Originally a TECO streetcar repair and storage facility dating from 1910, it was sold to Tampa Armature Works, a phosphate machinery manufacturer in 1960. Today it’s a 73,000 square foot mixed-use commercial space consisting of the Heights Public Market, multiple event spaces, a co-shared workspace as well as multiple restaurants and bars. Outside by the Hillsborough River and connected by the Tampa Riverwalk, you’ll find oversized games like chess and checkers along with adirondack chairs to lounge in while you enjoy your cocktail or food purchased inside. Once a month, the Indie Flea sets up, and it’s family-friendly and the only place to be. Armature Works has partnered with Brew Bus Tampa Bay to offer weekly tours every Friday night in Tampa’s Seminole Heights and nearby neighborhoods. “Friday Night Heights” is a shuttle service that takes off every Friday at 7:00 pm and runs a continuous loop between seven nearby stops. Jump on and off whenever you want, $15/advance or $20/at the door.
Inside AW, you’ll find Steelbach, a Southern-inspired restaurant and chophouse. The restaurant partners with Florida’s top producers to raise and deliver Steelbach’s grass fed beef. The beef is aged 4-7 weeks, trimmed and cut to order, then cooked over 1000-degree oak and mesquite open fire grille. Open seven days a week, Steelbach also serves brunch on weekends, has a whiskey bar and an outdoor patio that overlooks the Hillsborough River and Tampa’s skyline.
Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday 11:30am - 12:00am
Saturday 9:30am - 12:00am
Sunday 9:30am - 10:00pm
You’ll also find the Heights Public Market, a 22,000 sq-ft market with an open floor plan and communal seating surrounded by restaurants showcasing the top chefs in the Bay Area. The space is separated by individual stalls selling just about anything you could want. Ramen, Cuban, Japanese, barbeque, pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, etc. There are several bars selling cocktails, wine and a very delicious bloody Mary. Some of the individual stalls rotate, so you’ll want to keep coming back to try new things. Come for lunch or dinner, and give yourself some time. AW is very comfortable, it’s easy to find yourself on a comfy couch, with a group of friends (or just one) while sipping on a drink or eating something delicious.
Armature Works Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7:00am-10:00pm
If you’re going on a day with the Indie Flea, it gets crowded! (Support your local Polk County vendors!) It’s a curated collection of the best indie makers in the area. You’ll find everything from clothing to furniture. Along with live music, it’s an excellent way to spend your Sunday afternoon. This only happens on the third Sunday of each month from 11am-3pm. It’s a relaxed and family-friendly. Meet your friends there and start your week on the right foot.
Several event spaces are available for rentals, including Rooftop 220 with views of the skyline and water. Different sized spaces available for different needs.
Armature Works has been transformed into one of the most hip places in Tampa. The building itself has original exposed bricks, wood and a super chill atmosphere. Whether you’re stopping in for lunch throughout the week or a date on Saturday night, it’s worth the drive.
For more information about rentals, current restaurants, events and more visit: armatureworks.com
1910 N Ola Avenue
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