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Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Dining & Nightlife
  • Ulele Food
    With the beauty of Florida's biggest bay on our downtown doorstep, Tampa Bay is home to a trove of tremendous options for local seafood. Crack open a crab leg, have at a half-shell! From grouper and pompano to stone crabs and Gulf oysters, be ready with your cocktail sauce -- your taste buds will thank you. Harpoon Harry's View this post on Instagram A post shared by Aileen (@iam_e.a.t.s._) on Jun 30, 2019 at 7:08pm PDT Recently added to
  • Refinery Seminole Heights External
    Ranked among the top foodie destinations in the U.S., Tampa Bay is home to fantastic steaks and seafood, but vegetarians can find plenty to tempt their taste buds as well. That's why Wallethub has ranked the region among its top vegetarian destinations in the U.S. Tampa Bay has risen three spots since 2017. So if you're looking for a meat-free meal, try these options popular with vegetarian visitors. Heights Public Market at Armature Works Tampa Heights' popular gathering place...
  • Downtown
    The American Planning Association’s Greatest Place in the U.S. The Best Place for Women Entrepreneurs. Food & Wine’s 32 Places to Eat in 2019. Tampa Bay made quite an impression on the world in 2018 as a destination to visit and do business. Here are a few of our favorite accolades from the year. December Food & Wine expects big things from Tampa Bay, which they got to know quite well this year. 32 Places To Go (And Eat) in 2019 You Should See What's Happening in...
  • Guests waiting in line at a Gallito restaurant outside at Sparkman Wharf Credit: Keir Magoulas
    Water plays a key role in every visit to Tampa Bay. At the south end of the Tampa Riverwalk , the area’s top chefs and best craft brewers come together in a waterfront entertainment space with great views and greater food. Sparkman Wharf is a complete re-working of the space formerly occupied by Channelside Bay Plaza. Part of the redevelopment includes an expansive lawn overlooking the water of Garrison Channel. An outdoor stage feature local bands and a huge LED screen will show Tampa...
  • Bicyclist on a sunny day on the Riverwalk Credit: Keir Magoulas
    Fall is calling you to Tampa Bay. As the days grow darker and grayer elsewhere, the Sunshine State celebrates with sunny days and long afternoons by the water. Keep the gray away with an autumn adventure in Tampa Bay. A Season for the Arts A touch of the infinite comes to Tampa Bay when Tampa Museum of Art hosts “Love Is Calling,” an infinity room installation by famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama opening September 28. The stage is set for an autumn of the arts at the Straz Center...
  • American Social
    It's easy to find great spots for dinner or drinks overlooking the water in Tampa Bay. The confluence of the Hillsborough River and the bay create many opportunities for a table by the water downtown. In the West Shore district, your seat offers expansive views of the bay and a gorgeous sunset over the water. Channel District / Islands A post shared by American Social Tampa (@americansocial_tampa) on May 1, 2018 at 10:07am PDT Garrison Channel Many of downtown's best waterfront dining
  • Ulele Ice Cream
    Tampa Bay has earned national headlines for its great food and craft beer. Now you can add awesome ice cream to our taste temptations. In Tampa Bay, ice cream comes rolled, layered, fruity, spiced, vegan or served in doughnut cones. Thanks to the folks at Armature Works and Astro Ice Cream, we’ll even have liquid-nitrogen frozen ice cream this fall. And the best part: in Tampa Bay, we enjoy our ice cream year-round. Here are some of our favorite spots: South Tampa/Downtown The Hyppo 702
  • Group of friends drinking beer in Tampa
    Beer goes with Tampa Bay like sunshine and hand-rolled cigars. Florida’s first commercial brewery opened here in 1897. The nation’s oldest brewery, Yuengling, gives free tours of Tampa Bay bottling plant – the only one outside Pennsylvania. Before it became world-famous for thrill rides, Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay opened as a beer garden and botanical garden feature Anheuser Busch products. Today, Tampa Bay is the home of legendary Cigar City -- ranked among the best in...
  • Beer Returns to Busch Gardens
    Throughout 2019, Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay invites you to enjoy a #YearOfBeer as it returns to its roots and puts beer back on its menu of adventure. Tampa Bay's hometown theme park opened at a botanical garden in 1959. To celebrate its 60th birthday, the park will offer adult guests 21 and over two free samples at its the Garden Gate Cafe (formerly the Hospitality House) or Serengeti Overlook Pub. Busch Gardens opened its first Bier Fest last summer along with its member-only Brew Club...
  • Coffee Blind Tiger
    Tampa Bay has gained a national reputation for its booming craft beer business. Lately, craft cocktails at places like Franklin Manor and Florida Cane Distillery have begun to catch the public taste buds. But there's another drink that Tampa Bay takes pride in: coffee. Maybe it's our century-plus of Cuban history laced with cafe con leche, or it could be the all-nighters pulled by our growing tech start ups. Either way, locally roasted hand-crafted coffee has is taking its place among...