Whiskey Wonderland, a spirit-infused festival, is this Saturday in St. Pete

several bottles of whiskey arranged on a table

The most spirited event of the holiday season is set for December 4 at Coastal Creative in the Grand Central District of St. Petersburg. The festivities will include a bevy of craft cocktails featuring whiskey from Dark Door Spirits, St. Pete Distillery, and Kozuba & Sons Distillery. This event is a That’s So Tampa and I Love the Burg creation.

Myriad restaurants and cafes are set to participate in this festival, and whip up wonderfully unique cocktails for guests to enjoy. The current list of participating restaurants/bars includes some of the best local concepts in the entire Tampa Bay region: 

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  • Dog Bar
  • Hogg Batch
  • Hunger/Thirst Group
  • Kahwa Coffee
  • Left Bank Bistro
  • The Mill
  • Oyster Bar
  • Postcard Inn
  • Red Mesa 
  • Spice & Tea Exchange
  • Swingers Patio Bar & Grill
  • TeBella Tea Company
  • The Lure
  • Tiki Bar at Dr. BBQ
  • Tropez
  • Tryst

A full vendor market meticulously curated by LocalShops1, one of the top shop small advocates in the region, will also be a part of this local celebration. The current list of art/crafty vendors include:

  • Apple Love Designs
  • Asian Home Gifts
  • Brownies Botanicals
  • Corrie Sosnowsky Designs
  • Craft Tee
  • Hello Myrth
  • How’s Your Day Honey
  • JB’s Sweet Addiction
  • Kukui Maca
  • Luminate Salon & Boutique
  • Main Street Boys Empanadas
  • Mermade Florida
  • Mirror Mirror on the Ball
  • Moonlit Macarons
  • Psychic Paula
  • Revolutions Records
  • Simeow Studio
  • Stoned and Sterling
  • Sweet Water Education Events Training
  • The Sewing Ninja Studios

Tampa Bay food truck favorites La Strada Mobile KitchenBubbas Boneless RibsCrab Daddy’s Surf & Turf, and Glorious Pies will also be out during the event serving up some of their favorite eats. La Strada’s pizza is one of the top pies in the state of Florida as far as we’re concerned.

This ticketed event will offer two different time slots for attendees to choose from: 12pm-3pm, and 5pm-8pm. There will also be special VIP tasting hours available from 11am-12pm, and 4pm-5pm. 

Tickets for general admission include 10 whiskey cocktail samples and cost $30. VIP tickets are $75 and grant you 1 hour of exclusive access to all of the tastings, a private VIP area with treats to snack on and a commemorative t-shirt to mark the occasion.

Each guest will get to vote on the Best Cocktail for our People’s Choice Award. Critics will also select their favorite cocktail on the night. 

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A portion of the proceeds from Whiskey Wonderland will benefit HOOAH Inc. a nonprofit whose mission is to lend support to forward deployed servicemen and women, their stateside families, and returning veterans with a high level of understanding, compassion, and empathy. 

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