New mini golf-themed bar, Par Bar, opens in St. Petersburg next week

The course is small, but comes equipped with a loop-de-loop and ramp that you’ll eventually have to face.

Photo via Par Bar/Facebook

Next week, you’ll be able to get drunk and hit all the balls you want when St. Pete’s first mini golf-themed bar officially opens on Oct. 23 at 2253 1st Ave. S.

The concept was announced last March after owners Marcel Gruber and Kurt Campagna saw the 10,000 square-foot space and wanted to open a new outdoor bar concept. The inspiration for mini golf came after Gruber visited a similarly-themed bar in Seattle.

The course is small, but comes equipped with a loop-de-loop and ramp that you’ll eventually have to face. You’re welcome to bring the kiddos and your dog, but the bar is 21-and-up after dark and the course is pup-free, so they won’t be able to chase any balls while you’re trying to make a hole-in-one.

Nueva Cantina is set to have a permanent food trailer on-site, and while no specifics have been revealed about the drink selection, we do know that local beers will be served on tap along with a Three Daughters cider and plenty of seltzer options on deck.

For now, the concept isn’t taking reservations, so playing the course is first-come-first-serve (it takes about an hour to complete, according to Par Bar). You can watch the game on any of the bar’s six TVs while you wait, though.

The concept doesn’t have hours yet, so follow it on Instagram (@parbarstp) or visit its Facebook to keep up with all the latest.

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