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In this video we check out a couple of breweries & beer bars, placed mentioned:

  • Green Bench Brewing: In the early 1900s, St. Pete was known as the “City of Green Benches”. At their height, some 2,500 benches lined the downtown sidewalks inviting passers-by to slow their pace and make friends with strangers. These benches were a place for residents and tourists alike, and served as a symbol of St.Pete’s hospitality, bringing people together each day. In search of a name that would be original to the brewing world and representative of St. Pete, they chose Green Bench. True to its original purpose, Green Bench Brewing Co. serves as a modern-day catalyst for community and cheer.
  • Red Mesa: Open since 1995, Red Mesa continues to bring a wide range of exquisite flavors from all over Latin America to the table, now including a full liquor bar that allows you to enjoy your food with something a little stronger.
  • Dirty Laundry: Cofee until cocktails. This awesome spot is a “laundry mat” coffee shop that turns into an incredible speakeasy at night. Check out the YouTube video for details on how to get into the bar at night.
  • Hawthorn Bottle Shop: A neighborhood, social establishment, and market dedicated to the education and enjoyment of craft beer, wine, and locally sourced deli offerings. More than a market, HBS offers over 300 beers, 75 wines, and 8 deli offerings (all named after music festivals).
  • Grand Central Brewing: Thoughtfully designed brewery, taproom, beer garden, and event venue that offers world-class beer focusing on European-style beers. In addition to lagers that range from golden to black and crisp to malty, they brew a full complement of pale ales, IPAs, darker ales, and sours.
  • Cock Tail St. Pete: “Tampa’s Hottest Gay Bar.” This spot was so fun with amazing bartenders. Expect cocktails names like “grower not a shower,” and “Dos Cojonas.”
  • Trophy Fish: This fish-forward, “bait shop chic” restaurant with nautical-inspired and island cocktails will transport you to the water off Cape Cod. It’s a one-half no-frills fish shack where fish freshness is everything. And it’s one-half high-end and cerebral cocktails with a historical tiki-nautical vibe. The owners of Trophy Fish are proud to support local fishermen and provide guests with the freshest fish, so the menu changes daily.

We stayed at Tru by Hilton St. Petersburg Downtown Central Ave. Located in a central area within walking distance of all the hot spots! The hotel itself has a great lounge area with a pool table and other games.

Our trip was hosted by VSPC. For more information on St. Pete and Clearwater visit their website.

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