Bars & Spirits
The 2015 tbt* Ultimate Tampa Bay Bar Guide

The Ultimate Bar Guide

Reviews by tbt* staff
Photography from tbt* files
Developed by Josie Hollingsworth

The idea behind the 2015 tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide started from a selfish place. After meeting friends at Green Bench Brewing Co. in St. Pete with our baby in tow, I wondered: What other bars are set up so that I don't feel crazy for having the wee one with me? And a theme was born. Our writers have tackled 16 drinking topics and offer you geographically diverse options all around Tampa Bay. Got a boat? Want to dance? Crave a view? We're all over that. There are several more suggestions for kid-friendly bars where no one is likely to give you the "you've got a baby ... in a bar" side eye. And if you prefer to take your furry baby out on the town, we've got that covered, too. Fear not, fantasy baseball/football/whatever lovers: There are bars that cater to your needs. And we're not all fancy - we have a soliloquy to the venerable dive bar, not to mention a few classics to try out. Don't drink? Food critic Laura Reiley has rounded up the best snacks that bay area bars have to offer, from free to cheap.

Cheers! - Ellen E. Clarke, tbt* editor

Did we miss your favorite bar? Leave us a comment at the bottom of the page. Share pictures from your favorite places to go out in the Tampa Bay area with the tag #tampabaydrinks.

Pick your bar category:

Kid-friendly bars

Bars with cheap snacks

Walkable bar crawls

Dog-friendly bars

Dive bars

Bars with games

Bars with dancing

Bars with history

Boat to these bars

Theme bars

Rooftop bars

Bars with live music

Fantasy sports bars

Small breweries

Gay bars

Running for beer

Bar Map

Reader's choice Top 40 Bars

The Full List


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