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Carrollwood

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

  • April Macie

    She may look sweet, but just wait until this comic opens her mouth and starts spouting her bawdy humor, talking about sex habits. A favorite in the bay area, she was a 2006 Last Comic Standing finalist and says she  hopes to change the world by empowering women one crude joke at a time.

    Price:$10-$16.50.

    Side Splitters Comedy Club: 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

  • Next to Normal

    Community School of the Arts presents the rock musical about a family affected by mental illness and loss. Due to the subject matter, it's only recommended for audiences ages 15 and older.

    Price:$20 reserved front row; $15; $10 students and seniors.

    Corbett Preparatory School: 12015 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa, 33618

  • Addams Family

    The Addamses lives turn upside down when daughter Wednesday grows up, falls in love and brings home her "normal" boyfriend and his parents. Through Sept. 11.

    Price:$27, $24 seniors/students/military.

    Carrollwood Players Theater: 4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa, 33618

  • April Macie

    She may look sweet, but just wait until this comic opens her mouth and starts spouting her bawdy humor, talking about sex habits. A favorite in the bay area, she was a 2006 Last Comic Standing finalist and says she  hopes to change the world by empowering women one crude joke at a time.

    Price:$10-$16.50.

    Side Splitters Comedy Club: 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

  • April Macie

    She may look sweet, but just wait until this comic opens her mouth and starts spouting her bawdy humor, talking about sex habits. A favorite in the bay area, she was a 2006 Last Comic Standing finalist and says she  hopes to change the world by empowering women one crude joke at a time.

    Price:$10-$16.50.

    Side Splitters Comedy Club: 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

Restaurants:

  • Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza (Tampa, N Dale Mabry Highway)

    Editor's pick


    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
    Features: Date night, Kid-friendly

    Carrollwood: 13020 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

  • Michael's Grill

    Editor's pick


    Cuisine: American upscale, French, Italian
    Features: Catering, Chef's table, Date night, Outdoor seating, Takeout

    Carrollwood: 11720 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    The suburban restaurant's warmly modern decor features sconce wall lamps, hardwood furniture, soft yellows and terra cotta tile. Or sit outside where a few tables under an awning can transform the strip mall eatery into a breezy Euro-style cafe. With the warmth and connectedness of a neighborhood stalwart, most of Michael's short menu is familiar territory, a mix of American, French and Italian comfort foods, from a fragrant bowl of French onion soup to a generous heap of penne Bolognese or a luxurious steak Oscar. The fine wine list covers all the bases. The soups are highly recommended, especially the she-crab. Pretty much everything here is outstanding. An oh-so-pleasant way to sit out Dale Mabry rush hour.

  • Tampa Tap Room

    Editor's pick


    Cuisine: American casual
    Features: Big-screen TVs, Import specialist, Pool tables, Sports, tbt* Top Bar

    Carrollwood: 13150 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    It looks like any other Carrollwood strip-mall bar ... until you lay eyes on the bar. With an astounding 51 beers on tap, including a tower of six Belgian ales, the Tap Room is a hops-lover's paradise. Be careful if you wander in with a Bucs jersey on because this is a Steelers hangout. (This was formerly known as Tank's but came under new ownership in March 2011.)

  • O'Brien's Irish Pub

    Editor's pick


    Cuisine: American casual, Pub
    Features: Big-screen TVs, Darts, Irish, Outdoor seating, Sports, tbt* Top Bar

    Carrollwood: 15435 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Since 1991, the Carrollwood O'Brien's has been the pub of choice for nearby residents ranging in age from barely 21 to retirees. Fair prices, great Irish whiskey and beer selections, live music, a tiki bar, Emerald Isle food and one of Tampa Bay's biggest and best St. Patrick's Day parties make O'Brien's Tampa's top Irish bar north of I-275. The menu serves up a few American and Irish pub favorites; few enough to allow smoking indoors. It has lots of room inside and out, with a live music setup and real non-electronic darts.

  • Whiskey North

    Editor's pick


    Cuisine: American casual, Pub
    Features: Big-screen TVs, DJ/Techno, Dance club, Darts, Date night, Pool tables, Upscale, VIP area

    Carrollwood: 11921 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Carrollwood's only real nightclub, Whiskey North transports Floridians to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York with its classy hunting lodge décor. For the past decade, it's where the young people of North Tampa go to imbibe vodka cocktails and dance the night away to throbbing beats. Just make sure you dress to impress at all times and be careful of that footwear — even a $100 pair of sneakers, worn for a happy hour visit, will likely result in you being denied entry.

Bars:

  • Tampa Tap Room

    Editor's pick


    Cuisine: American casual
    Features: Big-screen TVs, Import specialist, Pool tables, Sports, tbt* Top Bar

    Carrollwood: 13150 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    It looks like any other Carrollwood strip-mall bar ... until you lay eyes on the bar. With an astounding 51 beers on tap, including a tower of six Belgian ales, the Tap Room is a hops-lover's paradise. Be careful if you wander in with a Bucs jersey on because this is a Steelers hangout. (This was formerly known as Tank's but came under new ownership in March 2011.)

  • O'Brien's Irish Pub

    Editor's pick


    Cuisine: American casual, Pub
    Features: Big-screen TVs, Darts, Irish, Outdoor seating, Sports, tbt* Top Bar

    Carrollwood: 15435 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Since 1991, the Carrollwood O'Brien's has been the pub of choice for nearby residents ranging in age from barely 21 to retirees. Fair prices, great Irish whiskey and beer selections, live music, a tiki bar, Emerald Isle food and one of Tampa Bay's biggest and best St. Patrick's Day parties make O'Brien's Tampa's top Irish bar north of I-275. The menu serves up a few American and Irish pub favorites; few enough to allow smoking indoors. It has lots of room inside and out, with a live music setup and real non-electronic darts.

  • Whiskey North

    Editor's pick


    Cuisine: American casual, Pub
    Features: Big-screen TVs, DJ/Techno, Dance club, Darts, Date night, Pool tables, Upscale, VIP area

    Carrollwood: 11921 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Carrollwood's only real nightclub, Whiskey North transports Floridians to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York with its classy hunting lodge décor. For the past decade, it's where the young people of North Tampa go to imbibe vodka cocktails and dance the night away to throbbing beats. Just make sure you dress to impress at all times and be careful of that footwear — even a $100 pair of sneakers, worn for a happy hour visit, will likely result in you being denied entry.

  • Bonefish Grill (Tampa, Dale Mabry Highway)


    Cuisine: American casual, Seafood upscale
    Features: Children's menu, Date night, Kid-friendly, Takeout

    Carrollwood: 13262 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Bonefish Grill's mother ship opened on Fourth Street N in 2000. Now more than 150 locations strong, it was selected the best value in the seafood category by Consumer Reports in June 2009. The menu at Bonefish has been fairly steady, but there is some movement in a new direction: affordable, shareable dishes that don't require a lot of utensils. Something to nibble over drinks with friends, including a new American wagyu burger ($10.90), Bang Bang shrimp tacos ($8.90) and tempura-battered fish and chips ($10.90). As for the main entrees, Bonefish unfortunately hides its light under a bushel of sauces. But the concept is otherwise resoundingly contemporary. More affordable than many of the other upscale national chains, on a couple of visits it seemed to be a favorite girls-night-out destination, whole posses clinking wine glasses and spoon-fighting for a bite of very respectable creme brulee ($5.50). Its martini menu (most drinks hovering in the laudably reasonable $7.50 range) has stylish bells and whistles (house-infused pineapple tequila, Danish blue-stuffed olives, plenty of pomegranate juice), and a broad by-the-glass wine program is arranged lightest to most full-bodied, very user friendly.

  • Marlow's Tavern


    Cuisine: American casual, Burgers, Pub

    Carrollwood: 13164 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Read a review here.

Attractions:

  • Side Splitters Comedy Club

    Editor's pick


    Features: Comedy, Date night

    Carrollwood: 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Side Splitters Comedy Club is a non-smoking comedy club offering laughs to anyone 18 or older, and plenty of drinks for those who are legal. In past years the club has featured the likes of Jim Carrey, Ray Romano, Tim Allen and many others, including comics who have appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Late Show with David Letterman, and HBO. Side Splitters occasionally has open mic nights for budding comics. The club also has a full menu of various appetizers, paninis, desserts and beverages, plus a premium wine list and specialty drinks.

  • Airheads Trampoline Arena

    Editor's pick


    Features: Indoor play zone

    Carrollwood: 5072 W Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, 33624

    With more than 10,000 square feet of the 15,000-square-foot building made up of blue trampolines, the young -- and the young at heart -- will be bouncing on the floor and off the walls.

    Customers receive special trampoline shoes that look like high-top sneakers. Anyone under 18 must wear a helmet. In addition to the bouncing, there are 30 arcade games, a space for birthday parties, a sitting area for parents and the Air Cafe eatery, which sells hot dogs, pizza, wraps and salads.

    Airheads will offer Jumpnasium for children ages 5 and younger. Fitness classes for adults are in the works.

  • Chuck E Cheese's


    Cuisine: Deli, Pizza
    Features: Children's menu, Kid-friendly, Play area

    Carrollwood: 14308 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Kids of any age are free to run, jump and climb on games, rides and attractions. You'll find everything from video games and high tech simulators to kiddie rides.

  • Carrollwood: 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

  • Carrollwood: 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, 33625