1. The 700 block of N Florida Avenue in 1935.
  2. Cigar City Brewing's parent company, CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, is selling to Monster Beverage for $330 million in cash.
  3. Guests gather on the patio at Pizzeria Gregario in Safety Harbor, where outside dining is the only option.
  4. Cold soba noodles are served at In Between Days, a new sake bar and Tokyo-style listening room in St. Petersburg.
  5. Metro Diner has a large selection of family style bundles and meals to-go for you to enjoy on New Year's Eve, without going out. [Courtesy of Metro Diner]
  6. In Between Days, a new Tokyo-style listening bar, opened in St. Petersburg's Grand Central District in August.
  7. Cans of Big Storm Brewing's Wavemaker Amber Ale flow through a conveyor system at the company's Clearwater brewing facility in 2018. The company has announced it has purchased Bradenton's Darwin Brewing for an undisclosed sum.
  8. For eight years, Bruce and Pat Harting have been setting up an elaborate, animated Christmas Village at 3 Daughters Brewing, owned by their son. These are some closeup scenes from the large warehouse display.
  9. Paloma Mejia, 34, adds hops into the whirlpool while brewing Jai Alai IPA at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa. The local craft beer industry — still a heavily male-dominated field — is attracting more women to the profession.
  10. This photo collage (left to right) shows the Cuban sandwich on the menu at Dirty Laundry in St. Petersburg, the payphone where guests get a password and outdoor seating.
  11. Master Sommelier Andrew McNamara at Cru Cellars in Tampa.
  12. Stormy Daniels and Justin Loupe, stars of the Spooky Babe Show, visit Safety Harbor eatery and movie theater Gigglewaters in September.
  13. Cuban-themed beer Palma is photographed next to Cuban beer Cristal on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
  14. Oktoberfest celebrations start this week in the Tampa Bay area.
  15. The Afterholic Speakeasy's “Haunted Tavern” in Ybor City.
  16. The Hub in downtown Tampa is part of a photo exhibit featuring area dive bar bathrooms.
  17. West Tampa's Y. Pendas y Alvarez Cigar Factory, which the Boscaino family plans to restore into a winery and wine bar.
  18. Fermented Reality Biergarten sits in the middle of Sparkman Wharf on December 5, 2018 in Tampa.
  19. Kevin Lilly, 40, is the co-founder of Ride for Music and will be doing a 1,411 mile bike ride from Tampa Bay to Nashville for a charity event for band road crews.
  20. People check out Impulse on the dance floor at Skipper's Smokehouse in 2012. The venue, which opened in 1980 and closed in 2020, has officially reopened in Tampa.
  21. People check out Impulse on the dancefloor at Skipper's Smokehouse in 2012. The venue, which opened in 1980 and closed in 2020, has officially reopened in Tampa.
  22. A forklift passes through the warehouse at Pepin Distributing in Tampa in 2013. After 50 years in Florida, the beer distribution company has reached a deal to be sold to a Maryland private equity firm.
  23. Coors Light Champions Ice was brewed using ice shavings scraped up by Tampa Bay Lightning players during Game 1.
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