First. I live walkable distance to the Yard of Ale in South Tampa and it’s well…..if you know anything about Howard Ave it’s pretty much always a party. Yard of Ale has expanded their reach into a St. Pete location and this one I’m going to tell you about in Clearwater. The vibe of this location is completely different than the one in Tampa. It’s relaxed, inviting and a place you would want to go to sit down grab a drink, eat some really good food and catch the game.
Second. I don’t know about you but when I hear Clearwater I immediately go “yup that’s too far away” because my mind immediately thinks of driving out the the beach. The location is at the old Venue spot in the Feathersound area right off of 275. From my house it took my 15 minutes, totally easy.
I really want to say how impressed I was with the food, atmosphere and demeanor of the staff. Everybody was extremely welcoming, friendly and passionate about their craft. The head bar manager is a former employee of a certain speakeasy restaurant known for their handcrafted cocktails.
So right off the bat. Plenty of parking. When you walk up there is a great outdoor space with plenty of seating, a large wrap around bar, palm trees and mister fans for those hot days.