American Social Bar and Kitchen coming to Dr. Phillips


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The old Bar Louie space in the Rialto Plaza in Dr. Phillips is about to get a healthy dose of Americana.

The American Social Bar & Kitchen, a gastropub/sports lounge with locations in Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, and Miami, will open in the 9,400-square-foot space after an extensive $2.7 million build-out.

The result, according to a press release, will be 300 indoor and outdoor seats, a sweeping patio, four bars, and a VIP bar for private parties.
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The restaurant will serve higher-end pub grub (along with requisite craft cocktails, wine and beer) and promises to be a place where "all-American traditions and values live on" and that "rallies around the patriotic concept, which pays tribute to classic Americana," whatever the hell that's supposed to mean.

Look for an early 2019 opening.

For more, visit American Social Bar & Kitchen on the web.

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