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World of Beer Coming to Your World

If beer is your world, then start saving up your thirst for World of Beer, a purveyor of fine suds set to debut first in Coconut Creek (4437 Lyons Road, no phone yet) and later in West Palm Beach. 

According to Richard Reeves, president of the company that holds the rights to WOBs in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, the first of our "reinvigorated Cheers" upscale taverns will open in the sprawling Promenade at Coconut Creek at the end of June.

The 3,000-square-foot space boasts a tavernish blend of brick, dark wood, and leather, with live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. More important, it boasts a buttload of craft and artisan brews from around the world, more than 500 in all (though some are available only seasonally), with 40 beers on tap. There's also a selection of cigars, for smoking on the outdoor patio; smoking is not allowed inside. 

There are two things WOB won't have, however. 

One, Reeves says: "We do not serve Bud, Miller, or Coors." And, two, they

don't serve food. But that doesn't mean you'll go hungry. WOB partners

with nearby restaurants, in this case those in Promenade (among them

Lime Mexican Grill, Scarfone's Coal-Fired Pizza, and Mama Asian Noodle

Bar), to supply the grub to go with their pub. 

The West Palm WOB still has to get through the city's notorious permitting

process, but (presumably) when it does, it will open on -- where

else? -- Clematis Street sometime in the fall. 

But wait, there's more. Like nine WOBs in the tricounty area over the

next two years. Reeves says he's looking at locations in Miami, Dadeland

Mall, Brickell, South Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, so there will be a

World of Beer somewhere in your world.

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Bill Citara

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