There’s probably no spot I love more than The Ale and The Witch. During college, if I made my way to downtown St. Pete, The Witch was almost always my first stop. Brett Andress has created a home for those who love live music and good brews. Its legendary courtyard is one of the best spots to unwind in the Sunshine City.
Of course the COVID-19 pandemic forced The Witch, along with so many other businesses, to shut down. FINALLY The Witch is reopening with some restrictions. There’s ample distanced seating in its courtyard. Visitors can grab mix and match packaged brews to-go.
Nearly a decade of serving St. Pete
The concept first opened in 2011, and since that time has become integral to the ‘Burg’s booming craft beer scene. Owner Brett Andress has also been instrumental in bringing in some amazing blues, and folk bands to the Sunshine City.
Dracula’s Legacy, the exquisite wine and cheese bar next door to The Witch, is also open for business and is making use of the courtyard.
“We have 20 taps all being offered and served in pandemic plastic crowlers we bought from St Pete Brewing Company. These crowlers are to go only and are priced at $10, $14 or $18 depending on the beer. Tap list will be on our website,” wrote Andress in a Facebook post.
Opening up the two level courtyard
“Our two level courtyard is arranged with very social distance seating and is an extended seating area for our neighbors here and we encourage you to enjoy their terrific food offerings to eat here in this open space. Sab Cafe and Rollbotto Sushi have full menu offerings to grab take out from. Dracula’s Legacy has a small menu as well you can order from. The courtyard tables are meant for customers ordering from these establishments as well as us supporting them. Please DO NOT move any of these tables.”
Their hours for take out this week are:
Saturday and Sunday: 3:30-7pm