Tired of political fights breaking out during Sunday dinner? Irate with your friends over their incessant political rants? You are not alone! Regardless of your political stance, politics remains under the categories of “Not to Talk About in Mixed Company” and “How to Start a Screaming Match in One, Two, Arg!” Despite the importance of discussing politics with your peers, sometimes people need something else to discuss and we have a list of the most lively hangout spots in Tampa Bay serving up great food, drinks and Happy Hours perfect for getting your family and friends off politics.
Check out These Fun Places in Tampa Bay
Willy's Burgers & Booze
Bring your family and friends down to Willy's as early as 11 AM to get their mind on fun and food, they serve from 11 AM until 2 AM every day! Visit on Monday when almost every single shot drink is $2.00 or throughout the week any night for their midnight special, Willy’s Big One, a sirloin burger with lettuce, tomato, and onion with a side of tots is $5.77 until 2 AM. Monday through Thursday Willy’s features their “Stuff You Gotta Know” menu, including daily specials from Country Fried Chicken to Spaghetti and Meatballs for $5.77.
The Blue Parrot Bar and Grill
Established and serving St. Pete Beach since 2005, bring everyone to The Blue Parrot Bar and Grill for live music on the patio and dinner 5 days a week! They are known for their Saturday and Sunday breakfast featuring 16 oz. Bloody Mary’s made with their special mix or 16 oz. Mimosas for $3 until 1:30 PM. Monday thru Friday enjoy their new extended happy hour 12 PM to 7 PM for $2.50 Well Drinks, $2.25 16oz. drafts, and $2.75 wine. Locals call it the hidden gem of St. Pete Beach.
Silas Dent's Steakhouse
The steakhouse’s namesake is said to haunt the place. Often the rocking chair by the fish tanks rock by itself; the regular customers and staff are quite used to it. In fact, folks are a little disappointed if the ghost doesn’t rock the chair during their visit! Happy Hour is offered daily from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM with $2.00 and $3.00 tapas and $3.00 Martinis.
Glory Days Grill
Do you enjoy $5 appetizers after 9 PM? Then Glory Days is the place to bring your family and friends. In addition, they won "Best Sports Bar" 13 times! Find TV’s covering sports news and games every which way your head turns. Their Monday-Friday Happy Hour is from 3-6PM and 9 PM until closing when all liquor including specialty drinks are $2 off and only $10 for their domestic beer tubes 50 oz. or $20 for 100 oz.
Bellas Italian Grille
Established since 1986, Bellas Italian Grille has served authentic Italian cuisine in a sophisticated atmosphere. Open until 2 AM on weekends except for Sundays, Bellas offers late night dining deals from half priced, to big-enough-to-share Calzones and Pizzas cooked in their authentic Italian-crafted oak-burning stone oven.
Celebrated for their 3*4*5 Happy Hour every day from 3 PM to 6 PM and 9 PM to closing, Square 1 offers appetizer and drinks specials starting at $3 to $5 like their Six SQ1 Awesome Wing Spicy Egg Rolls with select cocktails such as the SQ1 Mojito and the SQ1 Sangria Hand-Shaken Strawberry Daiquiri. In addition, all single-liquor drinks are half priced!
Tibby's New Orleans Kitchen
Enjoy Tibby’s special libations with their Happy Hour daily from 4 PM - 6 pm offering $3 Premium Well Liquors, $5 Hurricanes, $3 Schooners of Draft Beer, and 2-4-1 House Wines. Then top it off with authentic New Orleans cuisine delivered swiftly to your table. It will be as though you are in New Orleans without the NOLA crowds.
Authentic Mexican food with a modern twist is the creed at Cantina Laredo. Starting with their Happy Hour from Monday – Thursday 4 PM- 7 PM and 9 PM – 10 PM, have your taste buds transported with these Mexican delicacies and excited by their marvelous Margaritas and signature Cantina Mojito.
Seafood for the seaworthy. Pincher’s Food Happy Hour starts at 3PM-6PM featuring Oysters, Clams, Gulf Peel & Eat Shrimp, and Wings at multiples of 6 each for $.75. Pull up at the bar or spread out around the ready-for-a-mess papered covered tables and jump in.
Bahama Breeze Brandon at Westfield Mall
Feel the breeze with this Happy Hour and Late Night Happy Hour special from Monday - Friday 4 PM - 6 PM and Sunday - Thursday 9 PM to closing. Enjoy Bahama Breeze’s 14 oz. Draft Beers start at $3 or 20 oz. $4, Specialty Drinks for $5, and appetizers are half price excluding Island Hopper and Chef's Selections.
Remember when the political talk ends, your friends and family remain and you'll need something to bring everyone back together. When you are tired of talking politics take your disgruntled gabbers to any of these locations and they’ll surely overlook their disagreements. I hope to see you there with family and friends taking advantages of these Happy Hour deals in Tampa Bay!