Poke Burri sushi coming to Tampa, Channelside's new sangria bar and more local restaurant openings

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In the coming months, Tampa Bay residents can expect an explosion of openings around the region. From a vegetarian Italian joint to sister locations of local favorites (Lolis, Dead Bob’s, Park & Rec, and Red Star Rock Bar) it looks like our foodie corner of the world is thriving. Make room for these new spots that are coming our way this fall.

BarrieHaus Beer Co. A new larger-specific microbrewery is on its way to Ybor. The owner has over 150 years of brewing experience in his genes and is ready to serve it up for Tampa Bay. 1403 E. 5th Ave., Ybor City.

The Barterhouse The menu is packed with elevated fare, and a cocktail lounge pouring craft cocktails and an extensive wine collection. The Barterhouse is soon to be the one-stop-shop for eating, sipping and lounging. 1811 N. 15th Street, Ybor City.

Blind Tiger Cafe The latest location of the fast-growing Tampa Bay cafe opens at the old Westshore Plaza Starbucks on September 26. 250 Westshore Plaza, Tampa.

Catrinas Tacos and Tequila Bar The open-kitchen concept will serve fresh Mexican cuisine and host a speakeasy in a renovated bank vault that is only accessible by reservation (password required). 1611 N. Howard Ave., Tampa.

Oxford Exchange champagne bar Expect this development to arrive in early October, with seats stationed along the windows so guests can enjoy every last drop while people-watching. The antique French bar plans on pouring champagne, sparkling rosé, champagne cocktails and beer.

Dead Bob’s Too Hope you’re ready for another dive bar in Tampa Bay. Clutch bar food and strong drinks on deck as this St. Petersburg staple takes Tampa. 3681 South West Shore Blvd., Tampa.

Elevation Coffee Roasters Carrollwood gets a new cafe in the coming months because a town can never too much caffeine. 4952 Northdale Blvd., Tampa.

Greenstock A new salad concept takes over the former Kalamazoo Olive Oil Company location. The owners of Il Ritorno are crafting the menu with fresh ingredients and house-made dressings. 449 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

Ground Foods Cafe The organic, vegetarian Italian cuisine concept opens soon in Seminole Heights. According to Ground Foods’ website, the goal is to create entrees that are hearty and healthy, without sacrificing flavor. 6428 N. Florida Ave., Tampa. 

Karma Juice Bar & Eatery The third location of the concept is slated to open this year in Safety Harbor. Residents can expect fresh cold-pressed juices, smoothies and colorfully assembled acai bowls. 201 Main St., Safety Harbor. 

La La’s Sangria Bar Channelside will soon welcome a sangria bar with some serious patio seating. It’ll be a short scooter ride away from Sparkman Wharf. 203 N. Meridian Ave., Tampa.

Lolis Mexican Cravings The third location of the popular concept is coming soon. A quick drive over the bridge can get ‘Burg residents access to the 11 types of mouthwatering tacos. 3324 W. Gandy Blvd., Tampa.

Park & Rec The St. Pete staple is going to open a sister location in downtown Tampa where it’ll host giant beer pong games, DJs, retro arcade games and Sunday brunch. Menu offerings will include over-the-top bar bite essentials and signature cocktails like the Party Pouch (aka an adult CapriSun). 290 S. Meridian Ave., Tampa.

Poke Burri The Atlanta hotspot is bringing Tampa a taste of its signature bowls (Tangy Crab & Shrimp or Spicy Tuna Kimchee), burrito rolls, and finger foods. Build-your-own bowls, salads, dumplings, and jalapeño poppers are also up for grabs. 4038 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.

Red Star Rock Bar The second location of the Seminole Heights dive bar shouldn’t be far from opening. If Red Star sticks to its core values, we can expect live music from local bands and happy hours that offer up $4 drafts, $3 wine and wells. Wednesday-night karaoke is going down, too. 1710 7th Ave., Ybor City.

Rocca The Heights are getting ready to welcome a new Italian cuisine concept; the new joint will offer views of the Tampa skyline starting next month. Expect a handmade pasta-focused menu and an extensive wine list. 323 W. Palm Ave., Tampa.

Social Roost Kitchen and Bar A new full-service, poultry-forward concept is coming to the ‘Burg. Social Roost’s menu is constructed of globally-inspired chicken dishes, and it’ll have a full bar pouring craft cocktails. 150 1st St. N., St. Petersburg. 

Two Shepherds Taproom Opening by the end of 2019, the indoor-outdoor dog park is the first dog bar in Tampa. Brews, off-leash pup fun and food trucks are going to make this spot your new hang out. 4813 N. Grady Ave., Tampa.

We are patiently awaiting updates on Pink Pineapple tiki bar, Counter Culture (a concept by James Beard semifinalist chef Jeannie Pierola) and Italian concept Olivia. Until then, there are plenty of new joints around Tampa Bay to satisfy your hunger. 

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