Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Outpost – Tampa, FL

Tonight we tried The Outpost Tap House + Tavern for dinner.  We bought a Creative Loafing deal so that saved us $10 on our meal (we are big supporters of CL Deals/LivingSocial/Groupon to save a bit when we dine out).    
It wasn’t very crowded (but it’s a Sunday night – not the most popular day to go out to eat).  It had a similar atmosphere to the Avenue with exposed ceiling, wood accents, and industrial metal chairs. 

We sat at a booth and were helped immediately.  Since it was before 7pm they still had happy hour specials, but all the beers that qualified were pretty lame (Miller, Bud, etc).  I ended up getting a flight ($10 for 4 different beers) and the glasses seemed pretty large for a flight.  I had tried most of the beers before, but the Harpoon UFO was new to me – it tasted a bit like grapefruit which was very refreshing. 
For dinner I got the BeerLT Sandwich (a BLT sandwich on beer battered sourdough bread with a fried egg) and Lance had the Tampa Cheese Steak Sandwich.  They both came with a side of fries – I’m not normally that interested in fries unless they are sweet potato, but these had a lot of spices on them and were nice & crispy. 

I would recommend my sandwich – Lance’s was alright but probably could have used a bit more steak.  Overall a good restaurant – not a very extensive food menu, but a decent sized draft beer selection.  It would be a great sports bar to go catch a football game (although their tv connection was bad was raining and kept cutting out, so maybe only on sunny days).  It had a pretty low-key atmosphere, but I’m guessing that’s just because it’s a Sunday.
They have trivia on Mondays and Wednesdays, karaoke on Tuesdays, live music Thursdays, and Ladies’ Night on Fridays, so it seems that the week days are their busy time and probably an entirely different experience. 

The Outpost Tap House + Tavern is located at 909 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606 and open 11am – 3am Monday through Sunday.

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