- March 1, 2024
ST. PETERSBURG — Horse Soldier, a St. Petersburg-based bourbon brand and distillery founded by former members of the U.S. Army Special Forces, has opened an ambitious new expansion at 2232 Fifth Ave. S., in St. Pete’s Warehouse Arts District.
Urban Stillhouse by Horse Soldier, according to a press release, is a restaurant, bar and tasting facility designed to be an entertainment venue. It will offer bourbon tastings, private event space, live music and brunch on Sundays, in addition to an educational program featuring chefs and distillers.
“This new entertainment venue is the showpiece of the Horse Soldier brand,” owner Meredith Koko states in the release. “We are delighted to finalize our vision, connecting Horse Soldier Bourbon with the public via not only their amazing true story and products, but by creating a space where the public can experience the things we are passionate about: bourbon, an unparalleled cocktail program, delicious food, alluring design and an unforgettable guest experience.”
The American bistro-inspired menu will be complemented by a diverse cocktail selection, Horse Soldier Bourbon flights and other craft spirits, the release states. The kitchen is run by chef Kenneth Tufo, who previously worked in New York and Boston and whose culinary talents have been hailed by the New York Times, New York Post and Michelin Guide.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the restaurant and bar are open by reservation only, the release states.