Busch Gardens soft-opens new Springs Taproom bar

TAMPA, Fla. — Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has opened a new bar and lounge.

what you need to know

  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay shares details about new bar
  • Springs Taproom replaces Garden Gate Cafe
  • Menu includes draft beers, cocktails and snacks
  • Currently in preview mode, the bar is set to officially open in January

The Springs Taproom in the Bird Gardens area is currently in preview mode and will officially open in January, the theme park said Wednesday.

The bar, described as a “casual, laid-back lounge”, replaced the Garden Gate Cafe in the park. The space has been reimagined with contemporary décor and photos that pay homage to its past.

The menu will feature 12 draft beer options—some available year-round, others seasonally—as well as handcrafted cocktails, beers, frozen drinks and fresh fruit, among other snacks and snacks.

Busch Gardens has not announced an exact opening date for the Springs Taproom, but it will vary during the preview period.