7VENTH SUN: 7venth Sun heralded the local craft beer boom by opening in a strip mall on Broadway in 2012, and has since expanded into Tampa.
DUNEDIN HOUSE OF BEER: Down the street from 7venth Sun, HOB used to be just another bar but is now part of a small chain of breweries statewide.
WOODWRIGHT BREWING COMPANY: A couple doors down from Dunedin Brewery, this one takes its name from the wood shop that operates in the same building. Coattails, a kitchen serving sandwiches, desserts and more, works out of a trailer permanently installed on the property.
CUENI BREWING COMPANY: This small taproom has an entrance off the Pinellas Trail.
CALEDONIA BREWING: This newer spot, using an archaic name for Scotland, is located in the former Main Street home of what eventually became the regional newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times.
SOGGY BOTTOM BREWERY: Up the street from Caledonia, SBB offers a craft option for people who eschew the tap list at Clear Sky Draft Haus next door.If you don’t want to head into Dunedin, turn north from the Causeway for Palm Harbor’s craft beer options.
STILT HOUSE BREWERY: This addition also is located just off the Pinellas Trail, and features a lot of guest taps in addition to its own creations.
DE BINE BREWING COMPANY: A massive warehouse space with a sizable tasting room. Drinking next to the actual brewing equipment is a highlight in the milder months.
TWO LIONS WINERY AND PALM HARBOR BREWERY: These two are run out of a former bungalow on Georgia Avenue, practically across the street from de Bine. If you’re not feeling the beer, try one of their fruit wine slushies.
— There are a couple watering holes popular with locals, but the dog-themed Rosie’s Tavern is a big favorite. There’s an outdoor seating area and a popcorn machine to go with your beer or wine, plus a plethora of dog photos lining the walls. But a seat at the bar is a prime spot to local the infamous Cowpig, a tiny salt shaker hidden daily inside the premises. Spot Cowpig and you win a free beer or a Rosie’s coozie, and a photo on the bar’s Facebook page.— If you want to save a few bucks for food or drinks, hit the Publix grocery store at the intersection of Bayshore and Curlew on your way to the Causeway. If you want something a little more out of the ordinary, the strip mall across the street features M&W European Deli and Market, which will sell homemade bread and various meats for you to assemble sandwiches.
— If you want to know what conditions out on the island are like before making the trip, the city of Dunedin maintains a webcam on its website. There are three different angles, including one of the dog beach, just in case you want to check if your dog will have anyone to play with.
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The beach scene, beach access, the Caladesi Island ferry
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