Tap 42 Bar & Kitchen

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3.95 w/ 36 ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

1411 S Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316-1839
United States

(954) 463-4900 | map

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Added by xpdrinker on 11-26-2011

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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by mhaugo:
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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Tap 42 is a well designed craft beer bar that’s about a fifteen minute drive off the beach in Fort Lauderdale. It has indoor seating (that I didn’t see much of), and a spacious outdoor area with bar and dinner tables. There were apparently forty two beers on tap, and the menu laid out my options nicely. During my visit they offered a handful of local beers from Cigar City, Florida Beer Company, and Funky Buddha. There were other east coast options from Dogfish Head, Ommegang, Yuengling, Brooklyn, Magic Hat, Harpoon, Sweetwater, Angry Orchard, Victory, and Terrapin. Bell’s seemed to be the only mid-west representation, and Left Hand, Oskar Blues, and Breckenridge were there for the Rockies. Abita wrapped up the south. Everything else, like Lagunitas, Stone, Sierra Nevada, Coronado, Ballast Point, Rouge, and Anderson Valley was from the west coast.

We dropped by on a Wednesday night and there was an hour and a half wait for a table on a Wednesday (apparently Wednesday is “Lady's Night”). I was impressed that it wasn’t terrible hard to get my hands on a pint while we waited despite the crowd. My only complaint is the noise. The four hundred simultaneous, alcohol fueled conversations resulted in a constant roar so loud that I had to scream at my friends to maintain a conversation. I’m not sure Tap 42 can do much to manage that, or if they would even care, but after two hours yelling got pretty old.

I had an amazing veggie burger that was clearly made in-house, with roasted brussel sprouts. My friends enjoyed their meals as well. When we were done we asked them to call a cab and it arrived quickly.

I would have absolutely loved this place if I didn't have to scream for two and a half hours to maintain a conversation. I guess it’s a sign of my age that I complain about the noise at “Lady’s Night”, but this is where I’m at. Maybe next time I’ll try Tuesday…

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Photo of HeartofMiami
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of tribeerguy70_3
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Jet-Feds_13
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.68/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Delicious food. Plenty of on tap beers. Great bottle selection. (Came back three different nights on vacation to get BCBS) The outside seating is a more relaxed spot to sit. The point is, people, go.

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Photo of shadyside
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Steban
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of KrajDoesBeer
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

really solid spot. Rotates a lot... had some rarer CCB and J Wakefield...

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Photo of iiaudio
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of nrokh
4.59/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Paponetti44
4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of markgugs
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of JRod1965
4.89/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of meb3476
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of RyanSoFla
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

The tap selection is decent, but the beer is highly priced and the food is subpar. Overall, there are a lot better places to go to for good beer in the area, like Lazer Wolf and Riverside Market

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Photo of sholland119
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Satsuma
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Roos
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Budinetz
4/5  rDev +1.3%

42 taps. Good beer selection. Staff was fairly knowledgeable and attentive and the place was clean. Kind of off the beaten path a bit, but not out of cab range. Didn't try any food when I was here just had a few beers. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the FLL area.

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Photo of GetTheYayo
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Heelunter
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of sila5
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of JulioH
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

All 42 taps are craft beer. Need I say more? Well, you may not find some one time release keg, or some very rare beer, but most of the time there is a very solid selection. They will carry stuff like Enjoy By, Lagunitas Sucks, things that are released one time, just to give an example. Very affordable, and also serve from a bottle menu, which is pretty good as well.

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Photo of BeerTwigs
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Decided to take a walk and check this place out on a visit to the Fort Lauderdale area for vacation. Its about 15 minutes from the Beach on a nice little strip.

I arrived shortly after they opened and notice a nice outdoor seating area and a wrap around bar with seating both inside and out. The place seemed pretty big and was well kept. I sat at the long bar with about 40 or more seats. They have all the beers listed on the wall and a few TV's spread out. The bar/restaurant was very nice overall.

The beer selection was pretty good and apparently really good for Florida. I found a few local beers I wanted to check out as well as some beers from NY that I hadn't had a chance to try yet. Surprisingly they had 5 Harpoon beers on draft and a lot more from the North East which was disappointing for me because I want to find beers I don't usually have access to. Overall their selection was varied and solid. The bartender and staff definitely were up to speed on the beers and made some good recommendations.

I had the ma-hi ma-hi burger which was delicious and they had some pretty appealing options on their menu.

Overall the service was good, the good was good and the beer selection was great for the area. I would definitely recommend checking this place out whether for dinner or just a few beers. Cheers!

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Tap 42 Bar & Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Place rating: 77.8% out of 100 with 36 ratings
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