AMALIE Arena adds gourmet Italian spot, brisket shop for 2021-22

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AMALIE Arena announced several new food and beverage initiatives to celebrate the start of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s new season. The additions are highlighted by the partnership with 6 O’Clock Gin, designating it as an official gin partner of the Tampa Bay Lightning and AMALIE Arena, according to a release.

6 O’Clock Gin will have a bar located at section 101 of the Promenade Level at AMALIE Arena, open for hockey games and all events.


“We’re delighted that the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions have teamed up to share our beloved artisanal British gins with their fans,” said Daniel Martinez, director of 6 O’Clock Gin U.S. operations. “What better way to share the team’s favorite gin than in some of the best cocktails served right at AMALIE Arena.”

Cur(ate) delivers new dining experience at Amalie Arena

“We are excited to announce new food and beverage items for our guests that come to AMALIE Arena for Lightning games and events,” Lightning CEO Steve Griggs said. “We pride ourselves in offering our fans and guests with not only world-class entertainment, but also world-class dining options when they come to AMALIE Arena. We look forward to continuing to elevate the food and beverage experience at AMALIE Arena through Cur(ate) TPA. Together with our food and beverage partner, Delaware North we have a vision to represent the best in local restaurants to make our food and beverage options showcase the local community.”

The Tampa Bay Lightning and AMALIE Arena introduced the Cur(ate) TPA brand in 2020, bringing to life a focus to deliver Lightning fans and arena guests the very best in fresh, local food and beverage options, also concentrating on variety, value, service and sustainability. Cur(ate) TPA serves as the umbrella brand and vision for dining and drinking at AMALIE Arena.

Cur(ate) TPA’s vision is to celebrate Tampa and create community through a world-class food and beverage experience. Additionally, recognizing that variety is an essential pillar of dining and drinking at the 19,092 seat AMALIE Arena, the management team strives to provide great, customizable options for everyone at each event while staying true to the fresh and local tenets.

Fresh brisket on the menu at the home of the Bolts

In addition to 6 O’Clock Gin coming into the arena, guests will also see a new and local concept, ‘The Brisket Shoppe’ weaved into various menus. From the Founder of Holy Hog Barbeque, Pitmaster / Owner, Danny Hernandez, will pop by some Tampa Bay Lightning games as well to showcase his Texas inspired, handcrafted brisket, and share his love and passion for the craft with our community. This local concept will offer the highest quality, hand-selected, USDA Prime Briskets that are smoked to perfection daily. 


Also new this season, is ‘Knead’ located on the Tampa Bay Club Level. Fans will find a variety of chef inspired flatbreads, available on gluten-free dough, including the Arrabiata with spicy capicola, prosciutto, caramelized onion, oven-dried tomatoes, fresh and aged mozzarella, San Marzano tomato sauce, finished with parmesan. Knead also features vegetarian fare with a sandwich of Roasted portobello, fire-roasted peppers, charred onions, fontina and a citrus aioli on a potato roll. When visiting Knead, pop by the Mise en Place wine bar, brought in from another local favorite. 

A biergarten with a prime view of the hockey rink

Guests on the Terrace Level will have new favorites available too. With a breathtaking view of Downtown Tampa, ‘Biergarten Eats’, located on the Budweiser Biergarten features classic pub fare from boneless Buffalo Wings to fresh Cheese Curds and Cheddar Bacon Tots.

Also, on the Terrace Level for 2021-22 is ‘The Fry Box’ showcasing sharable snacks and loaded favorites. From Classic Poutine with house-made fries, cheese curds and gravy (V/GF), to indulgent Truffle Parmesan Fries or Sweet Potato Tots topped with crispy bacon and drizzled with honey, The Fry Box has something for everyone!

For your sweet tooth, we’ve partnered with Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream and offer all the heavy hitters of your favorite ice cream parlor treats at ‘Bowl’d Over’, located on the Terrace Level. Start with premium Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream and build an individual cone or bowl with a selection of toppings. Or share the sweets with your team with seasonal rotating specials including fresh seasonal Plant City strawberry sundaes, Banana Splits, and AMALIE Arena Bake Shop’s house-made Brownie Sundae. For the ultimate over the top dessert experience fitting for a champion try the “Hat Trick” served in a souvenir hockey helmet with every ice cream, topping, seasonal specialty, and finished with a whole can of whipped cream and of course in true hat trick style three cherries on top.

A piece of Italy arrives at AMALIE Arena

Also new is Moschella’s Italian Eatery & Market, getting an introduction to fans on the Promenade Level, bringing a piece of Italy to AMALIE Arena with authentic foods and classic fresh ingredients.

“World-class dining is no stranger to us at AMALIE Arena,” said Executive Chef, Waylon Nelson. “Every off-season is the time we take to transform our menus across a number of Arena premium spaces, concessions and kitchens. We pride ourselves in locally sourcing ingredients and focusing on sustainability while being at the forefront of the latest in culinary trends.”

Favorite fresh fares like Ford’s Garage, Outback Steakhouse, Portillo’s, Papa John’s Pizza and more will also be back. 


Various new menus feature a wide variety of dietary restrictions. All dietary and allergen information will be available on the digital menu boards at each location.

Time to dine at Firestick Grill

Also returning for the 2021-22 Tampa Bay Lightning season is Firestick Grill, a premium dining area and ambiance with open fire action stations, menu items indigenous to the Tampa Bay area and world-class service levels. Firestick Grill will be open for select events only. Pre-reservations are available by calling 813.301.6926, or visiting the website.

Be on the lookout for enhanced fan destinations in the arena including the newly branded Bud Light Lounge on the Promenade Level and the remodeled Coors Light Between the Pipes location on the Terrace Level. Both locations will feature a new look and feel perfect for welcoming our fans back to see our back to back champion Bolts.

Find all of the upcoming events, and Lightning games on AMALIE’s website.

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