What began as of vision of best friends in 2007 has grown to more than 60 locations where people can gather to enjoy craft beer, take in a game and listen to live music. Closing in on a year of pouring pints from around the globe, Dublin is home to California’s first World of Beer.
The number of beer choices can intimidate first-timers. Instead of defaulting to your usual go-to, spend some time on their tablet which breaks out the offerings by style, country, color and alcohol by volume to help narrow down the options. Then, I suggest a flight to sample four of the selections.
Once my table had decided on our flights, we moved on to food, starting with their German pretzel. Caramel brown outside and soft inside, the enormous concoction is pretzel perfection and inspired us to try our hand at making our own. It’s served with house-made mustard, but you’ll want to order a side of beer cheese to go with it.
We could’ve stopped right there, but I was craving a burger. Create your own, or try one of theirs. I loved the BBQ bacon burger featuring a smoky chipotle sauce. I skipped the fries in favor of a generous side of tangy cole slaw. If you’ve been searching for good fish and chips, look no further. World of Beer’s is battered with an American Blonde. The cod was golden brown and crispy on the outside and flakey inside, but not dry. It comes with steak fries.
For those wanting something lighter, check out the salads and bowls.
Entrees start at $9.99. Full bar. Open daily from 11am-12am (1am Friday & Saturday). 4920 Dublin Blvd. Ste 260, Dublin. https://worldofbeer.com.
A condensed version of this review appears in the August 2019 issue of Your Town Monthly.