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.
This much loved Mexican joint serves up fresh Tex-Mex cuisine at its finest. Red Mesa Cantina features a variety of the favorites, from tacos and quesadillas to burritos and ceviche. Its large dining room is perfect for groups of friends with live music featured throughout the week. The patio features a large water fountain and umbrella covered tables.
This Ybor City microbrewery was founded in 1995 and is famous for their handcrafted brews. The Tampa Bay Brewing Company can make up to 12 tap beers but has nine, which is more than other craft breweries. Tours are available three times a week and you can get a glimpse of the entire process of brewing. Founded by the Doble family, this acclaimed brew pub has quirky-named drafts like Old Elephant Foot Ipa and Iron Rat Stout, and seasonal drinks such as Bloody Good Pale Ale and Mad Hopper American Pale Ale. Their menu features entrees, calzones, pizzas, burgers, soups, sandwiches and appetizers. These include the likes of Iron Rat Stout Shepherd's Pie, Jack Daniel's Plank Salmon and Cider Wings. Kids can gorge on a menu designed for them which contains dishes like like Chicken Tenders, Nutella Sandwich and Moosey Fruity Juice.
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.
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.
Ruby's Elixir is a far cry from the usual club lounges and uber cool nightclubs. This bar and club takes you right to the 1950s, where pin-up themes dominated the scene. The club literally keeps its doors open for all and there is no barrier between the inside and outdoor patio; dark lighting within and bright exteriors give you best of both the worlds. Ruby's owners clearly want to focus on providing a space to patrons, where they can enjoy live music or carry on with casual conversations. Though primarily it features live jazz and blue music concerts, other genres are played here too. Cocktails, beers, liquors and other drinks further add to the fun mood.
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.
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.
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.
One of the prime nightclubs in the city, The Penthouse Club is the place to be for a night of endless excitement. This modern day club is largely frequented by the city's youth, who fill the place up to the brim with energy. Local DJs and live bands keep the crowd alive with a fabulous track list, and keep the party going until the wee hours of the morning. In addition, themed nights, ladies nights and other live shows and events add to the excitement at this fine club.