Season in Naples is here, and with it are several new additions to the Naples dining, shopping and entertainment scenes. Here are a few things new in Naples this season that we’re looking forward to trying.

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EAT & DRINK



→ CELEBRATION PARK
This new waterfront bar and food truck park in Naples’ Bayshore district has quickly become a popular hangout, thanks to its laidback vibe and picturesque setting. Choose from several food trucks offering a range of cuisine, from vegan options to fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood, and creative cocktails, craft beer and an extensive wine list at the bar.

Also notable: Pet friendly, family friendly, live music, boat access.

2880 Becca Ave., Naples

 

→ BONE HOOK BREWING CO. EXPANSION
Public House is no longer, but Bone Hook Brewing Co. enthusiasts aren’t too sad about it, since the brewery has now expanded into the larger space, making it Southwest Florida’s largest brewpub. In addition to their 20-plus original craft beers on tap, they now offer a full menu of food, as well.

1514 Immokalee Road, Naples

 

→ THE HAMPTON SOCIAL
This Hamptons-inspired bar and restaurant—already wildly popular in Chicago—is slated to open at Mercato in Naples in December. Think airy, white decor; East Coast cuisine (including a raw bar); and an expansive collection of wines and specialty cocktails.

Also notable: Rosé is their calling card; look for the ubiquitous “rosé all day” neon sign popping up all over your Instagram feed as soon as they open.

 

→ YANA EATS
The husband-wife duo that launched La Colmar to much fanfare last year has split from the French bakery, instead opening their own meal delivery service called Yana Eats. The concept: They prep made-from-scratch, wholesome meals, which you order online for pick up or delivery and pop in your oven to heat at home when you’re ready. It’s like having your grandma’s home-cooked meals on demand—if your grandma was a professionally trained chef.

Also notable: Use code YANA-25 at online checkout for 25% off your first meal; YANA-DESSERT for a free dessert with purchase of a main dish; or YANA-DELIVER for free delivery on an order of $20 or more.

3050 Tamiami Trail N., Naples | Order online at yanaeats.com

 

→ ROCCO’S TACOS
Look for Rocco’s Tacos to open its doors in the spot formerly occupied by Masa at Mercato this fall. Touted for its tacos (obviously), guacamole made tableside, tequila (425 varieties) and bottomless weekend brunch, we expect this hip, authentic Mexican spot to give Tacos & Tequila a run for its pesos when it opens in January 2019.

 

→ LOWBROW PIZZA & BEER
They said it themselves: LowBrow is serious about pizza and beer and not much else. Do expect: seriously tasty pizza baked in their wood-burning brick oven, made with dough from their own starter, good flour and spent grains from Naples Beach Brewery. Don’t expect: anything fancy.

3148 Tamiami Trail E., Naples

 

→ ANKROLAB BREWING CO.
Making progress in the Bayshore district (not far from the aforementioned Celebration Park) is what will soon be Naples’ newest craft brewery. This one will have a beer garden and a modern industrial vibe.

3555 Bayshore Drive, Naples

 


SHOP



→ PURPLE POPPY
Originally based just in Cape Cod, this new women’s boutique is the newest addition to the historic Third Street South district. Find luxurious knits, colorful resortwear, and a great selection of gifts and accessories from Sail to Sable, Gretchen Scott, Joules and more.

361 12th Ave. S., Naples

 

→ VINCE
If we could live in Vince, we would. For effortless, understated but still seriously luxurious pieces for men, women and home, this is the place to go. It recently opened at Waterside Shops in the space formerly occupied by Calypso St. Barth.

 

→ SOUTHERN TIDE
The quintessential coastal-slash-preppy brand now has its own storefront in Mercato. Shopping for a college kid? Come here.

 


DO



→ NAPLES CULINARY WALKS
A new take on food tasting, Naples Culinary Walks takes small groups for a leisurely walking tour of four to five restaurants, where you’ll sample small plates at each and get insight on the various places you visit, as well. This one’s particularly fun for out-of-town visitors.

 

→ CYCLEBAR
This cult favorite cycling studio is preparing to open in December at Mercato amidst much social media fanfare. Famed for its part-rock concert, part-major cardio burn workouts, they’re offering pre-opening monthly ride packages for $99 (regularly $169) until opening day.

 

→ THE LION KING
Nab tickets now for The Lion King, named the world’s No. 1 musical, which will be at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers April 3-21. Tickets start at $37, and it’s likely to sell out.

Get tickets online or by calling the box office at (239) 481-4849

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