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Gaspar's Grotto

Categories: Restaurant, Bar

Cuisine: American casual, Breakfast or brunch, Spanish/Cuban

Features: Big-screen TVs, Dog-friendly, Gaming stations/trivia, Happy hour, Karaoke, Live music, Outdoor seating, Sports, tbt* Top Bar

Cost range: 10.01-20.00

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Alcohol: Full bar

Parking: Lot

More in this neighborhood: Ybor City

Any place with "Gaspar" in its name must be a beloved place in Tampa. This one is no exception. Owners Eric and Shere Schiller are super-active in the community, often hosting fundraisers and other benefits at the longtime Ybor bar. Krewes love it, thanks to the pirate theme. But even if you're not into puffy shirts and beads, you'll still dig Gaspar's fun events (Beer Olympics), sporty, eclectic decor and embrace of the animal kingdom — regular Yappy Hours, fishtanks behind the bar, a resident bar cat named Tanker Ray. Schiller once said that if the calico feline dies, he'll have him stuffed and mounted in the bar. At Gaspar's, where Tampa's history is celebrated in every direction, that would feel just about right. And attention Pittsburgh fans, this is an official Steelers Nation Chapter bar.

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