7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607
Cost range: 10.01-20.0
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: Rocky Point
Opening with a New Year's Eve party, Hulk Hogan's Hogan's Beach immediately boasted huge numbers, with the tiki huts and newly laid sand thronged with party people most nights and weekends. The foyer and hallway are given over exuberantly to Hulkobilia, with cases of reproduction championship belts, a wall devoted to "the body slam heard around the world" when Hulk defeated André the Giant, and loads of movie posters for regrettable cinematic efforts like 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain. At least initially, the food didn't merit much excitement, as if the restaurant opened without many of the kitchen and service details worked out. Still, the setting at the Best Western Bay Harbor, just across from Whiskey Joes, has established itself for karaoke, live music and beachside partying.
Hours: 7 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Wed., 7 a.m.-3 a.m. Thur.-Sat., 7 a.m.-midnight Sun.