Downtown Tampa sees the opening of Southern kitchen-bar-market 1895

Specialty cocktails, comfort food and grab-and-go items under one roof.

click to enlarge Inside 1895, a kitchen-bar-market now open in downtown Tampa. - Meaghan Habuda
Meaghan Habuda
Inside 1895, a kitchen-bar-market now open in downtown Tampa.

A Southern kitchen, bar and market has moved into downtown Tampa. Launched over Labor Day Weekend, 1895 combines specialty cocktails, comfort food and a small assortment of grab-and-go items under one roof at 510 N. Franklin St.

The historic Franklin building that the newcomer calls home (established in 1895) is where Urban Juice Co. most recently operated, but the cold-pressed organic juice purveyor isn’t completely out of the picture. Urban Juice is found at 1895 as a more intimate operation, with its cold-pressed goodness available for purchase and wisely incorporated into drinks.

click to enlarge Sweet Beat and Trigger Finger. - Meaghan Habuda
Meaghan Habuda
Sweet Beat and Trigger Finger.

Featuring two bars, several TVs for sports fans and still-comfy banquettes, 1895 serves up a menu of classics and soon-to-be favorites. Options include house gravy fries, cowboy caviar (a dip of corn, black beans, scallions and feta), chicken and waffles with whipped cinnamon butter, jazzed-up grilled cheese, and State Fair-inspired desserts like fried Oreos. There’s a late-night lineup and brunch, too, in addition to lunch and dinner.

And don’t worry. Local, domestic and imported beers accompany the cocktails — among them Sweet Beat (Hendrick’s Gin, Urban Juice’s The Beatnik, cold-pressed lemon juice and ginger root, mint) and Trigger Finger (Bulleit Rye, pecan syrup, orange bitters, candied pecans). 

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