I have mixed feelings about the Tap Room. I went there on a busy Saturday evening and a few things may have clouded my judgement. First, we were seated at a booth which shook every single time the booth behind us moved. They needed to bolt that in better or something. Second, they had a performer playing awful covers. There is nothing worse I hate than somebody else slaughtering a great song, one after the other. I know the Tap Room also has some great local singers on certain nights who sing their own music, but no such luck the night I was there. Third, we had a really lackluster server. This is the one person who can make or break a dining experience and ours was right on the edge. This person did what they had to do, and nothing more and no personality.
We all ordered burgers and they were about average on my burger meter. We had to wait a little longer than we would have preferred to for drinks, which can be a pain when you are sitting with food in hand and nothing to drink. Overall, the evening was a let down. I would like to go back and give them another try as I have heard from other people who swear by the place. Maybe a weekday when they are not so crowded? Any thoughts out there?
Tap Room at the Hollander
421 4th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701