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Rocky Point

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

  • Rumtoberfest

    Rum revelry at Bahama Breeze's take on Oktoberfest nightly through Nov. 2, with rum-inspired specialty cocktails, rum flights, rum-infused menu; RumThursty party each Thursday during Oct.

    Price: Drink and food costs vary.

    Bahama Breeze: 3045 N Rocky Point Drive E, Tampa, 33607

  • Necronomicon

    Science/fantasy fiction writer Eric Flint (the Belisarius series)  serves as guest of honor at the annual science fiction, horror and fantasy convention. This year's theme is "Amazing Future Tales: The Glowing Labratory of the Unknown." Featured events include a Necronomi-Prom, evening masquerade, gaming, Necronomicon's Got Talent contest, an ice cream social and video screenings.

    Price: $20-$25 daily; $35-$50 weekend.

    Grand Hyatt Tampa: 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, 33634

  • Poetry Festival

    Hear works by more than 30 area poets, have your work evaluated and meet with editors.

    Price: $50, $30 single day.

    Grand Hyatt Tampa: 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, 33634

  • Gareth Emery

    This English producer and DJ has been on the electronic music scene since 2009.

    Price: $15.

    Hogan's Beach : 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, 33607

  • Skrillex

    Editor's pick

    The mega-star DJ and producer will perform at the wrestler's beach side bar during his fall tour. It will be his first Tampa Bay concert since a sold out show in late 2011.

    Price: $35.

    Hogan's Beach : 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, 33607

Restaurants:

  • Armani's


    Cuisine: Fine dining, Italian
    Features: Date night, Upscale

    Rocky Point: 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, 33634

    One of Tampa's top special-occasion and I-need-to-clinch-this-deal restaurants, Armani's has undergone major renovations and has seen new faces in the kitchen in recent years, but some of…

  • Bahama Breeze


    Cuisine: American casual, Caribbean
    Features: Children's menu, Live music, Outdoor seating

    Rocky Point: 3045 N Rocky Point Drive E, Tampa, 33607

    You can't see the Caribbean from this spot on the causeway, but you can hear the islands and get a taste of them here. Lively music makes waits on the veranda more fun. Drinks are mixed with…

  • Oystercatchers


    Cuisine: Breakfast or brunch, Fine dining, Seafood upscale
    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Date night, Happy hour, Live music, Private room

    Rocky Point: 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, 33634

    The Grand Hyatt puts hotel quality at sea level with a wide range of smart fish and seafood, including a mix-and-match market of choice style and sauce choices for the day's catch. Great…

  • The Rusty Pelican


    Cuisine: American upscale, Breakfast or brunch, New American, Seafood upscale
    Features: Banquet facility, Catering, Private room

    Rocky Point: 2425 N Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, 33607

    A favorite for gatherings large and small, the Rusty Pelican offers one of the best waterfront dining views in the area. You'll feel almost as if you're on a boat as you gave out over the…

  • Chart House


    Cuisine: American upscale, Fine dining, Seafood upscale
    Features: Date night, Upscale

    Rocky Point: 7616 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, 33607

    The Landry's chain upgraded the Tampa location to its marquee brand in October, spiffing up the dining room and the menu, and keeping the fantastic views of the bay exactly the same. The…

Bars:

  • Bahama Breeze


    Cuisine: American casual, Caribbean
    Features: Children's menu, Live music, Outdoor seating

    Rocky Point: 3045 N Rocky Point Drive E, Tampa, 33607

    You can't see the Caribbean from this spot on the causeway, but you can hear the islands and get a taste of them here. Lively music makes waits on the veranda more fun. Drinks are mixed with…

  • Aqua Bar & Grille


    Cuisine: Seafood upscale
    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Date night, Upscale

    Rocky Point: 7627 W Courtney Campbell Parkway, Tampa, 33607

    What was Aquaknox at the Westin Tampa Bay was rechristened Aqua Bar & Grille in recently when parent company E-Brands was sold to Tavistock. Chef Matt Mangone unveiled a new menu with…

  • Whiskey Joe's Bar and Grill


    Cuisine: American casual
    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Big-screen TVs, Children's menu, Happy hour, Kid-friendly, Live music, Outdoor seating, Sports

    Rocky Point: 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, 33607

    Opened recently at the site of the Castaway Restaurant, Whiskey Joe's has a beauty of a setting. A wide wrap-around patio provides some of the sweetest waterside dining around. Inside, with…

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