Coming soon Bruton’s Cigar Shop & Bar will be Plant City’s first and only bar with a rooftop lounge. Conveniently located in Historic Downtown Plant City Bruton’s Cigar Shop & Bar will offer fine liquors and top quality cigars with a vintage feel.
We broke ground with our project in late 2020 with a mission to bring top quality service and experience to Plant City. Whether it is shopping, dining or enjoying the historic sites of Plant City we look forward to inviting anyone to stop by order a drink and relax in our lounge, enjoy the weather on our outdoor patio or over look the streets of Historic Downtown from our rooftop lounge. As we continue the work to wrap up Bruton’s Cigar we look forward to joining the Downtown Community and the opportunity to serve our future patrons.
Judge J. D. Bruton, Jr., was 6’ tall, had a deep-voiced drawl, and a sense of humor that that endeared him to many. He excelled at the law and at the art of extending humanity to the people he loved; he scoffed at the pretensions of society, while being able to mix among them, and, while enjoying his own “eccentricity”, he held dear the principles and values of the common people.
There is much more to say about The Judge. Through his philanthropy he put many students through college, gave thousands of dollars to the public library, millions to charitable organizations such as the Florida United Methodist Church Children’s Home, and Children’s Home, Inc. of Tampa, and the land to the University of Florida, where the Bruton-Geer Hall was constructed in memory of his and Quintilla’s parents.
James DeWitt Bruton, Jr., loved his hometown of Plant City even though he was born in Arkansas and spent his early years in Texas, but arriving in Plant City in 1918 the young boy of ten adopted Plant City as his home. And he never forgot it.