Notes: 1. The “Tampa Bay area” for this purpose broadly includes Tampa, St. Petersburg and around Clearwater. There is a separate thread for Orlando. 2. Continue to check breweries’ websites/social-media feeds for COVID-related hours, procedures. VISITORS, this thread is a great start for planning a trip to the Tampa Bay area. It's not designed to answer every.single.question you have about every.single.thing going on around here. Most breweries now have at least decent internet and social-media presence (including Untappd); check them out for what is pouring at this exact moment, the beer in their to-go coolers or for upcoming events. LOCALS, the point of the thread is this: There are now 50-plus breweries in the greater Tampa Bay area. Which breweries would you want to hit up if you were here from out of town for a night or two? Listing every brewery is pointless. At the same time (and this is important for locals and visitors alike), there are few local breweries making truly bad beer … no matter what Mr. TwoStyle HypeTrader would have you believe. We have many “A” breweries here so we are spoiled. To be clear, though, a brewery making “B” beer does NOT suck. So, if that brewery down the street from your ArirBnB isn’t on this list but you find yourself with 45 minutes to kill, walk on down. You might find a gem. All that said, you’ll find consistently well-crafted liquid at the following: Cigar City Brewery (Tampa; brewpub) ** Coppertail Brewing (Tampa; brewpub) ** Angry Chair Brewing (Tampa) ** 7venth Sun Brewing (Dunedin and Tampa) ** Green Bench Brewing (St. Petersburg; also making cider and mead) ** Cycle Brewing (St. Petersburg) ** Arkane Aleworks (Largo) ** Magnanimous Brewing (Tampa) ** Woven Water (Tampa) ** BarrieHaus Brewery (Tampa) ** Bastet Brewing (Tampa) Notable Beer Bars Willard's (Largo) ** The Independent (Tampa and St. Pete) Notable Bottle Shops Hawthorne Bottle Shop (St. Pete) ** Jug & Bottle Dept. (Tampa) ** Luekens (various locations) ** Total Wine (various locations) (A Few) Beer-centric Restaurants Stein & Vine (Brandon); King State (Tampa; roasting their own coffee, brewing their own beer and making some of the best biscuits in the area); Mr. Dunderbaks (Tampa; also making its own German-centric beers); and Cajun Cafe on the Bayou (Pinellas Park). Datz (various locations) has fallen off a bit but works in a pinch. The Brewery Bay is a cool resource that allows users to sort breweries in creative ways (e.g., growlers, kid friendly, food).