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On Tap Sports Cafe

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810 Inverness, Inverness/Hwy. 280, Hoover, AL 35242
+1 205-437-1999
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

We absolutely love this place! This is our go to place to watch games, get wings (which beat any in town hands down), and have amazing service. The waitress are always so friendly and remember even down to the smallest order detail! Highlights are homemade ranch... which it is really that good, great wraps, and again the SERVICE! Remember that... More 

Thank RollTide13
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203 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

We have eaten here before, with our 12 yo granddaughter. Food is good, beer is good, but there was a crowd of smokers on the patio. Before we were done with our meal, I was struggling to breathe from an asthma attack, and my grandchild was suffering a rare migraine. I wish if a non-violent restaurant advertises as such, they... More 

Thank JANETM45
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

I'm a white table cloth kinda girl, on the most part. But the other side of me is laid back and casual. Well -- this is a great place to be that person. The best thing about it is service! Each time we go, we are greeted with the best personalities and service with a smile. This means a lot... More 

Thank Debbie H
Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

Dark and dingy, place looks like it could use a good cleaning and disinfecting. Sat at table and promptly ended up with previous diner's BBQ sauce all over my hand and pants. Wait staff finally spoke to us on our way out. Probably fine if you want to drink beer and watch TV.

Thank jw2322014
Birmingham, AL
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

On Tap was my wife and my "go to" place. It had entrees that we both enjoyed and the beer selections were very good. They have removed certain items from the menu so the selections are not as varied as previously. I enjoy IPAs, but my two favorite are no longer offered.....Loose Cannon and Sweetwater IPA. Service is hit or... More 

Thank AUdiver
Birmingham, Alabama
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226 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

I was suprised when i entered at lunch to find so many tvs on varios channels showing sports.i was looking at the menu and the waitress asked if i knew what i wanted,i didnt know if i wanted the meat and three or a burger.after a long wait she came back and i ordered the black and blue burger well... More 

1 Thank rebelwebb
Birmingham, AL
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345 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

No place inside to escape the smoke, not sure about their ventilation system, but it seems to recirculate rather than remove any of the smoke. I am an-ex smoker, so I undderstand people needing a place to hang out and smoke, nut this place takes it to the extreme...tried sitting outside to eat, only to have a couple come outside... More 

Thank VinoBambinos
Birmingham, AL
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

If you like beer and sports, this is your spot. If you just want a reasonably decent meal, there are plenty of other good restaurants on the Galleria Circle. The coffee and tea are watery and tasteless and the food is not very good, unless you like it all fried. The wait staff is pleasant, but service gets pretty slow... More 

Thank mountaingirl059
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

The management at this place is extremely rude. I asked to have one of the many TV channels changed to a different channel and was rudely told no.. The place was loud. The food was greasy, bad. The only good thing about the place is the bartenders. I would never go back to this place again, nor recommend it to... More 

1 Thank greenwhite87
Birmingham -Alabama
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130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2011

I live in this area, and I visit this property occassionally. It is sports bar, and it does not pretend to be anything else. It has been packed on every Saturday that I have visted, particularly on football Saturdays. The service is above average, and the food is typical sports bar food. It has been ranked as one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 Inverness, Inverness/Hwy. 280, Hoover, AL 35242
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
  • Phone Number: +1 205-437-1999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?