Last week, the national publication deemed The Burg's Hawthorne Bottle Shop one of "The Best Beer Shops in the U.S., According to Pros." The woman-owned business is known for its exclusive spread of beer and wine, late night events and collaborations with local breweries, like Tampa's newly-opened Ology Brewing Co.
The only other Florida shop that made the cut is Sarasota's 99 Bottles. Wine Enthusiast declared another St. Pete institution, CellarMasters Wine Bar & Bottle Shop, one of the "Best Bottle Shops in the South" earlier this year.
There are a few seats inside amongst the walls of beer, wine and cider bottles, as well as a large outdoor patio embellished with mix-matched furniture and eclectic decor. Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe is open from noon-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and noon-10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.