The Brass Mug

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The Brass Mug entrance facing Fletcher Ave
Crash Pad at the Brass Mug, 2001

Brass Mug is a live music venue/bar located on Skipper Rd. in Tampa, Florida. Its original location was on Fletcher Ave.; it moved to Florida Ave. in 2012 and to 1450 Skipper Road in 2013. It is known for being a gritty, smokey bar where live music is hosted every weekend, as well as select weekday evenings, and has been called "the CBGB of Tampa."[1] The venue has been in continuous operation since 1974 and has become a haven for live rock music, death metal and occasionally alternative groups. It is currently owned by Heather Mullis, a former booking agent for the club who purchased it from its previous owner in 1996.[2] The Brass Mug was one of the first venues to stream concerts live over the internet.[3] Acts such as Nirvana, Obituary, Green Day, No Doubt, Leon Russell, Kreator, Six Feet Under, Rick Derringer, Les Dudek, Dave Brockie Experience, Gene Loves Jezebel, Flotsam and Jetsam, Exhumed, Eric Gales, Whitesnake, White Lion, Every Mother's Nightmare, Tora Tora, As I Lay Dying, Mastodon, Dying Fetus, Gorguts, Vader, The Meatmen, and The Dead Milkmen among others have played at The Brass Mug in their infancy while touring The United States.


  1. ^ St. Petersburg Times. Raw bands savor Mug's offerings, 7 April 2000.
  2. ^ Music Forum. Brass Mug: a New Beginning...a twenty-year-old tradition, August 1996.
  3. ^ Tampa Tribune. Brass Mug shows staged for the world, 24 June 1999.

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Coordinates: 28°4′51.1″N 82°26′37.8″W / 28.080861°N 82.443833°W / 28.080861; -82.443833