Spring break is here and Tampa Bay has some of the best bars to help you celebrate. Whether you're a local or visiting, enjoy our guide to the best bars in Tampa for Spring Break 2017!
Ybor is one of the most historic and vibrant cities in the Tampa Bay area. It's known for its exuberant nightlife, distinctive bars and unique clubs.
Club Prana is one of the hottest spots in Ybor, complete with music, dancing, and ridiculously great drink specials! Join the fun on Thursdays for $1 drinks until midnight, no cover charge until midnight (yes, really!) and the hottest top 40 music. Ladies get in for FREE on Fridays until 11:30 p.m. and Saturdays until 10:30 p.m. Hang out, drink and party until 3 a.m. every night. With Club Prana, your spring break 2017 can be the best one yet!
One of the pride and joys of Ybor, The Brass Tap is the place to spend your spring break. With anywhere between 60 to 80 craft beers on tap, over 300 varieties of imports and an array of wine, your glass will never run dry at this neighborhood favorite. The Brass Tap Centro Ybor hosts happy hour every Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., an open mic night every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. and food specials throughout the week. The Brass Tap is more than a bar. It's an experience. Visit during your spring break in Tampa and see for yourself!
Photo courtesy of The Brass Tap Centro Ybor' official Facebook page
Centro Ybor packs an extra punch thanks to Centro Cantina's wide variety of tequila, daiquiris, and array of mixed drinks! Centro Cantina offers $3 drink specials almost every day and has an atmosphere that makes partying a breeze. While making your rounds in Ybor for spring break, make Centro Cantina one of your top stops for delicious drinks, a fun environment and a great time.
Tampa natives love Gasparilla. In fact, we love it so much that we have a whole bar in Ybor dedicated to the tradition! Head over to Gaspar's Grotto and enjoy a bar atmosphere unlike any other. The pirate themed interior will transport you to another land as you enjoy nightly drink specials, food from their award-winning kitchen and a memorable spring break with friends. Gaspar's Grotto is open every day until 3 a.m. so you can enjoy yourself all night long. Brush up on your Gasparilla history and enjoy your trip to Gaspar's Grotto.
South Tampa has a variety of bars that infuse unique styles and stand out from the rest.
One of the most modern and most alluring night clubs SoHo has to offer is Drynk, a fusion between an exclusive lounge and a high-energy club. Drynk is one of the hottest bars in Tampa, open Wednesday through Sunday until 3 a.m. and providing a fresh drink menu for patrons. Drynk brings in DJs to amp up the atmosphere and give you a place to unwind and let go. If you're looking for the best bars for spring break, head over to SoHo and take a Drynk.
Take what you know about patio bars and Irish pubs, then throw it out the window. MacDinton's Irish Pub is a unique and fresh take on both those ideas. Open to ages 21 and older and open nightly until 3 a.m., MacDinton's in SoHo provides the perfect environment for you to be the life of the party. Nightly happy hours range from $1 to $4 drafts on Mondays through Thursdays and a $10 open bar on Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. You can even test the luck 'o' the Irish every Tuesday, playing a coin toss game for a free shot! MacDinton's has indoor and outdoor seating, a full menu and the promise of a great time. Spend your spring break Irish style in SoHo!
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If you want to travel across the globe and enjoy beer from every country imaginable, you're in luck. World of Beer in SoHo has over 550 beers from around the world! Your taste buds can explore beers from different regions and cultures without ever leaving the Tampa Bay Area. World of Beer in SoHo hosts a daily happy hour with $3 and $4 draughts, $5 spirits and $6 wines. The bar's "sharetables," delicious appetizers for your whole table, are also a big hit. If you're traveling to this area or a local celebrating a stay-cation, your spring break in Tampa will get a lot more exciting with World of Beer in SoHo.
Photo courtesy of World of Beer official Facebook page
Enjoying drinks over spring break doesn't have to be done only into late hours of the night. You can sip on delicious cocktails over brunch, too! The Lodge on South Howard Ave is the perfect place to ease into the morning with a fresh plate of brunch in front of you and a refreshing drink in your hand. The restaurant opens at 11:30 a.m., giving you plenty of time to mosey over and experience a relaxing spring break morning. If you're celebrating spring break in Tampa, take a look at SoHo's best laid back spot, The Lodge.
Photo courtesy of The Lodge official facebook page
Downtown Tampa is up and coming with its nightlife. With close proximity to University of Tampa, these bars are great for college students and adults walking around the downtown area or taking the Tampa Downtowner FREE Ride Service!
Grab your friends and head to Ferg's Live on Channelside Drive this spring break. This unique sports bar has a packed week of events set for March 14 to March 19, taking St. Patrick's Day 2017 to a whole new level. Bike rides, wing eating contests and a 5K run are just the beginning to the fun Ferg's Live has to offer. The restaurant has great food, TV's across every wall and a selection of crisp beer. To top it off, Ferg's Live has an upbeat outdoor atmosphere that will inspire you to party all night long.
Photo courtesy of Ferg's Live official facebook page
What's better than hanging out at a relaxing, contemporary style bar? Hanging out at a relaxing, contemporary style bar and then spending the night at a hotel to match! Aloft Tampa Downtown is located right off Ashley Drive, providing a central location to bar scenes on both sides of the river. Aloft's W XYZ Bar hosts awesome specials every night, including 1/2 off drinks for college students every Monday, 3 Daughters Brewing beer for only three dollars on Wednesday and live music every Friday and Saturday. Take a look at the perfect pair for your spring break vacation: Aloft Tampa Downtown and W XYZ Bar.
Hit up Fly Bar and Restaurant for their happy hour every day from 4 to 6:30 p.m. You can snag $3 drafts, $3.50 premium wells and $5 sangrias. If you're hungry, you can also get half off select menu items to get you well fed and geared up for a night of fun! Fly Bar and Restaurant is open until 3 a.m., is in the center of downtown Tampa and is sure to provide a fun environment all night long!
The Retreat is one of the best bars in the downtown Tampa area, offering unique themed nights every day of the week, holding contests and offering fun prizes. The bar is open until 3 a.m. every day. The Retreat's drink specials range from $3 house drinks on Wednesdays $10 all you can drink Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight and more. Get away from the real world for a while, partying the night away over spring break with the fun atmosphere of The Retreat.
Photo courtesy of The Retreat official facebook page
The Courtney Campbell Causeway has more than just a pretty view of the beach. It also has laid back, enjoyable beach bars in Tampa that stand out from anything else. Here are a few of our favorites:
Sip on a cocktail, eat delicious meals and watch the sunset on a beautiful spring break day at Beach Bar & Restaurant. Their drink menu has a variety of red and white wines, draft beers and signature cocktails. Is your drink of choice a refreshing strawberry daiquiri? Or maybe a Miami vice? No matter what your favorite beachside beverage, Beach Bar & Restaurant has you covered.
Dig your feet in the sand and enjoy a mixed drink at the waterside Whiskey Joe's restaurant and bar. Their bar is stocked with various draft beers, margarita blends, sangrias and more. Can't make the usual happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m.? Then you're in luck! Whiskey Joe's offers a second happy hour every night from 9 to 11 p.m. Beers start at $2.00 for pints and $5.00 for pitchers and specialty drinks start at only $3.95. Saunter over at your own pace, enjoy a drink on the beach for spring break 2017 at Whiskey Joe's.
The Tampa Bay area has an endless supply of bars to enjoy on Spring Break 2017. At 813Area, we love to hear what you think the best bars in Tampa are and why you love them. Share your favorite spring break bars with us in the comments section and make the most of your Spring Break with the best bars in Tampa Bay!