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Gentlemen’s Club Old Fashioned-Style Ale is flavored with oranges and

Drink of the week: Gentlemen's Club Old Fashioned-Style Ale beer

It had the makings of a slam-dunk beer release: a collaboration between Oregon's Widmer Brothers and our very own Cigar City. Three wood-aged variations of a classic cocktail-inspired strong ale, at the height of the classic cocktail craze. Conceptually interesting, with beautifully designed label art. Well-organiz …


  1. Bar review: At Sweet Sage Cafe, brunch near the beach

    Bars & Spirits

    I don't make it to brunch often, and I'm not sure exactly why. It's the perfect setup — late enough in the day for night owls like myself, delicious food and socially acceptable early-afternoon booze.

    The waffledaffle and Dr. Sage’s World Famous Bloody Mary are served on a shady patio.
  2. Drink of the week: American red, white and bubbly wines for Thanksgiving

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    Red, white or bubbly with Thanksgiving dinner? Any one can work, so for this most American of holidays, here are three delicious American wines.

  3. Bar review: Hidden Springs Ale Works is at home in Tampa Heights

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    Just a few blocks from downtown Tampa lies a mostly barren section of the Tampa Heights neighborhood, where a few popular businesses reside, such as Café Hey and Oceanic Market, bordered by shuttered old buildings and dirt lots.

    A Deja Moo Nitro milk stout, from left, a Hidden Springs IPA and a Hidden Springs growler.
  4. Bar review: Parts of Paris, a cozy cafe in Safety Harbor

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    Another sunny afternoon in downtown Safety Harbor, one of the most pleasant and picturesque spots in Tampa Bay. You couldn't reasonably consider a well-known area like this to be a local secret, but it's so quaint, artsy and filled with laid-back, quiet charm that it really does feel like one.

    Bartender Jeffrey Fleming, a.k.a. Chef Du Bar (Chef of Drinks), pours some fresh cocktails at Parts of Paris in Safety Harbor.
  5. Tampa Bay area beer festivals — cheers, Hunahpu's Day — keep growing

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    Quality beer festivals are nothing new in the Tampa Bay area. For years, we've sipped an endless variety of brews in parks, museums and overflowing brewery parking lots. Hunahpu's Day at Cigar City is one of the most popular beer festivals in the country, and the fall and spring beer festivals at Pinellas Park's Cajun …

    Cajun Cafe on the Bayou’s 10th annual craft beer festival, held in October, had an intimate atmosphere that’s often lost at larger events.

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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