Ultimate Bar Guide

  1. Sunova Beach, formerly Mangroves, brings beach-bar charm to SoHo

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    For such a small stretch of road, the Howard Avenue portion of Tampa's SoHo district is home to a diverse range of businesses. For bars alone, there's a neighborhood pub, a hookah lounge, a couple of craft-beer taprooms, an Irish mega-pub, an ultra lounge and more.

    The Nemo and Jaws fishbowl cocktails ($15) are a popular drink at Sunova Beach Bar.
Photos by Luis Santana/tbt*
  2. Wine of the Week: 2013 Les Rastellains Cotes du Rhone Rosé

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    The 2013 Les Rastellains Cotes du Rhone Rosé seduces first with its color, a disarming tea rose pink. Then it gets even better. This charmer can be had at some local big-box wine retailers for about $10, putting it well within reach as a go-to summer sipper.

    Wine of the Week: 2013 Les Rastellains CÙtes du RhÙne RosÈ
  3. Clear Sky Draught Haus serves creative cocktails, gastropub fare all day long

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    It's mid July, and here I am writing about Clear Sky Draught House. I hope the irony is not lost.

    The Clear Sky Draught House in Dunedin has many local craft beers on tap. Luis Santana/tbt*
  4. Beer for breakfast? You bet! Here are 8 styles to try

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    Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast: Like Founders' popular Breakfast Stout and Terrapin's excellent Wake-n-Bake, this hefty stout features oats in the grist bill — in this case, 25 percent. This gives the beer a creamy feel that blends perfectly with the addition of "gourmet coffee" beans. At more than 7 percent …

  5. Morning at the Mons Venus: The party's on till the break of dawn

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    The sun would rise soon, but still there were nine people seated around the stage of the Mons Venus watching a dancer work her magic to Lil Wayne's She Will.

    Several Tampa strip clubs remain open until the wee hours.