Beer-lovers with Tampa Bay Rays tickets can look forward to a day of delicious brews as well as fun baseball. Fans also have plenty of options for before, during, and after the game. When you visit the ball field, make sure you stop by these locations to get some of the best beers in the area.
Beers At Tropicana Field
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Tropicana Field has taken a big step towards satisfying the craft beer market. Even some of the stand-alone concessions sell craft beer. However, typically, you’ll get the largest selection from a restaurant or bar located within Tropicana Field.
The Brewhouse stands out as an obvious choice for beer connoisseurs. This pub-style beer has about one dozen taps serving domestic and craft beer. It also has a long list of bottled beers. Expect to find beers made by Cigar City, Sam Adams, and the Brass Tap. Sam Adams and Brass Tap even have their own concession stands near right field.
Other places to grab a beer at Tropicana Field include:
- The Mezzanine Bar
- Curley’s Corner
- Everglades BBQ Smokehouse
Green Bench Brewing
Green Bench Brewing, located just a few blocks from Tropicana Field, has one of the best beer selections in the area. This local taproom features fresh beers made right at the brewery as well as those from other area.
The taproom usually has about six beers on its menu. Always try one or two offerings from Green Bench Brewing. This is one of the few places where you get to try their beers before they are sent to other distributors.
Ferg’s Sports Bar
Ferg’s Sports Bar has a fun atmosphere that will appeal to practically everyone. The daily burger and beer special makes it a particularly attractive watering hole for after the game. Ferg’s also has happy hour specials from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. If you can fit that into your schedule, you might even save a few dollars while you enjoy local and national beers.
3 Daughters Brewery
The 3 Daughter’s Brewery has a taproom that no one in the area can beat. It fills its taps with homemade concoctions that differ from anything you’ve ever tasted. If you’re interested in trying several, you can order a flight. Some of the popular beers often found on tap at 3DB include:
- Summer Stout
- Beach Blonde
- Brown Pelican
However, you’ll also find experimental recipes that often don’t last long. If you have some time to spend before heading to Tropicana Field, take a tour of the brewery. You will see every step in the beer-making process. You also get to taste three beers during the tour. Call ahead to reserve a spot. The small brewery can only accommodate so many people at once.
What’s your favorite place to grab a beer before, during, or after a Ray’s game? St. Petersburg, Fla. is putting itself on the map with some of the country’s best and award winningest breweries. Come for a Rays’ game and stay for the beer.