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Ultimate Bar Guide

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

  1. Ultimate Tampa Bay Bars Quiz: What type of bar are you?

    Bars & Spirits

    If you're having trouble trying to decide the best Tampa Bay bar for you, start with our Ultimate Tampa Bay Bar Quiz to find out what bar type you are. When you're finished with the questions, we'll match you up with some suggestions perfect for your preferred bar scene. If you want to check out more area bars after …

  2. Ultimate Bar Guide: 3 Tampa Bay bars with amazing waterfront views

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    For this year's tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide, we tallied up more than 100 reasons we love going to bars in Tampa Bay. Right around sunset, the No. 1 reason might be the view. Here are three bars with awesome waterfront views.

     Customers gather to watch the Florida sunset on the "Hurricane Watch Roof-Top" deck at the Hurricane Seafood Restaurant in St. Pete Beach. The Hurricane, 807 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-9558, thehurricane.com.
[Luis Santana | Times]
  3. Heard of the Stein & Vine? It's the top bar for tbt* readers

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    How far would you go for a really good bar?

    Owner Ty Mathis of the Stein & Vine poses for a portait in his Brandon gastropub. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  4. Ultimate Bar Guide: 12 Tampa Bay bars perfect for when you're feeling down and out

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    For this year's tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide, we tallied up more than 100 reasons we love going to bars in Tampa Bay. Sometimes, of course, you go to bars when you're not feeling your best. Here are 12 local watering holes that'll cheer you up when you're feeling down, depressed or like you just want to get away from it …

    Got a hangover? Dr Randy Shuck's Hangover Burger at O'Maddys in Gulfport should do the trick. The 8-ounce burger is topped with a fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, double cheddar, crisp lettuce, fresh tomato and onion. [Luis Santana | Times]
  5. Ultimate Bar Guide: 14 Tampa Bay bars that feel like communities (and a few where you might fall in love)

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    For this year's tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide, we tallied up more than 100 reasons we love going to bars in Tampa Bay. One big reason? A sense of community. Here are 14 bars that make us feel like we're embracing the community around us, bars that make us feel at home .. and a few bars where you might just fall in love.

    Husband and Wife Alex Cusick and Amy O'Hara lead the Trivia at Finley's Irish Pub in Largo. [Luis Santana | Times]
  6. Ultimate Bar Guide: 8 Tampa Bay bars to indulge your hedonistic desires

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    For this year's tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide, we tallied up more than 100 reasons we love going to bars in Tampa Bay. Here are eight bars, clubs and even a winery where you can cut loose on the weekends and indulge your wildest party instincts.

    DJ Zomboy performs at the Amphitheatre.
  7. Ultimate Bar Guide: 9 Tampa Bay bars with unusual drinks you've gotta try

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    For this year's tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide, we tallied up more than 100 reasons we love going to bars in Tampa Bay. Here are nine bars serving unusual, sometimes totally unique spirits you can't get anywhere else.

    The Old Fashioned made with Bulleit rye at Grille One Sixteen in Tampa. [Jay Cridlin  |  Times]


  8. Ultimate Bar Guide: 6 bars serving a taste of Tampa Bay's music culture

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    For this year's tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide, we tallied up more than 100 reasons we love going to bars in Tampa Bay. Here are six bars where you can experience Tampa Bay's vibrant musical culture firsthand.

    Rich Whiteley & Company perform in the courtyard in front of the Ale and Witch in St. Petersburg. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  9. Ultimate Bar Guide: 6 Tampa Bay bars with great nights, specials

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    For this year's tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide, we tallied up more than 100 reasons we love going to bars in Tampa Bay. Here are six bars with deals and specials that make us want to get out and drink.

    Happy Hour: Bernini

    Luis Santana  |   Times (8/19/2013, Tampa, FL)   Photo for the 2013 tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide featuring the $9.99 whole Maine lobster at the James Joyce Irish Pub in Ybor City. In this photograph the lobster is paired with a Guinness priced at $6.50. [Luis Santana | Times]
  10. Ultimate Bar Guide: 14 sports bars for cheering, bar games and (maybe) meeting athletes

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    For this year's tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide, we tallied up more than 100 reasons we love going to bars in Tampa Bay. Here are 14 of our favorite Tampa Bay sports bars, from places to cheer on local pro and college teams to bars where you can play a few games yourself.

    Michi Litchford, James Litchford, Andrew Mauerman, and Sean Ruane who are members of the Tampa chapter of the American Outlaws chant during a recent USA Men's Soccer match against Azerbaijan at Macdinton's Irish Pub in Tampa.
  11. Ultimate Bar Guide: 17 Tampa Bay breweries and beer bars worth a toast

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    For this year's tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide, we tallied up more than 100 reasons we love going to bars in Tampa Bay. Craft beer is everywhere here, and plenty of bars and breweries serve it up right. Here are 17 of our favorite places to grab a cool local brew.

    Luis Santana  |   Times (8/13/2014, Tampa, FL)    Examples of Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Mug Club members decorated mugs.[Luis Santana | Times]
  12. Ultimate Bar Guide: 8 Tampa Bay beach bars worth their shaker of salt

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    For this year's tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide, we tallied up more than 100 reasons we love going to bars in Tampa Bay. Here are eight beach bars on both sides of the bay that are more than worth their shaker of salt.

    Three-day weekend!: Hogan's Beach

    Overview of RumFish Grill & Bar on St. Pete Beach Thursday, July 10, 2014.

JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times
  13. Ultimate Bar Guide: 100 reasons to drink on the wall...

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    All summer, I've watched friends and colleagues on Instagram participate in a hashtag challenge called #100happydays. The idea is to post a photo every day of something that makes you feel great about life. And in racking your brain to find something new to post, you end up finding elements of joy just about …


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  1. St. Petersburg's new Sawgrass bar puts the tea in tiki

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    And now for something completely different!

    Purple neon with bamboo, surfboards and little thatched-roof booths can only mean unique drinks and exotic teas.
  2. Florida's crop of new craft distilleries stands ready to sell more liquor

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    Feeling thirsty? It's looking as if Florida drinkers may have something to celebrate when a measure moving through the Legislature loosens purchase restrictions at craft breweries.

    St. Petersburg Distillery’s director of product development Daniel Undhammar, second from right, talks about the copper pot stills hand-crafted in the 1930s as he gives a distillery tour Thursday.
  3. Red Star Rock Bar in Seminole Heights a rockin', no-nonsense watering hole

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    It seems odd to suggest that Seminole Heights needed another new bar. In the past year alone, the number of beer bars, cocktail joints, and hip restaurants has ballooned dramatically, guaranteeing the Tampa neighborhood a spot on anyone's local food and drink short list.

    Co-owner Brian Bosco, at right, pours a drink at the Red Star Rock Bar in Seminole Heights.
  4. Palm Harbor's Local Brewing Company: Something for everyone, and then some

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    One of the hazards of announcing a new, high-profile restaurant or bar is the often unpredictable length of time between concept and opening. The Lucky Dill folks unveiled their Local Brewing Company project in late 2013. After such a long wait, the place must not only be a winner, it also needs to live up to the …

    Local Brewing Company in Palm Harbor has your drinking and entertainment options covered.
  5. Premixed cocktails join spirits revival

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    It has never taken much work to assemble the bottles you need to construct a classic cocktail like a Manhattan or a martini. But it takes even less now that you can get all the ingredients in one container.

    Charles Joly, a noted bartender and partner in Crafthouse Cocktails in Chicago, has managed to get his drinks into a few basketball stadiums and has his eye on a summer music festival in Highland Park, Ill.