Happy Thursday! The weekend is rapidly approaching! I wanted to introduce you all to a local spot that I had the pleasure of attending their blogger event. So two things I first want to touch on.
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.
The inside has been completely revamped with tons of seating, flat screens on every wall and just about any beer on tap or in a bottle you can think of.
What I was really impressed with was the food. It was delicious and pretty affordable. The guys at the table were excited over the lunch menu options.
Without further ado onto the glory pictures. Here is the first course.
Finally, homemade ice cream with beer pairings (surprisingly it was very good). You know how I am about my ice cream….it was amazing.
We actually enjoyed it so much we went back on Saturday to sit outside and try the lunch. It didn’t disappoint.
I am really excited to try their once a month Beer dinner pairing and tastings.
They have a ton of space and are starting to venture into small weddings, bridal parties and exclusive beer and wine tastings.
I was really impressed and would definitely recommend you stoping by the Gastropub. The food, drinks and atmosphere was a nice breath of fresh air from the congested partying streets of Tampa. If you were debating trying it out well here you have no excuse now. Amazon local is running a deal
What do you think? Have you had a chance to stop by yet? Did you even know that Yard of Ale had taken over Venue? This was also a fabulous excuse to get to play around my my new lens. Still getting use to which end blurs, which one is sharper but I’m starting to get the hang of it. I love the pictures they take I think they are beautiful!
Make sure to linkup tomorrow for another installment of Friday Favorites!!! xoxoxo