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Alexandre Bravo serves up drinks at St. Pete’s unique Station House bar.John Pendygraft/tbt*

Bar review: At St. Pete's Station House, eclectic spirit makes a splash

One of the most unique spaces in downtown St. Petersburg finally has a new occupant, and I've got to say, it's better than I expected. There's been a lot of buzz about Station House, which held its grand opening in late January. Station House is a unique, basement-level restaurant and bar that occupies the vacant s …

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  1. tbt* pix of the Tampa party scene at Blue Martini

    Bars & Spirits

    This week's party scene comes to us straight up from the Blue Martini at International Plaza's Bay Street in Tampa.

    Katherine Pulgar celebrates the theme with any icy blue refreshment at Blue Martini, located at International Plaza's Bay Street. [By Luis Santana/tbt*]
 

  2. Repeal 18 mounts a successful campaign

    Bars & Spirits

    By now, we've seen plenty of the Prohibition-era cocktail theme. I often wonder if there is anyone out there who can add to the conversation. After visiting Westchase's Repeal 18, I think there is, in a slightly different way than I imagined.

    Liz Edwards makes a cool one for customers at Repeal 18, located in West Park Village Town Center in Westchase.
  3. Drink of the Week: The Foster Child, a Banana Foster margarita at Salty's Gulfport

    Bars & Spirits

    Looking for a margarita unlike any other? Try a bananas fosterita, dubbed the Foster Child ($8), at Salty's Gulfport. Bartender Kat McKenna created the cocktail based on the flavors of the dessert bananas Foster.

    The Foster Child, a frosty and award-winning creation from bartender Kat McKenna, includes tequila, vanilla, hazelnut, cinnamon-sugar and cream.
  4. Tampa Bay's Top 40 Bars: Reader Picks

    Bars & Spirits

    tbt* tallied more than 10,500 votes in the Ultimate Bar contest this year. Here are the 40 bars that got the most love.

    BRANDON

    Brass Tap, Brandon

    A craft beer experience

    775 Brandon Town Center

    813-654-4712

    tbt* tallied over 10,500 votes in the Ultimate Bar contest this year. Here are the 40 bars that got the most love.

  5. Try Green Bench Brewery's Colliding Galaxies Sour IPA batch before it's gone

    Bars & Spirits

    One of the most unique local beers is Green Bench Brewing's Surrealist sour IPA. And right now the St. Petersburg brewery has a spinoff beer that's not quite like anything else on the Tampa Bay market.

    Drink of the Week feature on Green Bench Colliding Galaxies Sour IPA.


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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