Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Dining & Nightlife
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    April blossoms with fun and adventure in Tampa Bay! Between the blue skies and the sparkling waters, you'll find a trove of activities waiting to be discovered. Pick a bouquet of your favorites! March 30 Tampa Pride Pardon us while we get a jump on April with a little carry-over from March. Conquer Tampa Bay with PRIDE when the nation's first LGBT pride festival of the year kicks off in historic Ybor City. The family-friendly parade begins at 9 a.m. and travels down Seventh Avenue,...
  • Tampa Museum of Art
    From a cozy dinner for two to a hand-in-hand stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk, Tampa Bay is the place to spend quality time with your Significant Other this Valentine's Day weekend. We have a few suggestions to make that romantic moment to remember. DInner for Two Tampa Bay's pours its heart (and its taste buds) into delicious food. Book your candlelit table at these pillars of fine dining. Bern's Steak House | Nationally recognized by the prestigious James Beard Foundation for...
  • 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...
  • Sparkman Wharf Credit: Keir Magoulas
    Water plays a key role in every visit to Tampa Bay. The newest exciting addition to Tampa Bay's waterfront -- Sparkman Wharf -- becomes the latest space for great outdoor recreation, dining and entertainment on the sparkling waters of Garrison Channel and the bay. 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
  • 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. 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
    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...