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Craft Beer in Tampa Bay

  1. At the edge of Main Street, your friendly neighborhood bar

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    I was chatting with the bartender at a new St. Pete bar, and he informed me that the EDGE — yes, it's capitalized — District had just been recognized by the Florida Main Street program. I had no idea what this was, so I looked it up and found that it's a 30-year-old "technical assistance program" run by the …

    Edge of 9 in St. Petersburg features a projection screen and a stage for karaoke.
  2. At Brew Hub, it comes together

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    Back in 2013, I wrote about an upcoming Lakeland brewery with an interesting premise. Slated to open in May of last year, Brew Hub promised to deliver top-quality, high-output brewing services to partner breweries looking to grow without the serious monetary burden that significant expansion demands.

    A tasty selection in the tasting room at the Brew Hub: Toppling Goliath’s Dorothy’s New World Lager.
  3. Local Public House's bar offers real taste of rustic life in San Antonio

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    It's a warm, weekday afternoon and I'm sitting in a sun-lit restaurant with a bar stretching at least 30 feet down a hall lined with booths and loose-hanging Edison bulbs. The walls are brick, the floors polished concrete, the bartop plain wood, and the rafters exposed overhead. Blues music plays quietly in the …

    Manager Justin Gude pours a pint of Barley Mow craft beer.
  4. Rock Brothers Brewing opening brewery, music venue in Ybor City


    Rock Brothers Brewing, a St. Petersburg company that specializes in giving bands like 311 and Hootie and the Blowfish their own brand-name craft beers, is getting a brick-and-mortar brewhouse.

    A rendering for Rock Brothers Brewing, coming this fall to 1901 N 15th St. in Ybor City.
  5. 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.

Tour our Tampa Bay craft breweries

The Tampa Bay area is the new hotbed of craft beer as more than a dozen breweries and brewpubs have set up shop with another half dozen in the planning stages.


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