Sparkman Wharf announces reopening with new guidelines for guests, employees

Night photo of repurposed shipping containers at an outdoor food hall

Tampa’s popular and expansive outdoor food and entertainment hub is readying to reopen to the public. On Monday May 18, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis implemented his full Phase 1 Reopening Plan which allows barber shops, gyms, and nail salons to reopen.

The plan also allows restaurants to increase their capacity up to 50%. With measures in place, and new safety protocols added, the organizer behind Sparkman Wharf feel confident they can safely open.


Here are the guidelines Sparkman Wharf released to the public:

  • Wear protective masks and use sanitizing wipes if you feel necessary. Masks and daily temperature testing are required for employees.
  • Maintain a distance of six feet from other guests. Social distancing practices are in place, including the use of distancing markers and extra space between seating.
  • Thoroughly wash your hands on a frequent basis with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Public restroom is located adjacent from the Beirgarten near Splitsville.
  • Use sanitizer stations to keep your hands clean, located throughout the property.
  • Stay home if you have a fever, cold or flu-like symptoms. Employees with any of these symptoms are required to stay home.

In addition, regular disinfecting of the common areas, seating, restrooms and dining areas are a main priority in making Sparkman Wharf a healthy and safe environment for everyone.

Sparkman’s Biergarten will be offering drinks to-go. The space is of course pet-friendly too. You can see a full view of concepts at Sparkman Wharf by visiting its website, and following it on Facebook and Instagram.


Sparkman Wharf, 615 Channelside Drive


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