Champa Bay has attracted yet another past Champion with the long-awaited Opening Day for Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux in Midtown Tampa this Monday, June 20th, 2022. The restaurant brand, co-owned by Super Bowl Champion Drew Brees, will open its doors around 11 a.m. preceded by the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. The new restaurant sits in the heart of Tampa at 1140 Gramercy Lane located right on the intersection of I-275 and Dale Mabry Highway. 

Do not miss out on this grand opening because there is a chance to win free Walk-On's for the entire year, in addition to a $10 gift card and a coupon for a complimentary drink if you end up being one of the first 100 guests.

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So why all the excitement over the Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux in Midtown Tampa? The new centrally located sports-themed restaurant is the 2nd to open in the Tampa Bay area giving their fans more options to dine out at Walk-On’s. Both local foodies and sports fans have been waiting months for this opening.

This emerging brand stands out for its delicious food, atmosphere, and backing by one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Drew Brees. It's time to have the "Taste of Louisiana" brought into the center of Champa Bay and experience some of the cultures of the New Orleans Cajun Cuisine.

Beyond the new Tampa location, Walk-On’s has a whopping 20 more locations that are scheduled to open up this year alone. Walk-On's is a family-friendly and sports-enthused environment that consists of a massive beer selection, an abundance of flat-screen TVs, and a dinner menu full of American masterpieces.

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux has quite the menu. Starting with the drinks, Walk-On's specialty cocktail menu includes: Southern Smash - Stoli cucumber vodka, watermelon, lemonade, a hint of mint, cucumber wheel; Tiki Rumball - Bacardi superior, red bull coconut edition, pineapple wedge; and Moonshine Swirl - peach, blackberry or strawberry ole smoky moonshine, swirled with a frozen margarita.  For the wine and beer fans, the menu is accompanied by a selection of wines, as well as national and local beers.

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The selection of food includes voodoo shrimp and grits, fried catfish po'boy, hand-pattied burgers, Krispy Kreme bread pudding, and blackened jumbo chicken "alfredeaux". 

You can also visit during their happy hour Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 6pm, as well as Monday through Friday from 9pm to close. Expect specials on drinks, like $3 house drinks or $4 house wines, and food, like $5 fried pickles or $6 boom boom shrimp. On Tuesdays, you can get happy hour all day long as well as $5 Titos cocktails.

Former teammates who used to play basketball for LSU, Jack Warner and Brandon Landry, started the first location all the way back in 2003 and eventually became present in 12 states. As time passed, Drew Brees joined as a co-owner. This location is owned and operated by Mike Lester, a former president of Melting Pot Restaurants, and a seasoned veteran in the hospitality and restaurant industry.

In 2012, Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux was recognized as the best sports bar in America by ESPN. Another magnificent performance of Walk-On's years later did not fail to be realized when it became the number one brand in Entrepreneur's 2020 Top New Franchises Ranking.

While recognized as a sports bar, Walk-On’s is really focused on being a “sports restaurant”.  This sports restaurant will certainly be a go-to place for experiencing game day events and watch parties especially as Tampa Bay continues its run for Championships. 

Beyond the Tampa Bay locations, other Florida locations include Orlando, Miami, and Tallahassee. Visit the new Walk-On’s in Midtown to be part of the action and experience why this brand is making a stretch throughout the country!