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  1. Citrus Park House of Beer Gastropub

    Odessa : 8552 Gunn Highway, Odessa, 33556

    Craft beer bar with 40 microbrew and import taps, with growlers available for purchase. Limited menu includes flatbreads, beer float.Hours: 3 p.m.- 1 a.m. Mon-Thurs, noon-2 a.m. Fri-Sat, noon-11 p.m. Sun.

  2. World of Beer Brandon

    Brandon : 2878 Providence Lakes Blvd., Brandon, 33511

    The sweet formula of 500 beers, ales, lambics and stouts from just about every corner of the globe has landed in Brandon (it's 50th location), along with tavern fare.

  3. Tarpon Tavern

    Tarpon Springs : 21 N Safford Ave., Tarpon Springs, 34689

    Thirty beers on tap, from international to local breweries, outdoor beer garden, live music. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily except Tuesdays.

  4. Empouria, the Art of Beer

    Editor's pick

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 29 Third St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Formerly the Independent, John Vellines' new venture emphasizes high end Belgian, German, and other European varieties including Polish and Czech, plus rare and vintage beers. Cork-finished beers and international beers from around the globe showcased different days of the week.Hours: open 4 p.m …

  5. McAnderson's House of Brews

    Lutz : 17683 Dale Mabry Highway N, Lutz, 33548

    Specialty and craft beers on tap, pub food at this tavern and grille that spawned a second location in Oldsmar in 2011.

  6. World of Beer Downtown St. Petersburg

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 100 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg, 33701

    More than 500 American and import craft beers, ales, lambics and stouts from around the world, with a 40-draft lineup that changes on a regular basis at this most recent location of the successful craft beer bar. Food delivery available from nearby vendors.

  7. Pour House at Grand Central

    Channelside : 1208 E Kennedy Blvd., Suite 112, Tampa, 33602

    With concrete floors, exposed ductwork and high ceilings, this Channelside District beer and wine emporium seems tailor-made for urban hipsters in search of off-the-radar libations. It sports 40 taps and 60 craft bottle selections, along with a varied wine by the glass selection. Don't expect an …

  8. Dunedin House of Beer

    Editor's pick

    Dunedin : 927 Broadway, Dunedin, 34698

    While everyone else is fawning over the homebrews at Dunedin Brewery, serious hopheads are sampling the 40 or so draft beers a couple of blocks away, at the more laid back (but equally inviting) Dunedin House of Beer. Small and friendly, with a patio in the parking lot out back, it's got enough  …

  9. Doppel Decker Ybor's Party Saloon

    Ybor City : 1721 E Seventh Ave., Tampa, 33605

    The former Irish Bar has been taken over by Germans, but you could call it friendly fire - owner Mike Walk goes way back with the previous owners. Daughter and bar manager, Simone Walk, who effervescently and warmly chats for hours about her dad and the place, says that her aviation enthusiast f …

  10. Courigan's Irish Pub

    Downtown St. Petersburg : One Beach Drive SE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    The clean, dark pub serves a full menu of American and British Isles goodies, so it's no smoking inside. The patrons are laid back and cheerful. Softball and kickball teams gather on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. USF-St. Pete students stop in, and there are some older and younger regulars. The …

  11. James Joyce Irish Pub

    Ybor City : 1724 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 33605

    As with many Irish pubs, the emphasis is on whiskey and beer, with 50 taps from around the world, and a wide range of Irish whiskeys at this newly-revamped pub with polished wood floors, new furniture and a roomy lounge.Hours: 11 a.m.-3 a.m daily.Read more here.

  12. MacDinton's Irish Pub

    Editor's pick

    South Tampa : 405 S Howard Ave., Tampa, 33606

    MacDinton's opened in 2002, same year as its chief competitor, The Dubliner. Unlike The Dubliner, MacDinton's has a liquor license, which it uses to make an assortment of mind-blowing "bombs" that are very popular with drinkers in their early 20s. An expansive booze emporium, MacDinton …

  13. A Taste for Wine

    Editor's pick

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 241 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

    Bern's may have the better wine list, but many of us would rather hang out at A Taste for Wine. The wrought-iron balcony offers a great view of Central Avenue in St. Pete. Inside, there's art on the walls from JJ Watts gallery, and live music on weekends: jazz, folk, flamenco, pop, etc. They als …

  14. Mr. Dunderbak's

    Editor's pick

    Tampa : 14929 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa, 33613

    We won't go so far as to call Mr. Dunderbak's snobby. But trust us, if you try to order a Bud Light there, you'll definitely catch hell from the regulars. Dunderbak's — which recently moved from University Mall to an ornate biergarten/marketplatz-style outpost in a New Tampa shopping center †…

  15. The Brass Tap

    Editor's pick

    Wesley Chapel : 2000 Piazza Ave., Wesley Chapel, 33543

    Like everything else at the Shops at Wiregrass, the Brass Tap has become a magnet for Wesley Chapel commuters looking for something fun to do at night besides Applebee's. Not a lot of wine, but with more than 40 beers on tap and another 300 domestics, imports and crafts in a bottle, there's so m …

  16. Dubliner Irish Pub, Citrus Park

    Citrus Park : 12836 Henderson Road, Tampa, 33625

    Mahogany, oak and plenty of bric-a-brac make for an inviting, Irish setting in this cousin to the famed SoHo Dubliner. The biggest difference in the two is that this one has a full liquor license, something the other one doesn't.Enter to the left if you wish to quietly eat, drink and chat. There …

  17. Hyde Park Cafe

    Editor's pick

    South Tampa : 1806 W Platt St. , Tampa, 33606

    Named the top bar in the Tampa Bay area in 2009 by free weekly tbt*, Hyde Park Cafe is a see and be seen kind of place. You haven't truly partied in Tampa if you haven't woken up hung over after a Tuesday night at the Cafe. Tuesdays are for the real partiers who aren't afraid to stay out late on …

  18. Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub

    Editor's pick

    Gulfport : 3038 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

    Notice first the crazy-fabulous beer list: an array of Belgian ales and lambics, as well as all those American microbrews with the adolescent names (Butthead bock, anyone?). During the week, the menu is healthy, homey Mexican; on the weekend, they crank up the pizza oven and turn out unfussy, sa …

  19. New World Brewery

    Editor's pick

    Ybor City : 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 33605

    Beloved by the Chucks-and-hornrims set for hosting early concerts by artists like My Morning Jacket, Animal Collective and Okkervil River, New World is a fixture for any local band that hopes to make a name for itself in Central Florida. The shedlike outdoor stage is still as intimate a setting  …

  20. The Brass Tap (Brandon)

    Brandon : 775 Brandon Towncenter, Brandon, 33511

    This Wesley Chapel favorite has expanded south. With its monstrous selection and friendly social environment, it's sure to gain a following in Brandon. While there's no food, there are three nearby restaurants that deliver to the bar. The wine and cigars are a nice touch, and no doubt many patro …

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