Yard House, a taproom with 150 beers, opens this December in downtown Tampa

Exterior of a restaurant with stone walls, and lit up sign that reads "Yard House"

Water Street Tampa continues to change the landscape of Tampa. The neighborhood is bringing together some of the best dining experiences in the city, with renowned immersive art exhibits, top-tier academic institutions, and ample space for events. The latest addition will be Yard House Tampa (450 Channelside Dr). This massive beer lover’s paradise officially opens on December 3. Yard House is celebrated for its huge selection of beers on tap (more than 150), and extensive bar bites menu. I am dialed in on their poke nachos.

Other tantalizing bar bites include their signautre jumbo Bavarian pretzels, firecracker shrimp appetizer, and Baja fish tacos.


Rendering of a large sports bar with indoor and outdoor seating

Water Street brings celebrated Yard House downtown

This puts it down the block from the beautiful Publix GreenWise Market, Naked Farmer, and the city’s first augmented reality mural right next door. Boulon Brasserie, Predalina also just recently opened on the block.

Yard House’s food menu features more than 100 made-from-scratch items. Guest favorites include the signature Nashville Hot Chicken, Street Tacos, and Proprietary Blend USDA prime burgers. Gluten-sensitive, vegan, and vegetarian options are also available.

The glass-enclosed keg room showcases hundreds of steel barrels that flow to the bar through an extensive network of beer lines positioned overhead, pouring each beer at a perfect 36-38 degrees. Unique to Tampa, the new location has an outdoor beer garden that features a bar, picnic tables and yard games.


The restaurant is open daily for lunch, dinner, and late-night dining. Guests can toast to happy hour Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m., featuring half-price appetizers and $1-$4 off beer, wine, and cocktails. Late-night Happy Hour is available Sunday-Thursday from 10 p.m. to close offering the same drink specials.

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