When you think of St. Petersburg, Florida, craft beer might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But rest assured that these breweries in St. Pete are second to none.
It doesn’t matter if this is your first time trying craft beer or you are traveling the country looking for your next favorite brew, we’re sure you will find something you like.
Whether you are in town to watch the Indy car race, take in a baseball game, or are on vacation checking out the Dali Museum, do yourself a favor and check out any of these 10 St. Pete breweries and toast to good times.
Best Breweries in St. Petersburg, FL
St. Pete Brewing Co.
You will enjoy the great atmosphere and tasty craft beers when you stop by St. Pete Brewing Company. The Grateful Stout, Put Me in Kolsch, Scottish Ale, St. Pete Orange Wheat, and Pinellas Trail Citrus IPA from St. Pete Brewing Company will satisfy even the most discerning taste buds.
Open daily with Happy Hours Wed/Thurs 3-530p and warm pretzel bites, St. Pete Brewing has something for everyone.
Green Bench Brewing Company
Green Bench Brewing Company is a brewery in St. Pete with one of the most relaxed vibes and chill atmospheres you could hope for. Oh, and they make some good beer too!
Green Bench Brewing not only crafts up beer like their Postcard Pils, Coffee Pot Bayou, Spark (a limited release smoked Marzen – yummy), and Sunshine City IPA, but for you cider and mead lovers, check out the Purple Rain cider and The Northerner mead.
Green Bench Brewing’s spacious beer garden is the perfect place to forget about the sweat dripping down your back ten months of the year in Southwest Florida and enjoy great craft beer.
3 Daughters Brewing
3 Daughters Brewing has been a staple in St. Pete for almost a decade, and they are not far from Tropicana Field. 3 Daughters brews an excellent range of beer, so check out the Tropical Hefe, Florida Orange IPA, Mexican Lager, or Beach Blonde Ale during your visit.
Are you looking for a St. Pete brewery with food? Then 3 Daughters Brewing has a BBQ pulled pork sandwich you’ll be happy you ordered. Sure, there are other options but trust us on that one!
Sports fans need to bring a tablet to stream the game because 3 Daughters doesn’t have tvs in the tasting room, so you’ll have to interact with other humans. A cool 3 Daughters Brewing fun fact is that they get their aging barrels from American Freedom Distillery, the makers of the tasty Horse Soldier bourbon.
Cage Brewing Co.
Cage Brewing Company in St. Pete, FL, has 18 taps of craft beer, live music, food trucks, and video games oh my! The King Krush Double IPA, Pinball Porter, Cage Blonde, or Golden Buddha American IPA will give your taste buds a jolt and power you to a new high score or help you become a pinball wizard.
Cage Brewing is a kid-friendly Florida brewery, and dogs are welcome in the outside spaces. Since you will be so close, once you finish enjoying Cage Brewing’s selection of fine craft beers, take a short walk (remember, we don’t drink and drive!) to visit the next St. Pete brewery on the list – Pinellas Ale Works.
Pinellas Ale Works Brewery
Located in downtown St. Pete, Pinellas Ale Works Brewery, or PAW for short, is one of the most dog-friendly breweries in St. Petersburg, FL. With great craft beers like the CocoMutt, a barrel-aged Baltic porter, Howlin, a barrel-aged Scotch ale, and plenty more, there’s something for everyone.
Listen to live music throughout the week and events that benefit local animal charities in Pinellas County, along with a food truck on-site, you’ll be happy you stopped by Pinellas Ale Works.
Dissent Craft Brewing Company
Unique ales, and even a Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout, Dissent Craft Brewing is a hidden gem tasting room in St. Pete. Dissent brews their craft beers in Lakeland, FL, but their St. Pete tasting room is where the fun happens.
Tacos and trivia on Tuesday nights and Monday discounts for the hospitality industry make Haines Road the perfect place to put back a craft beer or two. Find Dissent Brewing’s tasting room hours here…
Overflow Brewing Company
Just a 5 minute walk down 1st. Ave N from St. Pete Brewing Company is Overflow Brewing. Serving up an award-winning sour, German-style beer, and IPAs coupled with food truck nights and live painting nights, Overflow Brewing Company in St. Petersburg, FL, does not disappoint.
Good craft beer is an art form, and art is, well, art is art. So when you pair those two things together, magic happens, and that magic is happening at Overflow Brewing.
Mastry’s Brewing Co.
Mastry’s Brewing Company was founded in 2014 and was the first brewery on St. Pete Beach. The Breezy Blonde Ale, MADE Coffee Porter, Just Like Old Times Sour, and seasonal brews like Dayz of Summer IPA and Beach House Farmhouse Ale are all great choices after a day at the beach. Dogs are welcome on the patio and in the Biergarten.
If your search is uber-specific and you need a St. Pete brewery with free wifi and a humidor full of cigars, then Mastry’s Brewing is your huckleberry. Or if you want some tacos on Tuesday and you only do trivia on Thursdays, Mastry’s Brewing Co. has you covered there too.
Bayboro Brewing Co.
By now, you know not all breweries serve food, but lucky for you Bayboro Brewing Co. has both great craft beer AND food! So order a smoked chicken salad or the half and half burger with blueberry marmalade to go along with your Toasted Iron lager, and thank us later.
The Bayboro Brewing tap list has even thrown in the Kitchen Sink with a porter, their Full Bird West Coast IPA, and the popular Teufel Hunden peanut butter chocolate stout, all with some cool retro label art.
Avid Brew Company
If you’re one of the ten people that go to Tampa Bay Rays games, then make sure to head to Avid Brew Company when you leave Tropicana Field in the 7th inning. Cage Brewing is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Avid Brew, so you can make it a double play.
Ok, baseball references aside, Avid Brew Co. not only serves up great craft beer like their Pilsnerd (it’s a pilsner in case you missed catch that in the name), Honey, I’m Home blonde ale or the Cucumber Saison, you can also stock up on home brewing supplies.
Wrapping it Up…
Sure, there are more St. Pete breweries than these ten, but when you are strapped for time and can’t be bothered running all over town looking for a fantastic craft beer, you’ll be happy we simplified things for you.
Not to mention, if you are in town for more than a few days, you can always hop over to Tampa or drive down to Fort Myers to check out all the best breweries Southwest Florida has to offer.
If you do that, you will want to keep track of all the new beers you try, so sign up for the Gulp Coast Craft Brewery Passport. Maybe you’ll get a discount, maybe you won’t, but at least you can prove to your friends that you are an expert in something!