Cigar City Brewing is one of Tampa's favorite breweries. This craft brewery regularly concocts different varieties of its regular beers, ranging from IPA's to Espresso Brown Ale. The brewery also always features a good amount of special and seasonal brews. Cigar City offers tours of its 15 barrel brewery. The tasting room features all of the brewery's own beers as well as other local craft favorites. Special events also occur here, including weekly food truck nights.
Being developed by the non-profit organization, Friends of the Riverwalk, and the City of Tampa, the Tampa Riverwalk is a multi-faceted, pedestrian friendly space. From strollers and joggers, to boaters and walkers, all come together at the Tampa Riverwalk. There are special events held periodically at the Riverwalk, such as a "Riverwalk Trick or Treat" for Halloween. Also, popping up from time to time is the waterfront pop-up bar where you can enjoy a drink. You can also buy a paver to commemorate a memory or a loved one.
Housing the largest collection of Salvador Dali works in the world, the museum offers a regularly changing exhibit of the legendary surrealist artist's melting-watch canvases and a wide variety of his sculpture and fiber objects that are, at the very least, intriguing. One memorable creation toasts the cocktail party; it is a vest covered with full glasses of creme de menthe. Daily tours seek to explain this complex man and his equally complex art. In the museum store you can select a memento of your surreal experience. Do check the website or call for timings.
Conveniently located and easily accessible, this performing arts center is located downtown beside the scenic Hillsborough River and offers patrons a variety of Broadway shows, musicals, plays, concerts, operas and special events in four theaters. Indulge in pre-show dining while enjoying scenic views of Tampa at Maestro's, where you can dine under the stars on the Riverwalk Promenade or inside at The Cafe, which operates when Broadway shows are featured. Call the 24-hour events line for current information on upcoming shows, tickets, directions, parking and dining.
Tired of the usual dinner and a movie date? Try your hand at something new and take your significant other or group of friends for a night of painting. Painting With a Twist offers patrons a unique atmosphere where they can partake in an art lesson, with paint and canvas provided, while sipping and snacking on food and beverages brought from home. Far from the usual date or girls night activity, this is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
CinéBistro is the best venue for an afternoon or evening of adult dining and movie going. Located in trendy Hyde Park Village, enjoy a sumptuous meal and cocktails while watching the latest in new releases and independent films. Arrive 30 minutes prior to the movie, place your order, and sit back and enjoy the show. Or, you can forgo the movie and dine in the lounge and mingle with friends. With a full menu of delectable delights, or assorted snacks if you prefer, movie going has never been so good. Please note all visitors to CinéBistro must be 21 or older.
The First Presbyterian Church in downtown St. Petersburg is a devoted community church steadfast in its commitment to Jesus Christ. The church has several on-going programs for children and adults including Sunday school, Bible studies and more. The church has regular Sunday worship which is well attended and is also an ideal venue for weddings.
Since 1984, the Brad Cooper Gallery has provided an ongoing array of unique and expressive works. At its Ybor gallery, artists from around the US and abroad exhibit their creative pieces. The gallery focuses on contemporary art by established artists as well as emerging artists. The gallery features paintings using several mediums including oil on linen, wood, and canvas, acrylic on paper, silver print, and mixed media. There are featured solo exhibits throughout the year. Professional staff is available to help collectors choose pieces for ongoing collections as well as custom framing. Gallery viewing is by appointment only. -Vickie Ferguson
Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church was established in 1894, and was one of the earliest places of worship for the African community in the city. Originally known as the Hope Henry A.M.E. Church or simply the A.M.E. Church, it took its present name after the church building was reconstructed in 1926, following a devastating storm. The church is actively involved in community activities and hosts numerous events throughout the year. Check website for more.
Located among crowded streets of Elfers, the Baker House or the Samuel Baker House is one of the historic structures that you will come across while in the city. The house was built in the year 1882, for the owner and his family, Samuel Baker himself. Today the house has been extensively restored and open to the public as a museum where visitors can come and view the lifestyle of people from the mid 20th Century.