St. Pete Hidden Gems: Hops & Props, the ‘Burg’s waterfront pub

Exterior of a waterfront pub
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Hey, look over Pier…we mean here. The wonderful and slightly hidden Hops & Props, one of our favorite bars in the Burg, is still open amid the COVID-19 pandemic and Pier construction. Here’s why you need to get takeout from 335 2nd Avenue NE in St. Petersburg.

Hops & Props opened in the Burg about 5 years ago. It’s a small spot right on the water with stunning views of the historic Vinoy Renaissance Hotel and the Vinoy Yacht Basin.

Offering a huge catering menu 

The bar’s aesthetic is matched by its selection of local craft brews. They feature new brews every day, so you beer enthusiasts will always have something new to entertain your curious palates. In total, Hops & Props has 26 taps to choose from.

One unique feature of Hops & Props is their impressive event catering menu. They offer items like seafood paella cooked fresh on site, smoked plum tomatoes, butternut squash ravioli, fresh baked pretzels, and grilled chicken kabobs. So, whenever we can get back to safe celebrations, Hops & Props should be on your list.

Smoked brisket and craft beer is on the menu 

You can get a full view of their catering menu options by visiting Hops & Props’ website. Want to know what’s on tap? Follow Hops & Props on Facebook and Instagram.

Hungry residents can place orders for pickup online. The Hops & Props menu includes smoked gouda Mac & Cheese, smoked ribs, smoked meatloaf, pesto chicken salad croissants, boiled peanuts, and a smoked brisket sandwich.

Place a call at (727) 309-1898 to see what wines and craft beers are available.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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