Bar Louie remains among the liveliest, and longest standing, dining and drinking destinations at International Plaza and Bay Street for good reason.

Its location offers prime viewing for people watching, its service keeps customers’ food orders coming and the drinks flowing and its mix of good grub, microbrews, craft cocktails and Happy Hour specials makes this Westshore business a popular spot for lunch, brunch, after work group get-togethers, relaxing weekend repasts and more. 

If that’s not enough to keep customers coming, and coming back, these new menu items should instill even more loyalty as well as win over a whole new crew of Bar Louie believers.

Let’s start with the libations. Beat the summer heat with a Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, a tasty, and slightly tart, blend of the Munich tavern traditional Weiss beer with the refreshing flavor of lemonade.

Or come to grips with the soaring temperatures while sipping on the Main Squeeze Martini which mixes Effen Blood Orange Vodka, Aperol, lemon juice and vanilla syrup. 

Those delicious drinks, along with the Rye Pineapple Crush cocktail, will provide the perfect pairings to wash down some of the newest additions to the restaurant’s menu.

Go ahead and indulge in a true guilty pleasure, Crispy Pork Rinds. Or take a little healthier bite out of the Avocado Toast. For a really surprising way to take the edge off of your appetite, get ready to chomp and chew on an Impossible Burger,  a 100 percent plant-based, all natural patty on a buttered brioche bun that will make you believe it is an all meat burger. Of course, those who don’t want to go for faux can simply order the Cheddar Crunch Burger that is all beef oozing with cheddar cheese and queso, topped with house-made chips and slathered with some garlic aioli. Yes, please!

If it’s just something to crunch that you want to munch then, by all means, dip into a bowl brimming with house-made chips blanketed with smoked onion ranch, bleu cheese crumbles, bacon and scallions.

These menu newbies are all about making Bar Louie's food and beverage options stand out by being fresh, fun and full of flavor.

“We’re thrilled to be sharing our flavorful new menu with friends and neighbors at Bar Louie Tampa,” said General Manager SethJohn Davis. “From the Crispy Pork Rinds, Avocado Toast and Cheddar Crunch Burger to the juicy Rye Pineapple Crush Cocktail and refreshing Main Squeeze Martini, we love these new offerings and expect them to continue differentiating Bar Louie as a true maverick when it comes to providing delicious food and drinks.”

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