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Armature Works’ M.Bird is Tampa’s newest IT rooftop bar and restaurant

Rooftop bars are really a thing in Tampa. The rooftops from Franklin Manor, EDGE, or Bulla Gastrobar set different vibes in Tampa nightlife. The next one changing the vibes up a bit in M.Bird, Armature Works‘ newest addition.  It’s going to be one of the most poppin places in the city and I know the day parties are going to be too lit this summer. I went to it’s opening night and was blown away. The entire space is open with a perfect views of the Hillsborough River and the Downtown Tampa skyline.

I talked to Taryn Bruck, co-owner/operator; Jay Wells, beverage director; and chef Jessica Frazier about all the behind the scenes details of M.Bird. Take a quick peek:

Seems as though rooftop bars are popping up around the city: Mole y AbuelaEDGE Cocktail Lounge. Bulla Gastrobar.  

Newest to the scene is M.Bird, perched on the second-floor rooftop above Oak & Ola. 

The lounge officially debuted last week to the public. 

Named after the Florida’s state bird, the mockingbird, the rooftop bar is a group effort from the founders of Boca, Ciro’s, Ichicoro and Armature Works

Co-owner/operator Taryn Bruck says the idea was to create something new for not only Armature Works, but for Tampa as a whole. 

The 6,000-square-foot space sat vacant for a year and is the last concept to fill the hall. “We put our heads together and came up with something completely different than what Tampa has ever seen. M. Bird sets itself apart from anything at Armature Works,” Bruck says.

New York’s Dutch East transformed the rooftop with a tropical, mod-deco style, full of greenery and pops of color. “

Learn more about M.Bird here, here, and here.

A few photos:

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