The Tampa Bay Area

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  • 1. 3 Daughters Brewing

    Warehouse Arts District | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    This local craft brewery and tasting room is something of an oasis within the Warehouse Arts District, but it's close enough to Central Avenue...Read More

  • 2. 5 O'clock Club

    Music Clubs

    If you find yourself in Southside Village after dinner and are looking for a watering hole that offers live music, look no further. This spot...Read More

  • 3. 7venth Sun Brewery

    Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Northern Pinellas County is a hotbed for craft brewing. This small tasting room features this brewery's offerings, largely Belgian-style, spirit...Read More

  • 4. Ale and the Witch

    Downtown | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Situated in the courtyard of an office building just off trendy Beach Drive, this establishment is a live-music hub—mostly jam bands—as well...Read More

  • 5. Blase Cafe and Lounge

    Bars/Pubs

    Siesta Key Village doesn't shut down after the dinner crowd vacates its eateries. To the contrary, there are quite a few places to grab a beverage...Read More

  • 6. Centro Cantina

    Ybor City | Bars/Pubs

    There are lots of draws here: a balcony overlooking the crowds on 7th Avenue, live music Thursday through Sunday nights, a large selection of...Read More

  • 7. Cigar City Brewing Tasting Room

    Central Tampa | Bars/Pubs

    Offering the fruits of the adjacent Cigar City brewery, the large tasting room here puts Tampa on the map for craft beer enthusiasts. On tap...Read More

  • 8. Daiquiri Shak

    Bars/Pubs

    If frozen DayGlo concoctions spinning around in washing machine–like mechanisms are your thing, this place should certainly be on your list...Read More

  • 9. Dunedin Brewery

    Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Tampa Bay is seen by many as a flourishing craft beer hub. If it weren't for Dunedin Brewery, that might not be the case. It was the first of...Read More

  • 10. Fly Bar

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    A happy-hour mecca for hip young professionals, Fly Bar and Restaurant offers an intriguing selection of creative cocktails with ingredients...Read More

  • 11. Gaspar's Grotto

    Ybor City | Bars/Pubs

    Spanish pirate Jose Gaspar was known for swashbuckling up and down Florida's west coast in the late 18th and early 19th century. His legend...Read More

  • 12. Gator Club

    Dance Clubs

    A famous nightclub located in a beautifully restored, brick historic cornerstone building downtown, the Gator Club has live music and dancing...Read More

  • 13. Green Bench Brewing Company

    Downtown | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    The name of this bar is a nod to the green benches that once lined Central Avenue, which retirees occupied in a bygone era. St. Pete has shaken...Read More

  • 14. JDub's Brewing Company

    Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Sarasota is no exception to the Tampa Bay area's thriving craft beer scene. Though JDub's may be best known for the popular milk chocolate porter...Read More

  • 15. Jimmy B's Beach Bar

    Bars/Pubs

    This is a default stop for tourists and locals alike. The newly renovated, open-air beach bar has seating for all as well as three full bars...Read More

  • 16. Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company

    Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Until very recently, Tampa Bay's beach towns were something of a craft beer dead zone, even as the rest of the region teemed with such establishments...Read More

  • 17. Ruby's Elixir

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    If you want to scope out some vintage jazz, blues, or swing, this is the place to do it. It has much better ventilation than most other bars...Read More

  • 18. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

    East Tampa | Casinos

    In addition to playing one of the hundreds of Vegas-style slot machines, gamers can get their kicks at the casino's poker tables and video-gaming...Read More

  • 19. Side Splitters

    Central Tampa | Comedy Clubs

    Comedians perform Thursday through Sunday nights (and other nights, sporadically, throughout the week). ...Read More

  • 20. Skippers Smokehouse

    North Tampa | Music Clubs

    A junkyard-style restaurant and oyster bar, Skippers is known for hosting Uncle John's Band (a long-running Grateful Dead cover act) every Thursday...Read More

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