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Fly Bar & Restaurant

4.5
539 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
Tampa's pioneer urban bar & restaurant. Our vibrant art, local music, craft cocktails, unique dishes & friendly staff all contribute to our funky vibe. Our rooftop deck features sunset views over downtown Tampa's historic district & is a haven for relaxation.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Thursday: 4pm-2:00am
Friday & Saturday: 4pm-3:00am
Sunday: 12pm-12am

Food:
Monday thru Thursday: 4pm-11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4pm-12:00am
Sunday: 12pm-10pm

Rooftop Bar:
Friday & Saturday: 7:00pm-Late
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Phone number
(813) 275-5000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Justin Dunfee
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Private party facilities
Rooftop Parties: Our open-air rooftop overlooks downtown Tampa is perfect for your private party or special event. This space is ideal for groups of 25-90.

Cocktail Parties: Our cocktail area is adjacent to the dining room and is best suited for social gatherings and celebrations. This space is ideal for groups of 15-30.

For more information, please contact us directly at (813) 275-5000.

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Private party contact
Brittany Rosen, General Manager: (813) 275-5000
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Royal Street
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Parking details
Parking is free to guests beginning at 5:00pm in lots located directly in front of the restaurant on Franklin Street. There are several pay-to-park lots nearby and street parking.
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Entertainment
Live music every night varying from solo guitarist, jazz & reggae bands, and live DJ's
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 539 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was delicious and plentiful. The service was very attentive. The environment was energetic and fun. A great dinner out overall.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Prompt and polite service with delicious food. Brought my in-laws here to celebrate my husband’a birthday and everyone loved it. Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Perfect for a friends' get-together. We went during the week so didn't get to experience the rooftop bar. I'd like to do that next time. Very pleasant experience. Our waitress was great and the food was tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great atmosphere and staff. The food was excellent!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Have loved going here before seeing a show at the Straz but there are changes to the menu and service that were not positive. We made a reservation which we didn’t need at 6:00 and chose to eat outside. The bar/happy hour menu has changed and it now ends at 6. We loved ordering and sharing small plates but those too have changed and are limited. The food we chose was still good, a burger and fish tacos.

The menu has changed and is NOT what is posted online. Fewer selections and higher prices. Service was unbelievable. Asked for additional napkins because the burger (truly medium rare) with aioli was so juicy and the waiter asked if I knew I had a napkin on my lap!! If course I knew but if I used only that for this I couldn’t have gone anywhere but the dry cleaner afterward. Slow and quirky for an off night is best description.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

A great place to dine before an event at the nearby Straz Center PROVIDED you get a seat outside where the noise level is tolerable. View of restored historic building and lots of trees evokes New Orleans. Food is not haute cuisine but imaginative and tasty. Wait staff are personable and attentive. One could become a regular here.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We were there early so the noise level was low but from the looks of the stage, speakers, and hard surfaces throughout I'm sure it gets very noisy. Menu is very limited for food. This is more a bar than a restaurant. Not ideal for us 50+.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My dinner companion ordered the Burger and I had the Hangar Steak. My friends burger arrived a good 15 minutes before my meal. He insisted on waiting to eat until my food arrived so that we could dine together. I pointed out the time discrepancy to our server who said ... "that's how our kitchen is set up, we cook each order individually". I really don't care. Two people dining together should have their meals cooked, timed and served TOGETHER.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My salmon with pineapple fried rice was supurb. My husband loved his steak, too. Just enough twists on ordinary food to make it extraordinary.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Pre-theater. 5:30 reservation. Seated promptly. Server was very nice, not particularly outgoing. Food came out as it was ready, which was fine. We were sharing all the plates so it worked out well. He did tell us that they did not have heat lamps to hold food, but we were expecting tapas style service anyway. All good. Only complaint was that last dish (curry noodle shrimp) came out long after we finished everything else. Our server told us twice that it would be out shortly. If it had come out in a timely fashion we would have ordered desserts but we were running out of time. Other than that little hiccup, we enjoyed our experience and will come again.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great place

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The burrata salad was delicious!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Fun, funky atmosphere, good food, great service. Love this place.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The burrata citrus salad was delicious and the Korean glazed salmon with pineapple rice was amazing. Leah is an exceptional waitress with a keen knowledge of wine.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

They have a strange way of charging for Mojitos. They charge for the shot of alcohol separate to the drink.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The Salmon took a very long time to come out, I think the order got dropped but they compd it.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Surprisingly delicious dishes. Perfect portions for pre theater dining at the Straz.
Loved the coconut shrimp dish.
Small, bar atmosphere great food.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great music, great food - overall superb.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My fiancé and I go to Fly Bar every Wednesday night for the live jazz duo. The music is perfect for the venue and they change up the playlist regularly, covering pop and indie songs in an original way. Luckily, Valentine’s Day landed on a Wednesday this year and as always, Fly Bar delivered. The service at Fly Bar was fantastic and the kitchen was really quick with the food even though they were pretty busy. We’ve tried probably 7 different menu items and everything has been delicious. The mac n cheese and the Brussels sprouts are my favorites.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

We were their on a Monday Night. The waitress made sure we took advantage of the last few minutes of the happy hour specials available once we were seated. The food was delicious and the service attentive. We were surprised and pleased about the live musician that came on stage half way thru our time there.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

While in Tampa for a conference, we happened upon Fly and had the most wonderful dining experience. Their Sangria was the best I have ever had and the appetizers were terrific. We then ordered a meal - so delicious and unique. Thank you for making a Tennessean feel at home!

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Reservations for 8 and we were set in a booth! When I explained that there was no way a booth set for 4 could accommodate 8, hostess said “oh well, that’s what we always do”.
Shame on you! Her response - you can wait for other tables to clear. So why did I bother making my birthday dinner reservations if you didn’t bother to accommodate? Staff is awful! Pretentious, unfriendly and given the new competition in the neighborhood, why bother ? This venue better step up the customer service!!!

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We enjoyed appetizers and drinks. We had excellent service. And the drinks were delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Always love the fly bar. Hip atmospheres and incredible food/service. Erin is an amazing server who made everything perfect!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent, efficient service and delicious food! Would highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious seasonal small plates with a regularly changing and creative menu.

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2.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Poor service, my three friends were completely done with your dinner before my dinner came out and we had asked numerous times. They have a very small kitchen and appears they make like one meal at a time. They weren't overly busy so this should not of happened. Also portions are extremely small top of sized which is fine but the prices were more for larger portions. There's too many great places in Tampa to go to now I would not recommend this for food or for drinks as my husband's cocktail was in the size of a juice glass.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

My daughter and I happen to be in Tampa for New Year’s Eve. Lyft driver recommended we go here. It’s was ok. Menu not very big but the tuna appetizer was good. Also got the fries... too much for two people. The hanger steak was good but very small portion. Drinks were good. Service was great til they got busy and then I felt like we were forgotten!! Music was wayyy too loud!! Hard to have any kind of conversation!! Didn’t stay to ring in New Years!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Service was friendly and attentive. Love the variety of options including those for vegetarians and omnivores alike. Great find.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Fly Bar is one of my favorite spots and it never disappoints! I have dined there often for dinner with friends or before shows at the Straz Center. You can’t beat the $5 sangria and half price bar fare—those sliders and the truffle Mac & cheese...so delicious. Actually, we’ve never had a bad dish! Definitely will return!

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

mostly a bar not a restaurant
limited food choices

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

This is a go-to place for my friends and me, especially when we just want a drink or two and an appetizer. The food is always good!

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Service was great. Timing for food for party of five came out perfect. No one was waiting for their food. Thx

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Tasty menu— items on menu changes often
Tapas style

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2.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Fly Bar has flown the coop. No longer a trendy yummy gem with small plates of intense flavor; now a bar with a few bites of non-memorable food. Lots of food, lots of salt, not much else. Very limited menu of food; mostly drinks.
Probably ok if you want to drink a lot and mop it up; but not for much else.
Server brought food and later on brought serving utensils.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Good food and fast & friendly service. Clean restroom.

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Great food but very noisy. Couldn’t hear across the table.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was really good and came out very quickly. Wine was not the best quality but the cocktails were better.
Live music was a bonus!

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Even though the menu was small, the food had big flavors. The Spicy Kin Chee Brussel Sprouts were my favored. The short ribs were my least favorite only because they were a little dry.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Nice outdoor space

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