Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Dining & Nightlife
  • Refinery Seminole Heights External
    October 18, 2018
    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. The Refinery There may be a pig on the facade, but this popular neighborhood outpost...
  • Bicyclist on a sunny day on the Riverwalk Credit: Keir Magoulas
    September 5, 2018
    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...
  • Sparkman Wharf Aerial render
    August 6, 2018
    Water plays a crucial role in every visit to Tampa Bay. The newest addition to Tampa Bay's waterfront will open in October when Sparkman Wharf becomes the latest space for outdoor recreation, dining and entertainment on the sparkling waters of Garrison Channel and the bay. Sparkman Wharf renews 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 will feature local bands, and a...
  • American Social
    July 11, 2018
    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
    June 11, 2018
    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
  • Beer Returns to Busch Gardens
    May 1, 2018
    Starting today, Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay puts beer back on its menu of adventure. Tampa Bay's hometown theme park is opening its Brew Club and, from today through August 5, restoring the decades-long tradition of two complimentary beer samples at the Garden Gate Cafe (formerly the Hospitality House). Every two weeks, the park will feature different brands of beer, starting with Corona to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Also on the rotation over the summer will be Bud Light, Founders All Day...
  • Group of friends drinking beer in Tampa
    February 28, 2018
    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...
  • Coffee Blind Tiger
    September 29, 2017
    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...
  • Rock Brothers Brewing
    January 4, 2017
    Rock Brothers Brewing , Tampa Bay's newest craft beer venue, will open Jan. 14 in Ybor City -- complete with its own brand of brews, craft cocktails and a concert upstairs. Rock Brothers is opening after finishing an extensive renovation of a historic building at the corner of 15th Street North and Eight Avenue in Tampa Bay's Latin Quarter. The corner has become a center for craft drinks, with Florida Cane Distillery and Cigar City Cider and Mead just across the street from Rock Bros....
  • Craftober Kit
    October 3, 2016
    Beer lovers, get hopping: Craftober is here! All this month, Tampa Bay taps into its growing reputation as a top craft beer community in the U.S. by marking Craftober , a celebration of the local craft beer scene. The party started Oct. 1 and includes some of Tampa Bay’s biggest beer festivals. Book your trip now to qualify for Craftober awesomeness. Visitors will find plenty of special offers, limited-edition T-shirts and loads of events at local breweries. And alongside Craftober ,...