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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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Things to Do

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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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AdAll White Weekend | Yacht StarShip
on Friday, 5 May, 10:00 PM
at
603 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Find TicketsEnjoy an All White Weekend this Cinco De Mayo aboard the Yacht StartShip for an exclusive tour around Tampa with a few stops to the best parties in town.
Live Music, Bar and Night Club, Weekend
AdSeaGrapes Wine & Food Festival
on Friday, 12 May, 8:00 PM
at
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
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Find TicketsAt SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival, enjoy wonderful wines and sample fantastic foods while strolling among some of the most amazing animals and plants native to Florida and around the world.
Festivals, Bar and Night Club, Food, Weekend
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2nd Annual Women With Impact Summit
on Friday, 28 Apr, 10:30 AM
at
603 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
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Find TicketsCome meet the entrepreneurs and executives driving development in Tampa Bay at the 2nd Annual Women With Impact Summit presented by Pilot Bank & Northwestern Mutual.
Annual, Community, Business and Networking
Event Attending
98ROCKFEST
on Friday, 28 Apr, 6:00 PM
at
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
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Find Tickets98ROCK’s on-air personalities Deuce and Big Rig officially announced the lineup for 98ROCKFEST which will include rock legends Soundgarden to headline
Concerts, Festivals, Live Music, Weekend
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Soundgarden | Amalie Arena
on Friday, 28 Apr, 8:00 PM
at
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
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Find TicketsSoundgarden Live with special guests The Pretty Reckless and Dillinger Escape Plan in Tampa, FL!
Concerts, Live Music, Weekend
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Fire and Fuel Apparel
on Saturday, 29 Apr, 2:00 AM
at Fire and Fuel Apparel
71 West Ridge Road, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
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At Fire and Fuel Apparel, we are passionate about the work and sacrifice given by our local firefighters.
Shopping, Weekend
Day of Discovery
on Saturday, 29 Apr, 8:00 AM
at
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
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Find TicketsThanks to our fintastic sponors: PowerDesign, Amalie Oil Co. and Mini Doughnut Factory for making this event possible!
Community, Educational, Family Friendly, Weekend
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Painting with a Twist | Florida Aquarium
on Sunday, 30 Apr, 7:00 PM
at
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
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Find TicketsJoin us in putting a "Twist" on fundraising at The Florida Aquarium. Come paint for a great cause!
Community, Educational, Theater and Arts, Weekend
Event Attending
Eric Church - Holdin' My Own Tour
on Thursday, 4 May, 8:00 PM
at
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Please adhere to published ticket limits. Orders exceeding the ticket limit will be canceled without notice.
Concerts, Live Music, Theater and Arts
Imagine Gala
on Friday, 5 May, 6:30 PM
at
801 Old Water St, Tampa, FL 33602
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Find TicketsThe Imagine Gala is a Kentucky Derby themed cocktail gala hosted by the Children’s Home Society of Florida and honorary host Trey Burton to raise support and awareness for Mort Elementary, a Community Partnership School.
Community, Fundraising, Family Friendly, Weekend
All White Weekend | Yacht StarShip

All White Weekend | Yacht StarShip

on Friday, 5 May, 10:00 PM
at Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises
603 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Find TicketsEnjoy an All White Weekend this Cinco De Mayo aboard the Yacht StartShip for an exclusive tour around Tampa with a few stops to the best parties in town.
Live Music, Bar and Night Club, Weekend
34th Annual AsiaFest 2017
on Saturday, 6 May, 10:30 AM
at Asia Fest Tampa Bay
601 Old Water St, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Come join us to view different Asian cultures from around the world by enjoying live performances and activities. This festival will also have several vendors around the Tampa Bay area to give us a taste of Asia! Don't miss this FREE event!
Festivals, Live Music, Community, Weekend