The day after Christmas, we visited Mote Aquarium with Mike’s family. We hadn’t been in a few years, and it seems like they’ve upgraded and added a lot of exhibits since we’d last been. Mike immediately fell in love with this grouper:
After spending a few hours at the aquarium, we decided to head back up to St Pete to get some dinner and check out what was named the ‘Best Trivia Night’ in the Tampa Bay area for 2017. We started with dinner and drinks at Red Mesa. We opted to sit on the patio, but I didn’t realize it was going to get chilly that night. I ended up buying one of the hoodies that the servers wear to keep me warm for the rest of the night. It took us a while to decide on drinks. I knew I wanted mezcal, and Mike wanted a margarita. But they seriously have the most extensive list of tequila and mezcal that I have ever seen, so it took a while to settle on the right one.
The drinks and the tacos did not disappoint. This meal reaffirmed our feelings that St Pete is definitely for us. After we finished eating, we made our way back uptown to hit trivia night at 3 Daughters Brewing. The main bar area when you walk in is very cute and cozy, but they have a back room that kind of blew our minds. The back room is like a warehouse space where they have games and their cider taps. They also have a full sized concert stage set up back there with all kinds of fancy equipment and lights rigged up. Did I mention the cider taps? Yeah. They had about a dozen different ciders on tap, all brewed by them. As people who are trying to lay off the beer, this was incredible.
My love for this place was only reaffirmed when I spotted the trivia night co-host:
Trivia was super fun, and the pub table tops were board games. After sampling all the cider flavors they had to offer, we settled on two favorites: Iced Coffee Cider and Peanut Butter Banana Cider.