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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 Sumos Thai Cafe wrote by Scott
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Pros: The staff at Sumos Thai Cafe is extremely nice! The food was amazing and the Limeade was perfect!
Cons: It is in Downtown Tampa so you will most likely do street parking.
Comments: I highly recommend this restaurant. It is also perfect for lunch if you work in Downtown Tampa.
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 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 Tampa Luv Chicken & Waffles wrote by Scott
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Pros: The food is fresh, hot and so delicious. The staff is very friendly.
Cons: The location isn't very conveniently for me as I work in Downtown Tampa and there is very little reason for me to head to that area of Tampa.
Comments: I had heard how amazing Chicken and Waffles are but have never tried them until now. Tampa Luv Chicken & Waffles is certainly a place to add to your list of restaurants to check out. All the food was made to order, fresh and amazing. I had ..
Review for Taco Bus wrote by Scott
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Pros: The food at Taco Bus is amazing! The service was very friendly and quick.
Cons: The original location is not in the best area of Tampa.
Comments: I rated them a 10 for restaurant atmosphere because it is their own unique atmosphere they create. It is a one of a kind experience to eat at Taco Bus. I suggest trying a few different items from the menu. They have multiple locations now including one ..

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The Downtown Tampa skyline is growing with high rise office buildings like the Sykes building, and luxurious condominiums like Skypoint. The streets below the skyline are where you will find the many great restaurants, shops and bars that Tampa has to offer. Most of Tampa nightlife, along with other areas of interest, is found outside the downtown area in places like Hyde Park and historic Ybor City. Also located in Downtown Tampa are the Tampa Convention Center and St Pete Times Forum, where everything from classy Tampa events to exciting games happen. The University of Tampa is located just across the waters of Curtis Hixon Park, where many large, popular annual events are held. The TECO Line Streetcar provides affordable transportation to Channelside, Ybor City and downtown. Channelside is another popular neighborhood where there are popular restaurants, clubs, bars, shopping and theaters all in the same development! Harbour Island and Davis Island border Downtown Tampa just South onto the Bay Waters and house everything from enormous homes to subtle apartments all while being surrounded by their own small community with locally owned businesses, restaurants and salons. Be sure to check out everything Tampa has to offer by checking out the Tampa City Guide, where recreation, events and even local jobs in Tampa can be found!

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AdTampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017 Featuring Bare Naked Ladies
on Saturday, 27 May, 1:00 PM
at
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Find TicketsTampa's best and biggest festival celebrating the most beloved tequila drink: Margaritas. Drink over 40 kinds of margaritas from flavored to extreme ones!
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AdPride & Passion 2017: Cirque de Mascarade
on Saturday, 29 Apr, 8:00 PM
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120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602
Find TicketsJoin us under the big top to support the arts at Pride & Passion 2017: Cirque de Mascarade! Lose yourself in delectable hors d'oeuvres, daring fashion, dazzling art and delightful performances while chasing "la fée verte" under the moonlight.
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AdBest of Tampa Bay
on Saturday, 29 Apr, 7:00 PM
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1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602
Find TicketsJoin us for the Tampa Bay area’s biggest food and drink extravaganza, Best of Tampa Bay, benefitting the Straz Center and its arts education programs. We’re pulling out all the stops with creative food and drink for a party you don’t want to miss!
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Falling by Deanna Jent
on Thursday, 27 Apr, 8:00 AM
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2105 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
Find TicketsFALLING boldly explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man.
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Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
on Thursday, 27 Apr, 7:30 PM
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1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602
Find TicketsIn this hilarious new three-character comedy based on the best-selling book of the same title, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay
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Fourth Friday - Downtown Tampa
on Friday, 28 Apr, 4:00 PM
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600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
A monthly event celebrating downtown's arts and culture scene - sponsored by TECO Energy.
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taste of science- Intrepid Explorers
on Friday, 28 Apr, 5:00 PM
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1607 North Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Find TicketsWe organize accessible science events in all of your favorite hangouts! Join us at FOUNDATION coffee co for an evening of discussion with scientists whose studies take them outside of the lab and into the natural environment of Earth and beyond.
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Fourth Friday Gets Artsy at Le Meridien Tampa
on Friday, 28 Apr, 5:00 PM
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601 N Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602
Find TicketsLe Meridien Tampa is unlocking art in Downtown Tampa with an all-new experience on April 28, 2017, when Fourth Friday Gets Artsy.
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The Master Chorale's BIG SING
on Friday, 28 Apr, 6:30 PM
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1001 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Find TicketsFriday, April 28, 2017 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm The Portico - 1001 N. Florida Ave., Tampa Proud part of Downtown Tampa's Fourth Friday Events ​Deah McReynolds, conductor Featuring a performance by The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay Ensemble Singers
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Friday Concerts in the Park featuring Ries Brothers
on Friday, 28 Apr, 7:00 PM
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1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
The return of spring means the return of Tampa's longest running and most beloved concert series – Friday Concerts in the Park (formerly Friday Extra Concert Series).
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Critical Mass Tampa Bay - April Showers Ride
on Friday, 28 Apr, 7:45 PM
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600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
The idea is waterguns, squirt bottles, etc. playful squirty FUN to cool down the ride. As always, our ONLY rule is NO GAPS, so impress us with your WATERgun handlebar holster ingenuity!
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Herobust – Vertebreaker Tour – #Pound Fridays – Tampa, FL
on Friday, 28 Apr, 10:00 PM
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1503 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Find TicketsSunset Events and Disco Donnie Presents in Association with Tampa EDM present: HEROBUST Vertebreaker Tour Tickets - On Sale Monday, February 13th @ 10am est Friday – April 28th, 2017 – at The Ritz Ybor for #POUND Fridays with Local Support
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Free Meditation Classes Online
on Saturday, 29 Apr, 1:00 AM
at Online
Online, Tampa, FL 33601
The Science of Stillness. Learn how our happiness is in our own hands
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