Newest Food and Beverage Offering Opens Tonight
TAMPA, Fla. — The Straz Center opens SIP tonight – Tuesday, Jan. 15 – coinciding with the opening night performance of Les Misérables.
Located near the southern end of Straz Center’s Riverwalk expanse, and fashioned inside a retro-fitted 1966 Airstream Safari Land Yacht, SIP will offer an array of cocktails and a rotating selection of local craft brews on tap, as well as smoothies, coffee, soft drinks and water.
SIP opens as The Straz continues to expand performance and artistic experiences around the campus and along the Hillsborough River – and as new audiences flock to the venue for blockbuster shows like Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. “The addition of SIP to our line-up of food and beverage offerings allows us to extend to our guests yet another layer to their performing arts experience,” said Javier Rasmussen, the Straz Center’s general manager of food and beverage. “Whether folks are here for a Broadway show, one of our free outdoor community events or just strolling along the Riverwalk, SIP promises to be a casual urban oasis with a stunning view and a cool vibe.”
The Straz is one of a handful of facilities licensed by the city to provide to-go cups for alcohol. These specially-designed cups are available at SIP so that guests can take their libations with them as they explore all the Riverwalk has to offer.
SIP will operate Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. until 12 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., weather permitting. SIP will be closed on Monday.
For more information about the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events and food and beverage options, please visit the Straz Center’s website at www.strazcenter.org.
Events, days, dates, times, performers and prices are subject to change without notice.
The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and its programs are funded in part by the City of Tampa; the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners; the Tourist Development Council/Hillsborough County; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs;
and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.