Road closures have continued to cause issues for local businesses across Tampa. Recently, King State took to social media to discuss the toll that street closures surrounding its cafe had taken on the business. We’re here to remind you that King State (520 E Floribraska Ave) is a fantastic hub for coffee, and good eats — and you should visit if you haven’t before. Another top-rated spot in Tampa, Jug & Bottle (6203 N Florida Ave), is now bracing for a similar impact.
“Well, it’s V-Day and the @cityoftampa has, without warning, shut down Hannah Avenue. Talking with the crew, this will be ongoing for the next couple of weeks,” wrote the Jug & Bottle owners on Instagram. “To get to us, just head one block north and turn onto Jean Street. Turn right after ABC Auto into the alley where you’ll come up to our parking lots. Unfortunately, this is the only way at the moment.”
For those who have never visited, Jug & Bottle is highly regarded as one of the best bottle shops in America. In 2023, it received glowing praise from Green Bench Brewing’s head brewer Krystopher Johnson in Wine Enthusiast. This beer shop is also home to the fantastic 3 Dot Dash Vegan Kitchen.
Jug and Bottle meticulously curates its beer selection
“It’s an awesome shop that has something for everyone,” said Johnson in an interview with Wine Enthusiast. “They have a great selection of packaged beer, wine, vegan food and some beers on tap available for growler fills.”
Wine Enthusiast assembled its top beer shops list by reaching out to beer experts across the nation. According to the editors, a great beer shop does not have endless choices. The ones that stand out, according to the beer pros from around the country who Wine Enthusiast spoke to for this list, are the shops that pay attention to having a diverse selection, offer proper cooler space, and keep an eye on freshness dates.
Jug & Bottle Dept. carries a curated offering of craft beers, natural wines, and specialty products at their shop in Seminole Heights. They frequently host sampling/tasting nights inside their space, so follow them on Facebook for the latest news on upcoming events.
Jug and Bottle is located at 6203 N Florida Avenue
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