GenX Tavern, an ’80s & ’90s-inspired bar, announces grand opening in Tampa


It’s finally here, GenX Tavern has announced it’s grand opening date in downtown Tampa. On May 4, the 80’s and 90’s themed restaurant will deliver a delicious dose of nostalgia to the city.

The walls are covered with pop culture icons. Kramer, Sonic the Hedgehog, Big Bird, Gizmo, Fight Club and more have found a place at the establishment located at 103 E Jackson Street.

Visitors will be able to play skee-ball, pinball, Ms. Pac Man and even Super Nintendo. Or you could just lounge with Furby or get lost in the infinity mirror. Yea, this place is a trip.

The menu will include 18 unique cocktails and 7 different shots. One of those cocktails is a boozy Capri Sun drink that we cannot wait to stick a straw into.

Best yet, GenX will have Dunkaroo Dip, which is all we’ve ever really wanted from a restaurant. While there will be plenty of bar bits to nom on, owner Dave Burton also mentioned a Richard Simmons inspired menu brimming with healthy food options.

GenX Tavern will soft open on Tuesday, April 30 and will host its Grand Opening on Saturday, May 4.

This new local haunt plans to stay open late when its fully operational — tentatively until around 1am.

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