Restaurant and bar openings in Tampa Bay: M.Bird lands at Armature Works, South Tampa welcomes The Mill

And there’s more where that came from.
Courtesy of Armature Works
M.Bird premiered as the mod-deco Tampa Heights hangout above Armature Works last week.
Courtesy of Armature Works M.Bird premiered as the mod-deco Tampa Heights hangout above Armature Works last week.
Published April 2

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The region’s newest rooftop bar and lounge has premiered at Armature Works in Tampa Heights. It’s called M.Bird, and here’s what you can expect from the 21-and-up hangout: playfully named craft cocktails with a tropical touch, Caribbean-inspired small plates emphasizing seasonality and plenty of room to admire the downtown skyline — and sunset. 1903 Market St., Tampa. (813) 296-2702.

The Mill

This New American restaurant that started in downtown St. Petersburg opened the doors of its second outpost last week after relocating it from Brandon to South Tampa. The Mill took over the old Ceviche space with inventive plates and cocktails, plus a crowd-pleasing brunch. 2500 W Azeele St., Tampa. (813) 603-8786.

Hot Sake

A sushi and Asian joint serving everything from rice and noodle dishes to sashimi in stylish digs. Also, the lunch specials are pretty rad (like any two rolls for $10). 432 Poinsettia Ave., No. 2, Clearwater. (727) 447-3663.

Das Brauhaus & Cafe

Previously New England’s Ale House Grille, the casual German-themed restaurant launched in March with a small menu of dishes and drinks. Happy hour runs daily. 3419 Alt. U.S. 19, Palm Harbor. (727) 785-9700.

The Deck Bar & Grille

This community gathering place celebrated with a grand opening in February. Classic bar fare complements a full liquor selection as live music and indoor-outdoor seating round out the highlights. 5901 Sun Blvd., No. 100B, St. Petersburg. (727) 289-9855.


Brasserie Saint Somewhere

Saint Somewhere Brewing Company hosted one last hurrah at Brasserie over the weekend. But luckily for us, the Tarpon Springs brewery will continue to produce traditional Belgian-style ales, even though its tasting room is no more. saintsomewhere


Casa Santo Stefano

Ybor City’s in-the-works Sicilian restaurant, planned for the historic Ferlita Macaroni building, recently took to Facebook with a long-awaited announcement: Construction is underway. According to the March 29 update posted to Casa Santo Stefano’s page, “Columbia Restaurant Group President Richard Gonzmart earlier this week said, ‘If there are no delays, the building’s construction should be complete by the week of Dec. 12. Look for opening of Casa Santo Stefano early January 2020!’ ” 1607 N 22nd St., Tampa. (813) 248-3000.

Bay Cannon Beer Company

A brewpub coming to West Tampa that promises to reflect the history and diversity of the neighborhood while offering beer, soda and food. So far, Bay Cannon Beer Company has shared brews like Hazy Brut IPA, Brut Belgian Single and Cranberry Beet Saison at events around town. 2106 W Main St., Tampa.

Meaghan Habuda, Times features producer