An Austin World of Beer location opening on South Lamar next month

Contributed by Alyssa Ahern. The World of Beer franchise is bringing a location here after opening its first tavern in 2007 in Tampa, Florida. The Austin World of Beer will open next month.

Contributed by Alyssa Ahern. The World of Beer franchise is bringing a location here after opening its first tavern in 2007 in Tampa, Florida. The Austin World of Beer will open next month.

UPDATE 3/10: The new World of Beer location is opening on Monday, right in the midst of South by Southwest. To celebrate the opening, the tavern will offer a special firkin tapping from Independence Brewing.

Plus, there will raffles every other hour until 11 p.m. raising money for the Austin Firefighters Outreach Fund. Tickets are $1.

EARLIER: When a new World of Beer location opens in Austin next month, the tavern, like the nearly 70 other World of Beer spots around the country, will boast one of the widest selections of beer from around the globe, according to a press release.

Contributed by Alyssa Ahern. The Austin World of Beer location will have an "infusion tower," bringing fresh ingredients (i.e. fruit, herbs, coffee, more hops) into a base beer to create new flavors.

Contributed by Alyssa Ahern. The Austin World of Beer location will have an “infusion tower,” bringing fresh ingredients (i.e. fruit, herbs, coffee, more hops) into a base beer to create new flavors.

Along with the World of Beer’s hallmark international scope, the bar will tap into the local beer scene as well, offering brews from Jester King, Independence Brewing, Adelbert’s Brewing and more. And at 3, 422 sq. ft., it’ll have the space for all that beer too — more than 500 bottles and 50 constantly rotating taps — plus craft cocktails, ciders, wine and nonalcoholic beverage options.

The South Lamar Boulevard spot (located just south of Manchaca Road near the Broken Spoke) also plans to become a lunch and dinner destination with bar fare, such as Bavarian pretzels and a Chimay burger, to pair with your pint and a 1,165 sq. ft. outdoor patio to enjoy all of that at on a nice day.

The first World of Beer location opened in Tampa, Florida, in 2007, growing quickly from a neighborhood bar to the nationwide franchise it is today. Expect the owners of the Austin location to turn it into a special place for local beer enthusiasts, according to the press release; they plan to partner with many nearby breweries to offer tap takeovers, rare beers and beer education classes.

“Our goal is to provide our guests with a one-of-a-kind World of Beer experience they won’t find anywhere else,” TJ Cantwell, the Austin World of Beer general manager, said in the press release. “Whether you’re a passionate beer lover or simply looking for a friendly place to gather for great casual food and a drink, we hope to see you here.”

World of Beer, at 3121 S. Lamar Blvd. will be open 11:00 a.m.-to 1 a.m. Sundays through Wednesdays and 11:00 a.m.to 2 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. For more information, visit the World of Beer website.


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