Ups N Down Cocktail Bar opens at King State Coffee, and brunch specialities are on the menu

interior of a coffee bar with multiple people at the counter

To describe King State Coffee in just one word, Yuh! The beloved cafe, occasional pizza kitchen, and overall top tier Tampa hangout spot is elevating its offerings with a full liquor bar. Called Ups N Downs, the cocktail concept is situated at the exact same location as King State (520 E Floribraska Avenue). King State Coffee closes at 3pm on weekdays, and Ups N Downs opens promptly at 4pm and will operate until 11pm. It will stay open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays, according to an announcement from King State Coffee.

Here’s the full announcement: DEAR HOMIES, WE GOT OUR LICENSE! THIS SATURDAY THE 18TH. WE RIP. Allllll day! Brunch cocktails start at 11:00 AM. KS hard close at 3:00. UPS✦N✦DOWNS opens at 5:00 goes til MIDNIGHT WITH BOLTS WATCH PARTY AT 8:00. STOOOOOOKED!! Let’s riiiiiiiiiip. Yuh. 1 luv.


The owners behind the beloved coffee shop had been working on this idea for months, and couldn’t keep the news to themselves any longer. King State has continued to grow since its inception. Food & Wine recognized it as one of the best coffee shops in the entire country. Earlier in 2022 the King State team expanded into St. Pete with a brand new brewery called Brutalist.

King State expands with Ups N Downs Cocktail Bar

King State’s full coffee menu will be available during the late Ups N Downs hours. The cafe already boasts and exceptional selection of craft beers and high quality wines. Their cafe is home to amazing cinnamon rolls, one of the best breakfast sandwiches in the region, and an extraordinarily solid grits bowl, and A+ granola.

You can keep up with the latest announcements by following King State on Instagram. View the entire KS menu, and shop for merchandise and more on the cafe’s website.


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