MacDinton’s St. Petersburg, with an entrance along First Avenue N in the 200 block, is scheduled to open Dec. 30 in the Jannus Live entertainment complex, then will ring in 2012 with Cheap Trick performing at Jannus Live. Concert tickets are $100 and include open bar from 8 p.m. to midnight. But for people not going to the show, MacDinton’s will have free cover, a champagne toast at midnight and a DJ from midnight to 3 a.m. The bar will stream the concert live.
The Jannus Live location allows the bar to partner with concerts in the courtyard while expanding its own parties, live shows and charity events, said Barry O’Connor, who owns MacDinton’s with Marcus Winters and Sean James.
“We’ve been looking in St. Pete for over a year,” he said. “Our main focus was somewhere close to downtown with outdoor seating. There were only a couple of places.”
The St. Pete MacDinton’s will serve traditional Irish fare starting in mid January and have live music seven days a week. Like the S Howard Avenue location, it will throw a huge St. Patrick’s Day party and serve as an official viewing.
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