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Upcoming Events at Tampa

Blue Martini crosses LALINEA every Friday
Nov 21 | 12:00 PM | Friday
at Blue Martini
Mysteries of the Unseen World
Nov 21 | 12:00 PM | Friday
at MOSI - Museum of Science & Industry
Benifit For Sheila at The Patio
Nov 21 | 6:00 PM | Friday
at The Patio Tampa
Closing Reception for USF Oliver Gallery Exhibition: Video A...
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Rock the Yacht: Dave Matthews Band Tribute
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USF Theatre Presents: Out of the Box—An Evening of Musical...
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at USF Theatre 2
Rock Hard Male Revue
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at Twisted Martini

Tampa Reviews

Er reviewed
Comments: Extremely disappointed with how we were treated with visiting Jackson's today. We waited roughly 5 minutes at the hostess stand while one hostess was too busy to say, "Hello" ..
Overall Rating: 11111
Er reviewed
Pros: offering free-play billiards, : ..
Cons: offering free-play billiards, :( ..
Comments: offering free-play billiards, ..
Overall Rating: 11111
C reviewed
Pros: Craft beers, clean, fun ..
Comments: Awesome place to just come and chill and hang with friends and on a date. Pool, darts, foosball, bar games and good drink specials. ..
Overall Rating: 11111
Danny reviewed
Pros: Awesome drink and food specials atmosphere is great and awesome music selection ..
Cons: Its becoming so popular that parking is a little bit of a issue , just means i should get their earlier ! ..
Comments: Great place to come hang out with your friends whether it be to get a few drinks of even to come enjoy their AWESOME wings! Now that the second floor ..
Overall Rating: 11111
If you've explored your fair share of Downtown Tampa, you're probably familiar with the iconic building marked by the big, red letters reading "FLORIDAN HOTEL"  that sit in sign form on top of it. This historic building was built in the mid-1920's with 19 floors and 316 rooms, and a construction cost of $1.9 million.  At the time of it's construction, the Floridan Hotel was the tallest building in Tampa and an indicator of the affluence of the city at the time. The Floridan Hotel experienced an extended golden age throughout World War II and attracted a variety of famous figures including Gary Cooper and The King himself, Elvis Presley.  When the 1960's rolled around, the Floridan Hotel began to fall to the wayside of more convenient hotels near the highway and eventually turned into a long-term rental apartment before closing indefinitely in 1989. It sat dormant, switching ownership until hotelier and real-estate investor Antonios Markopoulos bought it in 2005 for $6 Million.  Since then, the Floridan Hotel has undergone an intense restoration and is set to re-open in the next few weeks as Floridan Palace. Markopoulos said the restoration will not only maintain, but highlight the hotel's sense of 1920's glamour.  The hotel will have hand-painted walls and utilize the existing marble on the stair treads and lobby staircases to keep the original look. According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, the Floridan will be open during the Republican National Convention and has already sold out for the week of the event.

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