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Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Dining & Nightlife
  • Rock Brothers Brewing
    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
    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 ,...
  • Craftober
    Beer lovers, get hopping: Craftober is right around the corner. For a whole month this fall, 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 starts Oct. 1 and includes some of Tampa Bay’s biggest beer festivals. Book your trip starting Sept. 1 to qualify for Craftober awesomeness. Visitors will find plenty of special offers, limited-edition T-shirts and loads of events at...
  • Gasparilla International Film Festival screening at the Tampa Theatre
    Gasparilla International Film Festival is rapidly approaching and we want one lucky person and their guest to enjoy the VIP experience. This year’s festival includes the world premiere of “Precious Cargo,” starring Bruce Willis and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Check out the complete list of films here . The film festival kicks off March 30 th and runs through April 3 at various locations throughout Tampa. One lucky winner will receive: 2 Festival Screening passes with access to the...
  • Florida's Most Culinary Treasures
    – Just how hot is Tampa Bay’s sizzling food scene? In recent months, Tampa Bay’s chefs and restaurants have earned praise from towering culinary figures such as Chef Emeril Legasse and a trophy case full of awards and mentions in national and international media. And the awards keep coming: this month, Tampa Bay dining landmark Bern’s Steak House earned a stop among the top steak houses in the country, ranking above New York’s legendary Peter Luger by food site...
  • Epicurean Spa Evangeline
    Expedia.com and Visit Tampa Bay partnered up to feature some of the most romantic ways to spend a getaway around the “Big Guava.” Solo trips are fun and family vacations are unforgettable, but there’s nothing like spending a getaway with that special someone. We’re always in the mood for spicing up our relationships through travel, so we teamed up with Visit Tampa Bay to explore the passionate side of this city. We got the scoop on some of the most romantic places to...
  • Fodder & Shine Credit: Kevin Wiatrowski
    The folks at WalletHub have crunched the numbers and the results are in: Tampa Bay ranks among the country's most affordable destinations for foodies. Tampa Bay comes in No. 8 on the list, bracketed by Santa Rosa, Calif., and Rochester, N.Y. We rank high for both diversity (No. 11) and affordability (No. 27). With up-and-coming restaurants like Fodder & Shine in Seminole Heights and Haven in Hyde Park, Tampa Bay is making a name for itself on the culinary scene. And WalletHub's...
  • Brews by the Bay
    UPDATE: As of Wednesday morning, Brews by the Bay is SOLD OUT! But you still have time to enter top win until 11 p.m. Wednesday. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Explore a coral reef; step
  • Ciro's Speakeasy
    It begins with a knock. A small, rectangular window slides open and a pair of eyes study you. A voice whispers: “What’s the password?” The correct reply elicits entrance into a dark room without a window in sight. The eyes adjust, and a vision of the roaring 20’s appears -- the intimacy of being in a private club; the mixologist in a bow tie pouring an Old Fashioned; the sounds of smoky jazz emanating throughout the restaurant. You are now one of a select few allowed...
  • Ulele
    Eating outside, especially if there's a view of the water and maybe a sunset, just makes everything taste better. Tampa Bay-based travel writer and regular USA Today contributor Skye Rodgers has a run-down of Tampa Bay's best places for dining al fresco . As a bonus, several -- Ulele , Oystercatchers , Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi , and Rick's on the River -- are accessible by boat. We'll add Sail Pavilion , Cafe Dufrain , and Sono Cafe along the Tampa Riverwalk to...