Thanksgiving is all about family, good times and good food. But let's be real, the turkeys aren't the only ones getting basted this weekend. There are tons of awesome things to do in Tampa happening that will have you hungry for seconds! If you don't already have plans for your Thanksgiving meal, check out our list of all the restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day that will happily stuff you with delicious grub. 

There are things to do in Tampa listed here that will be fun for the whole family (not just those of you turkeys who like a little beer in your brine). Enjoy your weekend in Tampa with family and friends this Thanksgiving! Cheers! 

Thanksgiving Eve Bar Crawl - Ybor

Thanksgiving Eve is upon us! Gather the whole flock for a fun night out in Ybor City with the Downtown Crawlers crew! The fun starts at 8 p.m. at First Chance Last Chance and continues on to four local bars with a welcome shot, live music, dancing, games and much more! 

1707 N 16th St, Tampa, FL, 33605. Phone (813) 816-1707

PreThanksgiving 80’s Night

Have a few at The Castle on Thanksgiving Eve in preparation for the awkward family reunion at your great aunt Karen's house. This is an 80s-themed night, so get ready to jam with the throwbacks. 

2004 N 16th St., Tampa, FL, 33605. Phone 813-247-7547

Skate Your Turkey Off Thanksgiving Night!

Forget staying home or going to the movies, get skating with the whole family at United Skates Tampa! Admission is $4 if you don't have your own skates. 

5121 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL, 33603. Phone 813-876-5826

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens

Watch the Lightning take on the Montreal Canadiens on Thanksgiving night! 

401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (813) 301-6500

The Night Before Thanksgiving!!

The night before Thanksgiving is always one heck of a party! Celebrate Thanksgiving in one of South Tampa’s oldest neighborhood bars, Pete's Place South! Party starts at 9 p.m. 

4145 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33629. Phone 813-282-9039

Come to the Dark Side: Black Beer Black Friday

Tired of Tampa traffic and standing in department store lines on Black Friday? Take a load off at The Independent Bar and Cafe with some of the best dark beers available. The Indie will have specials on bottles and draft beers so you can enjoy your black Friday the right way! 

5016 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL, 33603. Phone 813-341-4883

Blackout Wednesday | At Crafty Squirrel

Cross the bridge for this party! The Crafty Squirrel will have awesome specials on everyone's favorite sips. 

259 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL, 33544.

Thanksgiving Eve Rock The Patio with the Whiskey Richards

Get basted before Turkey Day at McAnderson's House of Brews

17683 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz, FL, 33548. Phone (813) 265-0300

Dallas Bull 40th Anniversary

Party at the Dallas Bull for their 40th birthday and Thanksgiving Eve! There will be drink specials all night, plus doorbuster goodie bags and prizes. 

3322 U.S. Highway 301, Tampa, FL, 33619. Phone 813-987-2855

Thanksgiving Eve Bash at The Landing

Traditionally, the night before Thanksgiving is the biggest party night of the entire year, especially at The Landing. Bring your turkeys get goofy! 

4351 Lynx Paw Trl, Valrico, FL, 33596. Phone (813) 653-0002
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