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Voted Best of the Bay/Best New Restaurant the Independent Bar & Café is a favorite destination for excellent beer, good food, and live entertainment. The café serves a simple, but creative menu that includes a German meatloaf sandwich, veggie burger, freshly made hummus, fresh baked pastries, and their signature Indie Grilled Cheese sandwich made with gouda cheese and honey sautéed pears served on rye. From the bar, choose from a creative menu of select malts, ales, stouts, and craft beers guaranteed to please the taste buds. Stop by for happy hour Monday through Thursday from 4p until 7p and scheduled dart tournaments. Enjoy live jazz and bluegrass scheduled on select Saturdays and Sundays. - 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.
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.
This no-fuss, hole-in-the-wall bar is a great place to unwind and enjoy a stiff drink with friends. The Reservoir Bar features over 50 types of beer along with pool tables and darts. Whether you're beginning your night here or ending it with a nightcap, this fun dive bar is sure to please.
Join the party at James Joyce Irish Pub where locals gather to have fun and enjoy in true Irish spirit. Billiards, darts, live bands and table tennis keep guests busy as they enjoy chilled mugs of beer and tasty Shepherd's Pie, Bangers N Mash and other Irish treats. Traditional Irish whiskey is also available. At the receiving end of a lot of acclaim, the bar ensures a night of revelry making it an unforgettable experience.
Kazbor's sports-themed grille fills the bill when it comes to good food, drinks, and atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of food items from thick juicy hamburgers and crisp fries to a lean, juicy steak with all the trimmings. While you dine, TVs are situated around the room play the latest sporting events. Whether you want a quick sandwich, order of wings or you're stopping by for the sirloin special, staff at Kazbor's will cook everything up, just right. Family friendly, the restaurant is a favorite dining destination for locals since 1997. Stop by for a meal or cool off with a refreshing beer or select cocktail available from the full bar. - Vickie Ferguson
Enjoy great food, a fun atmosphere, outside dining and live music at the Pavilion on the weekends at the Blue Parrot Bar & Grille on St. Pete Beach. Indulge in tasty appetizers including shrimp, calamari, and crab rolls. Move on to the main menu for lunch and dinner featuring juicy burgers, fresh fish sandwiches, ribs, chops, seafood lasagna, grilled salmon, or old-fashioned meatloaf. Stop by on Sundays for breakfast featuring smoked salmon Benedict, Mexican omelets, French toast and drink specials (which include Mimosa's and Bloody Marys). Multiple big screen TVs are in place for sports action and on Thursdays, patrons enjoy drink and food specials, along with karaoke and DJ night for singing and dancing. - Vickie Ferguson
One of the best local spots in town for food, fun and entertainment is the Friendly Tavern where the name speaks for itself. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner you can enjoy a tasty meal such as the tavern's signature chili, burgers, steak sandwiches and cold brews. Stop by for happy hour after work and stay until the early morning hours listening to live music or entertaining the crowd with some quality karaoke. Friendly has a full liquor bar to create your favorite cocktail, so sit back and enjoy the casual atmosphere inside or sit outside to savor the gulf breezes. Smoking is only allowed outside. -Vickie Ferguson
For a variety of brews guaranteed to quench your thirst, visit the International Beer Garten in north Tampa. With over 200 bottle selections and 52 flavors on tap, there's never a shortage of tasty brews. During the week, stop by from 3p until 6p for happy hour and specialty drinks. Each night, the pub offers an additional drink, beer, and well-drink specials and on Friday and Saturday, enjoy live musical entertainment. Sunday features sporting action on one of nine HD flat screen TVs. Enjoy the game, choose a brew, and order a tasty food item from the menu. This place is also open late for your convenience.