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New cocktail festival, Whiskey Wonderland, is this Saturday in St. Pete

New cocktail festival, Whiskey Wonderland, is this Saturday in St. Pete

People gathering juxtaposed to Christmas tree with lights

This Saturday, December 4th, we’re sipping and strolling in a Whiskey Wonderland. That’s right, I Love the ‘Burg and Coastal Creative have teamed up to craft the most spirited holiday event in the Sunshine City, Whiskey Wonderland. Note, this event is a 21+ only. The festivities will include whiskey provided by St. Pete Distillery, Kozuba & Sons, and Dark Door Spirits. 

Click HERE to get your Whiskey Wonderland tickets before they sell out


On Saturday, December 4, bartenders representing restaurants and cafes from across the Tampa Bay region will each craft a specialty whiskey-based cocktail, and you get to be the judge! 

The current list of participating restaurants/bars includes some of the best local concepts in the Tampa Bay region: 

  • Dog Bar
  • Hogg Batch
  • Kahwa Coffee
  • Left Bank Bistro
  • No Vacancy
  • Oyster Bar
  • Postcard Inn
  • Red Mesa 
  • Spice & Tea Exchange
  • Swingers Patio Bar & Grill
  • TeBella Tea Company
  • The Lure
  • The Mill
  • Tiki Bar at Dr. BBQ
  • Tropez
  • Tryst

In addition to a medley of whiskey cocktails, the event will feature a local art and vendor market, plus a food truck alley featuring some of your favorite mobile food hubs in the region. 


Our favorites La Strada Mobile Kitchen, Bubbas Boneless Ribs, Crab Daddy’s Surf & Turf, and Glorious Pies.

This ticketed event will offer two different time slots for attendees to choose from: 12pm-3pm, and 5pm-8pm. There will also be special VIP tasting hours available from 11am-12pm, and 4pm-5pm. Higg

Tickets for general admission include 10 whiskey cocktail samples and cost $30. VIP tickets are $75 and grant you 1 hour of exclusive access to all of the tastings, a private VIP area with treats to snack on and a commemorative t-shirt to mark the occasion.

Each guest will get to vote on the Best Cocktail for our People’s Choice Award. Critics will also select their favorite cocktail on the night. 

A portion of the proceeds from Whiskey Wonderland will benefit HOOAH Inc. a nonprofit whose mission is to lend support to forward deployed servicemen and women, their stateside families, and returning veterans with a high level of understanding, compassion, and empathy. 

Our friends over at LocalShops1 have helped assemble a fantastic vendor market replete with some of the most superb artists and vendors in the ‘Burg. The current list of participating vendors include: 

  • Apple Love Designs
  • Asian Home Gifts
  • Brownies Botanicals
  • Corrie Sosnowsky Designs
  • Craft Tee
  • Hello Myrth
  • How’s Your Day Honey
  • JB’s Sweet Addiction
  • Kukui Maca
  • Luminate Salon & Boutique
  • Main Street Boys Empanadas
  • Mermade Florida
  • Mirror Mirror on the Ball
  • Moonlit Macarons
  • Psychic Paula
  • Revolutions Records
  • Simeow Studio
  • Stoned and Sterling
  • Sweet Water Education Events Training
  • The Sewing Ninja Studios

Whiskey Wonderland is located inside Coastal Creative in the heart of the Grand Central District in St. Pete!

📍2201 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712


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