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There’s nothing like going to a bar and having a beautiful cocktail with an unforgettable view in the background. When M. Bird opened up at Armature Works last week, it reminded me that many people go out looking for that experience. It’s more than just going to the nearest dive bar and downing $1 beers or $3 wells- it’s about the atmosphere, aesthetics, and delicious cocktails you're served.

Tampa is filled to the brim with bars that serve cheaper-than-your-average drinks, but where can I go to find cute craft cocktails and a great atmosphere?

Head to any of these craft cocktail bars in Tampa for cute cocktails and unforgettable experiences during another Friday night out with your friends!

Mandarin Heights
4.7  5 Rating (2)
5901 North Florida Ave, Tampa FL, 33604
Like it's counterpart, The Mandarin Hide, Mandarin Heights is more than the average bar. This mid-century modern lounge embraces guests with its delectable...
Bulla Gastrobar
4.6  5 Rating (9)
930 S Howard Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
Set in the heart of the trendy Soho and Hyde Park neighborhood, Bulla Gastrobar’s newest location is an electrifying addition to Tampa’s vibrant restaurant...
Mole Y Abuela
4.8  5 Rating (3)
1202 N Franklin St, Tampa FL, 33602
Mole Y Abuela serves delectable Spanish-inspired dishes paired with a welcoming & energetic atmosphere using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Remedy
Restaurant $$
400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa FL, 33602
Craft cocktails, culture & cuisine – coming soon on the downtown Tampa riverfront! The arts, culture and entertainment of this exceptional locale are...
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....
Hotel Bar
4.8  5 Rating (2)
200 N. Tampa Street, Tampa FL, 33602
Reinventing classic hotel drinks in a modern cocktail bar setting. Serving food late.
Ciro's Speakeasy and Supper Club
4.6  5 Rating (3)
2109 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa FL, 33606
A secret speakeasy in Hyde Park. No signs. Plenty of rules, including having a password. Jump into the 20's prohibition era with this dining and drinking...
Thee Tree House
4.8  5 Rating (11)
1809 W Platt Street, Tampa FL, 33606
We emphasize seasonality, serving familiar flavors through inspired ingredients. Enjoy authentic hospitality and chef-driven, New American fare at Thee...
Haven
4.8  5 Rating (3)
2208 W Morrison Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
It is our daily goal to source the freshest ingredients possible. We seek out items that are raised with care and concern for the land, product, and farmer....
CW's Gin Joint
Bar $
633 N Franklin St, Tampa FL, 33602
Where style and grace have an attitude....
Cask
4.9  5 Rating (4)
208 S. Howard Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
Come eat, drink, and be social as we serve up the best in southern fare and handcrafted cocktails. Cask brings good old southern hospitality to SoHo! The...
EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge
4.9  5 Rating (2)
1207 S Howard Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge is the perfect place to unwind after a long day at work, relax for a drink before dinner or to lounge and watch the sunset....
W XYZ Bar
4.8  5 Rating (3)
100 W John F Kennedy Blvd., Tampa FL, 33602
Raise your glass and say cheers! The W XYZ® Bar at the Aloft Tampa Downtown is the best new Tampa bar to be and be seen in. Mix, meet, and mingle over...
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
4.9  5 Rating (13)
4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa FL, 33607
In search for delicious, expertly prepared seafood and steaks? Look no further than your Eddie V's Prime Seafood Restaurant in Tampa, FL. Located near...
Del Frisco's Grille | Tampa
4.8  5 Rating (12)
4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa FL, 33607
Del Frisco’s Grille is a modern and stylish spin on the classic bar and grill, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. Our...
4.7  5 Rating (8)
2205 N. West Shore Boulevard, Tampa FL, 33607
Located at the International Plaza, Ocean Prime is an upscale steakhouse and seafood restaurant. Enjoy a dining experience that immerses all of your senses...
Sacred Pepper
4.9  5 Rating (3)
15405 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa FL, 33618
Sacred Pepper is a dining destination in Carrollwood where everything that happens around the table is considered sacred where we celebrate food, flavor,...
Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe
4.7  5 Rating (5)
5119 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa FL, 33603
A Tampa favorite with great food, even soul food on Sundays, live music, beer, wine and more! The atmosphere and staff are unbeatable!
Bonefish Grill | Brandon
Restaurant $$$
1015 Providence Rd, Brandon FL, 33511
Your local seafood restaurant in Brandon, FL specializing in market-fresh seafood & fish cooked over a wood-burning grill. Join us today & try one of our...