SoTampa Sampler: King State opens in Tampa Heights, Salt Shack debuts waterfront cocktail bar

Two new openings have sent major waves through the Tampa community. First, Tampa Heights anticipated coffee and beer bar, King State, quietly announced its official opening. Second, The Salt Shack, a waterfront cocktail and savory seafood concept just launched in the Westshore Marina District area.

King State brings coffee and beer to The Heights

The wait is finally over. The crew behind King State Coffee have long teased the arrival of their location in Tampa. The company announced the space at 520 East Floribraska Avenue would open on Tuesday, June 25. The hours will be Tuesday through Sunday, 8am-10pm. King State will be closed on Mondays.


Tim McTague and Nate Young launched the brand back in 2014. 5 years later, it’s accrued something of a cult following in Florida and across the country.

The bar portion of the concept will feature 16 taps, 10 of which will be King State’s own brews. Follow King State on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Salt Shack shakes up the waterfront

At long last, Tampa’s new beach getaway is open!

Salt Shack On the Bay offers a wider variety of scintillating seafood fare on the Caribbean-inspired menu as well as your fave beach-themed cocktails. Cheers!


We’re more than ready to soak in the summer sunset with a plate of freshly caught fish from the Gulf in front of us.

In case you haven’t heard the news, this new spot will also be accessible by land and sea. The shack will be located at the western tip of Rattlesnake Point overlooking Old Tampa Bay, south of the Gandy Bridge in South Tampa.

Follow Salt Shack On the Bay on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

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