Social Roost in Downtown St Petersburg - Great for Brunch

By Published On: October 6th, 2023

Social Roost in St Petersburg

Published on 10/06/23: Locally owned Social Roost Kitchen and Bar in downtown St Pete! While there are quite a few weekend brunch spots, that’s not the case during the week. Limited options. Whether you have a flexible schedule, vacationing, or my real estate client visiting from out of town, I needed a nice weekday brunch spot recommendation. Even better if it’s only a couple blocks off the water…

I present to you, Social Roost! A scratch kitchen serving delicious brunch, 6 days a week (closed Monday). Plus, they offer so much more, including small plates, dinner, and very popular cocktails!

Address: 150 1st Ave N, St Pete
Google Reviews: 650+ with 4.5/5 rating

Born and raised in St Petersburg, Rob Bowen and Jason Teabout have poured their hearts into Social Roost. After serving 24 years in the US Army, Jason partnered up with Rob Bowen to brainstorm the restaurant. They teamed up with New York City’s Executive Chef, Susan Burdian on the culinary concept. Creating a “globally inspired menu from a scratch kitchen […] And delicious food deserves delicious cocktails. Rob and Jason developed cocktails around social themes to create the ultimate lavish craft cocktail menu.”

Some may know Rob as the founder of Rob Bowen Design Group (interior design). However, if you’re unfamiliar, his background will all click when you step into Social Roost. My wife was immediately brainstorming a girls brunch in one of Rob’s “glamorous” booths.

“Plush”, “Posh”, her list goes on, as I was grasping for a proper description this morning. Sounds fancy, though they offer meals priced accordingly with other brunch spots…$14-$20’ish. Some items are pricier, mainly dinner entrees, topping out with the very popular $42 short ribs… “Butter whipped potatoes, rainbow Swiss chard, red wine beef Demi glace, fried shallots”.

Social Roost’s food, cocktails, and service are not to be outdone by their walkable downtown location. The waterfront parks, green space, and marinas are only a 5 minute stroll away! After your meal, grab a park bench and watch the sailboats and other vessels head to and from port.

Sat & Sun 10am-4pm
Tues-Fri 11am-4pm
Open for small plates from 4-5pm and dinner after 5pm.

I’m a St Petersburg Real Estate Agent, with over 42K people following my LovingStPete Guide on social media! My past includes developing a vacation rental advertising business that I ran for more than a decade, then sold to HomeAway/VRBO. I’d love to help you buy or sell a property, simply contact me.

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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