Collin Sherwin

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Tampa, FL, United States

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Orlando, FL, United States

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Education

University of South Florida

Political Science

End on 2004

Work

MyAreaNetwork

Content Manager

Tampa

I write and edit things I hope you find useful and awesome in the 813 & 727!

Start on 2017

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Collin Reviews on Doak Campbell Stadium 6 days ago
Doak Campbell Stadium
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(random people chanting while on defense and moving their arms goes here)

Pros: History. Tradition. Willie Taggart's recruiting.

Cons: Aluminum bench seats everywhere. It's a pain to park. Lousy food options. Offset by what is often good football.

Collin Reviews on Daytona International Speedway 2 weeks ago
Daytona International Speedway
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The home of legends. Even if you don't love NASCAR (I'm not a huge fan), everyone should come check out this hallowed ground.

Pros: It's really cool to see the evolution of auto racing from the beaches of Daytona to the asphalt of today.

Cons: I mean they only race two weeks in the winter and one in the summer, plus some smaller races that don't mean as much.

Collin Reviews on Hotel Bar 2 weeks ago
Hotel Bar
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A terrific, old-school traditional cocktail bar. Great location and clientele, and some delicious libations too!

Pros: Wonderful drinks, atmosphere, and location.

Cons: Can get a bit pricey and crowded depending on the evening.

Collin Reviews on Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf 2 weeks ago
Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf
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My favorite mini golf course as a kid, and likely still now. Plus they don't care if you move from 18 right back to the first tee.

Pros: Really fun course, even if you don't love Disneyana stuff. Plus it's in a great location near Swan/Dolphin/EPCOT so good for the adults.

Cons: Standard "Disney is too expensive" goes here, but it's pretty reasonable for a loop here.

Collin Reviews on Green Lemon 3 weeks ago
Green Lemon
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This place is great and the food and drinks are delicious, but be prepared for the loud music. They've got a DJ spinning while you're eating, and it can get a bit noisy. But if you're looking for fun, food, and booze, it's terrific.

Pros: Great deals (their $2 Taco Tuesday is legendary in Tampa), and don't miss the Margaronas.

Cons: Not exactly a first date place when the DJ is spinning.

Collin Reviews on The Soho Backyard 3 weeks ago
The Soho Backyard
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Why am I reviewing this place, when I don't want anyone that doesn't know about it already to be there??

Pros: In the middle of Hyde Park/SoHo, we need a place for those of us that live there. For those that can walk to the bar and hang with our friends.

Cons: You might read this and come. At least know someone there before you show up, don't think of this as an invitation. A true locals bar is hard to find around these parts. Except for Tiny Tap. But who can do that every day?

Collin Reviews on NOVA 535 Unique Event Space 1 month ago
NOVA 535 Unique Event Space
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A great place to have an event in Tampa Bay! Wonderful raw space with plenty of exposed brick, and a perfect courtyard for indoor-outdoor events. Plus full AV/lighting that you'll need for a wedding or something else.

Pros: Convenient location and everything you need for a terrific event space.

Cons: Can be a bit tricky to park, but it's only a block walk.

Collin Reviews on Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa 1 month ago
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
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Reviewing the poker room only: It's really big, and the poker room is one of the best in the Southeast. Also, it's huge. Did I mention it's big? Also the snack bar is one of the best I've seen in a poker room.

Pros: Tons of places to play, lots of ABC poker is profitable at 2-5 and below.

Cons: $2 jackpot drop is lame sauce. Also let me turn my chair around even when I'm not getting a massage.

Collin Reviews on Armature Works 1 month ago
Armature Works
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I mean by far the best place to eat in Tampa. Incredible food stalls, great dining, and one of the best spaces in Tampa! Indoor or outdoor, it's just a great place to dine, drink, and hang.

Pros: Amazing food, great space, gorgeous sunsets, delicious drinks.

Cons: I mean it's a bit pricey, but not so bad that you should ever miss it.

Collin Reviews on 717 South 1 month ago
717 South
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Love this place, but only when it's on Groupon. When you can get $60 for $30 or some other deal, it comes in at a very good price point. But the retail is a bit pricey for what you get: you can get in and out of Bern's a couple blocks away for the same number, and that place is a legend.

Pros: Great food, great bar, great atmosphere

Cons: Pricey without a deal

Collin Reviews on Datz Dough 1 month ago
Datz Dough
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So yes you can get doughnuts and cupcakes anytime of day, but when they do weird stuff, BUY IT! Ice cream in a cone made of doughnut? Do it. Oatmeal cream pie the size of a tire? Get one. Sriracha toffee? Get there.

Pros: Besides everything being delicious and a friendly staff? How about a central location right off MacDill?

Cons: WARNING: it will make you fat. Do not go every day even though you'll want to.

Collin Reviews on The Sail Pavilion 1 month ago
The Sail Pavilion
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It's a gorgeous location, but the drinks are just too expensive. In a city like Tampa, where there's a brewery on literally every corner, charging me $8 for a Jai Alai is crazy. And the mixed drinks would be fine at $10, if they were twice as big. Plus they aren't exactly friendly for what should be basically a tiki bar.

Pros: The gorgeous view of the Hillsborough River, amazing sunsets, an escape in the middle of downtown, walkable to Harbour Island.

Cons: Basically everything else. Which is a total shame because this should be one of the best hangout spots in the city.

Collin Interested in Havana Nights at the Franklin Manor 1 month ago

Enjoy a night of Cuban culture in Tampa at the Franklin Manor!

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Collin Reviews on Ava Inspirato Italiano 1 month ago
Ava Inspirato Italiano
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Phenomenal pastas and pizzas, and a great atmosphere in a wonderful bar. $5 drinks at Happy Hour doesn't hurt either :)

Pros: Location, food, atmosphere. Can't really ask more for a slightly-upscale joint in Tampa's trendiest neighborhood.

Cons: Can be a bit of a pain to park, probably best to just valet.

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