Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has announced that the all-new Giraffe Bar at Serengeti Overlook will open this month.

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What’s Happening:

  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay announced the opening of the new Giraffe Bar which gives Guests a view of the Serengeti Plain with both indoor and outdoor panoramic views.
  • Guests will be able to see giraffes, zebra, antelope, ostrich, and more while enjoying a new menu of shareable appetizers, cocktails, wine, and beer.
  • The Giraffe Bar will also feature an exclusive selection of limited-time branded merchandise.
  • Pass Members can get a free collectible Giraffe Bar color-changing pilsner with the purchase of a frozen cocktail or draft beer any Monday through Thursday by April 29th (while supplies last).
  • The Giraffe Bar will have a soft opening starting Friday, March 19, with an official opening date set for Friday, March 26.

Menu Offerings Include:

  • Frozen specialty cocktails such as the “The Hungry Tusker,” featuring Amarula African Cream Liqueur (a South African favorite made with the fruit of the African marula tree), Hula Hawaiian Dark Rum, Coconut and Pineapple flavors.
  • Sparkling cocktails on draft including the refreshing “Thorn and Berry,” inspired by the bar’s namesake giraffes that strip thorns off of branches to eat leaves, and the “Masai Margarita,” named after the Masai, the largest species of giraffe native to East Africa.
  • Flights of specially selected local craft brews (the “Toucan” and the “Safari Graze”) that will be presented on an Instagram-worthy hand-carved giraffe tasting paddle.
  • Proud Pour wines which support wildlife and wild places, including "Save the Bees" Pinot Noir from Oregon, and "Save the Oceans" Sauvignon Blanc from California.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages for all ages, including refreshing juices available on tap which can be served in a refillable, limited edition giraffe souvenir cup.
  • Chef-crafted menus offer a range of shareable savory bites, including bourbon-glazed sticky wings, braised brisket mac and cheese, and smoked brisket-loaded French fries.
  • In a nod to the bar’s herbivore namesake, guests can graze on vegetarian-friendly shareable items, including loaded hummus and fresh oversized Bavarian soft pretzels.
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