The Ale & the Witch
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Taps: 32 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MarcatGSB:
3.85/5 rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
The Ale and the Witch lies inside what appears to be an outdoor, multi story mall? They have a nice courtyard that is centrally located, where people can sit from the surrounding shops and enjoy a beer (or a glass of wine, there is a wine bar next store).
The bar itself is rather small, maybe 10 seats, with about 35 taps. I didn't notice too many foreign taps, focused on American Craft with a few ciders on draft.
The bartender was friendly, and the beer was served in proper glassware. I had a Stone IPA on tap, and it tasted perfect. Definitely a great stop in the St. Petersburg area, and the best part it's not far off the Pinellas Trail, so you can ride your bike from Peg's Cantina if you'd like!
01-15-2013 18:13:32 | More by MarcatGSB
More User Reviews:
3.96/5 rDev -11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
Great atmosphere. Perfect location. open court yard. Music. great beer selections. Constantly rotating their selections. The inside is pretty small. Not mush space but the courtyard really makes up for that. Bar itself is pretty small. Service of staff is great but service itself lacks due to the bar size. Prices are reasonable. Owners & staff are great. Communal support.
07-22-2013 15:13:50 | More by tfsimpkins
4.3/5 rDev -3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2 | $$
They serve only american craft on their 32 taps and new beer engine that are constantly rotating. The bar itself is rather small but it's attached to an outdoor courtyard that hides away from the city. The staff is always spot on with their beer knowledge and if you pick something bad they will let you know before hand. They always seem to have free live music at night, if somewhat to loud. Really, it's the perfect making of an American beer garden.
06-04-2013 22:22:45 | More by maddicts
4.86/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Ale & Witch is a great place with a great atmosphere. They have an extremely knowledgeable staff who obviously love what they do. A very good selection of craft beers with a great courtyard with live music almost nightly. It's truly a hidden gem in downtown St Petersburg.
01-05-2013 20:47:16 | More by mobrockman
5/5 rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
First visit - very impressed. Open air and tons of draft choices. I had my first cask ale and was thoroughly in love with the place. Small, intimate inside, plenty of fresh air and tables outside - and open air is what we're all about in St Pete. Servers know their stuff and make great suggestions. When you haven't tried them all, it's good to have a knowledgeable draftmeister on the other side of the bar.
Their cask ale of the week was Cigar City Jai Alai IPA, a very big, hoppy tasting, cloudy live ale . They feature a different cask brew every week.. The beermeisters are friendly and well informed. A new favorite for me.
I will definitely be back to try the food as well.
09-22-2012 20:28:52 | More by dcmike
The Ale & the Witch in St. Petersburg, FL
95 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.