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.
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.
The ultimate in late night dancing, The Kennedy has it all. Inside, the lounge is equipped with a superior sound system where the beat is loud and clear whether the music is being spun by the club's DJs or being performed live on stage. Step outside to the Ivy patio for luxury VIP treatment. Experience the best in music, dancing, and your favorite cocktail under the stars. The Ivy has its own full bar and table service so you can enjoy the atmosphere, music and in style and comfort. Reservations are accepted for this upscale, classy dance club near downtown and SoHo.
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.
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.
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.
Élevage is an upscale eatery serving an assortment of contemporary fare that is sure to delight your taste buds. Renowned for reinterpreting dishes from around the world and adding creative touches to create decadent delicacies, the restaurant offers patrons the chance to relish unusual textures and flavors. Dig into Rhode Island Style Calamari or Cauliflower & Almond Gazpacho to get a taste of what this place has in store. For mains, call for a Duck Paprikash or Cedar Plank Salmon, both of which are quite tasty. Complement the savory meals with a drink from their bar menu. Comprising of a dizzying array of wines, beers, cocktails, the drink choices are going to be loved by wine aficionados and beer-enthusiasts alike. If you are looking for a dining experience that is beyond the ordinary, head to Élevage for a pleasant surprise.
This simple spot has an intriguing approach to Italian dining: it lists the pastas, the sauces, the add-ons, then you mix and match until you've got just what you want. Penne, rigatoni, linguini and other pastas; sauces ranging from basil pomodoro to spicy lemongrass, green basil pesto and creamy four cheese and more; and add-ons that stretch from baby shrimp to yellowfin tuna, artichokes, goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes ... the list goes on. You'll also find brick-oven pizza in similar create-your-own options, brick-oven wraps, fresh salads and beverages including beer. Do check the website or call for opening hours.