One of the top reasons people love Tampa is the sunshine and warm weather throughout much of the year.
Another top reason people love it is that the city is without a doubt a drink and dining destination like no other.
Many ask, "What is best way to enjoy the best of both worlds?"
The answer: outdoor bars, of course!
So what are some of the best outdoor bars in Tampa? Check out some of our local favorites!
MacDinton's in South Tampa is a "must" for any list of the best outdoor bars in Tampa. The Irish bar has been the area's most popular for over a decade and a half.
Featuring happy hours, drink specials, live entertainment, soccer and sporting events, and many incredible nights, MacDinton's is one of the best places to meet people, have fun, and dance the night away on their patio deck, located right in the midst Tampa's vibrant SoHo District.
Also in South Tampa, EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge is the perfect place to unwind after a long day at work, relax for a drink before dinner, or lounge and watch the sunset. Located at the rooftop of the Epicurean Hotel, EDGE is a guaranteed luxurious cocktail stop.
Located in the center of the new and highly-acclaimed Sparkman Wharf in Channelside, the Fermented Reality Biergarten has over 30 beers to choose from including local favorites from some of Tampa’s many breweries.
Take in the festive atmosphere of the Wharf, watch ships come and go, play some shuffleboard or cornhole, and enjoy a variety of food options within eye shot of the biergarten.
Mandarin Heights isn't your average bar. Designed as a mid-century lodge, guests will be able to sample delicious cocktails and enjoy the up-beat music and positive vibes of this bar that's quickly becoming a Seminole Heights gem.
Located adjacent to some of the most incredible sandwiches in Tampa at Bodega, Mandarin Heights offers the opportunity to play games such as shuffleboard, enjoy a great night out with friends, and explore all Seminole Height has to offer!
Looking for a place to relax, socialize, and have fun? Stop by Yeoman's Cask & Lion in Downtown Tampa. Grab a pint and a bite to eat and check out one of their events! The British Pub hosts everything from artists to musicians to major sports events, watch parties, and Tampa Bay Lightning after parties.
Their "longest-running open mic in Tampa Bay" takes place every Thursday night starting at 9 p.m.
Rick's on the River in West Tampa has three bars and a marina that features live music every weekend, so a night at Rick's can't be beat. Be sure to check out their incredible Oyster Bar and drop on by if you have a boat! If not, take the Pirate Water Taxi, stop #17 from Downtown. You'll be dropped off right at Rick's on the River for a night of fun and excitement!
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With the rapid growth of Tampa as a local craft beer paradise, many are finding incredible drink options and a great atmosphere in the same place. Whether you're looking for a chill place to converse with friends, an upbeat and vibrant atmosphere, or a delicious bite to eat, Tampa's best outdoor bars have them all!