Across the Tampa Bay area, parties will be filling up some of your favorite bars and restaurants to celebrate Independence Day. It's the perfect opportunity to go out with your friends to let loose, have fun, and just 'MERICA in general. We've created a list of the best parties around Tampa Bay to help guide you to have the best possible Independence Day.  

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Yacht StarShip
4.8  5 Rating (12)
603 Channelside Dr, Tampa FL, 33602
Cruise on over to Yacht StarShip for a prime seat to see the fireworks over the Tampa skyline. Cruises are the perfect adult adventure for July 4, offering an open premium bar, buffet and live DJ performances. This is the party for you if you want to escape for a two-hour cruise with your friends underneath the fireworks. Make sure to book your adventure ahead of time to reserve your spot on the boat.
Whiskey Joe's
4.9  5 Rating (6)
7720 W. Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa FL, 33607
Whiskey Joe’s is a definite go-to for beach parties no matter the day. For July 4th, they step up their game to make this the party of the year. With incredible views right on the water, it's a fantastic way to spend the holiday.
WTR Pool
4.6  5 Rating (18)
7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa FL, 33607
WTR Pool & Grill is Tampa's ultimate seaside retreat. Overlooking beautiful Tampa Bay, WTR provides guests with a memorable experience of poolside luxury...
Jimmy B's Beach Bar
4.5  5 Rating (5)
6200 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach FL, 33706
Bring your friends to Jimmy B’s Beach Bar in St. Petersburg to have a fabulous time celebrating our country. Live music by Rob McDowell, the Griswold’s and Stormbringer will fill up the tiki bar, making this an ideal spot to find yourself on Independence Day.
Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi
4.4  5 Rating (36)
601 S Harbour Island Blvd Suite 100, Tampa FL, 33602
Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi opened on Harbour Island in 1997 and is one of the only waterfront venues in Tampa. Because it is locally owned and independently...
Bongos Beach Bar & Grille
Bar & Restaurant $
5250 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach FL, 33706
If your July 4th can't be complete without live music, Bongo’s Beach Bar might be the place for you. Situated perfectly on St. Pete Beach, it's the perfect spot to casually drink to the live music as the waves of the Gulf of Mexico crash into one of the best beaches in America. This will not suck.
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...
Hula Bay
4.2  5 Rating (9)
5210 W Tyson Ave, Tampa FL, 33611
Located just off on Tyson Ave just off Westshore in South Tampa, Hula Bay Club is yet another bar & restaurant owned by the Green Iguana group. Formerly...
Rusty Pelican
5.0  5 Rating (2)
2425 N. Rocky Pt. Dr., Tampa FL, 33607
Escape to Florida's most beautiful tropical hideaway, right on the waters of Tampa Bay. Known for serving the freshest local seafood with exciting Caribbean...

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No matter what kind of party you're looking for this July 4th, there is something for you. This day only comes around once a year, so let loose and have fun! And at least think about taking Thursday and Friday off as well... 

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