The Alafia River runs through Hillsborough County, particularly through the Southshore area. This allows the community great opportunities for recreation such as kayaking or visiting the trails at Alafia River State Park. A slice of beauty so close to the core of Tampa Bay, the Alafia allows for amazing views at these waterfront restaurants and bars in the Southshore area. Check out the list of the best bars on the Alafia River to relax by the water! 

AJ's on the River has a boat ramp next to the outdoor deck and sells gas for your boat. What more do you need beyond a bar, restaurant and a way to keep your boat going? If you do need more, AJ's features local Tampa Bay craft beers from our community's world-renown breweries: 3 Daughters BrewingCoppertail Brewing CoCigar City Brewing. In addition, they serve cocktails, wine and all the traditional beer offerings you would expect. The menu ranges from burgers and sandwiches to pizza. Make sure to do what I do and order a Cuban sandwich so you are ready when someone asks you who has the best Cuban sandwich in the Tampa Bay area! 9808 Vaughn St, Gibsonton, FL 33534 Phone 813-605-4621
The benefit of being on the Alafia River in Southshore? You can bring your boat to the restaurant and bar! Check out Rivers Edge Bar in Gibsonton for live music every weekend, happy hour specials every weekday. On Tuesdays, Rivers Edge Bar offers free pool from 7 p.m. until close with $1.50 tacos and $4 margaritas! Rivers Edge is one of the most fun spots in Southshore for karaoke every Thursday night. 6226 Ohio Ave, Gibsonton FL Phone 813-671-9196
The Beer Shed is famous among Riverview residents, it even got a shout out from the microphone at the 2018 The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner. If you want a gorgeous view of the Alafia River while not spending much on beer, this is the place for you to go to drink like a local in Riverview!

Tiki Docks

Tiki Docks will open later in 2018 just off of U.S. Highway 301 in Riverview. Built and operated by 23 Restaurant Services,who also own Ford's Garage and Yeoman's Cask & Lion Pub. Tiki Docks will be approximately 15,000 square feet and have a dock to park your boat and multiple patio bars. Look for more detailed menu and specials closer to opening day in late 2018. US-301, Palmetto St, Riverview FL
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