The 2017 Detroit Tigers Spring Training Season will be like no other thanks to the many renovations to Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. Not only will you be experiencing the newly renovated stadium for the first time, you can also experience many other Lakeland hot spots that opened since last spring training.

Visitors returning to Lakeland for SUN 'n FUN International Expo & Fly-In will also benefit from reading this post. Bon Appetit!

New Restaurants and Shops in Lakeland

Ninteen61 - Dixieland, 1212 S. Florida Ave.

If you’re looking for a more formal dining option, this Latin-inspired restaurant consistently receives rave reviews for Chef Marcos Fernandez’s delicious dishes made from locally grown foods, beautiful atmosphere and quality service.

Posto 9
Posto 9

Posto 9 - Downtown, 215 E. Main St.

This Brazilian gastropub in downtown opened in December and has lived up to all the hype it garnered before it opened its doors. Their rooftop lounge will be the centerpiece of an evening at the new culinary attraction that overlooks downtown’s Munn Park.

5th & Hall - Dixieland, 1117 Florida Ave., S.

Clothing retailer offering classic American sportswear and street fashion. The store carries unique brands that are not found in Lakeland and a majority of which are exclusive to the Central Florida area. 

Nook Home Bakery - Downtown, 244 N. Kentucky Ave.

Currently, Nook Bakery is set up inside Simple Vintage (boutique) every Saturday morning offering a choice of 2 different flavored cupcakes and 1 unique tart. New ideas and flavors are announced through her social media accounts. Instagram: @nook.bakery

Born & Bread Bakehouse
Born & Bread Bakehouse

Born & Bread Bakehouse - Downtown, Curb Market on Saturday

One of Lakeland’s favorite bakers has her own bakery now, which means she is able to produce even more baked goodies, which she sells at the Downtown Farmer’s Curb Market. Offerings include handmade bread: Sourdough varieties, baguettes, ciabatta, rye, and handmade pastries: morning bun, croissant varieties, cruffin, scones.

Mason’s Live - S. Lakeland, 5501 S. Florida Ave.

Live music bar and grill with a fun, vibrant energy and tasty menu (we hear the burgers are especially good). OH, and it’s SMOKE FREE!

2 Infinity Lakeland Spider Web
2 Infinity Lakeland Spider Web

2Infinity – Trampoline Park - N. Lakeland, 6220 US Hwy. 98 N.

Lakeland's first indoor trampoline park is within a few miles of Joker Marchant Stadium and is perfect for family fun after a Tigers’ game. The trampoline park boasts a 40,000-square-foot facility comprised of trampoline-themed entertainment, including an open field, a dodgeball stadium, and an area to dunk basketballs. The rest of the facility features a Ninja Warrior Course, a flying trapeze and Olympic-size foam pits with more than 50,000 foam cubes.

Cob & Pen - Dixieland, 1221 S. Florida Ave.

Bar specializing in craft beer, wines and elevated pub food. It’s located in Dixieland’s Tudor House, which provides a unique, even romantic ambiance.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen - S. Lakeland, 3411 Florida Ave., S.

This Texas-based restaurant boasts a diverse menu filled with homemade options with most of their food being made from scratch on site, hence the name. They also have a full bar with lots of fun drink options!

Kinda New Restaurants and Shops in Lakeland

Glory Days Grill - Lakeside Village, 3790 Lakeside Village Ct.

One of the area’s newer sports bars, Glory Days has a fun atmosphere, indoor and outdoor seating delicious food and is conveniently located in the Lakeside Village Shopping Center.

801 E. Main St.
801 E. Main St.

801 E. Main (Poor Porker Expansion) - Downtown, 801 E. Main St.

The Poor Porker has become a household name here in Lakeland by gracing Saturday and Sunday mornings with beignets and campfire coffee that keep you coming back for more. Their new digs at, you guessed it: 801 E Main St, provide a secluded hideaway with a gift shop (Bearcat and Big 6 Trading Post), bar (The Ruins) and of course, The Poor Porker food truck. With a teepee, occasional live music and all kinds of unique décor and seating at each corner, it’s definitely one of Lakeland’s most unique hangouts day and night.

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