With the summer months closing in upon us, heading outdoors and enjoying the great, sunny weather here in Florida just seems all the more enticing. Add a cool drink, or drinks, to the occasion and you've got all the components for a great, laid-back time in Tampa. Here are some of the best restaurants and bars with outdoor patios in Tampa.
Rick's on the River - Situated right on the Hillsborough River, Rick's provides a casual bar and restaurant experience for land-dwellers and boaters on the river alike. Their dockside bar is a great place to kick back with a drink, dine on some classic American fare, and enjoy the company of friends.
Tampa Bay Brewing Company - Located in the heart of historic Ybor City, Tampa Bay Brewing Company provides an ample assortment of craft beers brewed right on site. Chill on the patio and enjoy beers like the Old Elephant IPA, Redeye Ale, Iron Rat Stout, and more on their expansive outdoor patio.
Gaspar's Grotto - Gaspar's has one of the largest outdoor patios in Ybor. This pirate-themed bar and restaurant is a great place to go for live music, a variety of Florida and American-inspired fare, and tons of drinks from the bar. Events like Pets on the Patio and live concerts on the patio make this a prime place for drinking outdoors in Tampa.
Skipper's Smokehouse - Not only does Skipper's boast one of the coolest outdoor patios in the Tampa Bay area, but it's a prime destination for some of the best live blues, jazz, folk, and rock music in the area. Stop by for great smoked seafood and an ample bar selection perfect for kicking back in the shade.
World of Beer SoHo - World of Beer is a prime destination for Tampa hop heads and beer lovers. Their selection of over 500 different beers from around the world is only matched by their awesome outdoor patio with live music on many nights of the week and more.