It’s no secret that Seminole Heights is Tampa’s new hot spot. With fantastic, new restaurants and bars opening up in the neighborhood faster than anyone can keep track of, it’s hard to get out and try all the new local spots.

Lucky for you, we’ve got a list of the best new Seminole Heights hangs so you don’t have to do any of the hard stuff. Just get out there and enjoy the neighborhood with a drink in one hand and a sandwich in the other!

Heights Seafood Co.

Heights Seafood Co. serves up the freshest, local, sustainable daily catches out of their Seminole Heights shop. You can find treats like homemade salmon jerky, poke bowls, and ceviche here. If you’re a seafood lover and haven’t already checked out this new spot, what are you waiting for?

Nebraska Mini Mart

Featuring social snacks, wine, beer, and kegged sangria and cocktails, this new Seminole Heights hangout is the perfect place to spend a Friday night with some friends. You can kick it in their adult playground and play bocce ball, shuffleboard, or ping-pong. If you’re not feeling the games, you can just sit back with a drink in hand and pet some of the neighborhood pups.


If you live in Tampa Bay and are tired of having to drive across the bridge to get your Bodega fix, then your life is about to get a whole lot better. This past Fall, the St. Petersburg staple opened its newest location in Seminole Heights. Grab a soda Fresca and Cuban sandwich, sit back, and smile at the fact that Seminole Heights has its own Cuban gem now, too.

Mandarin Heights

This bar is taking cocktails to new heights. Like Bodega, it’s original concept Mandarin Hide in St. Petersburg decided to take it across the Howard Frankland and open up shop in Seminole Heights. This spot is perfect for craft cocktail lovers and anyone else looking for an insta-worthy hangout.

The Wine Bar Cafe

The Wine Bar Cafe has it all- tastings, full pours, small seasonal plates, and live local music. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff is sure to make your experience a great one. What more could you need to unwind after (or during) a long week?

King of the Coop

Craving some Nashville hot chicken? Sister restaurant to Soul Food Kitchen, King of the Coop delivers on this trend as well as Southern favorites including fried catfish, collard greens, mac and cheese, and Soul Food's famous jalepeno-cheddar hush puppies.

Florida Avenue Eats

This new restaurant in Seminole Heights actually shares backyard space with King of the Coop but has a flavor all its own serving fresh, healthy cuisine that's also fast in the form of tasty bowls, some of which are vegan and gluten-free.

Medusa Lounge 

Medusa Lounge, located on Armenia Avenue, has many amentities to enjoy. Music, great cocktails, hookah, and more! Whether you want to dance and have fun or prefer to relax and cozy up, Medusa Lounge is the perfect place to be!

Social House

If you’ve been seeking a Seminole Heights sports bar, the search is over just in time for baseball season as Social House opened its doors to the neighborhood this month. With an industrial aesthetic, 32 taps with everything from craft beer to cocktails, and a menu featuring American fare with options gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options, Social House has have something for everyone.

Coming Soon to Seminole Heights...

Pink Pineapple

Tampa is getting a tiki bar! Seminole Heights can anticipate a beachy bar retreat in the neighborhood sometime this summer. Pink Pineapple will serve up classic rum-based tiki cocktails, boozy punch bowls, and tropical bar bites with Filipino inspiration. This late night spot will be a destination for anyone seeking a getaway from their workweek.

Sandwich House

Seminole Heights will soon be home to the Sandwich House, an artisanal sandwich shop that is the latest project from Gulf Coast Sourdough & Wild Yeast Breads, a small batch bakery based in Tampa.

They know that bread is what can make or break a sandwich, and when it comes to bread, you can trust that they know their stuff. Keep an eye out for their opening sometime in late spring.

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