About Ybor City
Founded in 1886, Ybor City became known as the cigar capital of the world. The poplulation flourished with imigrants from Cuba, Spain, and Italy. Today Ybor City Historic District is the heart of Tampa's history and is filled with multi-cultural restaurants, bars and night clubs, specialy shops, art, music, architecture, and special events to celebrate Tampa's history. Two of the biggest events are the Guavaween Festival and the Gasparilla Knight Parade. There is trolley transportation to and from Downtown Tampa and Channelside. Also enjoy shopping at the many specialty shops along the streets as well as Centro Ybor which also has restaurants, Muvico movie theater & a few bars. Whether you are a history buff, looking for some relaxation, amazing food, or some excitement afterdark, Ybor City is definitely a place to visit in Tampa.
Ybor City nightlife includes some of the hottest college bars & night clubs in Tampa. You will also find everything to include techno dance clubs, outdoor patio bars, martini bars, entertainment venues, happy hour bars, live music jazz bars and much more. Restaurants in Ybor City Tampa range in everything from ethnic cuisine to small pizza shops. Dining in Ybor City is popular for the lunch crowd, tourists & late night dining. Although Ybor City in Tampa is mostly known to the locals for its great nightlife & dining, the neighborhood has much more to offer.
Ybor City has been a staple for the Tampa Bay community for so long and continues to do so. Be sure to check out the Ybor City History Museum along with several of the historical sites in the community. Venture out of the heart of Ybor and you'll be emersed in the soul of Ybor. The historic homes, cigar factory buildings and more will paint a picture of the past along with a glypse into the future of Ybor City and the region.