Sea Dog Brewing Treasure Island Finally Opens!

Sea Dog Treasure Island - It Was Worth the Wait

After years in the making, and 9-months of construction, today at noon, Sea Dog opened to the public. Last night, St. Petersburg Foodies attended the private ribbon cutting, and we were quite impressed in several ways. Back in June we published a piece showing the place under construction, here. It sure is a lot prettier now. This is definitely not a beach dive with an abundance of frozen, fried foods. Nope. Everything is brand new here. The interior design is sleek, modern, and industrial with shipyard themes. There are two floors of indoor and outdoor space with great water views from both. They have their own brewery on-site.

The kitchen is brand new, and huge. Almost all of the food is fresh and house-made. The GM, Charlie Breakiron, tells us that they have separate walk-ins for both fresh produce and fresh proteins, and that the freezer is the most underutilized equipment in the kitchen. They also have a brand new smoker and smoke all of their own meats, including; smoked fish spread (Which got rave reviews the night before. We didn't get to try it yet.), ribs, chicken, turkey (on the Roasted Turkey Havarti Sandwich), and all of the wings.

The Drunken Burger

The Drunken Burger (as a slider for the event) // Bourbon bacon jam, IPA braised onions, Sea Dog beer mustard and Dakin white cheddar on a brioche bun

All of the food we sampled (and there were a lot of samples) was delicious and multi-dimensional in flavors and textures. This is gastro-pub level quality and variety. Above is the Drunken Burger done as a slider for the event. It is a full-size burger on the menu. It was juicy and tasty.

Ahi Tuna Poke // Sushi grade tuna tossed with avocado, sesame, soy, lime and sea salt. Served with tobiko, wontons and cucumber.

Ahi Tuna Poke // Sushi grade tuna tossed with avocado, sesame, soy, lime and sea salt. Served with tobiko, wontons and cucumber.

Beer Braised Chicken Quesadillas // Pulled chicken, Dakin jalapeño cheddar, IPA onions served with salsa and sour cream.

Beer Braised Chicken Quesadillas // Pulled chicken, Dakin jalapeño cheddar, IPA onions served with salsa and sour cream.

The beers we tasted–I think there were 7 or 8–were great! We liked every one of them, and we're not beer drinkers. Some of the samples from the brewery were Maple Bacon Stout (tastes like coffee), Trick-O-Treater (tastes like peanut butter & chocolate), Pumpkin Head (tastes like pumpkin pie). The samples were coming at a rapid pace. I think we also had; Blueberry Wheat Ale, Raspberry Ale, Raspberry Chocolate Stout, Sunny Ale, Honey Porter, and a few others.

One of the drinks that we enjoyed quite a bit was the Wild Bluepaw Cooler - Ice Pik Vodka (their own brand), Real Blueberry Syrup topped with Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale and blueberries.

All of the imbibes were fresh and clean, and nothing was cloying or too bitter.

The space is huge with live entertainment, pool tables, foosball, and other games.

Fred Forsley (Sea Dog Founder & Owner), Kevin Godbee & Lori Brown of St. Pete Foodies

Fred Forsley (Sea Dog Founder & Owner), Kevin Godbee & Lori Brown of St. Pete Foodies

You can join the mug membership club and have your own Sea Dog Mug

 

One side of the kitchen near the walk-ins.

More of the kitchen that you can land a plane in

Lots of space and great views

Just one of several water views

One of the outdoor bars

Foosball anyone?

We love to play pool!

Live entertainment keeps the place lively

Drunken Burger Sliders were had by all

Everybody loves a game of corn hole

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

It's Official!

Sea Dog Treasure Island
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  • Sea Dog Treasure Island
  • (727) 954-7805
  • Gastro Pub, Brewery
    • Sun - Wed 12:00pm - 11:00pm
    • Thu - Sat 12:00pm - 1:00am
  • 9610 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706, US

Indoor / Outdoor brewery and restaurant accessible by boat, and car. Great fresh food, water views, entertainment and on-site parking.

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