World of Beer
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Taps: 58 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
3.81/5 rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$$$
Big, cavernous building with a lot of noise and a typical Mill Avenue feel. Its not a horrible atmosphere if that's your thing, but it was probably the worst part of the bar. Quality was fine, nothing off with the beer, nothing off with anything really. Pretty nice. Service was also fine. I went in the middle of the day on a Friday so it wasn't extremely busy and the bartender did a good job at keeping up with everyone. Selection was fine, a lot of bottle offerings and a pretty good draught selection, though there was nothing extremely special on either count. Good if you want an old standard though. Didn't have any food, it looks like they added some typical pub offerings though, so they do serve food now at least. The value was what killed it. Both bottles and draughts were pretty overpriced, a lot of them going for 50% more than what I've seen at other local bars. Even though the rest of the experience wasn't terrible that really brought it down for me. Overall its not a bad place, but its not amazing either and there are quite a few better places to grab a drink in the Phoenix-Metro area.
01-05-2014 08:36:28 | More by Auraan
4.24/5 rDev +14.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
This is the spot I go to for beer. I keep up with the selection on the mobile app and frequently stop on my way home from work. I don't typically go at night because it becomes very crowded, especially on football game days. They have 58 rotating beers on tap, and over 500 bottles. For me the service is descent. I am in there frequently enough that the staff knows me and I don't have any trouble getting a drink.
They introduced food on Labor Day and the flatbread margarita pizza is my favorite thing - not only there, but anywhere. I like the German pretzel, and I had the chicken & waffles. The brat sliders are okay - a little small but good. I have heard the fried shrimp is good and I plan on trying that soon.
11-21-2013 17:13:38 | More by VanillaHeat
3.21/5 rDev -13%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
I flip-flop my feelings about this place constantly.
What does Mill Ave. need more of? Bars! I love the concept behind WOB and I think they really do have good intentions but I have to say, the staff at this place is usually THE WORST!!! My favorite time to go is just after they open, during the week and when the college-student staff is in school (you can actually get the attention of someone instead of watching kids flirt behind the bar). Bottle prices can be ridiculous and draft prices are what you'd expect from a chain bar. No food but staff is great about reminding you that you can bring your own. Unfortunately, I see lots of older people leave because they have no food...but that's pretty irrelevant. Bottle selection is great but draft selection offers too many beers from right around the neighborhood and nothing ever too rare or special. If they do, it's a " Facebook party," too crowded and leaves you questioning why you bother attending these events. Also, if I wanted local beer from the area, I'd go to the source. Quit serving so much local beer!!
If it's early and on a weekday, stop in. If it's late on the weekend, keep walking.
04-10-2013 23:10:38 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
The biggest problem here is that the place is super small. Forget about trying to get service on a Friday or Saturday. No food but there are plenty of other options on the street. Really nice tap selection with a couple of special beers on at all times. Lots of esoteric beers that probably for good reason you don't see available elsewhere. Some of the male bartenders know quite a bit about beer but forget asking any of the females there anything. Do not go here with a group larger than 4 people or you won't be seated together.
04-04-2013 19:30:26 | More by bigbelcher
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