St. Petersburg's Mixers at Old Key West Bar & Grill is for sale

The 3,420 square-foot space is listed for $649,000.

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If you’ve ever partied at St. Pete Pride, then chances are you’ve drunkenly stumbled into this downtown staple. However, right now it’s unclear if Mixers at Old Key West Bar & Grill will make it to next year’s celebration, because the popular late-night spot—located at 2451 Central Ave.—is currently up for sale.

A listing on Loopnet.com for the Central Avenue space was created last week and states that all furniture, fixtures and equipment comes with the purchase of the turn-key bar and restaurant.

The 3,420 square-foot space is listed for $649,000.

“Either buy the existing business and continue to run it, or bring your concept and plug it in to the existing bones to save months and months of permitting time, construction costs and headache on the way to deploying your new concept,” its listing reads .

On social media, the owners, Crystal Ellis and Haley Martz, addressed the tentative sale, saying “It’s bittersweet but time for new adventures."

The owners also said that they’ll host a huge farewell celebration when the bar and restaurant is eventually sold.

Ellis and Martz acquired the downtown St. Pete gem in 2021 according to Patch, and upgraded the Old Florida-style watering hole into a modern, late-night hangout. When the remodeling took place last year, all of the original bar's decorations and knick knacks were auctioned off.
Although its current owners recently refurbished the bar and restaurant, Mixers at Old Key West has maintained its reputation as an inclusive and welcoming space for all walks of life, especially LGBTQ+ folks.

Mixers at Old Key West joins the ranks of other old school St. Pete institutions that are for sale—including the iconic Kissin' Cuzzins diner and Munch’s Restaurant & Sundries. Mixers' neighbor in the Grand Central District,  the LGBTQ-owned Punky's Bar and Grill, sold to new owners earlier this year. The former gay hotspot is now a newly-opened cigar lounge and bar called 31 Grand.

Head on down to Mixers before it’s sold, and enjoy a variety of daily food and drink specials, like discounted tequila on Tuesdays, BOGO cocktails on Wednesdays, and all-you-can-drink bloody marys and mimosas for weekend brunch.

More information can also be found on its Facebook page.

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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