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Review for The Attic Cafe wrote by Lauren
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Pros: It's a great place to get work done during the day and to unwind with a drink at night! Food is delicious and everything is reasonably priced. This is a hot spot for college students and businessmen & women.
Cons: Parking can be tricky to find during Lightning hockey season or during other large events in downtown Tampa, so plan accordingly.
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 ..

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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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AdThe Rooftop Eve 2017: In The Sky With Diamonds
on Saturday, 31 Dec, 9:00 PM
at Ft. Brooke Garage Facility (10th Floor)
107 N Franklin st. Tampa, FL 33602, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Find TicketsThe Rooftop Eve is the only New Years Eve Party held on top of a 10 story tall roof in the heart of Downtown Tampa offering stunning views of the skyline and fireworks!
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AdNYE Wrap Party at Tampa Theatre
on Saturday, 31 Dec, 9:00 PM
at
711 N Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
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Find TicketsTampa Theatre is proud to present its inaugural NYE Wrap Party this New Year's Eve. From 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM, the Theatre will be transformed into the Nu Upsilon Sigma fraternity house (NYE--Get it?) where Bluto, Flounder, Otter & the gang are waiting!
Community, Theater and Arts, Holiday, Weekend
Event Attending
Victorian Christmas Stroll
on Monday, 5 Dec, 10:00 AM
at Henry Plant Museum
401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
Attending interested
Experience the extravagance and grandeur of a Victorian Christmas at the former 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel during the Henry B. Plant Museum’s Victorian Christmas Stroll.
Educational, Family Friendly, Holiday
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Geek Week at Glazer Children's Museum
on Monday, 5 Dec, 10:00 AM
at
110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Join us this week as we introduce fun topics like coding, technology do’s & don’ts, robotics, and more!
Educational, Family Friendly, Holiday
Herobust – #Pound Fridays at The Ritz Ybor – December 9, 2016
on Friday, 9 Dec, 10:00 PM
at
1503 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
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Sunset Events and Disco Donnie Presents in Association with Tampa EDM present: HEROBUST www.herobust.com Tickets -- http://herobust2016tampa.eventbrite.com Friday – December 9th, 2016 – at The Ritz Ybor for AMP!D Saturdays with Local Support from
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NAPA AUTO PARTS Invites Tampa Community to Race Over to New Store Opening
on Saturday, 10 Dec, 7:30 AM
at NAPA AUTO PARTS
8904 Regents Park Drive, Tampa, FL 33647
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December 10 Celebration Combines Day of Family Fun and Holiday Sales
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on Saturday, 10 Dec, 1:00 PM
at Michaels
15600 Ne 8th St, Tampa, Fl 02140
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Michaels’ stores throughout the United States. Find a store near you here: www.michaels.com/store-locator.
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The 6th Annual Winter Wonder Ride 2016
on Saturday, 10 Dec, 2:00 PM
at
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
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Find TicketsSoon it will be time to #getFrosty Tampa as we ride bikes through downtown Tampa and along Bayshore Boulevard before returning to Curtis Hixon Park for our now-famous Post Ride Celebration!
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Lightning VS Penguins Watch Party at Champions Sports Bar & Grille
on Saturday, 10 Dec, 7:00 PM
at
700 S Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
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When it comes to watch parties, there are winners, and there are Champions! There's no better place to watch your Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Penguins than at Champions Sports Bar!
Sports, Bar and Night Club, Food, Weekend
Nutcracker Tea
on Sunday, 11 Dec, 11:00 AM
at
110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602
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The timeless world and characters of the Nutcracker ballet come alive at the Museum in partnership with the Straz Center and the Next Generation Ballet.
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The Attic presents Michael Tolcher
on Thursday, 15 Dec, 7:00 PM
at The Attic
1510 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
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Join us for Michael Tolcher's much anticpated debut on The Attic stage. This concert, along with all the shows through Dec 23, will benefit the children of St. Joseph's Children Hospital. Please bring in a new, unwrapped toy to place under the Christmas
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on Friday, 16 Dec, 11:30 AM
at
210 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, Fl 33609
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Join InSource and Service now for a special ITOM/ITSM seminar and Rogue One movie premiere!
Free