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Channelside

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

  • Tampa Bay Lightning Watch Party

    The Tampa Bay Lightning are tied in the best of seven Stanley Cup series and face the Red Wings again in Detroit. You can still cheer them on among fellow fans at a watch party with food and drink specials, giveaways and appearances by Thunderbug and the Lightning Girls.

    Price:Free (food/drink/parking additional).

    Channelside Bay Plaza: 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

  • Tampa General Hospital Gala

    The elegant affair in Cruise Terminal 2 takes on a "Channelside: Experience Industrial Elegance" theme with a farm to table dinner, casino gaming, a chance drawing, art auction and champagne. Benefits Tampa General Hospital's Fund for the Future.

    Price:$500 minimum sponsorship per couple.

    Port Tampa Bay: 651 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

  • SeaGrapes Fine Wine & Food Festival

    Editor's pick

    Over 150 types of wine will be available to sample, and over 25 local restaurants will be in attendance. Live entertainment will change as you stroll through the galleries, taking in the view of amazing sea creatures. Silent auctions, as well. Benefits youth education programs, sea turtle rehabilitation and coral farm propagation.

    Price:$75 members, $85 through April 18, $95 through April 25, $105 at the door; $225 VIP.

    Florida Aquarium: 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

  • Ain't Misbehavin'

    The Tony award winning musical revue is a tribute to African American musicians of the 1920s and '30s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance.

    Price:$10-$40.

    Stageworks Theatre: 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 33602

  • Tampa RiverFest

    Editor's pick

    With the 1.8-mile Riverwalk now in place, this new festival will be anchored by the second annual Mayor's Mac and Cheese Throwdown on Saturday and the new Bloody Mary Festival on Sunday. It will take place along six city parks along the Riverwalk with music including G. Love and Special Sauce, food vendors, kids activities, pet-friendly activities and entertainment. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa Convention Center and Florida Aquarium will hold events of their own, and the Tampa Museum of Art and Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will offer free admission on Saturday. Admission will be free for children that day at the Tampa Bay History Center.

    Price:Free.

    Florida Aquarium: 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

Restaurants:

  • Splitsville


    Cuisine: American casual
    Features: Big-screen TVs, Date night, Indoor play zone, Kid-friendly, Live music, Pool tables, Upscale, tbt* Top Bar

    Channelside: 615 Channelside Drive, Suite 123, Tampa, 33602

    Channelside's Splitsville is a 27,000-square-foot is a club that happens to have a few bowling lanes, 12 to be precise. Splitsville is all upscale razzle-dazzle, with great food and drinks…

  • Channelside: 615 Channelside Drive # 116, Tampa, 33602

  • Yacht StarShip


    Cuisine: American upscale

    Channelside: 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    This 150-passenger luxury yacht offers dining cruises from Tampa and from Clearwater Beach. It's available for public excursions or can be chartered for private functions.…

  • Channelside: 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 33602

    Sea Dog Cantina was inspired by a San Diego classic. They bring West Coast favorites to the dog-friendly neighborhood of Tampa. Sea Dog Cantina offers a balance of feisty flavors, healthy…

  • Cena


    Cuisine: Italian
    Features: Outdoor seating

    Channelside: 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 33602

    The Grand Central in Tampa's vital Channel District has been up and running for a while. There's the Pour House and City Dog Cantina on one side of a central courtyard, and Stageworks…

Bars:

  • Splitsville


    Cuisine: American casual
    Features: Big-screen TVs, Date night, Indoor play zone, Kid-friendly, Live music, Pool tables, Upscale, tbt* Top Bar

    Channelside: 615 Channelside Drive, Suite 123, Tampa, 33602

    Channelside's Splitsville is a 27,000-square-foot is a club that happens to have a few bowling lanes, 12 to be precise. Splitsville is all upscale razzle-dazzle, with great food and drinks…

  • Channelside: 615 Channelside Drive # 116, Tampa, 33602

  • Pour House at Grand Central


    Features: Big-screen TVs, Import specialist, Pool tables

    Channelside: 1208 E Kennedy Blvd., Suite 112, Tampa, 33602

    With concrete floors, exposed ductwork and high ceilings, this Channelside District beer and wine emporium seems tailor-made for urban hipsters in search of off-the-radar libations. It…

  • Channelside: 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 33602

    Sea Dog Cantina was inspired by a San Diego classic. They bring West Coast favorites to the dog-friendly neighborhood of Tampa. Sea Dog Cantina offers a balance of feisty flavors, healthy…

  • Cena


    Cuisine: Italian
    Features: Outdoor seating

    Channelside: 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 33602

    The Grand Central in Tampa's vital Channel District has been up and running for a while. There's the Pour House and City Dog Cantina on one side of a central courtyard, and Stageworks…

Attractions:

  • Splitsville


    Cuisine: American casual
    Features: Big-screen TVs, Date night, Indoor play zone, Kid-friendly, Live music, Pool tables, Upscale, tbt* Top Bar

    Channelside: 615 Channelside Drive, Suite 123, Tampa, 33602

    Channelside's Splitsville is a 27,000-square-foot is a club that happens to have a few bowling lanes, 12 to be precise. Splitsville is all upscale razzle-dazzle, with great food and drinks…

  • Channelside: 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 33602

    Stageworks prides itself not only on providing quality performances to the community but also on being Tampa Bay's oldest professional theatre company. Founded by Carnegie-Mellon and…

  • Channelside: 705 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    This 1940s-era merchant cargo carrier served during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. It's now being restored as a mariners' memorial, and your donations go to help that cause.…

  • Channelside Bay Plaza


    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Date night, Late-night dining, Outdoor seating

    Channelside: 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    The struggling Channelside complex is situated along the water on the southern edge of downtown, near the Port of Tampa. In recent years, it has fallen on hard times and many tenants have…

  • Florida Aquarium


    Cuisine: Casual Dining
    Features: Children's menu, Guided tours, Kid-friendly, Outdoor seating, Play area, Public restrooms, Sprayground, Swimming area

    Channelside: 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    The aquarium, located near the Port of Tampa, has more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals in its various exhibits. Unlike other aquariums that might feature dolphins or other large…