Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge
777 N Ashley Dr
Tampa, Florida 33602
Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge’s name is a bit of a misnomer. Not that it’s a bad thing but I consider Taps more of a restaurant since they only have 6 stools at “the bar” and there really isn’t a place “to lounge” since all of their tables inside are high-tops. With that being said, they do have an excellent selection of beer, wine, and cocktails as well as a decent food menu.
Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge has 27 beers on draft with a balance of 1/3 being from Tampa Bay, 1/3 from American Craft Breweries, and another 1/3 from Europe. Taps has another 60 beers in a bottle or can many of which are from European breweries. Taps also has a good number of bourbons, a decent cocktail list, and an extensive wine list including about 40 wines by the glass.
The food menu at Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge is a step-up from what most craft beer bars offer with a wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and tacos.
Taps has a happy hour 4PM to 6PM Monday thru Friday with $1 off drinks and a nice sized patio near the street.