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.
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.
Located on scenic Bayshore Boulevard, Ciro's Speakeasy & Restaurant provides patrons with the best of both worlds. The fine dining experience and upscale, trendy atmosphere take you back in time to the 1920s prohibition period. Ring the doorbell for admittance then get comfortable in one of the cozy booths lining the walls. Each booth has its own pair of drapes that can be closed for privacy. The menu is diverse with selections including duck, seafood, steak and fondue creations. Ciro's is open until the early morning hours, providing patrons with the ultimate late-night dining experience. Reservations are highly recommended.
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.
Season 52 aspires to create delicious dishes using the freshest vegetables and seasonings along with moderation in oil to enhance the flavor of the food through wood-fire grilling and brick-oven cooking, as well as minimizing the caloric intake of its guests. Enjoy a fully satisfying meal that includes succulent salmon, fresh crab, grilled trout, roasted chicken and lamb, and specialty flatbreads. Meals sizes are appropriate, allowing enough room to try one of the restaurants mini-indulgence desserts, such as Belgian chocolate rock road or pecan pie with vanilla mousse. The full bar features refreshing cocktail selections including chocolate martinis to pineapple cosmopolitans.
For an alternative to the regular nightclub scene, the Castle is definitely the place to be. Starting downstairs, make your first stop at the black granite bar and order a cold brew or cool cocktail, while the DJ spins classic Goth and Old Wavetunes. Then take the party upstairs where the large dance floor, bar, light show and giant projection screen stand, blasting sounds from New Wave to Electro. All this will keep you entertained till the wee hours. Dress style is up to you, so feel free to wear your most creative costume. Only 18 and above allowed.
Downtown Tampa combined with Taps Beer and Wine is the ideal location for a business lunch or casual dinner. The upscale atmosphere—along with choices of more than 250 beer selections and a hundred bottles of premium wine—make the pub a popular destination. The chic yet casual lounge atmosphere is the perfect spot for sipping a favorite libation while socializing with locals into the early morning hours. Taps offers a variety of interesting fare that includes summer rolls, wings, sandwiches, assorted salads, tapas and luscious desserts such as chocolate-covered cherries. Outside seating is available. - Vickie Ferguson
Part of Tampa history, The Hub Bar has been around since 1949. Famous for its outstanding cocktails, this bar only serves top shelf liquor in the handcrafted drinks. Black and white checkered floors, walls full of memorabilia from years past and friendly bartenders characterize the venue. Be sure to stop in for happy hour with friends or pop in for a nightcap, whenever you choose to visit, The Hub Bar is sure to please.
Located at the curb of Zack and Franklin streets, the Hub truly lives up to its name. It manages to gather all the bar-goers from downtown Tampa. The drinks are available in plenty, a great watering hole for avid drinkers. This bar has been in existence for more than five decades now. Music is only an add-on to the chilled-out ambiance where attire is not formal. The conversation keeps coming as there are a variety of people to be known.