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Review for Tampa Bay Lightning wrote by Sean
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Pros: It's good to have a great team in our local market. Going to a Tampa Lightning game is great fun!
Cons: Many people don't like that Tampa has a hockey team, let alone that our hockey wins the Stanley Cup.
Comments: The Lightning are a great team and its good to have them centrally located in Channelside which is in Downtown Tampa. Great fun for family, friends, and/or partiers. Also, there are great restaurants and bars in walking distance for enjoyment before and after the game.
Review for Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park wrote by Scott
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Pros: Clean and beautiful waterfront park in Downtown Tampa. Only a short walk from many of downtown's attractions.
Cons: The park doesn't have it's own parking so during events at the Forum or Channelside you may have difficulty in parking if you are driving here.
Comments: Not many people really know about Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park or maybe they know the area but not familiar with it actually being a park. The advancement of the Tampa Riverwalk has really made this park come to life. Just south of the Forum, along the water and ..
Review for Taco Bus Downtown wrote by Carlos
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Pros: Tasty Mexican food, open late, convenient to South Tampa and Brandon residents
Cons: Parking downtown with one-ways streets can be a little scary
Comments: The Downtown Tampa Taco Bus has a completely different feel from the original location, but still has the same great dishes and is much more convenient to South Tampa, Brandon, and Downtown Tampa residents. Open late - a great stop after a night out partying in SoHo or at Channelside. ..
Review for Florida Aquarium wrote by Carlos
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Pros: Cool events and plenty of neat displays
Cons: Price per admission can be expensive - might be better to just buy a pass if you're a regular
Comments: The Florida Aquarium is a pretty neat place. I spent more time there when I was younger, nowadays I tend to visit for events such as the Sea Grapes Fine Wine and Food Festival, which was a spectacular fundraising event and a ton of fun with unlimited wine pours and ..
Review for Channelside Bay Plaza wrote by Carlos
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Pros: Plenty of drinking and dining options, validated parking
Cons: Still plenty of room for growth - can be deserted at times (could be a pro for some people)
Comments: Channelside is certainly one of the nicer places to spend a relaxing day in Tampa. Plenty of bars and restaurants are available to visitors as well as some local shops and an IMAX movie theater. My family regularly visits for a drink at TinaTapas and perhaps some sushi at Oishi ..
Review for Channelside Bay Plaza wrote by Andrew
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Pros: Tons of variety, from Splitsville to the movies, Wet Willie's, and more. Conveniently located right next to Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Cons: Parking is gonna be a walk and sometimes it's pricey. Lot of the places are pretty costly as well.
Comments: A ghost town as of late, but Channelside is a suitable destination for a wide variety of restaurants/nightlife in one place.

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Aja

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3.9
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Features: Dance, DJ, Lounge, Martini, Techno

Splitsville

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4.0
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12 Reviews
Features: Pizza, Sushi, Billiards Pool, Dance, DJ

The Hideaway

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Features: American, Carryout, Sushi, Happy Hour, Live Music

District Tavern

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5.0
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Features: American, Carryout, DJ, Happy Hour, Live Music

The Boathouse

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Features: Live Music, Upscale

Wet Willie's

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3.7
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4 Reviews
Features: American, Carryout, Lounge, Themed

Restaurants

Splitsville

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4.0
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12 Reviews
Features: Pizza, Sushi, Billiards Pool, Dance, DJ

The Hideaway

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Features: American, Carryout, Sushi, Happy Hour, Live Music

District Tavern

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5.0
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Features: American, Carryout, DJ, Happy Hour, Live Music

Wet Willie's

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3.7
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4 Reviews
Features: American, Carryout, Lounge, Themed

Columbia Cafe

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2.4
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Features: Carryout, Cuban, Spanish, Happy Hour, Outdoor Patio

Things to Do

Florida Aquarium

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4.7
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7 Reviews
Features: Attractions, Museums and Exhibits

Cruise Terminal 3

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Kassidy Gala Travel

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1 Reviews
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Shopping

Channelside Bay Plaza

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4.0
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4 Reviews
Features: Apparel, Gifts, Liquor, Shopping Malls, Specialty

Wine Design

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Features: Gifts, Specialty

White House Gear

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Cigars by Antonio

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Zagora

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Qachbal's Chocolatier

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About Channelside

Channelside Tampa is an entertainment complex located in Downtown Tampa. This neighborhood is one of the fastest growing areas of Tampa with high rise condominiums, shops, dining, and entertainment venues. There are plenty of bars & night clubs in Channelside many including outside patio bars and live music. Channelside restaurants offer a dining experience for everyone including outdoor dining & upscale restaurants for a more intimate experience. Not only will you find a variety of bars & restaurants, there are several specialty shops providing shopping in Channelside. Come see the large cargo ships and commercial cruises enter and leave Tampa's Port. Listen to live music, catch one of the numerous special events, or just relax in the courtyard. Include in your visit some time for the Florida Aquarium or a Tampa Bay Lightning game at the St Pete Times Forum. Channelside has trolley transportation from Downtown Tampa and Ybor City, as well as, valet parking, and a parking garage. You can also take a walk along the Tampa Riverwalk that spans all the way through Downtown. A new event that just started is First Friday which is a pub crawl celebration every first friday of the month. There are so many things to do that you may want to consider staying in one of the hotels near Channelside.

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AdUSA Trike Adventures!

USA Trike Adventures!

on Wednesday, 30 Nov, 11:00 AM
at USA Trike AdVentures
604 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
This speedy adventure takes you around Bayshore or over the Skyway Bridge on a motorcycle while you sit back and relax. Save 50% off motorbike tour around Tampa. You pick the tour and we do the rest!
Community, Family Friendly
AdHoliday Light Boat Parade
on Sunday, 18 Dec, 6:30 PM
at
705 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Find TicketsJoin SS American Victory's Holiday Boat Parade and sail around Tampa to get a great view of the lighted, sparkling parade along Channelside.
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USA Trike Adventures!

USA Trike Adventures!

on Wednesday, 30 Nov, 11:00 AM
at USA Trike AdVentures
604 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
This speedy adventure takes you around Bayshore or over the Skyway Bridge on a motorcycle while you sit back and relax. Save 50% off motorbike tour around Tampa. You pick the tour and we do the rest!
Community, Family Friendly
The Fourth Annual OE Holiday Gift Bazaar
on Saturday, 10 Dec, 9:00 AM
at
420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
Attending interested
In 2013 we organized the first OE Holiday Gift Bazaar to promote interest in local vendors, artisans and craftsmen. Inspired by eclectic and bustling European marketplaces, our second floor meeting and events space is transformed for one weekend out of th
Weekend
Aztec Engraving
on Thursday, 15 Dec, 12:00 AM
at Aztec Engraving
441 Grand Circuit BLVD, Delaware, OH 43015
Attending interested
There's no better feeling than giving a gift from your heart. Aztec Engraving assist our customers in doing just that through providing affordable, great looking engraved products to our customers.
Free
93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball 2016
on Saturday, 17 Dec, 7:00 PM
at
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Find TicketsPitbull, Fifth Harmony, Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Lukas Graham, DNCE, and Daya
Concerts, Live Music, Holiday, Weekend
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Tampa Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K Road Race - The Sweetest Race In Town!
on Sunday, 18 Dec, 7:30 AM
at
615 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
The famous Hot Chocolate Series comes to Tampa for the first time when thousands toe the line for chocolate and charity. A special post-race concert by country music star Michael Ray offers great background for the chocolate fondue finishers' treat!
Sports, Live Music, Family Friendly, Weekend
Holiday Light Boat Parade

Holiday Light Boat Parade

on Sunday, 18 Dec, 6:30 PM
at American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum
705 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Find TicketsJoin SS American Victory's Holiday Boat Parade and sail around Tampa to get a great view of the lighted, sparkling parade along Channelside.
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tampa 2016
on Sunday, 18 Dec, 7:30 PM
at
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Find Tickets'The Ghosts of Christmas Eve' takes something conceived for TV and expresses that story live on stage. Integrating segments of the TV show, with a live narrator, and full rock band is something you do not want to miss
Concerts, Live Music, Weekend
Event Attending
Snow Days at the Aquarium
on Monday, 26 Dec, 12:00 PM
at The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Have a flurry of fun in our outdoor kids' play area with real snow! Open daily from noon to 5pm. Free for Aquarium Members.
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Light Up Tampa Bay New Year’s Eve Celebration and Block Party
on Saturday, 31 Dec, 7:00 PM
at
615 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
The Light Up Tampa Bay New Year’s Eve Celebration and Block Party at Channelside Bay Plaza is Tampa Bay’s LARGEST New Year’s Eve Celebration!
Sports, Free, Holiday, Weekend
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NYE Aqua Eve
on Saturday, 31 Dec, 9:00 PM
at
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Find TicketsCelebrate New Year's Eve with a splash at The Florida Aquarium’s Aqua Eve! Enjoy fantastic live music, complimentary food, beer and wine along with a champagne toast - and the best view in town for an amazing fireworks display at midnight. The Florida Aqu
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