Voodoo Brewing Co., a brewpub concept inspired by European beer halls, is opening soon in downtown St. Pete. The restaurant and brewery is opening in the former Orange Blossom Catering location at 220 4th St N, and pictures from inside show heavy renovations to the space.
The brewery tentatively has a grand opening celebration scheduled for the second week in February, at which point it will debut its award-winning beers inside the redesigned location, including sidewalk seating and a walk-up bar along 4th Street. The brewpub will not only showcase its beer, but also barrel-aged cocktails, hard seltzers, and of course, a full menu of “elevated pub food.” There will be a game area on the second floor, as well.
Voodoo Brewing Co. go its start in Pennsylvania back in 2005 as a brewery, opening its first taproom in 2012. The taproom immediately exploded in popularity, and as a result, the employee-owned company now operates nearly a dozen brewpubs across the country. This will be its first location in Florida.
Voodoo’s brewpubs are celebrations of not just beer and food, but art, music, and community, preferring communal gathering as opposed to something less warm or welcoming. It was with that ethos that they opened that first brewpub in Meadeville, Pennsylvania just over 10 years ago.
“It was modeled after European beer halls, instead of a typical bar with cheap beers, shots and TVs,” Voodoo explains. “Instead, we focused more on delicious, thought provoking beers, food and cocktails, as well as community and human interaction. From there, we’ve only seen upwards growth.”
Voodoo brews award-winning beer
Beers on the permanent tap list for Voodoo include Good Vibes west coast IPA, the Lacto Kooler flavored Berliner weisse, the Voodoo Love Child fruited Belgian tripel, and the Where Our Secrets Go imperial stout. Seasonal offerings include Key Lime Kolsch, Schnitzengiggle Marzen, Beach Bear apricot blonde, Hazy Vibes New England style IPA, and Cowbell – a nitro double chocolate imperial milk stout.
More from Voodoo: “For us, it’s all about the liquid. From the very beginning, quality has been our focus. With precise recipes using world class ingredients resourced from some of the finest producers + hand selected hops from all over the world, each beer is thoughtfully crafted, and our brewers never compromise.”
Stay tuned to I Love the Burg for updates on the official opening.