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For 2
7:00 PM
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Fly Bar & Restaurant

522 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • 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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Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation:
Everyday 4:00pm-3:00am

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

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
Daniel Miller
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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
Lenny Sain, General Manager: (813) 275-5000
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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 and directly behind the restaurant on Tampa Street.
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Live music every night varying from solo guitarist, jazz & reggae bands, and live DJ's
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
What 522 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BJG1 (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great music, great food - overall superb.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  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.

MarthaH (Nashville)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  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!!!

bossmomrn (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  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!

Autumn (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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

vipluv2eatm (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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

vipHappynottocook (Tampa)
2.0  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.

vipDecoy (New Orleans)
4.0  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!

vipSamanthaT (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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

vipTampaGirl1013 (New York Area)
5.0  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 & delicious. Actually, we’ve never had a bad dish! Definitely will return!

vipdisappointed (Tampa)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

mostly a bar not a restaurant
limited food choices

LynnB (Tampa)
4.0  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!

vipBobbyjc (Tampa)
4.0  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

GetHip (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Tasty menu— items on menu changes often
Tapas style

vipsf18 (Washington DC)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Good food and fast & friendly service. Clean restroom.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

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

cpye (London)
4.0  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!

LChang (Orlando)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

Nice outdoor space

vipEllyn (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Fun casual atmosphere!

vipwedine (Tampa)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

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

vipDobaa (Tampa)
3.0  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.

vipGreg (Tampa)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  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!