Club 201, a speakeasy with Victorian Steam Punk vibes, debuts in downtown St. Pete

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Even amid a pandemic, businesses are finding ways to safely open. The latest arrival on the ‘Burg’s Central Avenue is Club 201, a speakeasy with an exciting menu, and ample outdoor seating.

The menu features a tasty fish spread, an interesting naan-Cuban crossover featuring the ingredients found in your typical Cuban sandwich, but served open-faced on naan bread.

Looking to indulge in something super savory? Try the decadent Bayou Bread. This dish is French bread with melted cheeses, red and yellow peppers, tomatoes, crawfish tail meat, and onions. Yes, I’ll take an entire platter, please.

Ceviche, salad skewers, and bleu cheese and walnut dip are on the menu, too.

Club 201 can seat up to 55 outside, and 45 inside, but are limiting indoor seating to 50% capacity. Visitors must buy food in order to get a drink and the owners are enforcing masks for service indoors.

The speakeasy concept is open Monday through Friday from 4pm-midnight. Saturday and Sunday Club 201 is open from noon-5pm for brunch. and 4pm-midnight for dinner and drinks.

The chocolate pretzel shooter might be the most intriguing drink on the menu. It’s made with whipped vodka, Frangelico, and finished with a chocolate salt rim. The Honeybee sounds super refreshing – Old St. Pete Gin meets green tea, with cream and honey, served hot. Cheers!

Mules, and Earle Grey Goose, and the Prohibition Sour round out the cocktail menu.

Club 201, 201 Central Avenue. Follow the concept on Facebook and Instagram for updates!

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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