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About Fly Bar & Restaurant

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.

1202 N. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation:
Everyday 4:00pm-3:00am

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

Rooftop Bar:
Friday & Saturday: 7:00pm-Late

Cross Street:
Royal Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 275-5000

Website:
http://www.flybarandrestaurant.com/tampa

Entertainment:
Live music every night varying from solo guitarist, jazz & reggae bands, and live DJ's

Parking Details:
Parking is free to guests beginning at 5:00pm in lots located directly in front of the restaurant on Franklin Street and directly behind the restaurant on Tampa Street.

Executive Chef:
Daniel Miller

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.

Private Party Contact:
Lenny Sain, General Manager: (813) 275-5000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fly Bar & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Happy Hour (9)
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Tapas (8)
Casual (8)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Live Music (4)
Romantic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Great music, great food - overall superb.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Live Music, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (Nashville)·Dined 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!

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined 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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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 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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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined 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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

mostly a bar not a restaurant
limited food choices

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 (Tampa)·Dined 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!

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Tasty menu— items on menu changes often
Tapas style

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good food and fast & friendly service. Clean restroom.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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

Tags: Tapas
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 (London)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Nice outdoor space

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Fun casual atmosphere!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Menu is limited, food quality is good and service is excellent. We dined on the sidewalk on a Saturday night and enjoyed the evening. Wines are reasonable and they have several specialty cocktails. The upstairs, out door bar has entertainment on the weekend and attracts an average 25-35 clientele.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 19, 2017

great restaurant! we had mahi fish tacos and fried mozzarella and wine! delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Servers all have attitude every time.

They always want to cram large parties into these semicircle booths where you can’t get out without making everyone get up and you can’t eat or drink without bumping each other. Very frustrating.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Been twice this month. Got there in time for the happy hour specials. Half-price bar food makes for a great deal. Chicken nachos are excellent. Creative cocktails. It’s all good. We need to go more often.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing food and a great price! I am used to D.C. prices and was pleasantly surprised at the value and quality of the food. Must do the spicy Brussel sprouts and hanger steak!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, People Watching, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Went for dinner but wouldn't recommend it....much too loud to visit with people

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Loud-loud-loud
Not as amazing as everyone said
Food was good but not great
Did I mention loud???
Bought a coupon only 5 days prior to use and manager said no longer using?!? WHAT??
Not at all worth the price!!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We went to Fly before a concert. Our waiter was friendly and the atmosphere was good. Food was good but not great. It was a fun place to hang out.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Our server Brandon was awesome and kept the right flow of food and drinks going! Food was inventive and fun. We really enjoyed Fly bar. Hope to come back when the roof is open!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our 4th time planning dinner at The Fly Bar around a special occasion and they did not disappoint! Consistently wonderful food, excellent service and fantastic ambiance. We are already looking forward to the next time we can get out to The Fly Bar. LOVE!

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Healthy, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Love this place. One of my faves in Tampa. Haven't found a lot of places I like In Tampa... this is definitely one of the best

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fun, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We went to Tampa to view the "Art of the brick" art show. Had reservations for 6pm but we were done early so we tried to get to fly bar early. We were pleasantly surprised that we could get in . Food was great share plates for the four of us. Try the Kimchi Brussel sprouts OMG. The only difficulty was parking before 6 pm, but that's the big city. Our waiter Mikey was helpful and great. We will go back ( after 6 pm). LOL

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Food was just ok. My friend found something in her slider (bc we did tapas style dishes). They comped the sliders but we were grossed out and paid $80 for food we did not eat.

Will not return and it sucks bc the ambience was a cool vibe.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Go for drinks and rooftop. Drinks, indoor bar and the rooftop are woodsy, have that "good kind of Hipster vibe" but also comfortable for suit and tie crowd, lots of after work happy hour goers and local college students from UT. Happy Hour drinks and food are a great value. However, dinner was..... smokey. All of our food had a deep cedar-like taste and was not appealing (Mac 'n cheese and broccoli especially). Salmon was amazing though and I'd order it again if I had to stay for a meal.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 24, 2017

It had been years since I was a Fly since I live in St Pete. Worth the drive over the bridge. Did not disappoint. The food was AMAZING.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups
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