ST. LOUIS – A new retro-surf bar is moving into Ballpark Village.
Shark Bar is described as a fun, retro surf atmosphere in a relaxed setting. Its interior rustic beach feel pulls from coasts and will feature art inspired by the creator of the world-famous Endless Summer poster, Jon Van Hamersveld. It will also have live entertainment playing retro dance music.
It will move into the former Howl at the Moon space.
“We are thrilled to announce this new anchor tenant for the first phase of Ballpark Village,” stated Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals. “Shark Bar has shown phenomenal success in Kansas City and we are pleased that its second location will be opening within Ballpark Village. This is an exciting time for Shark Bar to be joining the neighborhood as construction of our second phase continues to progress.”
Shark Bar originated in Kansas City’s Power and Light District in 2008.
“Shark Bar is the perfect complement to a strong offering of dining and entertainment venues at Ballpark Village,” stated Dan Harding, Chief Operating Officer of Ballpark Village. “Its carefree vibe will quickly become a favorite for local visitors and out of town guests.”
A $260 million expansion of Ballpark Village is currently under construction. The 700,000-square foot second phase will complete a full build out of Clark Street, transforming Ballpark Village into a vibrant urban neighborhood for downtown St. Louis. The second phase will include a 29-story luxury residential tower, One Cardinal Way, a $65 million luxury Live! By Lowes hotel and a three-story retail pavilion anchored by Onelife Fitness.
The bar will open in the spring of 2019.