Bar profile: World of Beer - Easton

From the November 22, 2012 edition

With the Easton location of World of Beer opening, one of the city’s most popular beer bars is about to get even more fans. The Florida-based franchise opened the first location outside its home state last year in the Brewery District and quickly attracted beer lovers in droves. Featuring only craft beers on 50 drafts (with an average of 30 new handles rotating in a week) and a selection of 500 bottles, it’s not difficult to see why.

The Easton location is similar to the Brewery District spot with regards to décor and atmosphere. There’s a healthy amount of dark woods inside the open-air, large room. The bar winds through one side from front to back and the rest of the space is filled with high-top tables. There’s a small outdoor patio, now covered for the season, with a few TVs and picnic tables. The Easton location is also bustling with beer lovers, so be prepared for quite a party.

While beer aficionados obviously love World of Beer, it’s actually the ideal place for people new to drinking craft beer. The bar offers such a wide selection of beer that you’re bound to find something you’ll enjoy. The staff goes through a two-week training period to learn the ins and outs of those beers, making them capable — and happy to, there’s no beer snobbery here — to guide folks to pale ales or saisons. Beer flights are an option if you’d like to sample a lot of beers.

Like the Brewery District location, World of Beer Easton doesn’t have a kitchen, but offers to-your-table delivery from nearby restaurants. Burgers from Flip Side, pizza from Donato’s, subs from Jimmy Johns, Americana from Max & Erma’s and seafood and steaks from McCormick Schmick’s.

World of Beer has live music on Thursdays through Saturdays and a happy hour Monday through Friday with $1 off drafts from 3-7 p.m.

Photo by Meghan Ralston