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.
At Kelly's, enjoy drinks, dancing and delectable cuisine at this triple action venue in the heart of the city. Start your day or end your evening at Kelly's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Enjoy made from scratch fluffy omelets for breakfast; plump juicy burgers for lunch; or steak, ribs and fresh seafood for dinner. In the evening, head next door for live music and dancing or try your hand at karaoke at the Blur nightclub and show bar open Tuesday through Sunday from 8pm to 2am. Move on next door to the cozy Chic-a-Boom Room for more music while exploring the many luscious specialty martinis from the bar. Sunday is all day happy hour from 11am until 7pm -Vickie Ferguson
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.
Start your meal at Maloney's Pub with an order of Irish potato skins or Dublin shrimp to get your taste buds salivating for more. Order a thick, juicy Irish cheeseburger, flavorful Guinness burger or go all out with a Pub Whiskey burger with its special Irish whiskey BBQ sauce. For a complete traditional Irish meal, Maloney's provides favorites including Shepherd's Pie, Bangers and Mash, Fish & Chips, and chicken breasts coated with honey and Guinness Stout. Enjoy a cold glass of Bass or Irish tea, a spirited cup of Irish coffee or a specialty cocktail while watching the latest games on TV at this upbeat pub. - Vickie Ferguson
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
The Brick House Tavern in North Tampa has everything you need including a lively atmosphere, comfortable couches, big screen televisions, a diverse food menu and over 70 choices in beer. Let your palate rejoice with tasty starters like spiked calamari, a stack of buttermilk battered onion rings or fresh shrimp with flash fried cherry peppers for an extra zing. For heartier appetites, try the tavern's fish and chips, country fried steak or pork chops smothered in whiskey barrel sauce. Brew selections range from German Pilsners and Irish dry stouts to Trappist Ale from Belgium and Sapporo from Japan. The tavern is open late and serves food up until an hour before closing. -Vickie Ferguson
With over 500 beers offered, beer-lovers will be spoiled for choice at the World of Beer. If you are unsure of what to choose amongst the many options, the friendly staff will readily provide assistance. Every night offers a special theme. This includes happy hour and ladies night. The live music at this place keeps patrons entertained all throughout the evening. Try to visit on a weekday, this place can get quite crowded on the weekends.