He who desires but does not act breeds pestilence, which in turn is the source of most failed movie remakes. Act on your sushi desires with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of sushi, fusion cuisine, and drinks at The Rack sushi and billiards lounge in Hyde Park or Brandon.
The Rack boasts impressive lunch, dinner, sushi, and cocktail menus at both the Hyde Park and Brandon eateries. House favorites include the Bomber ($12.95–$14.95), a specialty sushi roll of cooked and uncooked delights (snow crab, avocado, and asparagus topped with salmon, tuna, and eel sauce) served with tempura chips. Or blast through hunger with the Volcano roll’s cucumber, crab, cream cheese, avocado, eel sauce, and spicy mayo ($12.95–$13.95). Fusion appetizers, salads, sandwiches, single rolls, and chef special entrees round out The Rack's eclectic menus into a rolling billiard ball made of sticky rice.
Each location has a slightly different vibe, but both are casually low-lit lounges lined with billiard tables. Sprawl on leather couches, gaze at elaborate dragons on the walls, play Wii Sports, or check out the outdoor seating to enjoy classic and creative cocktails from the full-bar selection.
The St. Petersburg Times featured The Rack's Brandon location:
- Brandon…is becoming a nightlife hot spot. The trend makes sense, given the town's booming population…The Rack joins dozens of Brandon area bars, giving east Hillsborough County residents options that are closer than their favorite Tampa haunts. – Dalia Colon, St. Petersburg Times
Eight Citysearchers and Yelpers give the Hyde Park location four stars, TripAdvisors give it 3.5 owl eyes, and 78% of Urbanspooners recommend it. Nearly 900 voters on 813area.com give The Rack an average of 8.3 out of 10:
- I highly recommend coming here. It is a local's favorite so if you are visiting the area you will get a flavor of what the locals in Tampa really like. – sjconlon, Citysearch