St. Pete’s newest art gallery also happens to be its newest wine bar. Creative Grape opened this January in Historic Kenwood in the former location of Georgie’s Alibi, and the hybrid arthouse and drinkery combines so many of the things that make St. Pete great. Creative Grape is located at 3100 3rd Ave North in The Shoppes at Kenwood.
The cozy new spot prides itself on being a destination for wine, beer, food, art and music. In addition to the wine and beer lists, a small plates food menu crafted in-house by co-owner and Chef Yusuke Ouchi offers imbibers and art appreciators some excellent nosh to enjoy, as well.
The small plates in particular are earning rave reviews and the menu features several options to share or savor on your own. In addition to Neapolitan meatballs and a charcuterie board, Ouchi has whipped up lamb pastitsio, souvlaki, gyoza, shrimp ceviche and ratatouille. Ouchi, formerly a sushi chef in New York City, curated the menu to be paired with wine and beer.
Meanwhile, the drink options run more than two dozen deep between wine, beer and canned cocktails. The full food and drink menu, as well as more information on Creative Grape itself, can be found at their website here. The bar opens at 4 pm Tuesday-Sunday and often hosts live music and other events.
“We are an inclusive space for neighbors to hangout, with wine, beer, art, music and the occasional fun event in an unpretentious space,” the website details. “ Join us at our wine bar in beautiful downtown St Petersburg. We are the new, cool vibe in Historic Kenwood!”