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Sea Grapes Wine Lounge opening on St. Pete Beach

Sea Grapes Wine Lounge opening on St. Pete Beach

exterior of a wine bar, with a large plate of bread , crackers, and cheese next to it

Sea Grapes Wine Lounge & Light Fare is opening soon on St. Pete Beach. The exciting concept features mural work by prolific artist Derek Donnelly, and is the latest exquisite concept from John Barkett, owner of Barkett Realty. The combination of Barkett Realty and this brand new wine lounge will offer an entirely new way to engage with the booming real estate scene in the Tampa Bay region.

Experiential retail, the concept of offering an experience beyond the traditional expectations, is new to this area, according to a release, but one that John Barkett and his partner, Julie Featherson, know well. 


cucumber slices with slices of salmon placed on top.
Citrus Cured Salmon | Photo via Sea Grapes

Sea Grapes Wine Lounge offers new experience on the beach

The couple was inspired by a similar concept while vacationing in the Florida Keys a few years ago. Combining their love of wine, their beach-living lifestyle as St. Pete Beach residents and Barkett’s extensive career in real estate, they are creating a comfortable and inviting environment for both locals and tourists. 

Barkett remains a steadfast supporter of small business, smart development, and community building. In Historic Uptown, Barkett, along with council representative Gina Driscoll, spearheaded the creation of a new park that will serve as a vibrant connector to the always popular EDGE District.

Sea Grapes will offer a variety of wines by the glass or bottle onsite with a wider selection of bottles to-go. The light fare will include a gourmet selection of charcuterie, as well as grab-and-go options.


The location at 6390 Gulf Boulevard has easy access to the beach being on the west side of Gulf Boulevard and in walking distance of all major beachfront hotels—making it the perfect spot to assemble provisions for a sunset picnic. 

This is a second location for Barkett’s boutique real estate firm, expanding the footprint from its downtown St. Petersburg headquarters.

“We knew that St. Pete Beach didn’t need just another real estate office,” said Barkett, a real estate professional with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He added, “In addition to the expert knowledge we offer to both buyers and sellers on the beach, we have also created a beautiful space for people to gather and really enjoy the lifestyle that has emerged in this area.” 

a long black plate of chocolates
Wine and Chocolate spread | Photo via Sea Grapes

Barkett Realty expands its footprint in Tampa Bay

Another impetus to develop this space is to have a venue to promote their Clients’ luxury developments along the beach, including The Coastal Collection: Treasure Island. The brokerage space will include a dedicated showroom for those buyers to make their designer-grade selections, while taking advantage of the Sea Grapes offerings and ambiance.. 

“This hybrid-concept is especially attractive to beach residents looking to sell their homes, as our location will have a strong flow of vacationers. Not everyone on vacation at the #1 beach in the United States wishes to purposefully research potential real estate options. That being said, vacationers are more than happy to drink an amazing glass of wine (or more) paired with gourmet cheese and charcuterie while listening to chill music, and if they happen to view well-marketed beach real estate, that’s ok too.  As an informed homeowner on the beaches, there isn’t a better place to list your property than with an office and broker that has designed and built an experiential concept for you as a fellow beach resident” said Barkett. 

a plate of different cheeses and figs
Charcuterie at Sea Grapes

Construction is currently being finalized with a grand opening expected in December. 

Follow Barkett Realty on Instagram and its website.

Keep up with Sea Grapes Wine Bar on Instagram.

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