The weekend quickly approaches, and with it so does our need to make plans to celebrate making it through another work week. If you're looking for some of Tampa's hottest speakeasies of 2019, then look no further than this list.
On this list, you'll find a little bit of everything — from trendy vibes, rooftop views & hidden gems to nerdy nostalgia-inducing places, boozy arcades, & haunted spaces. Whether you're looking for a unique date night spot or a place to gather with your BFFs for a weekend of sips & snacks, these bars & speakeasy's gotcha covered.
Cuisine: Small shareable appetizers including tacos, burgers, lamb chops, sweets & more. Signature craft cocktails, beer & wine. Bottle service available.
Address: 1910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602. The place is located on the west side of Armature Works.
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 3 p.m. to Midnight
Friday, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturday, Noon to 1 a.m.
Sunday, Noon to 10 p.m.
Why You Need To Go: Stunning views of Tampa Bay located on the west side of Armature Works: an awesome food & drink hall full of plenty of unique places to hit up while you visit this gem. Trendy tropical decor & delicious cocktails (some big enough to share) perfect for a Friday night with the BFFs.
Cuisine: Classic American bites with slight twists, beer, wine, and curated cocktails.
Address: 737 Main St, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fridays, 11 a.m. to Midnight
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to Midnight
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy your movie over dinner at their mini-movie theater hidden in the back of the restaurant. Munch on your meal before the movie, or take it in and enjoy right in your movie seat. They're known to play popular titles as well as cult-classics like The Avengers, Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more. They're showing a lot of spooky time flicks this month in celebration of Halloween.
Cuisine: Craft Cocktails, & wine. No food at this location at this time.
Address: 5901 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604.
Hours: Thursday-Saturday from 5 pm to 3 am; on Sundays, they're open 12 pm - 3 am.
Why You Need To Go: Super trendy with plenty of adorable photo op spots like the clawfoot tub, grass wall, & cage wall. Colorful patterns & neon lights scattered throughout with unique drinks on an ever-changing menu, sometimes with special cups. New menus come out each Tuesday.
The Spookeasy Lounge
Cuisine: Kava, botanical teas, herbal teas, & coffee. Food can be enjoyed below in The Stone Soup Company.
Address: Inside of The Stone Soup Company located at 1919 East 7th Ave Tampa, FL 33605
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, Noon to 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday from Noon to Midnight.
Why You Need To Go: Unique kava bar hidden behind a bookshelf that feels like a mini haunted mansion fit for Wednesday Addams. They serve up some of their specialty potions in clear skull-shaped glasses, with dramatic gothic-style decor. They're allegedly haunted and within walking distance of this hidden gothic antique and oddity shop for all your witchy decor vibes & needs.
The EDGE Rooftop Bar
Cuisine: Craft cocktails, beer, & bar snacks.
Address: 1207 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Closed Sundays & Mondays; holiday hours may vary.
Why You Need To Go: Bright pops of color, trendy murals & grass walls with lights, and even an egg swing with INSANE sky views at this rooftop bar. Sip cocktails as you watch the sun go down and colors sweep across the sky.
Gen X Tavern
Cuisine: Classic bar bites and nostalgic treats of your childhood. Boozy juice pouches, beer, wine & more.
Address: 103 E Jackson St, Tampa, FL 33602
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to Midnight
Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Holiday hours may differ.
Why You Need To Go: Booze-infused Capri-sun like juice pouches, classic bar bites, and tons of 80s & 90s vibes. Play Super Nintendo & other arcade classics, snap a shot for The 'Gram in front of one of the murals or even indulge in the classic childhood treat like Dunkaroos. Nostalgic heaven + booze = LOVE.
Our weekend plans just got a whole lot cooler, and we're totally here for it! If you're looking for more awesome hidden things, check out this secret abandoned graffiti-covered bridge hidden in North Florida or go explore eerie abandoned buildings at this stunning State Park in the Florida Keys.
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