knowledgeable staff and friendly, too.
They've a mug club for serious regulars.
If I ever get in this area again, I'll stop in for sure.
03-12-2012 22:51:32 | More by PorterLambic
Willard's Tap House in Largo, FL
98 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.