Yard House is a chain of bar/restaurants that focuses mostly on craft beers on tap. They have a ridiculous amount of beers on tap and they were one of the first in South Florida to bring that concept to the public. This location in Mizner Park is next to the iPic Movie Theater, a prime location.
The place is huge on the inside, with a large circular/oval shaped bar surrounding the large selections of taps. They do have many ‘domestic’ brands if you are not a fan of the craft beers that are out there and even have special ‘blends’ of different beers on tap. They have TV’s set up all over the place to catch the game as well.
The inside is a bit ‘dark’ so you might have to have your eyes adjust a bit during the day. There are a number of booths that can hold a large number of people and seem to be geared to large parties. We like the inside…it looks sleek, cool and modern.
They even showcase the refrigerated keg room with windows looking into the coolers. We thought that was a nice behind-the-scenes approach.
We sat at the bar and looked over the phone book size craft beer menu. While they have a huge selection, we found many of the drafts contained ‘domestic’ tried and true selections. Sure, you have to appeal to everyone’s taste, but we didn’t see too many exclusively unique selections. Maybe that’s because there are so many tap houses out there today. They offer a flight which contains smaller glasses of 6 pre-determined beers. They also have ‘yard’ glasses, that are those huge tall glasses that I probably could never finish before the beer gets warm.
We chose a pint of our favorite craftbeer and just kicked back. We looked over the menu and found the appetizers to be a bit pricey, most over $10 and nothing really stood out to us. We decided to just have a beer and head out to the next place on our list. Yard House is a cool spot but it’s not the least expensive out there. The food menu is huge here and we think it’s more of a ‘appetizer’ place where you just order a bunch of items and share. We already had lunch so we just had our beers and ventured on.
Yard House is located at 201 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL