Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe

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Hawthorne Bottle ShoppeHawthorne Bottle Shoppe
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2927 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, Florida, 33713
United States

(727) 800-2810 | map
hbsforlife.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.25
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
pDev:
8.24%
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Reviews by Phoodcritic:
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3.61/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.5

Fantastic vibe, but small and very disappointing bottle selection. Limited production beers are few in number and there’s very little from Germany and the U.K.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DoctorZombies
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

More than a bottle shop, this dive bar/restaurant has local/Florida/National Hand Craft on tap, plus 100s of bottles/cans to enjoy on site, or take away. The owners and staff are all beer geeks, who host excellent bottle shares. The made to order sandwiches are gourmet treats. Dog friendly, a huge outdoor seating area under roof, lots of parking. This is also a neighborhood go to spot for wine. Lastly, the space is big and hosts fun get togethers and hosts events such as batchelorette parties etc.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of wjbent
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great space w/ indoor and outdoor seating. Tap selection is small but impressive, featuring rare JWB, Angry Chair, Funky Buddha, Slim Pickens, and other brewers. A lot of themed events and tap takeovers. Bottle selection is small-ish but growing, with an impressive number of European beers and the occasional out-of-left-field, no idea how they got it here find (like Off Color Apex Predator). Owners are usually on site, and the staff is uniformly great. Menu is small - a few sandwiches, a cheese plate - but tasty.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

On the first leg of our trip, we had the pleasure of stopping by this trendy new bottle shop that's just getting started, but seems to have quite a few, big time beer connections. When we were there, they were featuring a J. Wakefield tap takeover, with a number of their very highly hyped sours, including a dank IPA they brewed exclusively for Hawthorne, which will apparently be on tap indefinitely. Once the JWB kegs kicked, they also offered some tasty Funky Buddha and Cigar City treats that were otherwise being held back at only a few other bars for special events. Needless to say, we felt lucky to find this place. Food is minimal--sandwiches and simple bar treats--but they do make it to order.

They also have a small but growing collection of bottles to go, ranging from micro and local craft brews to highly regarded international beers. Prices are a little high, but I'm sure things will shift and change.

The location itself is rather sizeable for a new spot, with a lot of natural sunlight coming through large windows, and an outdoor shaded beer garden. There was plenty of space even for the block-long line of people that were waiting for the goods.

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Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe in Saint Petersburg, FL
Place rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6 ratings