Take Five: Cage Brewing St Petersburg, Florida
Over in the Grand Central District you’ll find a converted auto-body shop and diner with a sign that says Cage Brewing. Once you’re inside you’ll find a quirky, artsy, and relaxed atmosphere and you’ll wonder why you haven’t been here before, or why it’s taken you so long to come back. The location was important to the owner because he loved the old Florida feel and vibe, and it shows within Cage’s walls. They didn’t replace or change a lot of the old history of the building, paying homage to what it once was. When it came time to name the brewery, Cage only seemed fitting. They started out in Treasure Island in a tiny space where regulations required they lock up the brewery area and tanks. Because they didn’t have room to spare, they used chain link fence and around the area and locked it in its own “Cage”. “We could not keep up with production in such a small location so we decided to go big so we now have a big brewery only with a bigger Cage,” the owner laughed.
Cage is one of four breweries within walking distance of Grand Central and Kenwood, but it’s charm and events set it apart. Not only can you find a wide selection of craft beer and knowledgeable staff, but there are free old school arcade games, two bar spaces, one indoors where it’s nice and cool for those dreaded summer nights and one outdoors where the party is,but you can also see amazing live performance by some of Tampa Bay’s best local acts. Cage also hosts art shows and gives Tampa Bay artists a chance to show off their work and has regular food trucks available so there’s no need to go anywhere else when you get hungry.
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Visit: 2001 1st Ave S