Tap Into Some Tasty Treats and Ales at Category 36 Taphouse & Kitchen

Tap Into Some Tasty Treats and Ales at Category 36 Taphouse & Kitchen

Beer and pizza lovers will want to visit Category 36 Taphouse & Kitchen on St. Pete Beach right away. The craft beer list and menu will have your mouths watering as soon as you see it. There are 36 beers on tap with some familiar brews from 3 Daughters, Cigar City and Green Bench Brewing amongst many others. It’s nice to have the option of enjoying a local beer or trying something new. The food menu has comfort classics from pizza, stromboli, subs, and more that are seriously so good.

Category 36 first opened in 2017 but the new owners Craig and Ted took over this summer. Hailing from Ohio, Craig and Ted know how to bring the heat to the food scene in this foodie city. We chatted with them for a bit and they were excited to share that they handmake the dough, pizza sauce, ranch and other sauces daily. One bite in and we were oohing and aahing over the quality and taste.

If you’re looking for a creative sour, you should try the Wicked Weed Dragonfruit for a vivid and refreshing sip. They have a handful of other beers that I’m excited to try out on my next visit, but personally a light sour sounded too perfect to pass up on a hot day with comfort food on its way.

Category 36 Wicked Weed Dragonfruit Sour
Wicked Weed Dragonfruit Sour

The Weekday Lunch Special pulled us in and we ordered enough to put us into a major food coma, and yes it was worth it.

Category 36 Lunch Specials Menu
Category 36 Lunch Specials Menu

We started with the Italian Fries which is fresh Italian dough that’s deep-fried and dusted with Parmesan cheese and served with their delicious house made marinara.  No potatoes are involved with these fries but they are certainly great tasting and craveable. Go ahead and order these for a preview of their pizza and stromboli dough, you won’t regret it.

Category 36 Italian Fries and Side Salad
Italian Fries and Side Salad

The Classic Stromboli was our unanimous favorite. It’s cheesy, doughy and dreamy with pepperoni, sausage, and cheese served with their house-made marinara. The melted cheese paired with the fresh dough and savory meat was overall an impeccable combo. I can’t recommend this enough, it’s so good.

Category 36 Classic Italian Stromboli
Classic Italian Stromboli

I feel it’s 100% necessary to try out some wings whenever I come across them. The wings at Category 36 come in either a batch of 5 or 10 with the choice of mild, medium, hot, BBQ, or garlic lemon pepper. The first time around I ordered the mild and the second I got them with BBQ. They know how to smother the wings in a tasty sauce but what’s equally important is the preparation and let me just say the meat fell off the bones with each bite I took. How impressive.

Category 36 5 Mild Chicken Wings
5 Mild Chicken Wings

If I had to pick, I liked the mild wings slightly more but they were both amazing and I can’t wait to try the medium sauce for a spicier kick next time. I mean, wings and beer, you can’t go wrong.

Category 36 BBQ Chicken Wings
BBQ Chicken Wings To Go

Category 36 serves small but mighty pizzas that truly change the pizza game on St. Pete Beach. This 8 inch personal pepperoni pizza was the best I’ve had in the area, ever. The homemade dough and sauce are what make it stand out from the others and the perfectly melted cheese and slightly charred pepperoni take it all the way to the next level. You can build your own pizza either 8 inches or 12 inches with an array of toppings to choose from.

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If you love watching the sunset on St. Pete Beach, grab a pizza to-go and catch the beautiful setting sun right around the corner.

Category 36 8in Pepperoni Pizza
8 inch Pepperoni Pizza

The Meatball Sub was a recommendation to me and might I say that it was divine. Italian meatballs with marinara and melted mozzarella are packed onto a homemade baguette with a side of your choice. The sandwich was really good, the only thing I would suggest is asking for a side of marinara to dip the sandwich in for a bit of a juicier bite. The fries were perfectly salted with a nice crisp to them and served hot, the best.

Category 36 Meatball Sub with Fries
Meatball Sub with Fries

If you’re not a beer drinker, they have seltzers to quench your thirst as well.

Category 36 NUTRL Seltzer
Category 36 NUTRL Seltzer

Everything from the food to the beers on tap, friendly owners and perfect location near the beach makes Category 36 Taphouse & Kitchen a must-visit before or after your next beach trip!

Category 36 Outside
Category 36 Outside
Category 36 Tap and Food Menu
Tap and Food Menu
Category 36 Taphouse & Kitchen
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  • Category 36 Taphouse & Kitchen
  • (727) 575-7317
  • Craft Beer, Pizza, Stromboli
    • Tue - Thu 11:00am - 9:00pm
    • Fri - Sat 11:00am - 10:00pm
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  • 7430 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, US

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