Hulk Hogan Opens Hogan's Beach Restaurant in Tampa (For Real)

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Hogan's Beach via Facebook
Hulk Hogan open Hogan's Beach tonight.
No, really. We're completely serious here. The Hulkster is opening a restaurant in Tampa and if you've got no New Year's eve plans you could start driving now and be able to celebrate at the New Year's Eve grand opening tonight (which is selling out quickly).

The 20,000 square-foot Hogan's Beach, located at the Best Western Bay Harbor on Courtney Campbell Parkway, is holding a New Year's Eve masquerade ball, complete with a mechanical shark ride, tiki huts, volleyball courts, and fire pits.

As for food? Well, there's no menu available for perusal yet, but Hogan told the Tampa Bay Times, "It's going to be Jimmy Buffett's [Margaritaville] times 10; Hooters times 10. It's a logical extension of the Hogan brand, with my image and likeness."

Here's the official restaurant description:

"Fresh Local Seafood! Mouth Watering Steaks & Chops! Sushi Bar! Award Winning Entrees! Tiki Bar! New Outdoor Stage for Beachside Concerts! Award-winning Chefs and Bartenders! 30 Beers on Tap! 20 Wines by the Glass!"

You really want specifics? Does it matter? You're partying with the Hulk in Tampa, not dining at The French Laundry, bro!

Hogan's Beach
So, by the description, we're expecting hot bandana-and-latex-wearing ring girls serving us wings, tequila, and 30 beers on tap while we ride a mechanical shark.  As long as the bar is open, it sounds like a decent enough night.

To be fair, Hogan did hire CIA grad Robert Uzzillia was hired as food and beverage director for the hotel and restaurant.. Hogan once opened a restaurant, Pasta Mania, in Minnesota.

Hogan's Beach via Facebook
Of course, if Hulk Hogan is involved, a camera is never too far away, so the wrestler/fashion icon is shopping a new reality show based around the restaurant to CMT.

Here's the Hulk being his typical shy self:

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