World of Beer


18 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

10347 Destiny USA Dr
Ste 304
Syracuse, New York, 13204-9016
United States

(315) 422-2330 | map

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Added by Brenden on 06-05-2014

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Roguer:
Photo of Roguer
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Tons of screens; I can imagine this would be a great place to hang out during big sporting events and seasons. Plenty of room.

Quality of the beer taps is fantastic. Some great, great stuff on tap, from all around the world. Plenty of the ol' standbys, as well.

Service was OK; nothing great, nothing bad.

Beer selection was astounding. 50+ taps, and eight cooler doors of bottles. Tons and tons of bottles from around the world (and grouped regionally). There is definitely something you want here.

I tried a bit of food, and it was pretty good. Nothing to write home about, but definitely good enough to accompany a few good beers. They also suggest beer pairings with the food.

Prices were perfectly reasonable.

This is a great spot to swing by and try out. You will find beer you want; guaranteed.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of logicalparadox
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Vibe: Cool vibe overall -- hip, high energy, youthful crowd, but without that college bar vibe. Open, a little loud, not really anywhere private for deep personal chats. Self seating. Not very kid or family friendly. No reservations for tables, no booster seats or high chairs. A little crowded when busy.

Quality: beers tend toward the good stuff. Lots of classics on the menu, almost any style (even less popular ones like alt biers and bocks) and you can find a classic example on the menu. Still, disappointed to see the menu lacking in any of the latest buzz-worthy brews. No Finback, no Single Cut, no Grimm, all of which are New York and which I can find at times in my local taverns in Ithaca, so I was kind of expected more crazy stuff on tap. They do have a few exclusives from bigger name craft breweries like Dogfish Head. I was just expecting more emphasis on the latest high end crazy stuff making the tops of the leaderboards.

Service: can be slow. Also, there are no flight cards for keeping track of which beer is which when you do a flight. Since my friend and I both had 2 flights each, it got a bit confusing keep track of what was all in front of us at any given moment. We had to wait a while at times before our server would come back. Wish they had like a flag or a button to call a server or something like that to indicate the customer needs service.

Selection: unrivaled. 50 taps + 200 or more cans and bottles? But it's hard to navigate. Menus are also a bit confusing. They've got a main draught menu for what's on tap. But you have to ask separately for the bottle menu, and that menu.... IS AN IPAD. Yes, you read that right. They bring you a tablet with a proprietary app that lets you navigate the selection, including draughts, digitally. This is super nice, because it lets you search and/or filter by style, brewery, region, even by ABV! Very cool. It would have been nice if the server had told me that the app was actually freely available to download on Android and iOS, then I could have used my phone and not had to tie up one of their bulky tablets. In any case, service was a bit slow. I wish they had something in the app where you could order another round or keep track of what you want next (a place like this lends itself to doing custom flights). Still, I don't think you'll find another venue like this in the region, with as many options as they have it's a great way to take a few friends and explore new styles or group tastings. Wanna get into Belgians? Just order up a Saint Bernardus ABT 12, Westmalle dubbel, and maybe a few others and start exploring.

Food: tasty bar food. The pretzels are ENORMOUS (a meal in themselves) and pretty good... though a little low on salt.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Visited the World of Beer in Destiny USA around 1PM on a Friday so it was not real busy when we arrived, but was getting much busier as we were leaving.
The service was prompt and the bartender certainly knew his beers and selected several IPAs that I had not tried before. I believe I counted 49 taps plus the bottle selection is very good. The food was very tasty. I look forward to going back again.

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Photo of Wortman1998
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of AMCimpi
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Visited the World of Beer Syracuse in the gigantic Destiny USA mall. The vibe was pretty cool, lots of wood and enough (but not too many) televisions. Good but nothing remarkable draft list with a better bottle selection. The better beers were rather expensive though. The bartender was a fellow beer enthusiast and a genuinely nice guy with an impressive beard. Be sure to ask about the "off menu" selections.

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Photo of Suds
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.75

While on the tail end of a business trip/family vacation, I stopped into this place to have a brew before dinner. It is located in the Destiny USA Mall, on the third floor, and is very easy to find. It has a bar/pub feel, and the emphasis is clearly on beer. There are dozens of taps and, behind the bar, there is a large cooler of bottles. I-Pads dot the tables and bar, so that patrons can look up their favorite beers. I had an excellent Belgian, and saw a lot of fantastic and hard-to-get brews. It had a mixed crowd, old and young, even for an early weeknight. Food selections seemed limited. My only problem was the staff, which seemed more interested in gossiping and joking with each other than discussing beer or serving.

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Photo of NJB145
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Hop_Lover
4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.39/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Flights were way too expensive but the quality of the beers was great.

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Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of DannyBoyDD
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Baab200
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of OGShotzy
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of boszormeny
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

An excellent selection of beers. We stopped in during a Syracuse game and the place was jammed. It cleared out quickly and the service was prompt. Found the beer selection a little overwhelming, but always a good problem to have!

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Photo of dzlle25
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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