Make us your home page
Ultimate Bar Guide

Bars & Spirits

  1. Drink of the Week: Coppertail Slam Piece beer

    Bars & Spirits

    It took home a silver medal at this year's Great American Beer Festival in Denver, and it's a regular on tap at the brewery that makes it. How could this week's Drink of the Week be anything other than Coppertail Brewing Company's Slam Piece?

    Coppertail Brewing Company’s Slam Piece beer.
  2. Bar review: Unwind at Room 901 in St. Pete's Edge District

    Bars & Spirits

    Downtown St. Petersburg has it all when it comes to drinking spots. Sports bars, speakeasies, world-class breweries, dives, wine bars and every kind of restaurant you could hope for populate the ever-expanding downtown landscape.

    Cary and Chad Lopez peruse the menu at Room 901, originally called Pinellas Cru, in the Edge District of St. Pete. Owners call it a “conversation bar.”
  3. Drink of the week: the Velvet Devil Merlot 2014

    Bars & Spirits

    Need a spirit with the spirit of Halloween for those creepy cool parties coming up?

  4. Bar review: Backdraughts for beer and pizza, Replay for pinball games

    Bars & Spirits

    I came across a nice little pizza place in downtown Tarpon Springs, and it serves a decent selection of local beer. Tarpon Springs in general has become a good destination for beer: There are a handful of beer bars, as well as Silverking Brewing and the new Saint Somewhere taproom, all within walking distance of each …

    Barfly photo for Backdraughts bar in downtown Tarpon Springs.  [Sunday, October 9, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  5. Bar review: Check out Craft Life Brewing nano brewery in Land O'Lakes

    Bars & Spirits

    Add Land O'Lakes to the list of Tampa Bay area towns with at least one brewery. For a while, it was looking like the upcoming In the Loop Brewing would be first on the scene, but Craft Life Brewing opened quietly in July, brewing 1-barrel nano batches in its modest Land O'Lakes Boulevard brewery and tasting room.

    Locals-friendly Craft Life Brewing in Land O’Lakes is a welcome addition to the bay area scene.

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

Visit our craft beer page

We keep you up to date on the craft beer community in Tampa Bay. Plus, we have a map that shows you where all of the breweries are located. It's perfect to share with friends and visitors.