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  1. Bar review: Attic Cafe and Bar, brews with views of downtown Tampa

    Bars & Spirits

    It's ironic that Tampa Bay WaVE — an entrepreneur incubator with an eye on growing Tampa's tech startups — keeps its offices in a century-old building originally used as an auditorium for the adjacent Masonic Lodge.

    One big plus at the Attic Cafe & Bar is its patio and balcony, where you can spy City Hall and a few other landmarks in downtown Tampa. Local history also figures prominently.
  2. Local craft beer of the week: Joosy Froot IPA from Tampa Beer Works

    Bars & Spirits

    Tampa Beer Works has always been a bit of an odd duck. Originally opened as ESB Brewing Co. by the owners of the adjacent homebrew supply store, the company rebranded and reopened last year with a new name, new head brewer, new recipes and a new brewing philosophy. This includes a range of beers treated with novel …

    Photo by Justin Grant/special to tbt*
  3. Local craft beer of the week: Dock Light IPA by 3 Daughters in St. Petersburg

    Bars & Spirits

    Yep, it's hot and humid out there — about as bad as it will get all year (knock on wood). With this weather, there's one obvious direction for finding the right beer, and that's cool, crisp and refreshing. Marketing lingo? Yes. Entirely accurate? Also yes.

    Photo by Justin Grant/special to tbt*
  4. Bar review: Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails in the Edge District of St. Pete

    Bars & Spirits

    Good Ideas 101: You're onto something if you can describe your entire business in a single sentence and it sounds both appealing and unique in an area with no shortage of worthy competitors.

    Intermezzo’s interior is straightforward, in keeping with its concept. It’s a white-painted setting with metal chairs, small cafe tables, vintage furniture and plants.
  5. Drink of the Week Vina Almirante Albarino Pionero Maccerato 2014 Rias Baixas

    Bars & Spirits

    Summer is a fine season for seafood, and one of my favorite wines to drink with the ocean's bounty is albarino, a gift from Spain.

Can you spy the famous Skipper's Smokehouse collectibles?

See if you can find the collectibles listed below behind the bar at the famous Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. Use your scroll wheel or double-click to zoom into the picture. Click and drag to move the picture around. Once you find a collectible, click to see a larger version.

Here's what you need to find:

Buddy Guy portrait  |  Signature Drink  |  An Ode to Hippies  |  Pachinko  |  Man v. Food Photo  |  Pyramid-shaped "Blues Trophy"  |  A gift from their gator meat supplier

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