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Jannus Live, MacDinton's Irish Pub partnering on new bar in St. Petersburg




Well, this is something. A huge name in entertainment on one side of the bay is teaming up with a huge name in nightlife on the other.

Jannus Live in St. Petersburg and MacDinton's Irish Pub in Tampa (above) have announced plans for MacDinton's St. Petersburg, a bar adjacent to the concert complex promises live music seven days a week, plus "access to the Jannus Live courtyard," MacDinton's owner Barry O'Connor said in a statement. The new MacDinton's St. Petersburg is expected to open in mid-December.

We expect some of you will have strong opinions about this. The new Jannus Live has earned pretty universally strong reviews, and we've been waiting for a long, long time to find out what would be going in next door. MacDinton's is one of the busiest bars in Tampa -- just try finding a parking spot near South Howard on a Friday night -- and if they come anywhere close to replicating that success, it could reshape the nightlife scene all over downtown St. Pete.

While we wrap our minds around this news, click here for more details on the announcement.

Photo: Luis Santana, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:16pm]


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