The Brass Tap opens new elevated prototype location near Midtown Tampa

And it's right next door to The Hatchery.

This month, Brass Tap launched a new elevated prototype location in between the North Bon Air and Oakford Park neighborhood, just south the upcoming Midtown Tampa development. CL connected with FSC Franchise Co. CEO Chris Elliot, who is also known for Beef ‘O’ Brady’s and The Hatchery, to get the details on what makes this new prototype location so special. 

"Tampa is the home base for Beef 'O' Brady's, The Brass Tap and The Hatchery, and this new The Brass Tap location is not far from our corporate office," explains Elliot in an email. 

Conveniently located right next door to The Hatchery at 203 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Elliot doesn't have to go far to check in on either establishment.

The food industry guru went on to explain how the brand has been wanting to tap into the Midtown area being that it is a fast-growing, up-and-coming area. Elliot refers to this elevated prototype location as "Brass Tap 3.0."

“It features the best of the best from the food menu, along with new craft cocktails and wine on tap.”

The food menu consists of bar bites, like sirloin steak nachos, wings, pretzels, and buffalo roasted cauliflower. Diners can also choose from a selection of specialty burgers sandos, wraps, tacos, salads, flatbreads and baskets like fried shrimp, chicken tenders as well as fish and chips. 

A massive decor brag are the accordion doors which open to the large outdoor patio. Allowing indoor diners to get some fresh air without giving up air conditioning seating.

“The layout of this location is the perfect footprint for how a bar should flow,” says the CEO.  

But don’t get it twisted, all though there are many new bells and whistles, Brass Tap is staying true to its core values: brew.

“Craft beer is the heart of what we do at The Brass Tap, and this location is no different,” reassures Elliot. 

That means 60 taps and 100 different bottles and cans. The South Tampa location also hosts live entertainment, trivia as well as other events.

If you’re looking to dine in, guests can choose from socially distanced high tops, high table booths, community tables and roundtables, as well as opt for seating out on the fully covered patio.

When it comes to COVID-19 safety precautions, the new Brass Tap location is placing tables six feet apart, hosting plexiglass dividers between booths, QR code touch-free menus, wiping down tables and touchpoint every 30 minutes as well as after use. Employees are wearing masks at all times, while guests are asked to wear masks when not seated. All staff members wear masks at all times, and wipe down tables and all other touch points every 30 minutes. Explore the ever-changing food scene safely, Tampa Bay.

UPDATED: 11/24/20 12:45 p.m. Updated to make clear that the Midtown Tampa project has yet to open any restaurants and that the new Brass Tap is in between the North Bon Air and Oakford Park neighborhood near said Midtown project.

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