Many of us have fond memories of pre-pandemic Central Avenue, where you could stumble upon Iberian Rooster’s open mic night or a raunchy drag show on any given day. The restaurant’s doors have been closed since 2021, but a brand new concept will soon open out of its former two-story space at 475 Central Ave. N.
Concrete Jungle, a “Tulum and Yucatán Peninsula-inspired” concept from Hunger + Thirst Restaurant Group, will debut on Central Avenue sometime soon—although an exact opening date has not yet been announced.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Concrete Jungle can seat up to 150 patrons in its dining room and downstairs lounge, and will boast a refreshing menu of seafood, vegetarian options like jackfruit flautas and other Mexican-inspired fare.
Its beverage program will feature all of the expected tequila and mezcal-based cocktails.
The Stephen Schrutt-owned Hunger + Thirst group also operates several St. Pete concepts like Good Fortune, Parks and Rec, The Avenue, No Vacancy, Dirty Laundry and the recently-opened ’70’s-themed bar Lost & Found. In addition to Concrete Jungle, Hunger Thirst is also opening an indoor-outdoor, campground-themed spot called Summer Camp, which is expected to debut soon.
For the latest updates on its newest St. Pete concept, head to its Instagram at @concretejunglestpete.
Folks interested in working at Concrete Jungle can send their resumes to [email protected].
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