THINGS TO DO BEFORE THE GAME
BEFORE LIGHTNING STRIKES
Before the puck drops at Amalie Arena tonight, hockey fans will discover ways to have a cool time away from the ice in Tampa Bay. Try these ideas on for size:
Grab a Beer
While in Florida’s hub of craft brewing, you must explore the broad selection of beers flowing from taps all around Tampa Bay. Visit the cornerstone of craft brewing in Tampa, Cigar City Brewing, and enjoy Florida-inspired flavors at one of the three locations in the area. Steps away from Amalie Arena is their spacious taproom hosting their world-famous craft brews. Featuring amazing murals, Coppertail Brewing’s tasting room is the perfect spot for a nautical-themed brew and a bite from their kitchen. Experience 150-years of brewing history at Barriehaus, while you kick back, and relax in their warm, rustic atmosphere before heading to Amalie Arena.
Get your pulse pounding long before the first face-off when you strap into a thrill ride at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay. Take thrills to new heights on Iron Gwazi, America’s tallest-fastest-steepest hybrid rollercoaster. Experience entertainment that rocks 24/7/365 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, with table games, thousands of new slot machines, and live music. Unleash your adventurous spirit at Empower Adventures zipline course or make a splash on Roaring Springs at ZooTampa at Lowry Park. Adventure isn’t far from the arena at The Florida Aquarium, with 9 habitats featuring sharks, stingrays, giant Pacific octopus, and 8,000 more animals from Florida and beyond.
Enjoy the views
See downtown from a new perspective on the Tampa Riverwalk. Walk or bike along the 2.6-mile path or find thrills on the water. Try your hand at cycling with Kraken Cycleboats, glide on the water with Uban Kai’s paddleboards, or be the captain for a day on your eBoats Tampa rental. Need a ride to the arena? Hop on the Pirate Water Taxi at one of its 12 stops and hop off at stop 3, just a short walk away from Amalie Arena.