For locals, there are some bars in Tampa that you have to experience before actually calling yourself a "local". These local watering holes in Tampa have beer, cocktails, wine, and whatever drink you fancy so you can finally appreciate living in the 813.

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Check out the top must-visit Tampa bars if you want to try one of the best drinks in the Bay Area and get accustomed to the 813. For more nightlife in Tampa, 813area is your go-to guide for all the top things to do in Tampa.

MacDinton's
4.1  5 Rating (60)
405 South Howard Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
A staple in both Tampa and St. Petersburg, MacDinton’s is the area’s most popular Irish bar for happy hours, drink specials, live entertainment, soccer/sporting...
Gaspar's Grotto
4.5  5 Rating (29)
1805 E 7th Ave, Tampa FL, 33605
Gaspar's Grotto is Tampa's only "One Stop Bar Hop with 3 large bar areas in 1 venue. There is always something different going on at Gaspar's ranging from...
The Soho Backyard
4.8  5 Rating (5)
610 S Armenia Ave, Tampa FL, 33609
A low key, date-friendly restaurant/bar in Tampa's Soho District. An aesthetically appealing, welcome alternative to the massive crowds and loud music....
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 Anchor Bar
4.8  5 Rating (5)
304 E. Davis Blvd, Tampa FL, 33606
The Anchor Bar is a local pub located in the heart of Davis Islands that serves cold beer and great food! Open 11am to 3am, 7 days a week (kitchen open...
Hattricks
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.
GenX Tavern
4.0  4 Rating (5)
103 East Jackson Street, Tampa FL, 33602
Gen X Tavern honors 80’s and 90’s style, swagger, and unflinching character. It almost feels like you’ve been here before, because you have… both...
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...
Maloney's Local Irish Pub Downtown Tampa
4.6  5 Rating (3)
1120 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa FL, 33602
Maloneys invites you to raise a pint, chat up a friend. Come experience a bit of Ireland in Tampa's own backyard!  Enjoy European flatbreads, traditional...
Hyde Park Cafe
4.1  5 Rating (36)
1806 West Platt St., Tampa FL, 33606
Upscale bar featuring 2 dance Rooms, an outside patio bar, and some of Tampa Bay's most beautiful people!