Roller skating isn’t just for birthday parties and the 1970s anymore.
At least not at Pattini’s Bistro and Skate, which announced its opening in Tampa this week.
The sushi restaurant, cocktail bar, skating rink, and event space that rotates from 9 p.m. to after 10 p.m. are the newest additions to the plaza at 4465 W. Gandy Blvd. It’s the same place that got a fresh injection when South Tampa’s first brewery, 81Bay Brewing, opened here last year.
Pattini’s says it’s going for an upscale vibe, with craft beer, a large specialty cocktail list that includes a “West Tampa Old Fashioned”, a menu of entrees that includes fried chicken with red velvet ancho chile” and a full sushi bar.
The 20,000 square foot space, decorated inside and out with Alien Art! also includes arcade games such as giant Pac Man and a space for concerts.
Admission for roller skating is $15 with rental skates, or you can bring your own for $10.
Pattinis seems to fit the current trend of activity bars, which give patrons more to do than eat, drink and maybe watch sports on TV.
In 2016, the Lowry Parcade arcade bar opened in Tampa’s Lowry Park neighborhood. This preceded the opening of Park & Rec and Right Around the Corner game bars in downtown St. Petersburg and the Greater Central District.
Pattinis hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
They will be closed this Saturday for the sold-out 13 Ugly Men ’80s party, and August 20 for another private event.
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