The Rollin’ Mullet Bar & Grill, an open-air bar and food-truck restaurant, is coming to Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood and bringing Northeastern-style seafood with it.
Located at 6401 N Nebraska Ave., Rollin’ Mullet will live near the large octopus mural that owner Angi Brittain added to the building when she bought and transformed it into her general contracting business—The Eva Claire Corporation.
Two Airstreams will sit on the property, one for booze and one for food. Beer and wine will be the options for alcohol with “12 taps and tons of bottles and cans,” Brittain told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay in a phone call. The taps will come out of the trailer-turned-walk-in-cooler sitting behind the large bar area. Menu items, like lobster rolls, will be served out of the other.
The three-quarter acre lot has room for games like bocce and cornhole and is “absolutely” family-friendly. Brittain hopes it will be dog friendly, too.
One of the trailers was originally meant to be a traveling office for construction sites. Drinking beer out of the back was always part of the plan, which is how the Rollin’ Mullet nickname came about. “Business in the front, party in the back,” Brittain joked.
She’s been working on Rollin’ Mullet for two years and is watching her November opening plans being altered by permitting limbo. Once the last of the licenses is approved, buildout is supposed to take three months.
Eva Claire will continue running out of the front of the property, so Brittain is hiring consultants and hospitality professionals to run the restaurant and bar—though she will roll up her sleeves and learn what is needed.
Tentative hours are Tuesday-Thursday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday 5 p.m-midnight and closed on Monday. Brittain hopes to serve breakfast, like Cuban toast, opening at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, all “contingent on success.”
Support local journalism in these crazy days. Our small but mighty team works tirelessly to bring you news on how coronavirus is affecting Tampa Bay and surrounding areas all while giving you the food and drink news you crave. Please consider making a one time or monthly donation to help support our staff. Every little bit helps.
Want to know everything going on with Tampa Bay's food and drink scene? Sign up for our Bites newsletter.