On opening day, the Lunch menu will be served from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. During opening week, July 9 – 14, Oak & Stone will donate a portion of sales to Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg. The nonprofit is a private middle school serving low-income students and their families. A number of additional celebratory activities round out opening week, including special Tap Takeovers, featuring drink samples and giveaways.
On Saturday, July 14, Clearwater-based Big Storm Brewery will take over the taps as Oak & Stone hosts its first Tampa Bay Rowdies Watch Party. Fans will gather for the away game as the team takes on FC Cincinnati. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Fans who wear Rowdies gear and check in on Oak & Stone’s social media channels with the hashtag #GearForBeer, will win a limited edition pint glass filled with Big Storm’s signature Rowdies craft brew, Kick in the Grass. Earlier this year, Oak & Stone announced an official partnership with the professional soccer team, which will include player appearances, mascot visits, plus pre-game and post-game promotional opportunities.
Building on the success of the original Oak & Stone, which opened in Sarasota in 2016, business partners Joe Seidensticker and Brett Decklever set out to create a restaurant that offers guests a warm and welcoming environment. Oak & Stone has a laid back and casual atmosphere – perfect for an evening out with friends, date night or family dinner.
Oak & Stone, a New American tavern featuring craft beer, artisanal pizza and gourmet fare, will open its second location in St. Petersburg in early 2018 at 199 Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg, next to the newly constructed Hyatt Place on 2nd Street North.
Oak & Stone offers guests the opportunity to craft their own experience each time they visit with a self-serve beer tap wall, handmade wood fire artisan pizzas and an outstanding offering of house-made burgers, sandwiches, soups, entrees and salads using the freshest ingredients. An extensive list of wines and spirits will also be available, including a bourbon and whiskey tasting flight at the full bar.
Oak & Stone will have the largest self-serve beer wall utilizing RFID technology in the region. More than 60 rotating varieties of American craft beers will be on tap, with a special emphasis on St. Pete breweries such as 3 Daughters, Cycle and Green Bench, as well as regional breweries. Guests can taste and try different beers during each visit, offering an exceptional and unintimidating tasting experience for craft beer aficionados and novices alike. An expert Cicerone®-certified beer server will be on staff to mingle with guests and help make tasting recommendations.
To pour the self-serve taps, guests 21 and over use a RFID-enabled wristband to engage the brew tap desired. Technology in the wristband links to software that starts the guest’s tab based on how many ounces are poured during the visit and automatically stops after a total of 40 ounces. Guests can then “re-load” their bracelets with more ounces.
Craft beer isn’t the only attraction at Oak & Stone. Gourmands will not be disappointed. The restaurant sources only the freshest ingredients combined with time-honored traditions. Pizza dough is made fresh from a recipe of spring wheat flour, sea salt, extra virgin olive oil and water that has been tripled filtered for exceptional taste and the perfect amount of rise. Baking in wood fire ovens results in Oak & Stone’s signature crisp crust, chewy center and unmistakable flavor. Toppings will include classic pizza options such as Margherita, Pepperoni or Sausage and Meatball. More imaginative signature options like Rotisserie Chicken, a pizza pie with garlic, spinach, goat cheese and pine nuts, and the BLT Pie with crispy bacon, tomatoes, arugula, white cheddar and lemon aioli will also be on the menu. Guests will also have the option to build their own pie with an extensive selection of toppings and sauces.
Oak & Stone will have room for 300 diners between the 6,000-square-foot restaurant and an expansive 3,000-square-foot outdoor deck outfitted with tables and chairs for dining, as well as couches and fire pits for a more casual vibe. Large screen televisions throughout the space will entertain diners with sporting events or they can play billiards and corn hole. On weekend evenings and during special events, the restaurant will host local DJs.
The tavern is scheduled to open Spring 2018. Stay tuned for more updates.