About URBAN Brew and BBQ
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and learn a little about us. We’re a group of individuals that have a lot of fun and joy in hosting others and sharing our food over a cocktail or pint. We take time to learn about our craft and are excited to share what we’re passionate about!
Make People Happy
Do it Right – it’s the only option
We’re a Team – it’s easier together, do what you say you’re going to do
Craft and Career – we’re not done learning, we’ll never be
Care – about coworkers, customers, community
Serve great food, in a great space with great service
Features of Urban
Behind the outside bar you’ll notice Augusta Blocks. These originally were on the streets of St. Petersburg when the city was first developed. As time went on the blocks were covered with asphalt, but some original streets still remain – 26th St. N and Central for example. When the city performs road construction, many times the Augusta Blocks are discarded with used asphalt and that’s where Urban was able to save and preserve these 100+ year old pavers that are synonymous with old St. Pete.
When the time is right you can visit our outside men’s bathroom and check out the floor that are tiled in pennies. They’re all heads up – because it’s the bathroom for the dudes!
There are around 10,000 pennies on the floor and each was laid and glued individually. An epoxy was then poured over the top to seal everything in place.
Old Gas Station
You’ve probably guessed by looking at the building that it wasn’t originally a restaurant. The structure was built in the late 40’s to early 50’s as a Standard Oil gas station. Through the years it was home to a number of businesses, mostly all automotive related. The renovation of the space was a part of a bigger story of our area of town known as the Grand Central District. Decades ago our part of Central Ave was an Automotive Alley of sorts and has quickly become more of a Restaurant Row. We’re appreciative of how we’ve had the opportunity to be a part of a transformation and are excited about how the future.