New South Tampa spot Bar Hwrd is now officially open

Rene Valenzuela's Soho Fuego taco truck is behind the menu.

click to enlarge New South Tampa spot Bar Hwrd is now officially open

For the last two weekends, new South Tampa concept Bar Hwrd, located at 302 S. Howard Ave., has been hosting preview weekends to get staff acclimated and give locals a taste of the latest bar on the block.

Well, the training wheels come off with a grand opening weekend beginning Friday, October 4 and running through Sunday, October 6. Expect serious drink specials and promotions, music, games and VIP service.

Bar Hwrd is also pet-friendly, so bring your pup to get acquainted with the new spot on the block.  

The bar's food menu is supplied by Soho Fuego, a connected food concept run by Taco Bus founder Rene Valenzuela. According to the Soho Fuego Instagram, Valenzuela is serving "authentic Mexican dishes" and by the photos posted, get ready for a hefty rotation of street tacos on corn tortillas.

Valenzuela's arrival means that Soho Fuego is on the list of at least eight other notable Tex-Mex restaurants within a half-mile radius. Soho is rich in tacos, and booze — and Bar Hwrd is serving up both.

After this weekend's grand opening event, Bar Hwrd will be open 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 4 p.m.-3 a.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday. 

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