The Attic Cafe & Bar is located in the 4th (top) floor of a 100 year old historic downtown building that used to serve as the auditorium for the Masonic Lodge located next door. It has outdoor, balcony seating that overlooks city hall and provides a great view of downtown.
The food is prepared fresh by Chef Rosa, who has been perfecting her culinary skills for 30 years. Whether you are in the mood for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Rosa will deliver. We also offer a variety of Alessi pastries.
Buddy Brew provides our high quality, locally roasted coffee. From cold brew, to cappuccino, our baristas will make the coffee or tea that you desire.
If you are a fan of Kombucha Tea, we have a dedicated tap. Wanda Lopez, the owner of Kombucha Tampa, has developed some amazing recipes. You can buy a glass or a growler to take home.
We offer a variety of craft and mainstream beers, wines and hard cider. We support our local breweries like Cigar City, Coppertail and 3 Daughters, but also offer a selection of mainstream brands.
The Attic is a great place to get away to work or socialize. We offer free wifi and power strips under the bars to charge your electronics. We also have live music and events, including book launches, tech startup pitch nights, and speakers on a variety of topics.
When you come by, check out our original oversized Ferdie Pacheco painting depicting a scene from outside the old Tribune building during the 1927 World Series (Pirates vs Yankees). In the painting you will see numerous characters from Ferdie's childhood in Ybor City, such as Charlie Wall, Dr. Jorge Trelles and his second wife Conchita, and Santo Trafficante. There is also a painting by local attorney, Zala Forizs, depicting the effect of the world wars on Eastern European culture.
Every month we display 24 Sports Illustrated Magazines curated by a local collector who owns a complete set (over 3,000 magazines starting in August 16, 1954). Displays are theme based, from College Football, Sportsman of the Year, March Madness, and MLB Spring Training to the Olympics.
If you care to play the piano and or sing a song, we have a baby grand piano that is ready to go at any time.
If you are interested in the Tampa Bay tech eco system, you will usually find some tech entrepreneurs and or investors in the Attic. The Tampa Bay Wave - a local tech incubator, Absolute Mobile Solutionsand Threshold 360 are neighbors within our building.
To the extent that we can, we try to promote local technology at the Attic. Check out our wifi waiter ordering system provided by Torchfi (a Wave startup). If you download the VidPic AR application our photograph of downtown Tampa comes to life. If you download the Threshold 360 application you can take a virtual 360 tour of the Attic or a variety of other Tampa establishments. We are also working with MyArea Networks - 813Area.com
to create customer loyalty programs which deliver discount offers that you can redeem with your phone.
If you would like to learn more about the Attic please check out the articles on the website or at 813Area.com.