Exclusive Tour & Interview: The Hub on 30A

Have you been to The Hub on 30A yet? Owned by Brad Zeitlin, Jason Comer and Brys Stephens, this new intimate WaterSound establishment features a mix of food, music, entertainment and more. We spoke to Brad about the space, which he describes as a “gathering spot for everyone.” Take a tour of The Hub on 30A below!

The stage. The Hub on 30A features performances almost every night of the week from local and regional artists. Enjoy live music from The Hub on 30A’s 2,000-square-foot stage. Check The Hub’s Facebook page for details on upcoming shows.

“Here, it’s like a music festival every night,” Brad says.

The screen. The Hub on 30A’s impressive 25-foot jumbotron showcases movies, live sports games and more. The Hub on 30A team chose an LED screen (instead of a traditional projector) to ensure that glare from the sun is never a problem.

“We think it’s the biggest LED screen on the Gulf Coast,” Brad notes.

Past Hub TV and movie nights included screenings of everything from Disney’s Frozen to the NBA Finals.

Restaurants. “This is a place for super-foodies,” Brad says. Outside food is not allowed at The Hub on 30A; but because this space has plenty of dining options for everyone, you won’t have to worry about packing food for picky eaters. The Hub on 30A’s handful of walk-up restaurants offer American favorites like fried chicken, tacos, burgers and ice cream.

“It’s sort of a retro menu, but it’s definitely not just street food,” Brad explains. “Each restaurant sources local and all-natural ingredients when possible, and co-owner Brys Stephens and local chef Nickolaus Walton oversaw the development of each Hub recipe.”

Additionally, The Hub’s menus include plenty of light options for healthy eaters. One of the most popular items at Red’s Chicken Shack is the Southeast salad; Crave Roadside Burgers’ vegan burger is perfect for vegetarian and vegan diners.

Lounge areas. Enjoy The Hub on 30A’s comfy seating areas. This entirely new outdoor area is luxury at its finest. Groups can enjoy the seating which feels like an outdoor family room, inviting families to cozy up on Adirondack chairs and plush couches. Guests can relax in the shade of The Hub’s West Pavilion and screened–in porch, or get out and mingle on the lawn or outdoor patio.

“I wanted people to feel comfortable here and be able to drop by whenever they wanted,” Brad describes. “So we set up lots of seating, installed powerful fans and put up overhead sails for shade.”

Shopping and spa. At the Hub Shop, you can pick up official Hub gear; and you’ll be able to buy staples and specialty groceries at the soon-to-be-opened Hughey’s General Store. Vivo Spa Salon is planning to open a three-story location in The Hub soon, as well. Other future plans include retail space for jewelry, art and apparel.

“Right now, we’re just activating the space with food and entertainment — but there’s a lot more to come,” Brad says. “We want The Hub to serve as a town center for the east end of 30A… where people can come eat, shop and relax.”