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.
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
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
Sundays at the Retreat feature football drink specials and hospitality night from 10pm until closing with half off beer and premium liquors. Monday is more football action and cold brews. Tuesday has martinis specials and the special lingerie for liquor night beginning at 9pm. On Wednesday, practice your karaoke and enjoy 99-cent beer specials. Thursday brings in music by DJ Deacon and all you can drink deals. Start the weekend early on Friday with dollar shot specials and even more drink deals on Saturday. Stop by after work Monday through Friday for two-for-one happy hour from 3p until 7p.
From Monday night Jenga tournaments and Wednesday trivia night to thirsty Thursdays and fun day game day on Sunday, every night has something fun and exciting for patrons of Yard of Ale SoHo. Everyone here enjoys cold brews, good food and plenty of nightly entertainment with a wide selection of import and craft drafts along with an impressive assortment of bottled beers. Open until the wee hours, Yard of Ale SoHo in south Tampa is the ideal place to go after a night at the Forum, catching a movie at Channelside or dancing in Ybor City. -Vickie Ferguson
Known for their lively ambiance, friendly service and delectable chicken wings, Mugs 'N Jugs Sports Bar and Grill is a haunt for those looking for a casual dinning spot. The restaurant is always buzzing with patrons occupying traditional wooden booths and enjoying matches on HDTVs. Be it a Wrestling game or a much-anticipated Basket Ball match, you are bound to enjoy yourself in the company of like-minded patrons. Their BBQ specials entertain your palate while you are glued to the TV and large jugs of beers wash down these delights effortlessly. Interesting sports paraphernalia and a life-size statue of Jack Sparrow make ideal backgrounds of pictures.
Good food, lots of fun, and plenty of spirit is served daily at Mugs on Missouri. Their menu features ice-cold brews and sizzling hot wings, stacked Phillysteak sandwiches, crispy fried mushrooms, thick Motorcity Monster Burgers and tasy Mugsaritas to satisfy your appetite. Great casual atmosphere with friendly staff and excellent service where guests can eat, drink, and even participate in nightly karaoke performances. If singing is not for you, sports action on the big-screen TV or a game of pool in the arcade provides plenty of extra entertainment. Good place for families, and a kids' menu is available. - Vickie Ferguson