Bar Publica in Bayside

A new bar and restaurant called Bar Publica (instagram) is under construction in Bayside. It will be located in the space in between Wilson County Barbeque and the upcoming lager brewery Argenta.

Bar Publica will serve classic and house specialty cocktails as well as beer and wine as well and Latin American-inspired small plates.

The dining room will seat ~65 inside with a bar and banquette/table seating. In warmer weather there will be space for ~60 on the rooftop and about another ~30 in the courtyard on the ground floor with a total occupancy capacity of 299 (see floor plans below). The overall design aesthetic they’re aiming for is a formica-forward mid-century feel with Latin American accents.

Wilson County co-owner Spencer Brantley is heading up the development of Bar Publica with business partners David Kelley and Ciaran Sheenhan who are the founders of Ri Ra.

Brantley hopes to open Bar Publica sometime this spring. That section of West Bayside is also home to Bayside Bowl, Coals, Leavitt & Sons, Wilson County, Batson River, When Pigs Fly, and the upcoming Argenta Brewing.