Tampa Bay drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Sports Bar in St Petersburg

St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club

Previously a sport reserved for retirees, shuffleboard first transitioned into an all-ages affair on these very courts, which also happen to be the world's oldest and most numerous. Friday nights come alive when fam…
Top Choice Brewery in St Petersburg

Cycle Brewing

Hipster brewhouse with sidewalk seating and up to 24 rotating taps of world-class beer. The Crank IPA is a great choice.
Craft Beer in Tampa

Brew Bus Terminal & Brewery

Tampa Bay's craft-beer scene is booming, so it was only a matter of time before somebody thought to put people on a bus with the beer and drive them around. Brew Bus also has its own 'terminal' (a brewery), and offe…
Brewery in Tampa

Cigar City Brewing

This is Tampa's premier craft brewery, although the original owners were bought out in 2016. It has dozens of crafted brews on tap, some exclusive to the brewery. There are food trucks in the parking lot in the even…
Bar in St Pete Beach & Barrier Island Beaches


Skip the mediocre restaurants and head straight to the rooftop bar for 360-degree views and the best sundowner spot on the beach. The Bloody Marys are famous here, and well paired with the fresh grouper sandwich.
Bar in Tampa

Independent Bar

If you appreciate craft brews, roll into this converted gas station, now a low-key hip bar in Seminole Heights. You can count on one or more local Cigar City Brews, and it serves some mean pub grub.
Gay in St Petersburg

Mad Hatters Ethnobotanical Tea Bar

Headed up by two of St Pete's best-known bartenders gone sober, Judah and Levi Love, this trippy tea bar now serves up exotic nonalcoholic concoctions like kava, made from the dried root of a South Pacific plant, an…
Cocktail Bar in St Petersburg

Mandarin Hide

This dimly lit cocktail bar is totally hipstered out, with craft libations, retro chandeliers and a giant, fake, mounted buffalo head. The pours are heavy and the ingredients fresh, with offerings like Port of Envy,…
Cocktail Bar in St Petersburg


The 5th-floor rooftop bar of the Birchwood Inn is currently the hottest ticket in town for late-night drinking thanks to its sexy ambience and panoramic views of Beach Dr. Couples loiter in the hope of snagging one …
Microbrewery in Tampa

Angry Chair Brewing

A bunch of dudes trying to escape 'the monotony, the rat race and the white-collar world' got together and made some beer that thankfully wound up less cliched than their reasons for existing. In the convivial tasti…