Wendy and Ian McCarthy are the owners and operators of Outpost 611 Eatery & Taphouse, headquartered in Clearwater,  Florida. This is a highly regarded Restaurant and Taphouse in Pinellas County.

Some of the services Outpost 611 Eatery & Taphouse provides include: Scratch Kitchen, Full Liquor Bar, over 80 beers and a nice selection of wines. They also offer Leonidas Belgian Chocolate which can be paired with beer or can be enjoyed by the piece or by the pound.

When it comes to providing expert Restaurant and Taphouse services, nothing takes the place of experience. Wendy and Ian began working in hospitality and hold a collective 24 years of experience and they started Outpost 611 Eatery & Taphouse in 2020.  Wendy is a silversmith, their son Riley is a graduate of University of South Florida and is credentialed in mechanical engineering.  I an and Wendy owned a beer distributorship, Micro Man Distributors, for 22 years.  Ian was Knighted in Belgium for selling the most Belgian beer in the United States in 2012.  Their entire family are uniquely qualified to collectively contribute toward an awesome experience for their clients.

The result, one of the most successful Restaurant and Taphouse companies in Clearwater!  

What do their customers think?

One fan of the company publicly wrote, “Amazing food, nice atmosphere, and friendly owners and staff! We started off with the Bavarian Pretzel, which was amazing! I had the “The Pacino” Cuban sandwich, which was a delicious subtle twist on the classic Cuban. The pasta salad side was also a great choice, with really good flavor. My husband got the Homemade Fried Chicken Sandwich, and this was a big sandwich with a lot of flavor! Everything on the menu looked delicious, so we will definitely be back MANY times to try even more! There is a large beer menu as well, a lot of unique beers. We also love the idea of Beer Adweisse with Riley, to discuss different beers and food pairings. This family-owned business has added so many personal touches and little details, they’ve already made it such a fun and special place. I highly recommend it!!!”

Another fan of the Outpost 611 Eatery & Taphouse publicly wrote, “Awesome addition to the neighborhood. Fantastic beer selection. Great food. The beer cheese is completely addictive. Don’t forget the Belgium chocolate before you leave. Yes, imported Belgium chocolate! Just go there, you will be better for it. Make sure to tell Piper hello. She will brighten your day for sure.”

Having owner-operated experts, like Wendy and Ian providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to Clearwater and Pinellas County, Florida.

Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Wendy and Ian McCarthy that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Wendy and Ian for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.

Need Restaurant and Taphouse service? Give Outpost 611 Eatery & Taphouse an opportunity by visiting them at 2454 McMullen Booth Rd STE 103, Clearwater or by calling them at 727-223-3224.

In addition to running a successful Restaurant and Taphouse business, Wendy and Ian support the Chamber of Commerce.

So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board

Wendy and Ian McCarthy, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Pinellas County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of Florida and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.


Well done Wendy, Ian and Riley McCarthy!


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