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Upscale Italian style popup bar coming to Tampa’s Armature Works

Italian liqueur producer Amaro Montenegro is opening Bar Monte for two weekends in April as a popup bar.
Amaro Montenegro brings a traveling Italian popup bar truck to Tampa Heights.
Amaro Montenegro brings a traveling Italian popup bar truck to Tampa Heights. [ Courtesy of Amaro Montenegro ]
Published Apr. 5
Updated Apr. 5

In an attempt to help Tampa area residents find a bit of fun and normality, Italian liqueur producer Amaro Montenegro is bringing an Italian-themed outdoor popup bar to Armature Works.

Named Bar Monte, the bar will serve Amaro Montenegro-based drinks, Monte flights and food from Tampa Heights restaurants. Patrons will also find popular outdoor yard games including bocce ball, cornhole and yard dice. It’s all set in a space with a waterfront view.

“Bar Monte offers an open-air experience that will allow friends to enjoy the simple pleasures we’ve all been missing,” according to a company news release.

Even though this is an outdoor and open-air concept, public health guidelines will be followed. Masks are required at all times unless eating or drinking while stationary at a table. Seating is socially distanced, and hand sanitizer is readily available.

“Bar Monte was created to safely showcase and share the (friendliness), camaraderie and joy that are the hallmarks of Italian hospitality,” said Tad Carducci, director of outreach and engagement at Americas, Gruppo Montenegro. “We are honored that we can help to bring people together who have missed spending meaningful time with one another.”

Bar Monte will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. April 16-17 and 22-24 and from noon to 6 p.m. April 18 and 25. Armature Works is at 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. There’s no cover, but food and drink are additional. For more information, call 305-573-0658.