A rather fun assignment this week took us to Beach Bar & Restaurant on Courtney Campbell Causeway where we met Food & Beverage Manager Erica Piffier. Surrounded by fun and sun all I could think was, "What a fun place to work." Located next to the Bay Harbor Hotel, Beach is a 20,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor waterfront experience featuring three bars on the shores of Tampa Bay. We love the contemporary, casual feel at Beach, sort of Margaritaville meets Baywatch.  With a focus on good times, great food, and over-the-top silly fun, Beach goes the extra-step, reaching for unusual and unique, Beach is a place you need to experience!

First drawn to the activities and events at Beach, including beach volleyball tournaments, live Jet Ski shows, and the all-you-can-eat snow crab Fridays, regulars will tell you it's the bodega and the sunsets that keep them coming back!
Beach Bar & Restaurant serves Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and those hard to find late night bites.  In business since October 2015, Erica tells us it's their extensive waterfront views and the way they see to the comfort of guests stopping by for sunsets and cocktails, or dinner and music that sets them apart. Guests can take in the Florida sunset from waterfront seating while shaded by a sail-like canopy at Beach's rustic bar or with their toes in the sand along the beach. Erica added, "Soon the restaurant will feature fully retractable glass NanaWalls that open the length of the room to let the outdoors in."

We love the way Beach exceeds our expectations every time.  From the ambiance to activities, the food, drinks and more, life is always perfect at the Beach! We asked Erica what the MOST popular menu item is, she said it's, 'the Mahi-Mahi."  Now I know what I am getting next time! A fan of their mussels, I have to dish!  

The day we visited Beach Bar & Restaurant was filled with guests spilling in from Bay Harbor next door, and though there are many local regulars coming in each weekend, Erica would love it if more locals discovered the 'secret' others already know, "There is nothing like Beach in Tampa, this one-of-a-kind restaurant and bar in Tampa."  Erica, a transplant from Chicago, gets excited when she talks about Beach explaining, "You won't find fresher seafood, better service, more interesting cocktails or a better place to watch the sunset in a casual, and fun atmosphere anywhere else in Tampa."

Every Monday you can 'get it your way' with a cold brew and a gorgeous sunset by indulging in Beach's Build Your Own Burger for $6, or enjoy Taco Tuesday's with $2 Tacos and $4 Margaritas and their All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs on Friday nights for $29. Check out their Facebook Page to stay up to date on their weekly specials and special events!

What's Coming Next at Beach?

This Sunday, August 14th Martin Bresso, better known as Tchami a French house music producer from Paris, will bring his unique brand of  "future house" music to Beach.  You may be familiar with Tchami's remix of "Go Deep" by Janet Jackson. Having toured with successful EDM artists Skrillex, Diplo, and DJ Snake. Tchami's original single "Promesses" hit the Top Ten on the UK Charts in 2013 followed by his 2014 release of "Untrue". This past March he debuted  'After Life' featuring vocals from Stacy Barthe. Tchami will be joined by Thomas Jack at the Beachside Music Venue, doors open at noon.

The Details:

  • For Bottle service reservations call 813.444.9338.  
  • 18+ only all attendees must be over the age of 18 and have valid identification
  • Valet is available at the main entrance of Beach Bar|Restaurant.
  • Bring your bathing suit but please leave all food and beverages at home
  • Beach attire is highly encouraged, no athletic gear, see the ticket site below for very specific dress code information

The Tchami and Thomas Jack / Beach Bar Event is Rain or Shine and the ticket is non-refundable. Tickets start at $28 and can be bought HERE.

Become part of the local #BeachBarLife at Beach Bar & Restaurant.  A great place to wine and dine, hang out, watch the sunset, see amazing Live music, and play, Beach has it all, and right in our own back yard on the Causeway.  If you are looking for the Beach Bar Life Tampa, it's not far!