It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, not the holidays, you silly goose. It's summer, when we spend weeks learning about beer, spirits, craft cocktails and the bars that you love.
In this year's tbt* Ultimate Bar Awards contest, 3,596 votes were cast for a staggering 276 bay area bars. My personal favorite in downtown St. Pete didn't even make the list (but shoutout to the somewhat hidden but beautiful Room 901). Ties upped our winners from the Top 50 to the Top 53. The brewery craze continues to flow, and although some are Readers' Choice winners, we've listed all 57 breweries operating in the Tampa Bay area.