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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, Tapas / Small Plates

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

Dinner Menu:
Sunday thru Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm

Lounge Menu:
Sunday thru Thursday: 4:00pm-5:30pm & 10:00pm-11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm-5:30pm & 11:00pm-Late

Rooftop Bar:
Thursday thru 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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Fun (6)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Casual (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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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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vip
 (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 16, 2017

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

Tags: Tapas
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on November 12, 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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·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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·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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food3
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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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food4
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·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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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great spot with amazing food & awesome atmosphere! Absolutely recommend trying it!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great atmosphere. Went with my adult daughter who loves a creative cocktail menu. She really enjoyed her drink. I had a wonderful glass of wine. The food was delicious. Can't think of anything that was not fully enjoyable! Can't wait to go back - well actually we did go back two nights later!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Tapas, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Great service. Good beverages. Mussels not great. Mac n cheese amazing.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 14, 2017

This was a great experience! Good food, Loved the Brussel sprouts and the pork belly and the beer. Great suggestion from Elisabeth chef in Baton Rouge!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Went during happy hour and left happy

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 26, 2017

overall good experience, they didn't want to switch us to a different table despite one guest being unable to use a booth and having a larger party than originally expected. once they did switch us it was significantly better

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Good food and service

Tags: Live Music, Tapas, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Had a great time on date night with my wife the bar was very energetic the tapas was delicious the shrimp and grits I recommend they were out of this world The truffle mac & cheese was delicious and the Gouda cheese balls were to die for I highly recommend this restaurant for a quick meal before or after the theater keep up the excellent work The rooftop bar is a great setting to watch the sunset and have a few drinks

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Live Music, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Fly is great. The sangria was homemade and the brussel sprouts were delicious. This place is really, really close to the Straz.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Casual
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·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great food and cool place. My older parents weren't fans of the noise- but for the rest of us we loved it. Great menu

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Food was expensive, service was average and it was so loud you couldn't have a conversation at the table. Very disappointed

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 6, 2017

My friend and I ate here before a show at the Straz and it was perfect! We had a reservation and were seated right away, even though it was a pretty busy night . I had the butatta salad, which was fresh and yummy , and we shared the grilled avocado which was awesome with the addition of crunchy jicama sticks! The Smores dessert was amazing and I would highly recommend. The service was very efficient and attentive. It was also helpful that it was only a short walk to the show and we didn't have to move our car.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Sat quickly at 6 pm reservations. Party of 4. Drinks were slow, they were busy. Ordered apps then food. Food comes out as it is ready. Refills on drinks were slow as well. Need more bartender staff!!
Unfortunately 2 entree items took over 35 minutes. Our guests were completely done with their orders before ours came out. Other tables received food (same items) before we did.
Waitress took late items off check which was thoughtful but no management came to apologize.
This first negative experience at Fly Bar. Food is unique and delicious. Great place to come before show at Straz. Will continue to frequent Fly Bar as it is very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, People Watching, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Arrives 15 minutes early, seated right away. Nice waitress with intern in training. Food was delicious and Sangria was tasty. Visited the rooftop bar, nice and cozy. I will be returning in the near future.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Food is awesome! Service was great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great atmosphere. Had a wonderful time getting food and drinks before a show at the Straz. The food is tapas style and was absolutely amazing. The panko crusted goat cheese was out of this world. Very friendly staff and great service. Will be going back soon!

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Fantastic ambiance! Went on a Wednesday night and it was Jazz night. Beautiful little band performed. I do not even know where to start with the food!! Simply divine!I highly recommend the pita and hummus. =)

Tags: Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene
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