St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Opens Renovated Veranda

The revitalized bar reflects the updates on the historic waterfront property
Veranda bar inside the Vinoy
The new Veranda reflects the resort’s traditional Mediterranean Revival style. Photo by Jeff Herron, courtesy of The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club

The Vinoy Resort and Golf Club has completed the renovation of its famed Veranda, the alfresco bar on the hotel’s iconic and newly renovated front porch. The new space, sitting on the picturesque Tampa Bay waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg, offers a menu of creative craft cocktails and shareable plates.

Designed by Rockwell Group, the Veranda welcomes guests to the timeless glamour of Old Florida, honoring the resort’s traditional Mediterranean Revival style. The Veranda features a new, wraparound marble bar, along with additional seating that faces the marina and city. Rockwell Group’s custom-designed rocking chairs, a Vinoy tradition, along with chic couches, ideal for intimate groups, complete the relaxed setting.

The space’s understated matte black chandeliers, lanterns and pink exterior walls with dramatic arched ceilings give way to one of The Vinoy’s distinctive focal points, its elaborately detailed original entry portal.

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“Watching boats pass by while relaxing in one of the Veranda’s iconic rocking chairs has been a cherished pastime for hotel guests and the Tampa Bay community since The Vinoy’s opening in 1925,” says Vanessa Williams, the general manager of The Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, Autograph Collection. “The Veranda has become an indispensable part of The Vinoy’s identity and history, and with this refresh it will remain the unofficial living room of downtown St. Petersburg for years to come.”

The Veranda’s new menu of creative takes on classic craft cocktails, along with Mediterranean-inspired shareable plates, light entrees and desserts. Standout dishes include the Bianca Flatbread, topped with artichokes, zucchini, feta, parmigiano and mozzarella; fresh seafood including oysters, tuna carpaccio and snapper crudo; and signature Veranda Spritz cocktails.

The Veranda joins The Vinoy’s additional culinary concepts, including French patisserie Lottie, Paul’s Landing and the forthcoming Parasol, to establish the resort as one of St. Petersburg’s most unique dining destinations. The Veranda is open: Sunday-Thursday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 2 p.m. until midnight.

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