St. Petersburg's new gay bar Cocktail officially opens this weekend

Drink names include ‘Pencil Dick,’ ‘Dos Cajones,’ ‘Blue Balls’ and ‘Any Dick Will Do.’

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St. Pete’s newest LGBTQ bar Cocktail–with signage that emphasizes the “Cock”–is opening May 7, at 2355 Central Ave.

The Grand Central District bar is owned by David Fischer, who also owns St. Pete’s The Saints speakeasy and interior design firm Zazoo’d. Fischer recently told Watermark to expect drag shows, Go-Go boys and karaoke.

“We’re really going to try to mix up the kind of talent we feature to keep it new and more unusual than your typical entertainment lineup,” Fischer said.

Fischer has hired local drag celebrity Adriana Sparkle as the Director of Entertainment and will split her time between Cocktail and The Saints.

The bar’s social media pages shared some of its aptly titled specialty drink names—”Pencil Dick,” “Dos Cajones,” “Blue Balls” and my personal favorite “Any Dick Will Do.” There’s also “Spritz or Swallow Sunday” which includes bottomless flavored vodka for $25 (might want to leave your keys at home).

And just because the spot is centered around cock, there’s still room for chicks–proven by the “chick” bathrooms. 

Cocktail’s hours are Tuesday-Sunday noon-3 a.m. and closed on Monday.

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