Fourth Irish 31 in soft-opening mode at WestShore Plaza

Westshore pub for Irish 31 now offering lunch, dinner, late-night eats and Sunday brunch.

A growing Tampa restaurant brand has debuted its latest location to the Westshore area.

At 214 Westshore Plaza, Jay Mize's Irish 31 Pub House & Eatery is now serving lunch, dinner, late-night and Sunday brunch patrons in soft-opening mode. The 2,734-square-foot space, with wall-to-wall TVs and a small patio outside, occupies Le Macaron's vacated outdoor area and the former indoor footprint of Kay Jewelers.

Regular live music, daily and after-hours happy hours, and official Tampa Bay Lightning watch parties are features of the new Irish 31, according to a news release, as is a chef-inspired menu, featuring signature items like five kinds of boxty.

A grand opening for the Westshore pub is set for Aug. 8. The celebration will function as a fundraiser for United Way Suncoast, which will receive a portion of the day's sales.

With its fourth location now open (the others are in Hyde Park Village, Westchase and Amalie Arena), the 5-year-old Irish 31 aims to open 31 more concepts in the next five years. Construction on the Wiregrass and Clearwater Beach locations is in progress, and the final negotiations have begun for sites in Seminole, Sarasota and Gainesville.

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