The kava business in Pinellas has exponentially taken off highlighting the demand for alternatives to the tried and true nightlife of bars and clubs. The kava beverage originates in the south Pacific and is known for is relaxing, euphoric effects. This traditional south Pacific beverage has been consumed for thousands of years and over the past 15 years has become popular across the country with Florida having more kava bars than all other states combined.
"Even with the number of kava bars opening up in Pinellas, the market for kava is growing and relatively untapped” says Ross Kashtan owner of Pinellas county's first and newest kava bars, Bula Kafe and Bula on the Beach.
Beyond serving natural alternatives beverages, Bula on the Beach aims to recreate the intimate community-centric experience of her sister bar, Bula Kafe. Along with the kava beverage, Bula on the Beach will be serving local Kahwa coffee and an assortment of teas.
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So stoked to have found a place and community we can enjoy night life at without the need or pressure to drink alcohol! My wife and I generally come for sunset and then stick around for a while. The kava tenders are really pleasant and although the kava is kinda weird, the speciality drinks are really yummy.
Pros: Amazing ambiance. Great drink options. Really good coffee. Great place to work during the early hours of the day as well.
Cons: Some of the prices are bit high and people are allowed to smoke outside. If ever a smoker is next to us it gets annoying. easy to relocated thought.
Really friendly people and staff. Love coming here to get away from the mayhem that often ensues are alcohol bars but also this place has AMAZING coffee.
Pros: Great non-alcoholic drink options. Friendly people. Dog friendly. Has outdoor seating which is nice so we don't have to wear a mask out there.
Cons: No alcohol. A little on the expensive side but not too bad
So I ran in to an old school Bula Kafe guy the other day, hadn't seen him in years. We were talking and he mentions he doesn't often get to kava bars much anymore because of the distance, he said he used to visit Bula on the Beach. So I asked why doesn't he visit BOB anymore. He said the kava makes him sick. Well my friend I think I know why. They barely strain their kava, I'll leave you to speculate why. Here is the evidence 2 doubles total 16oz 3.9+ g of material left unstrained. That's a great eay way to get stomach aches. I am hoping this is a one time thing but from what I was hearing it certainly does not other seem to be. But to be fair after I strained it seemed alright. Hit me back I'm more than willing to hear you out.
Pros: It does the job
Cons: Poorly strained way too much material left over.