Happy Wingsday Tampa Bay! Today I am excited to share a place that is well known in Tampa with multiple locations. As much as I hate to admit it, this was my first visit to World of Beer and I stopped by their new location at 5311 Avion Park Dr. in Tampa, smack between Tampa International Airport and International Plaza. I love this location, as it is not to far of a drive for me and is located in the Westshore Business District which is where I used to work a few years ago. A perfect fit for the area, I am sure this will quickly become one of the top dining destinations of the area.
Last week I was invited with a group of fellow bloggers to come in for a media tasting. Unfortunately I was sick that night and couldn’t attend but they invited to come in and try a few items, including their wings. I stopped in yesterday and am still thinking about my wonderful experience.
Wings were on my radar for the visit and they did not disappoint. Available in your choice of Dry Rubbed, Buffalo, Garlic Parmesan, Hot Honey BBQ and Korean Spicy (Gochujang), I opted for ten wings split between their Dry Rub and Korean Spicy. Everything about their wings was fantastic from the flavor to the presentation. I love when restaurants showcase their wings in something other than just a basket. Served with your choice of Ranch or Blue Cheese with jumbo pieces of celery, their wings paired with a cold beer are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Unfortunately I could not enjoy any beer since it was a school night, but their collection of over 50 beers on tap and 500 bottles is sure to please the beer lover in all of us.
Aside from wings, I tried a few other items from their Tavern Menu. Being that is was Taco Tuesday, I ordered two of their street tacos, Beer-Battered Shrimp with Sriracha Lime Aioli and Beef Barbacoa also with Sriracha Lime Aioli. Topped with freshly-made roasted tomato & corn salsa, shredded lettuce, avocado, fresh cilantro & queso fresco, their tacos were just what I needed for an afternoon pick-me-up.
My server recommended that I also try their Beer-Brined Crispy Chicken Sliders, as they were one of his favorite menu items. Not one to turn down a food recommendation, I obliged and boy was he right. Beer-brined chicken breast, fried crisp, southern style with dill pickles and local IPA sauce and served on toasted brioche buns, they were simply divine. I enjoyed one on the spot and took the other one home to have later along with the rest of the wings that I could not finish.
If you are in the area or need a break from holiday shopping at International Plaza, a trip to World of Beer is in order. With a full bar, a lengthy beer selection and service to brighten your day, you will not want to leave this cozy establishment. Their selection of TVs will delight sports lovers and I am already planning my next football Sunday at WOB. Their menu has beer pairings next to each item which is a great way to enhance your meal and explore new beer selections.
Thank you World of Beer for an incredible afternoon of culinary delights. I can’t wait to return and enjoy more of your menu.