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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Crowbar is fast becoming a favorite for watching live bands, drinking beer and just good old socializing. The Crowbar is a very hip and happening place, a modern bar and venue. There are three bars in the club, with one outside so if you're not enjoying the music you don't have to leave the place, just go sit out on the patio and refill your glass—sorted! Open tuesday to saturday 8pm onwards.
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.
Ringside Café is one of the best-known spots in the state for the wail of live blues music. Popular, busy and packed with patrons, it's the place to go for a casual night of music, slow dancing and good food. A full menu offers such goodies as conch fritters, buffalo fingers and potato skins to get you started. Top it off with an icy cold brew or a mixed drink from the bar.
Tantalize the taste-buds with authentic Japanese Sushi, served fresh from the sea, or stick to the familiar American recipes at Kona Grill, a restaurant that offers comfortable meals in plush surroundings. The menu comprises salads, flat breads and sandwiches that succeed in quelling the hunger and giving memorable experience to the palate. Kona Grill keeps in mind the nutritional and dietary requirements of all people with its range of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian dishes that are equally tasty. Diet-friendly food is also prepared with the count of the calories given on the menu, making the choices easier. Children are given special treatment with a menu made especially for them, with meals like Macaroni and Cheese and Kid's Burger that are a hit with the kids. The staff is also exceptionally professional and welcoming, further enriching the experience.