Unique New American tavern Oak & Stone opens in Bradenton with 48 self-pour iPourIt taps.

*Originally published on Patch

SARASOTA, Fla. – Oak & Stone, a New American tavern known for its craft beer, artisanal pizza and gourmet fare, is unveiling its downtown Bradenton location at 1201 1st Ave. W., alongside Springhill Suites, on Monday, Dec. 2.

The newest pub in its portfolio boasts a 4,300-square-foot first-floor restaurant, 3,400-square-foot rooftop bar with sprawling views of the Manatee River and pet-friendly al fresco dining along 12th Street.Subscribe

With a mix of bar stools, lounge seats and high-top tables for a capacity of 160 downstairs, the newest location features a wraparound bar, large windows and Oak & Stone’s other notable natural elements of brick, wood and concrete flooring.

Utilizing RFID technology, Oak & Stone’s signature, self-serve beer wall wraps around the spacious room. Visitors can craft their own experience and sample 48 rotating varieties of ciders and American craft beers on tap, with a special emphasis on local and regional breweries, including Motor Works, Calusa, Naughty Monk, Big Top and Darwin’s, among others.

Separate from the main kitchen, guests can sit, dine and watch TV at the open-concept Pizza Bar as their pies are being prepared. Its artisan pizzas are handcrafted with dough that undergoes a 36-hour fermentation process with triple-filtered water, resulting in Oak & Stone’s signature crisp crust, chewy center and unmistakable flavor.

Guests can also enjoy an array of delicious dishes from its masterful, chef-inspired menu, including house-made burgers, sandwiches, soups, entrées, tacos and salads using the freshest ingredients. An extensive list of wines and spirits will also be available, including bourbon and whiskey tasting flights at the full bar. Large-screen televisions are placed throughout the bar and dining space to play non-stop sporting events to entertain diners.

Dubbed The Deck at Oak & Stone, the eighth-floor rooftop bar offers 20 taps for craft beer, cider and wine selections, 12 signature cocktails from the Liquid Library and a limited menu with light bites and shareable plates. The Deck at Oak & Stone will open a few weeks after the downstairs restaurant – with a date to be announced soon. The open-air communal space incorporates several seating areas with umbrellas, low-top tables and three fire pits for a capacity of 232. Corn hole boards will also be set up for competitions with comrades.

“Our team is very excited to expand into the thriving Bradenton area,” said co-owner, Brett Decklever. “This was the ideal site for the fourth location of Oak & Stone, and The Deck at Oak & Stone will offer the ultimate rooftop experience.”

Hotel guests can enter Oak & Stone and The Deck at Oak & Stone directly through the hotel, and to-go in-room service, catering and pool service will be provided by the tavern.

“At the heart of Oak & Stone is its laid back and casual but welcoming atmosphere for people of all ages,” said Decklever. “This location offers that and a rooftop oasis for unwinding with friends while enjoying the best views of the Bradenton skyline. It’s the perfect place to grab a drink during happy hour after work or host events or celebrations.”

Since first opening in 2016, Oak & Stone has expanded its reach to St. Petersburg, with its second location opening in summer 2018. This year, Oak & Stone opened a third location on Clark Road in Sarasota and its latest location in Bradenton. Construction began in Bradenton on May 2019 by Matthews Construction, and since then, approximately 100 employees have been hired to support the team. A fifth location in Naples is coming soon.

Hours of operation will be Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. For more information, visit www.oakandstone.com or call 941-357-4306.

About Oak & Stone

Oak & Stone is a New American tavern featuring craft beer, artisanal pizza and gourmet fare using only the freshest ingredients. Guests Craft Their Own Experience by pouring from the region’s largest self-serve brew wall, offering a selection of more than 50 rotating beers with an emphasis on American craft beers, as well as favorite hometown breweries. An extensive list of wine, whiskey, bourbon and craft cocktails are also available. Founded in Sarasota, Florida in 2016, Oak & Stone provides a laid back, casual atmosphere to enjoy great food and drink with the people who matter most. Visit online at www.oakandstone.com or get social on Facebook and Instagram. Oak & Stone: How will you craft your story?

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