I enjoy going to The Rack for sushi and drinks! I haven't actually had anything aside from the appetizers and sushi but have heard their other menu items are good as well. They have a great 1/2 price speciality roll special on Wednesday nights. They also have a $3 martini menu for Saturday night ladies night--all 6 of them are delish but I especially like the Dreamsicle. There are times it is packed and hard to get a table but if you go early enough or later in the evening you can easily get a table. They do have pool tables and a side bar to mix things up. They have TV's around with sports on and a patio with a good amount of seating. It is a couple blocks from the main bars on Howards which helps make it a better crowd.
Pros: Great specials
Holy crowded summer! I came here during the summer after I landed in Tampa to visit some friends. My first thoughts when I arrived at MacDintons with my friends was, "PARTY CENTRAL! whooha!" The crowd was young and the drinks are $10 all you can drink during happy hour which starts at 6pm and seems to end at 8pm. There's a long line to get in, but come on.. $10 all you can drink? A long line is expected! The place itself is huge! It's outdoors and indoors and you can roam all over the place just.. people watching while drinking yourself into oblivion on that $10s worth of all you can drinks for 2 hours. A little after 8pm, the crowd started to get smaller and we ended up having a bit more breathing room and we could actually hear our own conversations. Just remember to grab a few more drinks before the 8pm and sip slower there after if you plan on staying at MacDintons. Otherwise, you'll end up paying the actual prices for your drinks. I would definitely come back, just because it's a fun experience! And who can pass up $10 worth of all you can drink anyways?
Pros: Awesome Drinks
Cons: A little pricey but ok
If you want fish 'n chips, this is the place to go. Get the beer-battered fish and chips (small portion is still huge) - I've tried the regular battered fish which is still good, but the beer battered is so much better. Prices aren't terrible, beer is pretty awesome. I am loving the fact that they have Cigar City's Maduro on tap each time I've been there. The outside bar is fun to sit at, the usual crowd around 5pm-8pm seems to be middle-aged and friendly enough. Haven't been here to party on the weekends since it's just the fish that keeps bringing me back, but with the good selection of beers on tap I would assume some people would come just for that.
Pros: Good Drink specials