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Gulp Coast South County

St. Pete & Beyond

Gulp Coast: Explore the South Region

Head south for city and beach brews.


With well-trafficked downtown haunts and off-the-beaten-path neighborhood spots, the breweries along the trail’s southern end culminate with a scenic final stretch along the beach.

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Dissent Craft Brewing Company, St. Pete

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Dissent Brewing Co. in central St. Pete offers a solid array of options on tap in a friendly setting.

Clock out of the corporate world and step into this off-the-beaten-path nanobrewery in St. Pete. Just like the best rebellions, the beers made by Dissent Craft Brewing Company perfectly blend bold insolence with an element of discretion. Enjoy outspoken ales that boast thoughtful and exciting flavor combinations, like the Hazy Mangover, an IPA brewed with mango and habanero peppers, in a cozy, but minimal space.

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Webb's City Cellar, St. Pete

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Webb’s City Cellar pours a new perspective on the Gulp Coast! This climate-controlled beer cellar is located right next door to Green Bench Brewery and is St. Pete's hottest hangout. Beer lovers can come in and experience some of the most complex and interesting beers in the world or go next door to sip on the Green Bench brews we all know and love.

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Bayboro Brewing Co., St. Pete

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Bayboro Brewing Co. in St. Pete boasts a tap list featuring the likes of peanut butter-chocolate stout, strawberry blonde ale and more.

Enjoy a local brewery and tasting room for lovers of unique, quality, craft local brews. Sip a New England IPA, a peanut butter chocolate stout, a strawberry blonde ale and more. Delight in the tasting of inventive recipes here at Bayboro Brewing Co.

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Grand Central Brewhouse, St. Pete

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Grand Central Brewhouse is a thoughtfully designed brewery and beer garden with plenty of spaces to enjoy one of their many shades of ales or lagers. Brewed in a 10-barrel system and poured from copper serving tanks, the beer doesn't just taste good, but it also gives back. As part of the Brew Good program, 10% of sales from three beers will go towards three different local nonprofits. Cheers to that! After you've had some liquid courage, head over to LALA St. Pete, a private karaoke bar next door.

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Flying Boat Brewing Co., St. Pete

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Head to Flying Boat Brewery for aviation-inspired brews served up alongside food trucks, live bands and more.

Paying homage to the first commercial airline flight across Tampa Bay, from the namesake to the wooden airplane flight holders, Flying Boat boldly brews beer in the cradle of modern aviation. This community-style, off-the-beaten-path brewery serves up a variety of light beers named after local neighborhoods, including the Woodlawn Pub Ale and Crescent Lake Lager.

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St. Pete Brewing Co., St. Pete

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St. Pete Brewing Co. is a quintessential craft brewery in downtown St. Pete. Be sure to order their signature brew, St. Pete Orange Wheat.

Here, the cozy tasting room shares space with the brew house. Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete's Central Arts District, St. Pete Brewing brewed its first beer in March 2014 and is now serving up specials most nights of the week. And you can pass the time with a throwback to old-school video games, too.

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Overflow Brewing Company, St. Pete

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Just west of downtown St. Pete, Overflow Brewing Company is a friendly, colorful spot, inside and out. 

Opened in 2018, this colorful spot in the Edge District has 16 house taps and two guest taps, where you'll find creative sours, hearty stouts and everything in between. Local art for sale covers the walls, and you're likely to find trivia, food trucks and other fun stuff at Overflow, depending on the day or night you go.

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Avid Brewing Co., St. Pete

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The brewers at Avid Brewing Co. know their stuff – one sip of their fine brews and you'll be able to tell that.

At Avid, feel free to grab a drink and sit down to talk about home brewing and hydroponics. Enjoy a speakeasy feel and taste a variety of styles brewed in house or try other local breweries on tap.

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Green Bench Brewing Co., St. Pete

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Head to Green Bench Brewery in St. Pete's Edge District for a pint from their glorious tap list in a beautiful, pet-friendly courtyard setting.

A staple of St. Pete, this brewery is in the Edge District and gets its name from St. Pete's lesser-known label - City of Green Benches. A 1,500 square foot, 12-tap tasting room features an expansive view of the 15-barrel brewhouse and opens onto a family-friendly and dog-friendly outdoor beer garden. Take a free tour of Green Bench on Saturdays.

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Right Around the Corner, St. Pete

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In the heart of St. Pete's Grand Central District, Right Around the Corner pours creative craft brews with a side of old-school video game nostalgia.

With old school games like Nintendo, Pacman and pinball machines galore, you’ll feel some major nostalgia at Florida’s first “arcade brewery." The RATC creations will focus on classic styles and unique beers, like the brewery’s flagship, Ms. Pacman blonde ale, as well as occasional “dank/delicious” small batches. Located in St. Pete’s Grand Central District, the whole family (including your four-legged friend) can enjoy this quirky and fun craft beer game room.

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If I Brewed the World, St. Pete

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If I Brewed The World is the brain child of the authors of a book that bears the same name. Check them out in St. Pete.

Considered the mixtape of breweries, you'll find a little bit of everything with a wide selection of globally inspired craft brews on tap. With 30 (and counting) awards under their belt and authors of a “Beer Bar” book, it’s no secret the guys at If I Brewed the World know what they're doing.

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Cage Brewing, St. Pete

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From the beer list to the octopus mural on its outside wall to the great live music you'll find here, Cage Brewing is always a good time.

In the Grand Central District of downtown St. Pete, Cage Brewing is an expanded transplant from its original beginnings at R Bar on Treasure Island. Kick back in the outdoor space featuring giant games, TVs and a large grassy area - perfect for your four-legged drinking buddy! Live music from local and traveling bands are showcased on the weekends.

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Pinellas Ale Works, St. Pete

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Pinellas Ale Works – Paw for Short – is all about four-legged friends. Bring your furry BFF for a fun day of yummy beer and puppy love in St. Pete.

Often referred to as "PAW" - this dog friendly (and dog-focused) brewery and tap room features a wide variety of styles on their 30 taps. Savor barrel-aged beers in a courtyard area with giant games, great tunes and a cozy tasting room with TVs and event space. Be sure to try the award-winning Milk Bone Stout!

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3 Daughters Brewing, St. Pete

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You'll find bold, innovative and amazingly delicious beers at this locally cultivated brewery headquartered on the edge of the Warehouse Arts District and Grand Central District in St. Pete. The spacious, modern tasting room at 3 Daughters opens up to a large warehouse area featuring a myriad of games, plus live music and their own food truck, 3D Bites.

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Pesky Pelican, St. Petersburg

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In west St. Pete, Pesky Pelican Brew Pub offers a delicious array of craft beers just steps off the Pinellas Trail as well as a hearty food menu.

Tucked away in a residential area on the west side of St. Pete, this low-key neighborhood nanobrewery is serving up five house brews on rotation, including the raved-about raspberry wheat and for the designated driver, a homemade root beer. Don't miss Pesky Pelican.

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Mastry's Brewing Co., St. Pete Beach

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Head to Mastry's Brewing for fun, games and delicious craft beer in a spot that was once a service station in St. Pete Beach.

The first craft brewery of St. Pete Beach is a great spot to chill after the beach — lounge indoors or outdoors, play a game with friends or chat with the brewers. If you find yourself in need of something substantial to fill your belly, hit up Mastry's onsite food truck.

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Sea Dog Brew Pub, Treasure Island

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Sea Dog Brew Pub in Treasure Island is a multi-level pub with tons of craft brews on tap, beer-infused cuisine and wonderful vistas.

This beachside brewpub is the second location in St. Pete/Clearwater for this award-winning New England brewery. Perfectly positioned on the intracoastal, the waterfront bar and open-air dining area at Sea Dog Brew Pub offers a winning combination, complete with a food menu influenced by the Gulf, beer-infused recipes, signature cocktails and suds inspired by area chefs and food-forward brews.

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Mad Beach Brewing, Madeira Beach

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Mad Beach Brewing in John's Pass village is a destination in itself, with excellent brews, great food, games and more.

Located in the heart of the Gulf Beaches, Mad Beach Brewing literally brews craft beer on an island. You’ll find it nestled among the shops and restaurants in John’s Pass Village on Madeira Beach. Tasting room is modern, featuring chef crafted Caribbean and Southern-inspired brewpub food menu.