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For a taste of the Islands most flavorful cuisine, try Bahama Breeze. One of the nation's leading Caribbean-inspired restaurants, Bahama Breeze has tropical atmosphere, high ceilings, rich woods and palm tree decor. Its relaxing Island getaway with innovative foods and exotic drinks freshly confected and made to order. You can expect bold and spicy flavors with each meal presented in a way that is as eye-catching as it is appetizing. Whether it's oak-grilled sirloin palomilla or the chicken santiago or any one of countless other entrees and desserts, you will always be satisfied at Bahama Breeze. With more than 50 brands of beer by the bottle, island-style drinks with plenty of fresh squeezed juice, you will be sure to slake your thirst. The Bahamarita, Bahama's signature frozen margarita, is a must. Whenever you are in the mood for good food that is reasonably priced with quality service, Bahama Breeze is just the ticket for singles, couples, families or even a business lunch.
The Brick House Tavern in North Tampa has everything you need including a lively atmosphere, comfortable couches, big screen televisions, a diverse food menu and over 70 choices in beer. Let your palate rejoice with tasty starters like spiked calamari, a stack of buttermilk battered onion rings or fresh shrimp with flash fried cherry peppers for an extra zing. For heartier appetites, try the tavern's fish and chips, country fried steak or pork chops smothered in whiskey barrel sauce. Brew selections range from German Pilsners and Irish dry stouts to Trappist Ale from Belgium and Sapporo from Japan. The tavern is open late and serves food up until an hour before closing. -Vickie Ferguson
Stop by the Dubliner Irish Pub for happy hour a pint of Bass or Guinness. Try and pay a visit on Sunday when they have drink specials with a DJ and great music. If you're looking for live action, you can enjoy live musical entertainment until 2a on most nights. Be sure to bring your appetite and sample some of their tasty appetizers such as Stout Wings and Irish Nachos, their scrumptious Dubliner Burger or Shamrock Smothered Chicken sandwich, specialty pizzas or their authentic Irish entrées including Classic Fish & Chips, traditional Shepard's Pie and Corned Beef & Cabbage.
To experience one of the best pints of Guinness in the city, a visit to this authentic thatched-roof establishment is a must. The pub sports all things Irish, including live folk music, excellent food and fine Irish whiskeys. Allow plenty of time: this place is popular and is usually packed. Traditional favorites such as Shepherd's Pie, Dublin Fish and Chips and authentic Irish Stew are featured on the menu. Add a pint of your favorite lager or ale and join the lively crowd at the bar or head outside to the deck where there's plenty of room to revel in.
At Kelly's, enjoy drinks, dancing and delectable cuisine at this triple action venue in the heart of the city. Start your day or end your evening at Kelly's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Enjoy made from scratch fluffy omelets for breakfast; plump juicy burgers for lunch; or steak, ribs and fresh seafood for dinner. In the evening, head next door for live music and dancing or try your hand at karaoke at the Blur nightclub and show bar open Tuesday through Sunday from 8pm to 2am. Move on next door to the cozy Chic-a-Boom Room for more music while exploring the many luscious specialty martinis from the bar. Sunday is all day happy hour from 11am until 7pm -Vickie Ferguson
Since 1974, Mr. Dunderbaks has served some of the best European crafted beer in Tampa. The unique bar and restaurant is the perfect retreat for the entire family to enjoy delicious German fare such as Bavarian bratwurst and knackwurst, Polish kielbasa, and spicy Cajun andouille sausage. Highlight your meal with a cool, refreshing brew. Choose from over 400 bottled beers and or drafts while enjoying live German and American music on select nights. Top off the evening with dessert and a slice of authentic apple strudel for the perfect ending to a delicious German inspired meal.