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
Located in downtown Tampa, the Pour House at Grand Central is your place for late night cold brews and chilled wine. The pub features a wide variety of craft beers bottled or on tap and assorted wines. The atmosphere is casual and fun with pool, darts, and big screen TVs for entertainment. Enjoy happy hour every day from opening time until 7p with discounts on wine and draft beers. The House is the perfect place for after work gatherings, late night refreshments, meet-ups with friends, or a respite during the day for a cool drink. If you are out for a walk with Fido, stop in since the bar is pet friendly.
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.
Casual, laid back, inexpensive, crowded and unassuming describe the atmosphere at Mastry's Bar & Grill located near Jannus Landing. A favorite destination of local residents, Mastry's provides cold brews, drink specials, assorted wines, a light snack and appetizer menu and hot music. Relax inside, challenge another patron to a game of darts, or sit outside on the patio as the sound of local musicians provides entertainment. When the band isn't playing, a jukebox with an impressive selection of music is available to keep everyone entertained. Patrons must be 21 and over. Smoking permitted inside. -Vickie Ferguson
It is definitely double the pleasure and the fun at the Double Decker, which is one of Ybor City's premier Seventh Avenue nightclubs. Open until the early hours of the morning, enjoy more than 20 selections of domestic, house and European brews on tap. The DD has scheduled live musical entertainment, karaoke and plenty of drink specials to keep you going. Peruse the two floors for a comfortable place to sit or relax in the outdoor beer garden. Play a game of darts, shoot pool or entertain patrons on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday night with your own brand of karaoke. Happy hour is part of the attraction with all drafts priced two for one every Monday through Friday from 4p until 8p. -Vickie Ferguson
For over a decade Mixers has provided local patrons with the best in fast, friendly service and a diverse menu featuring American, Mexican and British food. Mixers has an extensive wine, beer and liquor menu, a smoker friendly atmosphere and 18-inch HD TV screens for watching all the current sporting events. Stop by for lunch and enjoy a juicy burger or quesadilla with a game of darts, or come in for dinner for some crisp fish 'n' chips or a platter of the best chicken wings in town. For a little diversion, Friday and Saturday is karaoke and open mic night. -Vickie Ferguson
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.
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.
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.
Since first opening its door to the public in 2015, Flying Boat Brewing Company has become the go-to spot for residents of the neighborhood to sip beer and relax. This brewpub is known for its fun, friendly atmosphere and fresh brews. Trying their beer flight featuring the best of their craft selections is recommended. The tasting room at this brewpub is vibrant and plays host to various events like trivia nights, live music and comedy open mics which is attended by patrons in large numbers. Ping pong tables and dartboards are also available at Flying Boat Brewing Company for those who feel competitive after downing few drink.