World of Beer Bar & Kitchen gastropub returning to Jacksonville after a 6-year absence

A Tallahassee franchise group plans to open two World of Beer Bar & Kitchen gastropubs in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Seaside by the top of the yr. Pictured is their Tallahassee World of Beer restaurant.

Craft beer aficionados and gastropub followers can increase a glass in toast to the deliberate return of World of Beer Bar & Kitchen to the Jacksonville space.

A Tallahassee-based franchise group — Hospitality Leaders of Jax 1 Inc. — plans to open two World of Beer areas this yr — one in Jacksonville’s Southpoint space and the second in Jacksonville Seaside, which can have a rooftop patio.

World of Beer will likely be a great slot in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Seaside, Jason Frimmel, president and working principal of Hospitality Leaders of Jax 1 Inc. and Hospitality Leaders of Jax 2 Inc., informed the Occasions-Union.

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“We really feel very strongly in regards to the model and the choices,” he stated. “I feel that Jacksonville being the biggest landmass and highest [general] inhabitants I feel this was a very good alternative for us to return in there and begin a model new alternative for us.”

Frimmel stated versatility is among the many gastropub’s belongings.

“We’ve received one thing for everybody: craft beer drinkers, expansive meals menu, cocktails and ‘mocktails,’ Topgolf Swing Suites,” Frimmel stated. “World of Beer is a good place to carry enterprise conferences, events, or simply hang around with associates and seize lunch or dinner. We’re additionally a sports activities vacation spot.”

Jacksonville and Jacksonville Seaside, he stated, have a necessity for World of Beer and its choices.

“We purpose to supply superb meals, beer, liquor, and wine picks, whereas additionally having the experiential element of Topgolf Swing Suites,” stated Frimmel, who additionally owns and operates the Tallahassee franchise of World of Beer.

Frimmel hopes to open the Jacksonville World of Beer in mid-March. With 195 seats, it will likely be at 5105 J. Turner Butler Blvd. at Bonneval Highway in Liberty Heart a financial institution and workplace heart off Interstate 95 in Southpoint.

The gastropub’s Southpoint neighbors embody Cracker Barrel, Waffle Home, Contemporary Mex & Co. Tex-Mex Cantina, Applebee’s, McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A in addition to a number of accommodations and workplace buildings.

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A Jan. 4 metropolis constructing allow estimated a buildout value of about $200,000 for the Southpoint location, which can whole about 7,303 sq. ft together with an out of doors patio.

Frimmel stated the Jacksonville Seaside World of Beer with its rooftop patio ought to open in April or Might at 1198 Seaside Blvd. at Seaside Plaza. It can have 150 seats, he stated.

Jacksonville Seaside Mayor Christine Hoffman welcomed information that the gastropub plans to open within the metropolis which already is house to a number of craft breweries.

“That part of Seaside Boulevard is changing into a little bit little bit of an “Ale Path” if you’ll with, Engine 15, Southern Swells and now Ink Brewing all in shut proximity,” Hoffman stated. “I might hope {that a} World of Beer can be an amplification of the actually robust craft beer scene right here in Jax Seaside.”

Based in 2007, Tampa-headquartered World of Beer presents greater than 350 beers from 40 totally different international locations at its gastropubs. Its faucets rotate every day.

The chain has greater than 50 areas throughout North America and Asia. Presently, 17 of the gastropubs are listed in Florida with the Tallahassee and Gainesville eating places closest to Jacksonville, the company web site exhibits.

The Jacksonville and Jacksonville Seaside websites are amongst a half-dozen Florida areas listed as coming quickly.

Frimmel stated World of Beer will serve lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Burgers and fries like this are mainstays of the World of Beer gastropub that is expanding with franchises to Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach.

Burgers and fries like this are mainstays of the World of Beer gastropub that’s increasing with franchises to Jacksonville and Jacksonville Seaside.

Expansive menu

The Jacksonville and Jacksonville Seaside gastropubs every can have about 40 draft traces with 200 to 250 bottle and might choices of craft beers, Frimmel stated. It additionally will supply a big number of cocktails, wine, cider and different spirits.

He stated Jacksonville-area craft breweries undoubtedly can have a spot on WOB’s beverage menu.

Each eating places can have full kitchens providing all kinds of meals with a lot of their recipes together with beer as a key ingredient both within the dish itself or a sauce served on the facet.

The meals is coordinated with the perfect model of beer to enrich each the meals and beverage in step with World of Beer’s founding philosophy that “meals is healthier with beer.”

Among the many appetizers supplied on the Tallahassee restaurant are a large Bavarian pretzel, rooster wings, beer cheese nachos, Buffalo cauliflower and Parmesan truffle fries.

Bowls embody the Bibimbap, described on the menu as “spicy Gochujang marinated steak, sauteed mushrooms, cucumbers, carrots & served with kimchi cabbage, scallions and a fried egg.”

There is also the Cali Bowl with a selection of blackened rooster or steak, beer-battered shrimp or seared tuna with grape tomatoes, shredded carrots, cucumbers, drizzled with Sriracha-Lime Aioli & topped with contemporary avocado, toasted sesame seeds and scallions.

Signature entrees embody IPA Salmon, a grilled Altantic salmon brushed with a candy IPA glaze, and a 12-ounce, grilled USDA Alternative ribeye steak topped with Stout butter and fried onions — each served with purple pores and skin mashed potatoes and broccoli, the menu exhibits.

Different entrees embody fried shrimp, steak frites, beer-battered fish and chips and shrimp linguine.

Seven sorts of gourmand Angus beef burgers are supplied. Amongst them are the Mac Chew Burger, which is topped with the chain’s “award-winning, fried pepper jack mac & cheese patty, crisp applewood bacon, lettuce and completed with Sriracha aioli, in response to the menu.

Sandwiches embody a grilled Chipotle Hen, French Dip and crispy Buffalo Hen. There are also flatbreads such because the Black & Blue, which is blackened steak, caramelized onions and mushrooms, mozzarella and blue cheeses that’s completed with contemporary arugula and a candy balsamic glaze, in response to the menu.

Coming soon to Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach two World of Beer Bar & Kitchen gastropubs will offer a multifaceted lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Pictured is the Hangover Skillet, a popular brunch item.

Coming quickly to Jacksonville and Jacksonville Seaside two World of Beer Bar & Kitchen gastropubs will supply a multifaceted lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Pictured is the Hangover Skillet, a well-liked brunch merchandise.

The brunch menu options the Hangover Skillet, which is “scrambled eggs, jalapeno and cheddar sausage, candied bacon and pepper jack cheese piled over crispy tater tots with a facet of multigrain toast.

One other common menu merchandise is the rooster and waffle sandwich. It options “a white wheat beer-brined and flippantly breaded rooster breast topped with bacon, onion jam and served between fresh-baked Belgian waffles, topped with powdered sugar and heat maple-bourbon syrup on the facet for dipping.”

As well as, World of Beer presents salads, soups and tacos. Desserts embody a salted caramel cookie skillet.

Household-friendly video games, trivia, karaoke and reside music additionally will likely be showcased, Frimmel stated.

One of many restaurant’s hottest options is the Topgolf Swing Suites, described as “providing friends a comfortable lounge to get pleasure from meals and beverage service whereas taking part in a number of video games in a one-of-a-kind simulation that’s enjoyable for golfers and non-golfers alike.”

World of Beer is also a sports activities vacation spot with a number of televisions and extra. NFL soccer will prime the sports activities menu, he stated.

Northeast Florida return

The brand new World of Beer areas will mark the return of the model to the realm after an absence of six years.

Two earlier areas owned by a unique franchise group had operated about six years in the past at separate areas in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Seaside.

The previous one at 9700 Deer Lake Courtroom within the Tinseltown space opened in July 2013 and closed in August 2016. The opposite, at 311 third St. N. in Jacksonville Seaside, opened in January 2015 however closed 10 months later.

Frimmel stated these closings did not trigger any hesitancy and weren’t a consider his franchise group’s choice.

“We really feel our operations are in line and that we’ll be capable of ship an incredible product for the neighborhood in Jacksonville. … I feel we’ve an actual good alternative to wow the Jacksonville neighborhood,” Frimmel stated.

This text initially appeared on Florida Occasions-Union: Jacksonville eating places: World of Beer planning 2 space areas

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