While we would love it if the Tampa Bay Lightning take the Boston Bruins out in five games, we know we’ll at least have two out-of-town games to watch in this series. There are also a lot of places to watch away games all around Tampa, or home games when you can't get tickets to see the games in person at Amalie Arena. Here are some of our favorite places to get in on the action and watch Tampa Bay Lightning games on TV.
Hattricks in Downtown Tampa is synonymous with Lightning games for a reason. It's been THE downtown sports bar since 1997, right after Amalie Arena first opened. There is a TV for you to look at no matter which direction you sit, and there are TWO happy hours! From 4-8pm and 10pm to close, you can have 2 for 1 premium wells and $2.25 Bud Light Drafts, plus 85 cent wings! There are beer bucket specials too, and a menu with a lot of food choices for game watching.
Did you realize there is a Lightning beer? Big Storm Brewing Co. has created a light lager especially for our Tampa Bay Lightning’s 25th anniversary season. Watch the game at the Big Storm Brewing Co. Tap Room in Clearwater, wear your Lightning gear, and get $1 off your beers during the game. You can also purchase the beer to take home with you; whether you drink it or keep it as a souvenir is up to you!
Game 3 of the Lightning's series against the Bruins is Wednesday May 2 in Boston. Wherever you choose to watch, make sure to root for the home team. Go Bolts!