The Hub Bar & Package | Beverages
If The Hub is famous for one thing aside from the historical relevance and essential ambience, it is the drinks.
In 1949 The Hub opened as a piano cocktail lounge, hosting a veritable “who’s-who” of downtown Tampa’s elite. Judges, attorneys and bankers mingled with boxing champions and mob bosses, creating a mysterious, eclectic atmosphere. Located at 719 N. Franklin Street, adjacent to historical Tampa Theatre, the aptly-named Hub still exudes that unique, funky ambience.
The Hub is nationally known for its freely-poured, top-shelf drinks, and a “Hub drink” in local speak is synonymous with being a good, strong drink at a remarkably reasonable price. These drinks, combined with its honest charm, no-nonsense bartenders and the best jukebox around, have garnered The Hub critical recognition over the years. Adding to its popularity is the fact that The Hub is the ONLY package store in all of downtown Tampa.
For over 60 years, The Hub has been the meeting place for people of all backgrounds, accounting for its success, longevity and well-earned name. EVERYONE is welcome, and EVERYONE knows The Hub!