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The 10 best bars in Tampa, Florida

On the west coast of Florida is Tampa, the bustling city on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. When the weather is good all year round, Tampa nightlife never stops. There is something to do every night of the week. Here are some of the best bars in town to visit for an authentic and memorable time during your visit to Tampa.

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Fly bar and restaurant

When you think of a facility with a rooftop bar, your expectations of the place automatically rise - and for good reason. Tampa's Fly Bar definitely doesn't disappoint. Watch the sunset here while you enjoy a Fly Sangria cocktail or a selection from the extensive beer and wine menu.

+1 813-275-5000

1202 N Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602, United States

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Yard of ale

With over 20 types of beer on tap and 75 bottles of beer, Yard of Ale certainly has plenty of options for the beer fanatics. In the heart of the lively SOHO district, the Yard of Ale offers a fun environment with daily specials for food and drink. Come to the life-size jenga games and the atmosphere that Tampa locals keep coming back to.

+1 813-251-4433

406 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, USA

The Lodge

Just north of Swann Avenue is The Lodge, another popular SOHO venue. The lodge has two main components - a sports bar by day and a busy club by night. Try the maxmosas - a giant mimosa with a small bottle of champagne included in the drink.

+1 813-251-5634

516 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, United States

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Blue Martini

Downtown Tampa's International Plaza is home to Blue Martini, an upscale club and lounge that offers entertainment and drinks every night. Every night there is a new theme at Blue Martini, but the excellent quality of the 42 different martinis on offer remains the same.

+1 813-873-2583

2223 NW Shore Blvd B203, Tampa, FL 33607, United Kingdom States

The SAIL Pavilion

Right on the water in downtown, The SAIL is located in the middle of the Tampa Convention Center. The Pavilion's location is perfect for any tourist, within walking distance of many of the downtown and Channelside districts. Food trucks also frequently visit the bar, which is perfect with any beer or cocktail on the Riverwalk.

+1 813-274-8420

333 S Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602, United States

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Skipper's Smokehouse

Skipper's Smokehouse is a hidden gem of Tampa Bay. This place has a laid back feel and great history; It was bought by three Air Force comrades in 1980. Come here to the famous "Skipperdome", a large backyard concert area under massive oak trees that has live music six nights a week.

+1 813-971-0666

910 Skipper Rd, Tampa, FL 33613, United Kingdom States

Rick's on the river

Rick's is on the Hillsborough River and welcomes visitors by car, boat or paddleboard. Every day of the year Rick opens his classic pub food with three separate bars and a party pavilion for up to 200 people.

+1 813-251-0369

2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33607, United States

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New world brewery

In the heart of the historic Ybor district, the New World Brewery offers a wonderful selection of drinks and live music from up and coming bands from all over the country.

+1 813-248-4969

1313 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, United States


MacDinton's is a party bar by South Howard. This Irish pub is Tampa's home for watching all international and domestic football matches, as well as rugby. It's ideal for groups or solo travelers looking to meet new people.

+1 813-251-

405 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, United States

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Gaspar's grotto

Gaspar Grotto is a local Tampa favorite with its classic two-dollar "shot and beer" offering. The pirate-themed bar has a beautiful and spacious outdoor gallery where you can enjoy drinks from one of the three themed bars in the house - called Grotto, Sandbank and Galley.

1 813-248-5900

1805 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, United States

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