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Shep's Food Mart

Not Rated.
Shep's Food MartShep's Food Mart
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
[ Store ]

2001 4th St N
St. Petersburg, Florida, 33704-4309
United States
phone: (727) 823-6565

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Photo of Krista_S
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Krista_S, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of OldeSchool
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%

Do not - I repeat - do not, drive by this establishment based on its "curb appeal." While it's appearance is rather underwhelming, Shep's has an amazing selection of beers, with an emphasis on local brewers. The last time I was there, I saw definite signs of construction going on, so perhaps one of the area's better beer destinations is about to receive a facelift.

Don't be in a hurry when you go; it will probably require some browsing to find what you're after, but I think you will be impressed with the number of interesting brews available in such a small floor plan. A large percentage of the beers are refrigerated, and it takes a while to wend your way through all of those bottles.

If you are in the area, Shep's is definitely a recommended stop.

OldeSchool, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of JReites
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

JReites, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Bier4all
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Bier4all, May 17, 2014
Photo of Notacraftdrinker
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Notacraftdrinker, May 11, 2014
Photo of srhoadsy
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%

Stopped here this past week on my back into Tampa. Fairly easy to get to off of 275.

Very low key, had I not read about it on this site, I would never have stopped.

Man at the counter was pleasant enough if not that knowledgeable about the beer, which he admitted.

Very good selection, especially of local and domestic crafts. Had CCB White Oak Jai Alai in sixers, which the brewery was even out of, and a couple of cases of Sucks. Imports were a little on the limited side. Nothing exceptionally rare, but still a very good selection.

Prices ranged from reasonable to being a bit on the pricey side, but overall not bad.

Will definitely stop again when I'm in the area.

srhoadsy, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of craneberdua
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%

I live in Alabama, and I have family that lives in St. Pete. I wanted some Cigar City brew so I called Shep's. I told them my family was going be coming up my way, and I was looking for some good beer for them to bring me. Shep's took it from there. They packed me a box, and I couldn't have been more pleased with their expertise and service. They even called me back to double check with the beer they selected. They had some limited edition stuff and he set me aside a few of their last bottles. They went out of their way to help me. I would recommend Shep's to anyone. They are top notch!

craneberdua, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Flochie
4.71/5  rDev +11.3%

Great selection of GF beers for this area! Guy working the counter was very helpful with recommendations. I didn't try any food, so can't comment on that. Atmosphere is nothing too special. Totally psyched about having almost half a cooler of Gluten Free beers to try. They're expensive! But that's not Shep's fault. That's just the nature of the beast. Super convenient.

Flochie, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of ckk527
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%

News flash: Since last reviewed by a member in 2008, Shep's is under new ownership. Josh and his family purchased the shop three weeks ago (today's date: 5/8/13) and are preparing to upgrade the look and feel. Also in the works is a growler station, license already in hand. Josh is friendly, enthusiastic, and displays a sincere interest in providing his customers with a wide selection of quality imported and domestic-craft beers.

Broad selection of Belgians, including a respectable sampling of sours and quads. The Straffe Hendrik Quadruple I tasted was a surprising and impressive find. Likewise, the selection of English, German and US craft beers and ales is fairly deep. Bonus: Unlike several of the neighborhood shops, Shep's maintains a deep stock of chilled AND room temp. beers. Major points, IMO.

I didn't order a hand-made sandwich this trip, but if the growler station is up next visit, you can bet I'll do just that.

I'm glad I stopped in and am eager to see things take on a fresh look next time I'm in the Tampa/St. Pete area.

Highly recommended.

ckk527, May 09, 2013
Photo of bkilpatr
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%

Shep's is a beer and wine store and deli located just north of downtown St. Petersburg, near the intersection of 22nd Ave and 4th St. Looks like an old 7-11 on the outside. On the inside though is a great selection of micros and imports, a good amount of wine, and a deli area.

They carry most of the micros available in the area, including Dogfish, Rogue, Avery, Great Divide, Bell's, Flying Dog, Ommegang, etc. There's also a good selection of imports from Germany, Belgium, the UK, and other countries. Most are available as single bottles, and they have six-packs for some. They also usually have a few different gift packs for sale. Typically a box with a few beers from one brewery paired with a logo glass. Speaking of which, a small selection of glassware is available, and usually run $3-4 each.

There's usually a guy roaming around ready to assist or answer any questions. The people there are knowledgeable and make pretty good suggestions. The only downside to Shep's is the prices. For most of the more commonly available bottles, their prices are 10-50 cents higher than most other stores. For rare. seasonal, or limited releases (such as DFH120) they can be a dollar or two higher, again for a single bottle.

bkilpatr, May 25, 2008
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Shep's Food Mart in St. Petersburg, FL
93 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.