World of Beer to Open by St. Patrick’s Day
The bar is hiring positions this week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 14701 Detroit Avenue, suite 362.
For a business that hasn’t even opened yet, almost 1,100 Facebook "likes" isn’t too bad.
It seems that word of the bar — specializing in high-end beer — is spreading around town.
World of Beer is expected to open by St. Patrick’s Day, said co-owner Mark Pottschmidt.
Although the windows are boarded up to keep the place a surprise, the build-out is well under way.
(Check out the floor plan at right)
Pottschmidt told Lakewood Patch earlier this year that the bar will feature 500 different bottles of beer, and 50 taps that rotate every night.
Liquor won’t be served at World of Beer, but a few wines will be offered.
“Our focus is definitely on the beer,” he said, adding that the staff undergoes a rigorous two-week “beer school.”
“If someone comes in looking for a Bud Light, our staff can direct them to a quality beer. Because we don’t sell Bud Light.”
Yup, you read that correctly. The bar won’t sell Miller or Coors products either.
“We don’t consider ourselves beer snobs, but our concept is to encourage people to try something a little bit outside of their comfort zone,” Pottschmidt said last year. “There’s already a great beer culture in Lakewood.”
In addition to serving up craft brews, the bar will also feature some live music.
But, as part of the concept, the business won’t serve food. Instead, World of Beer partners with other businesses, and allows table service via delivery from other restaurants.
“We like to locate amongst other restaurants and bars in the area,” Pottschmidt said.
There are already 27 other World of Beer locations, but most of them are in Florida. Two are in Columbus.
The bar is hiring positions this week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 14701 Detroit Avenue Suite 362, Lakewood (use the elevators next to Panera).