Bay Harbor Café Prepares for Tampa Debut


There’s a hidden beach in the city of Tampa. The Bay Harbor Hotel and Resort is home to Beach, a restaurant and bar that fuses gourmet foodie treats with a laid back, luxurious atmosphere.

In February of 2017, the Bay Harbor Hotel completed the first phase of a multi-million dollar transformation into a seaside haven. The ever-evolving coastal-chic hotel and resort selected global design firm The Gettys Group to help realize the vision.

Beach Restaurant | Bar offers new waterfront dining experience 

One of the first improvements can be seen at Beach Bar | Restaurant. The space, which was once Hogan’s Beach, shifted from technicolor red and yellow walls to a tranquil, island-style restaurant complete with craft cocktails, chef-inspired entrees and a continuous stream of guest DJs and bands.

On Monday, August 14, the Bay Harbor Hotel marks the next stage in its redevelopment with the grand opening of the Bay Harbor Café. Visitors will enjoy complimentary coffee, wine, beer and catering. The event takes place from 8am-10pm.

We are excited about the launch of the café, and hosting Tampa Bay at our grand opening event. The café offers a common space for hotel guests and locals to mix, mingle and unwind. We invite everyone to come out to enjoy the experience while soaking in the amazing waterfront views.

– Crystal Rivera, General Manager

Coffee, wine, beer and grab-and-go treats at new café

The café features a La Marzocco brewing machine, plush seating and complimentary Wi-Fi. For those enjoying a visit to Tampa, or residents taking a brief staycation, the café offers a selection of grab-and-go sandwiches, fruits, sweets, as well as wine and craft beer.

Café by the Bay is open daily from 7am-9pm. During the grand opening festivities, visitors will be able to tour the hotel and view the latest renovations and additions at Bay Harbor. Raffles and prizes include a weekend stay at the resort, a $100 gift certificate to Beach, and gift certificates to the Bay Harbor Café.

Learn more about the hotel by visiting Bay Harbor’s website and Facebook. Keep up with new dining/drink specials, concerts and events by following Beach Restaurant | Bar on Facebook and Twitter.

Bay Harbor Hotel, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway 

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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