Top Choice Cinema in Tampa

Tampa Theatre

This historic 1926 theater in downtown is a gorgeous venue in which to see an independent film. The mighty Wurlitzer organ plays before most movies. Too bad showtimes are so limited, with only one or two films playi…
Top Choice Live Music in Tampa

Skipper's Smokehouse

Like it blew in from the Keys, Skipper's is a beloved, unpretentious open-air venue for blues, folk, reggae and gator-swamp rockabilly. It's 9 miles directly north of downtown on N Nebraska Ave.
Cinema in Tampa


Cross a trendy South Beach nightclub with a plush art-house cinema, and you get this: a snazzy lobby cocktail bar and upscale munchies (mains from $10 to $23) so you can nosh at your seat while you watch. It's movie…
Hockey in Tampa

Amalie Arena

The NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning play hockey at the newly renamed Amalie Arena (formerly it was the Tampa Bay Times Forum) from October to April. The arena also hosts basketball games, wrestling, football, concerts and…
Performing Arts in Tampa

Straz Center for the Performing Arts

This enormous, multivenue complex draws the gamut of fine-arts performances: touring Broadway shows, pop concerts, opera, ballet, drama and more.
Comedy in Tampa

Improv Comedy Theater

This 21-plus comedy club in Ybor City brings the funny five nights a week with local and national acts.
Stadium in Tampa

USF Sun Dome

On the USF campus, the Sun Dome hosts rock, jazz, pop and other concerts – from Jimmy Buffet to Ludacris, from Luciano Pavarotti to the World Wrestling Federation (now there’s some ‘performing arts’ for you!).
Baseball in Tampa

Steinbrenner Field

The New York Yankees play spring-training baseball games in March at Steinbrenner Field, the 10,000-seat stadium modeled after the 'House that Ruth Built' (ie Yankee Stadium in New York).
Football in Tampa

Raymond James Stadium

The NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers play at Raymond James Stadium from August (preseason) to December, but single-game tickets are hard to come by; most games sell out.