Beer, Wine & Spirits in Town 'n' Country

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At Copperheads Tap House, beer aficionados and casual drinkers alike line up at the lengthy bar for frosty glasses of 30 craft beers. Local breweries such as Cigar City supply suds alongside internationally renowned brews as guests play pool, shoot darts, and watch sports on the flat-screen TVs above the bar. Out back, a sun-drenched patio welcomes imbibers as they soak in vitamin D and the tart orange and lemon flavors of an Ommegang Witte ale or the warm finish and Russian accent of a North Coast Old Rasputin stout. An event schedule chock-full of parties and concerts ensures that the spacious tavern is constantly humming with the sounds of weekly trivia, beer-sampling events, and live tunes from local bands.

670 Main St.
Safety Harbor,
FL
US

Since 1980, Time For Wine has colored the palates of wine lovers with a wealth of limited-production vintages from around the world that are typically unavailable in stores, restaurants, or juice boxes. Personal consultants continue the cherished traditions of European wine tasting by helping clients select a choice bottle with thorough sampling, taste analysis, and metaphors that may involve freshly cut grass or the musk of a well-travelled nickel. The boutique's sommeliers can make house calls to customers to host tastings of wines such as Italian chianti and South American malbec, and mail orders of finely aged grape juices ship within 24 hours. Customized labels grace specially ordered bottles with family photos, family crests, and personal messages.

5462 56th Commerce Park Blvd
Tampa,
FL
US

Tampa Pub Crawl falls under the umbrella of Orlando Pub Crawl, a socially oriented outfit started by Cameron Parker in 2005 to organize the bar-going experience into a convivial group event. Tampa and Orlando Pub Crawl organize trips for up to 1,000 revelers at a time and style their events after themes and occasions including the Kentucky Derby, '80s Nights, and Cinco de Mayo. Partiers hop from bar to bar, enjoying complimentary drinks, admission, and other specials as they mingle and socialize amid festivities, games, and libations. The pub-crawl team can also tailor a private crawl for groups of 100 or more, allowing companies, organizations, and poker-playing dogs to journey to bars in organized packs.

302 S Howard Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

Booth's Brewing outfits customers with quality beer- and wine-making supplies, from Briess dry malts to brew kettles by Blichmann Engineering. Hops-savvy staffers also guide students through the basics of crafting custom beers at home with beer-brewing classes. The sessions familiarize students with standard brewing equipment and ingredients, arming them with the theoretical and practical knowledge to successfully make beer at home without fitting their bathtub with a blowoff hose.

333 N Falkenburg Rd
Tampa,
FL
US

Reporters at this bimonthly lifestyle magazine sift through the local dining, art, and social scenes to present the gems to readers on glossy, colorful pages. Each issue carries an expansive dining guide that curates the city's culinary landscape, turning readers on to chic new bistros, hidden gems, and bars that have the most elegant spittoons.

4537 Lowell Road
Tampa,
FL
US

Since it was founded in Key West in 1915, Thompson Cigar Company has been selling a wide range of smoking accessories and high-quality cigars. The Don Rafael Robusto sampler ($19.95) provides two apiece of Connecticut, Madura, Sumatra, and Sun Gown mild- to medium-bodied cigars with a sweet, nut-like flavor. Customers can opt for the Ultimate Dominican Robusto sampler ($62.95), a selection of smoke sticks ranging from light to full-bodied in flavor and gussied up in wrappers from around the globe. The cutter double guillotine ($13.95) is fashioned from high-grade stainless steel, comes encased in soft rubber, and slices through cigars like a chainsaw through a trough of hot buttered rum. The 4 Coins humidor with matching ashtray ($59.95) comfortably houses precious cigars in a spanish-cedar lining equipped with rectangle humidifier, analog hygrometer, and more.

5401 Hangar Ct
Tampa,
FL
US