World of Beer, a Tampa-based chain of beer bars, is opening its second Miami location in Kendall on December 3 at 3 p.m. The new WOB will be centrally located within the shops at The Palms in Town and Country, across from Outback Steakhouse.
Schenbly Miami Brewing Company will also be on-hand providing tastings for the party.
This will be WOB's second Miami location opening in less than a year, after WOB's first one in Dadeland.
Then there is talk of adding a third location somewhere in Midtown in early 2013, although the details are very slim, according to WOB staff.
The Kendall location will be well-situated among a high-traffic cluster of clubs and restaurants: Outback Steakhouse, Blue Martini, CG Burger, etc. Unlike the Dadeland location, patrons will have good access to parking facilities with the The Palms complex.
Construction is finishing up at the new location at the moment, with the coolers, booths, counters and the general layout of the interior all in place. The inside space appears to be slightly bigger than WOB Dadeland and might even have adequate space to move around.
The format is the same with any WOB location: beer, beer and nothing but beer, and live music on weekends. The beer selection is virtually the same with 50 taps (40 rotating) and 500 bottled varieties, but variances in selection may occur.
The same level of beer expertise will be come from the staff. WOB puts all new hires through a "beer school", educating them on the differences between ales and lagers, tripels and trappiste beers, etc. Don't expect a Cicerone-level of knowledge but they might actually know more about beer than you.
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WOB does not have a kitchen, however with the close proximity of several restaurants delivery might not be too far-fetched of an option.
WOB Kendall will be the latest bar in the Tampa chain, which has expanded to more than 30 locations throughout the United States since 2007.