Hyde Park Café located in trendy South Tampa features some of the smoothest music and hippest crowds in town. It is the perfect place to see or be seen as you dance the night away to the hottest tunes played by the coolest DJs. If you want to do your own entertaining, stop by on Wednesday night and belt out a few notes in the karaoke competition. Mingle with old and new friends alike at one of three inside bars or the candlelit courtyard. Best of all, they are served all night long.
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.
This much loved Mexican joint serves up fresh Tex-Mex cuisine at its finest. Red Mesa Cantina features a variety of the favorites, from tacos and quesadillas to burritos and ceviche. Its large dining room is perfect for groups of friends with live music featured throughout the week. The patio features a large water fountain and umbrella covered tables.
The most happening, hip cafe in Ybor City with good food, drinks, and music is the Bricks of Ybor. The artistic décor, casual atmosphere, and friendly clientele make the Bricks a favorite gathering spot for locals. Every day features something different on the drink menu from half-price wine and martinis to rum mixes, drafts, and well-drink specials. Enjoy the full bar, happy hour Monday through Friday, live music, and local entertainment. Stop by for a cup of espresso or flavored coffee, breakfast sandwiches, wraps, assorted appetizers, specialty sandwiches, and desserts. Kids menu is also available. - Vickie Ferguson
There is something good going on everyday at the Anchor Bar on Davis. Start the week off right on Monday at the friendly neighborhood bar with 50-cent wings served all day. Throughout the week, enjoy beer and wine specials along with a daily cheeseburger lunch deal. Throughout the week, choose items from the menu such as tasty fish n chips, savory wings, crunchy calamari with crisp fries or onion rings. Saturday night is live music night and during football season, the Anchor is the place to be on Sunday for domestic and pitcher specials. Enjoy cold brew specials during happy hour Monday through Friday from 3:00p until 7:00p . - Vickie Ferguson
Yeomans Cask & Lion is a gastropub in the heart of Tampa that is known for its delicious British food and cask ale beer served in a family-friendly setting. Two mannequins wearing the bright red uniform of Buckingham Palace Guards stand outside the entrance welcoming the patrons. British flags painted on the walls and the bright red telephone booth like the ones you will find on the streets of London adds to the British vibe of this gastropub. This gastropub is equipped with an outdoor patio as well as indoor seating which is capable of accommodating a large number of patrons visiting daily. A small stage sits in the corner of the dining space which plays host to talented singers and bands on a regular basis. Apart from enjoying live music, you can also spend quality time at Yeomans Cask & Lion by watching sports matches on the large TV screens placed across the dining space.
The dress code here is shorts and t-shirts and that is if you are going formal. An open-air beach shack that is not on the beach, Kahuna's tries hard, offering tikis and thatched roofs to keep the theme going. There is a sand volleyball court here and Jimmy Buffet tunes are played on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month when local Buffet fans/Parrot-heads gather. Winding up long weeks, the Friday Afternoon Club meets from 5:30p to 8:30p and is entertained with a radio DJ hosting dance tunes and hula-hoop contests. Besides full bar service, this lively diversion offers a variety of salads, burgers and seafood sandwiches.
Enjoy a round of drinks and delicious meal at the Green Iguana and Grill after work with friends. Indulge in their creative cocktail selection accompanied by items like wraps, burgers, sandwiches and much more. You can also enjoy live music shows performed by various local artists in different genres.
81Bay Brewing Company, established by three friends who bonded over their love for beer, is a microbrewery with its own taproom. The spacious taproom features picnic tables, a separate stage for musical performances, TVs, and games such as table tennis, darts, Corn Hole as well as card and board games. Cold beers such as Reel Slo Irish Red, Hook'd On Hefeweizen and Not On Porpoise Dunkel Weizen Bock are dispensed from the large bar. You can BYOF to the taproom or pick up bar bites from an on-site food truck.
Aqua is a state of the art American seafood restaurant located inside the Westin Hotel. The restaurant, bar and lounge is a high-scale classy venue that boasts a glamorous clientele and some of the best seafood in town. The walls are decorated with colorful paintings that further enliven the ambience. Featuring a nutritious breakfast menu, it is a good place to pack up some healthy snacks. In the evening the venue is converted into a lounge with trendy music, happy hours and young crowds. The Stone Crabs, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare and Gulf Mahi are good dishes to try out. Groups are provided with group meals that are affordable and fun to share.
For more than 20 years, Press Box Sports Emporium & Eatery has been cheering teams and serving sports buffs some of the coldest brews in town. Equipped with four big-screened televisions, plus several smaller sets strategically placed throughout the eatery, the restaurant is designed to guarantee you won't miss that critical sports moment. When there's a break in the televised action, visit the game room where you have a choice of darts, pool or pinball machines. The menu is diverse, offering a wide variety of fare including jumbo chicken wings, king-sized Quesadillas, Deep Fried Grouper, pizzas and specialty pastas.
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