Seminole Heights

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters


  • Pachyderm Pool Party

    Join Mavi, the elephant calf, for a birthday party with pool-side birthday treats for the elephant herd and keeper talks, special activities and entertainment by Radio Disney for you.


    Lowry Park Zoo: 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604

  • Frida's Fiesta

    Commemorating the 60th year of Frida Kahlo's death, the Seminole Heights Community Garden benefit event features Frida-inspired food, fashion, art and music. Frida-themed art in all mediums for sale, with 50% of proceeds benefiting artists, and 50% benefiting Seminole Heights Community Garden.

    Price: $20, $35 per couple, limited availability. Includes three course menu, cash bar.

    Florida Avenue Brewing Co.: 4101 N Florida Ave., Tampa, 33603

  • Dark Wave Yoga

    Erin and Eric Wheeler of Lucky Cat Yoga will lead yogis in a candle lit room with dark and melancholy music including bands, Bauhaus, Joy Division, The Sisters of Mercy and more. Bring a yoga mat, water and towel. Every Tuesday.

    Price: $15, $12 military, students and yoga teachers; $60 for 5 class package.

    Tempus Projects: 4636 N Florida Ave., Tampa, 33603

  • WaZoo!

    Editor's pick

    "Drink beer - save wildlife'' is the theme at this year's zoo fundraiser, named a Top Ten Beer Festival in America by USA Today. Zoo-wide samplings of more than 275 beers, ales and beverages from around the world, food from local restaurants like Gaspar's Grotto, Kona Grill and others, animal encounters and live music throughout the zoo from World Beat, Kim Harpo & The Hawks, and other music. VIP admission features exclusive beer and restaurant samplings, air conditioned comfort in the Safari Lounge, early access (6:30 p.m.). Must be 21.

    Price: Through July 14: $60, July 15-Aug. 1: $65, day of event: $70, $40 designated driver; VIP: $100, $75 designated driver VIP.

    Lowry Park Zoo: 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604

  • Sunday Bicycle Rides

    Price: Free.

    Velo Champ Bicycle Shop: 6112 N Central Ave., Tampa, 33603


  • Front Porch Grille

    Cuisine: American casual, Southern
    Features: Children's menu

    Seminole Heights: 5924 N Florida Ave., Tampa, 33604

    The name says it all—it's got the kind of wide front porch that begs you to sit a spell and watch the world rush by. Inside the charming two-story Victorian house in Seminole Heights,…

  • Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

    Cuisine: American casual, Vegetarian
    Features: Date night, Kid-friendly, Live music

    Seminole Heights: 5119 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa, 33603

    Ella's has been embraced by Seminole Heights scenesters, everyone charmed by its collection of American outsider and visionary art (each artist's work getting a thoughtful page of…

  • The Refinery

    Cuisine: American upscale
    Features: Date night

    Seminole Heights: 5137 N Florida Ave., Tampa, 33603

    The Refinery is certainly Seminole Heights' most exciting culinary development since the opening of Ella's Americana Folk Art Café. Committed to sourcing local, seasonal and…

  • El Rincon Mexicano

    Cuisine: Mexican

    Seminole Heights: 4907 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, 33603

  • Taco Bus (Tampa)

    Cuisine: Casual Dining, Mexican
    Features: Catering, Late-night dining, Takeout

    Seminole Heights: 913 E Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 33604

    A regular fixture in the Seminole Heights section of Tampa, the bus has been a late-night or lunchtime destination since the late 90s. Current owner Rene Valenzuela came to the United States…


  • Mermaid Tavern

    Features: DJ/Techno, Happy hour, Live music, Outdoor seating, Top restaurant

    Seminole Heights: 6719 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa, 33604

    If there's one neighborhood in the Tampa Bay area that struck it rich last year, it's Seminole Heights. On the heels of cult faves like Ella's and the Refinery, Domani Bistro Lounge opened,…

  • Blondie's

    Features: Darts, Jukebox, Karaoke, Pool tables

    Seminole Heights: 1735 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 33603

    Neighborhood bar that's great for low-key karaoke fun. Think of it as a Tiny Tap with people singing on a stage and not just into their beers.…

  • Corner Club

    Features: Beloved dive, Big-screen TVs, Jukebox, Karaoke, Neighborhood, Pool tables, Sports

    Seminole Heights: 1502 E Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33610

    Don't be daunted by the exterior. The industrial gray-painted and brick building looks like something out of a post-Apocalyptic Western. Inside, it's a cozier and friendlier world, full of…

  • VIP Lounge

    Features: Beloved dive, Happy hour

    Seminole Heights: 6905 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, 33604

    Country-flavored neighborhood dive since the late 1950s.…

  • Seminole Heights: 5016 N Florida Ave., Tampa, 33603


  • United Skates of America

    Features: Catering, Children's menu, Classes offered, Date night, Gaming stations/trivia, Indoor play zone, Kid-friendly, Party room

    Seminole Heights: 5121 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, 33603

    The 24,000-square-foot skating rink was singled out by USA Today as one of the top "jam skating' venues in the country in 2008. (Jam skating is similar to roller disco.) There are lots of…

  • Lowry Park Zoo

    Features: Catering, Kid-friendly, Play area, Playground, Private room, Public restrooms, Sprayground

    Seminole Heights: 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604

    Located north of downtown Tampa, this 56-acre, natural habitat zoological park has African animals, Florida wildlife, manatee center, primates, Asian animals, free-flight aviary, Stingray…

  • Seminole Heights: 4711 Central Ave., Tampa, 33603

    The Seminole Heights Branch Library is 6,000 square feet and has 49,937 volumes. It offers free wireless, 15 computers with Internet access, public meeting rooms, photocopiers, public FAX,…

  • Seminole Heights: 401 E Bird St., Tampa, 33604

  • Lowry Park

    Features: Biking trails, Boat ramp, Canoe/kayak trails, Fishing allowed, Grills, Hiking trails, Picnic shelters, Playground, Public restrooms

    Seminole Heights: 7525 N Boulevard , Tampa, 33604