Earlier this week we were invited to a pre-opening event to get to know the new Yard House, which opened April 24 in Orlando. It is located on International Drive, in the new I-Drive 360 complex that is currently being constructed.
The Yard House is known for its extensive beers on tap – the Orlando location has 150 of them, ranging from domestics and imports to craft beers, ales and lagers. The kegs are kept in a specially cooled room with blue lights, and distributed to the taps on the floor through a literal pipeline that travels the ceiling down to the bar area. Inside the pipes are dozens of individual beer lines.
Toast to Orlando Craft Beer Week with The Great Orlando Craft Beer Festival presented by aXis Magazine on Saturday, February 15.
Sample beers from breweries such as Boulder Beer, Brooklyn, Stone, New Belgium, Anchor, Oskar Blues, Orange Blossom Brewing Company, Orlando Brewery, Dogfish Head, Terrapin, Lagunitas, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada and more.
Tickets are $20 in advance, and $30 day of. The event runs from 3-7pm at several downtown drinking destinations, starting at Wall St. Plaza, and ending with a Festival After Party at Hooch with Big 10-4.
For more information, or to buy tickets, visit aXisMag.com.
Bart is a family owned-and-operated bar, arcade, and gallery that has recently opened in the Mills 50 district of Orlando.
Chris and Adrian Brown have blended finely crafted beers with local art and classic arcade games. The name itself is a hybrid of Bar and Art.
Among the beers served at Bart are Abita, Dogfish Head, Angry Orchard, Harpoon, Cigar City,and Sierra Nevada. I wonder if they serve Leinenkugel’s…anyone know? They do also carry popular brews like Yuengling, PBR, and Miller 64.
The games are classics like Pac-Man, Centipede, Frogger, and, my personal favorite, Galaga.
Bart is located at 1205 N. Mills Ave and the phone is 407-796-2522. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, from 4pm to 2am.