Let's Face It Tampa .........

It's going to be one heck of a rainy summer! Since we can't hit the beach, we might as well drink!  Whether you want a little game with your rain, some craft brews, a view, a little dive, or a show, we've got you covered with the best places to drink in Tampa on a Rainy Day.

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Game With The Rain

Need a little game with your rain? Play away the day at these top spots:

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
4.4  5 Rating (29)
5223 North Orient Road, Tampa FL, 33610
There's no place better to spend a rainy day than at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa! Enjoy high stakes table games along with thousands of the hottest slot machines. Grab a drink at the Lobby Bar or a burger at the Hard Rock Cafe. Catch some live music at the Council Oak Lounge and order up some barbecue oysters topped with THE famous Council Oak Bacon. This is Bacon like no other. Trust me, you won't regret it.
Grove Soho
4.9  5 Rating (5)
406 South Howard Avenue, Tampa FL, 33606
Drink away the day with your choice from 20 craft and import drafts on tap, 75 different bottled beers, wine's both by the glass and by the bottle, and a full liquor bar. Pair your drinks with an array of board games, darts as well as yard games including life sized Jenga and Connect Four in between storms. Yard of Ale offers a full menu and you can take a cat nap on their couch if you get out played.
4.5  5 Rating (8)
1600 E. 8th Ave A147, Tampa FL, 33605
GET YOUR GAME ON TAMPA! GameTime is an Entertainment Center with many locations throughout Florida that offer indoor amusements and a full service experience...

Live Music and Dance

See some live music and dance the night away at these local spots:

4.0  5 Rating (61)
405 South Howard Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
MacDinton’s is the area’s most popular Irish bar for happy hours, drink specials, live entertainment, soccer/sporting events, and amazing nights out. MacDinton’s...
Club Prana
4.4  5 Rating (137)
1619 E 7th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605
Club Prana is Ybor City's only 5 level nightclub including a rooftop patio! Each level offers different entertainment and there are great VIP options...
Gaspar's Grotto
4.5  5 Rating (29)
1805 E 7th Ave, Tampa FL, 33605
Gaspar's Grotto is a pirate themed, 3 bars in one, bar in Ybor City that is world renowned for its maddness, mahem and fun. Play on the beer pong tables in the rear of the main room and don't forget, pooches can come out and play too!
4.5  5 Rating (5)
1812 North 17th Street, Tampa FL, 33605
Live music bar in Ybor City, featuring everything from tattoos, jeans, alternative, indie, rock, local and national acts.
The Castle
4.4  5 Rating (22)
2004 N 16th St., Tampa FL, 33605
An Alternative club set up to look like a gothic castle of Eastern Europe. The Castle has a diverse selection of malt scotches, aged tequila and a mix...
Catrinas Tacos and Tequila
5.0  5 Rating (3)
1611 N Howard Ave, Tampa FL, 33607
Bienvenidos a Catrinas Tacos and Tequila Catrinas showcases traditional fresh authentic Mexican cuisine and the biggest tequila selection in Tampa Bay,...

Crafty Rain

Tampa has a particularly awesome craft beer scene.  While away the day sampling craft brews with a side of rain at these local spots:

Cigar City Brewing
4.7  5 Rating (4)
3924 W. Spruce St. Suite A, Tampa FL, 33607
Cigar City Brewing is Tampa's premier craft brewery and destination for beer lovers far and wide. Enjoy a few pints in their laid back tasting room, take a tour of the facilities and enjoy a bite from a local food truck. Give the summer seasonal Cucumber Saison and Guava Grove Saison's a try.
The Pint and Brew - Downtown Tampa
4.5  5 Rating (4)
200 N. Tampa Street, Tampa FL, 33602
A place where beer enthusiasts will come to sample quality beer from small Tampa Bay craft brewery’s. The Pint and Brew has locations in Palm Harbor...
The Brass Tap | Centro Ybor
4.7  5 Rating (8)
1600 E 7th Ave E-113, Tampa FL, 33605
The Brass Tap is an upscale Ybor City beer bar that offers 60-80 different craft beers on tap and more than 300 bottled varieties of imports, domestics and local craft beers. The open air space bar and covered patio is also a top people watching spot!
World of Beer | SoHo
4.5  5 Rating (4)
402 South Howard Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
World of Beer located in South Tampa features an extensive selection of over 500 beers from around the world ensure that you will always find a beer that...
4.6  5 Rating (15)
2616 S. MacDill Ave, Tampa FL, 33629
Datz has a way of just sucking you in! Go for their amazing brunch and Bloody Mary's and stay for the fabulous selection of craft beers and pure fun. Just try to walk out that door. I dare you.
Coppertail Brewing Co.
4.9  5 Rating (3)
2601 E. 2nd Ave., Tampa FL, 33605
Coppertail Brewing Co is a new production brewery in the Ybor neighborhood of Tampa, FL. It was founded by home-brewer and reformed attorney, Kent Bailey,...
Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge
4.8  5 Rating (6)
777 N Ashley Drive, Tampa FL, 33602
A massive wall of craft beers, hundreds of bottles, an electronic pay-by-the-glass wine system and gourmet food, all in an upscale urban environment. Tap here for a day of fun.

Rain with a View

Like your drinks with a view of the rain? Check out these favorites:

Rick's on the River
4.6  5 Rating (5)
2305 N. Willow Ave, Tampa FL, 33607
The ultimate outdoor party experience including 3 bars, outdoor dining, marina, live music everyday, oyster bar, full dining menu and an outdoor party...
Whiskey Joe's Bar and Grill Tampa
5.0  5 Rating (1)
7720 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa FL, 33607
Tampa's only Barefoot Beach Bar right on the Bay. When Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill arrived on the Florida scene in Rocky Point, there were chickens out...
4.9  5 Rating (4)
208 S. Howard Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
Come eat, drink, and be social as we serve up the best in southern fare and handcrafted cocktails. Cask brings good old southern hospitality to SoHo! The...
American Social
4.9  5 Rating (8)
601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa FL, 33602
What is American Social??? It's a place where friends come together and good memories are made. It's a place where cravings are satisfied through all-American...

Watch Sports

Watch your favorite team at some of the best sports bars in Tampa:

Yeoman's Cask & Lion
4.7  5 Rating (3)
202 N Morgan St, Tampa FL, 33602
We love drinks, food, music, sports, and having a good time! Located centrally in Downtown Tampa, just a few blocks from Amalie Arena, and a handful of blocks...
The Patio Tampa
4.7  5 Rating (6)
421 S MacDill Ave, Tampa FL, 33609
A Palma Ceia staple for almost a decade, our nightly drink specials appeal to both beer and liquor drinkers alike. Feel free to get a little inspiration...
4.2  5 Rating (21)
107 S Franklin St., Tampa FL, 33602
Irish pub and sports bar theme make this bar a great place to watch sports games or just wind down with some food and cold drinks.
Press Box Sports Emporium
4.5  5 Rating (9)
222 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa FL, 33609
Known to many locals as the original South Tampa sports bar, the Press Box features everything from broadcasting your favorite sporting events, darts,...

Dive In

Sometimes there's nothing better than spending the day in a classic dive bar!

The Hub
4.8  5 Rating (2)
719 N. Franklin St., Tampa FL, 33602
Open since 1946, the Hub has outlasted much that has come and gone in Downtown Tampa. Known for their famous "hub pour", the Hub never uses bottom shelf...
Red Star Rock Bar
4.6  5 Rating (2)
5210 Florida Ave., Tampa FL, 33603
Seminole Heights' newest rock 'n' roll watering hole with red curtains, leopard-print booths and bar stools and painted portraits of some of rock history's...
Pete's Place South
4.8  5 Rating (12)
4145 Henderson Blvd, Tampa FL, 33629
Pete's Place is where you will Find the CHEAPEST Drink Specials everyday! It’s also the BEST KARAOKE Spot in Town, Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday...
The Bad Monkey
4.5  5 Rating (4)
1717 7th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605
A lit bar right along historic 7th avenue in Ybor City. Expect great drinks, specials, live entertainment, and much more at this awesome Ybor City bar.
Reservoir Bar
4.3  5 Rating (5)
1518 E 7th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605
"Hole in the Wall" bar on 7th Ave in Ybor City. Come by and shoot some pool, play games, or just wind down.

Rain and a Show

Blown through your Netflicks queue? Hankering to get away from Hulu? Head on out for a show:

4.8  5 Rating (3)
1609 W Swann Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
CineBistro in Hyde Park Village is one of the Cobb Theatres which offers a unique dinner and movie experience. Featuring full menus of sumptuous appetizers,...
Sunset Point Cinema Bar And Grill
24095 U.S. 19 north, Clearwater' Fl, 34675
Movie theater featuring new releases and serving a variety of casual food at your own table. Full bar, beer and wine, as well as soft drinks.

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