Enjoy a craft beer or a glass of wine with a twist on “comfort food” inside in the dining room or in the beer garden at Spliff’s Gastropub, located in Downtown Jacksonville.
Business: Spliff’s Gastropub
Business Address: 15 N. Ocean St., Downtown Jax
Business hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-2am; Closed Sunday
Interviewee: Duane De Castro, Owner
How many beers do you have on tap and what types of beer do you offer?
Spliff’s has 22 rotating taps. We try to have multiple local beers on tap at all times. The taps are rotated as frequently as possible to ensure there is always something new on tap.
What types of beverages do you offer besides beer?
We offer a full wine selection: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Noir, Red blends, Merlot, Cabernet and Malbec. We usually have at least one cider on tap.
What kind of Happy Hour specials do you have?
Our happy hour is from 3-6 pm every day, and we offer half off all taps and wine.
Tell us a little bit about your kitchen and your food menu.
Our kitchen is run by our head chef Casandra Romines and our sous chef Jeff Davis. We have a creative menu with the basic premise of serving comfort food. We strive to use quality ingredients which we believe creates better tasting food. We specialize in gourmet mac and cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches as well as our signature Spliff’s Pockets, a gourmet hot pocket. Our sandwiches and salads are as delicious as they are decorative.
What kinds of seating/dining options are available at Spliff’s?
Spliff’s offers bar and table seating as well as seating in our outdoor beer garden. We are open for lunch, dinner and late night.
What kinds of special events do you host?
We have had multiple tap takeover events. We are working on having more wine tasting events as well.
What kinds of daily or weekly events do you offer customers?
We have our funky Mondays every Monday which is a musicians’ funk jam. We have trivia every Tuesday.
Does Spliff’s share space or events with 1904 Music Hall?
We share the beer garden patio in the back. Sometimes we do events together. We recently had our 5 year anniversary party for 1904, and Spliff’s catered the event.
What else would you like people to know about Spliff’s?
We are in the process of renovating our beer garden and adding 80 seats to the restaurant, and full liquor bars in Spliff’s, 1904 Music Hall and the beer garden. We are currently working on offering catering and delivery options as well.
Linda Johnson, Certified Cicerone®
Covering Florida’s beer scene and locally in North Florida/Jax
(all photos by Linda Johnson)