During Prohibition, bootleggers were forced to make large batches of gin in bathtubs, imparting the spirit with the taste of danger and rubber duckies. Relive the finer moments of the Prohibition era with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of specialty cocktails and spirits at The Mandarin Hide in St. Petersburg.
A modern speakeasy, The Mandarin Hide specializes in Prohibition-era cocktails, such as the Moscow mule—a potable potpourri of Tito's vodka, ginger beer, and lime—as well as specialty cocktails, such as the pink moon, made with Hendricks gin, sweet vermouth, lemon wedges, raspberry sauce, sliced cucumbers, and soda water. Besides mixed drinks ($7–$8.50), The Mandarin Hide stocks the largest selection of fine Scotch and whiskey in the area, plus more than 30 bottled beers. The bar's décor resembles a chic ski lodge, with antler-esque chandeliers, wood paneling, exposed brick, and a taxidermied buffalo's head perched above the bar, silently judging patrons that haven't seen Dances with Wolves. An outdoor patio lets patrons pair their enchanting sips with equally magical views of shooting stars and backstroking sky fish.
- …what is sure to be one of the most impressive specialty and traditional cocktail menus in the area – iLovetheBurg
Downtown St. Petersburg
231 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701Get Directions