Friday, June 5, 2009

Club Yard House?

When I lived up in Gainesville their was a Publix near the UF campus that whenever I went I swear people were dressed up like they were going out to a club so we would always call it Club Publix. Thus when I went to the Yard House in Coral Gables Thursday night I was greeted by a line at the door with a door man letting people in. People were dressed like they were going to a nightclub not to a restaurant. It was great to see the Yard House doing so well so shortly after it had opened but when you want to just go to get a good beer and not have to stand in a line or be crammed in with a bunch of people it looks like the Yard House isn't the place to go on a Thursday night. I will have to just hit up the Yard House earlier in the day. I hope that the people that are going are enjoying the great beer selection and will help get other bars and stores in the area to carry these beers.

4 comments:

  1. Hey Dave,
    Great blog. Nice to see craft beer creeping its way into the S FL landscape. As for the post, the Palm Beach Gardens Yard House is no different. I guess that's just the way it is down here. Personally, I will just live with it. Before they opened, you were lucky to find a decent pint of Guinness - at an Irish pub no less. No we have 100+ taps of the good stuff. I can put up with a few dorks in club wear!

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  2. I agree. I'm willing to put up with the people if I could just get into the place.

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  3. If anyone is familiar with Davie, there is a place called Ye Old Falcon Pub on University just north of 595 and it has some good brews that they change seasonally. Pretty decent food too.

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  4. Hey really appreciate what you're doing on the blog here. Being a South Florida native who has lived elsewhere, the sparse number of decent beer places is extremely noticeable. I am willing to try anything South Florida has to offer in terms of beer, so I recently went to the Yard House at the casino in Hallandale...

    Personally, I thought I was having a nightmare. Sure I read up a bit on the company before hand, and combined with the fact that it was at the casino I didn't have high hopes... But 150+ taps or whatever could not cover up the horrible service, food, and extremely club-like atmosphere. I just don't get how this is supposed to work. Obviously it works for some people (the place was freaking busy).

    Sorry for getting emotional.

    Important to note: if you ever thought the idea of putting ice cream and beer together in the same glass, they sell beer floats at the Yard House.

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