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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Tampa

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Tampa? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of CW's Gin Joint restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1158)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Tampa
About the restaurant
CW's Gin Joint in Downtown Tampa - "Where style and grace have an attitude."
Come join us for an amazing night out with delectable dishes and some of the best craft cocktails around! A speakeasy kind of vibe, with live Music Thursday-Sunday starting at 7pm. Dress to impress!! A business casual dress code is enforced. (No gym clothes, basketball shorts, tank tops, or flip flops)
We offer a full dinner menu, and dining room tables, along with our lounge area if you are getting together for appetizers and cocktails with a few friends.
Sit back, relax and let us take care of all the little details. Get ready to be #GINSPIRED !
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
The BEST in Tampa hands down. A must visit every time we are in town 💕💕💕
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4.7
4.7 (111)
$31 to $50
Soul food
Tampa
About the restaurant
Nestled in the heart of Tampa, Florida in the Ybor City Historic District lies restaurant/lounge concept 7th+Grove. For the comfort food connoisseur searching for fresh authentic taste with a down home flair 7th+ Grove delivers an elevated southern menu, warm ambiance, extraordinary service and creatively crafted cocktails. 7th+Grove is an inviting adult-friendly space ideal for schmoozing and celebrating the perfectly imperfect you.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
10/100000000 Must check out. Great food, vibe, drinks.
A photo of Doc B's Restaurant - Tampa restaurant
4.6
4.6 (931)
$30 and under
American
Tampa
About the restaurant
Set in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, Doc B's Restaurant + Bar serves food made from scratch daily. Incorporating the highest-quality ingredients, the menu includes a variety of entree-sized salads, "very special” entrees, crave-worthy burgers and sandwiches, signature Wok Out Bowls™, indulgent desserts and so much more. Doc B’s also impresses with an extensive craft beer, wine and spirits selection in addition to signature cocktails. No matter what occasion, the expansive menu truly offers something for everyone. With each location having its own personality, Doc B’s Tampa offers a vibrant outdoor patio, along with an expansive bar area perfect for mingling with friends on Bay Street at the International Plaza.
Top review
Tonyvip
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
A wonderful place to share a business meal Service was outstanding & Doc’s was very accommodating Food was the usual outstanding
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4.5
4.5 (20)
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
Tampa
About the restaurant
The Latin Grill Restaurant in Tampa offers a friendly, fun, and vibrant atmosphere for the entire family. Featuring an extensive menu filled with authentic Latin dishes and delicious handcrafted tropical drinks. Our commitment has always been to provide you with food that’s fresh and delectably delicious. Come dine with us, have fun, and enjoy some of our famous Mojito and Margarita drinks to the beats of Latin music!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Place was such a vibe. Will definitely go again and the food was good.
A photo of Cafe Dufrain - Tampa, FL restaurant
4.3
4.3 (21)
$31 to $50
American
Tampa
About the restaurant
Café Dufrain in Tampa, FL is a waterfront restaurant that specializes in serving contemporary global cuisine. The restaurant offers casual dining in a relaxed space with a warm ambience and ocean views. Café Dufrain in Tampa, FL serves lunch and dinner daily and offers a seasonal menu of dishes made with locally sourced, organic ingredients. The main menu at Café Dufrain in Tampa, FL features a wide assortment of salads, shareables, large plates, sandwiches, sides, beer, cocktails and wines. Main fare featured at the restaurant includes teriyaki glazed salmon, pan seared wild shrimp fried rice, Argentinian skirt steak and pan seared white fish.
Top review
LauraPvip
Dined on Mar 27, 2024
Excellent service (Dani!) and Mac and cheese! Fried rice and tacos were extremely salty.
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Wesley Chapel restaurant
4.3
4.3 (248)
$30 and under
American
Tampa
About the restaurant
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 24, 2024
Service was good, food was good, but the gluten sensitive option still had gluten reaction for me. Maybe in the sauce of the bowl I had or cross contamination. Very noisy and busy atmosphere. Okay for a family night out.
A photo of Coasis Restaurant Bar & Suites restaurant
4.3
4.3 (285)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Tampa
About the restaurant
Coasis consists of a group of culinary experts and mixologists with decades of experience from our dedicated team members, who will provide a unique and upscale private dinning experience sure to elevate your palate as well as your standards. Our food menu ranges from elevated brunch items like our Famous Honey Butter Biscuit & Catfish & Grits. Our carefully crafted cocktails are the result of the expertise and passion of our wonderful bar team. Rather you are going for a coconut mezcal cocktail with a fire mezcal float or an Old fashion show our bar has something for everyone. Inquire about availability at coasisinfo@gmail.com or via text. We do not allow seating preferences you can ask host upon arrival. We are closed Mon & Tue Please text during business hours. Please be advised we ask that you text responsibility.* Thank you Must make reservation through Open Table. No Kids Allowed at Coasis!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
This place is definitely a vibe 10/10 I recommend!
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4.2
4.2 (743)
$31 to $50
Caribbean
Tampa
About the restaurant
Welcome to the NEW "Sal Rosa Island Kitchen and Bar"! Get ready to savor all the flavors of our Caribbean and Central American inspired cuisine. Created by Head Chef Jennifer Salhoff, a "Hell's Kitchen with Gordon Ramsey" finalist. Our NEW Handcrafted Island Cocktails Menu are sure to excite and delight!

Sal Rosa is located on the second floor of the Le Meridien Hotel in Downtown Tampa, the city's historic 100 year old former courthouse. Our historic meets modern atmosphere is unparalleled to any other in the area with marbled walls, modern décor and historic pieces throughout the space. Ask your bartender or server about the buildings history!
Monday-Friday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Saturday and Sunday: Brunch 7am-2pm.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We had a great time celebrating father’s day here!
A photo of Sugar Factory - Tampa restaurant
4.2
4.2 (2062)
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Tampa
About the restaurant
Sugar Factory Tampa will be located at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at 5223 Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33610. Sugar Factory American Brasserie will be open weekdays from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and weekends from 11a.m. – 1a.m. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily and brunch will be available on Saturdays and Sundays. Sugar Factory Tampa will be located on the Mezzanine level of the casino, overlooking the grand entrance, within the newly opened hotel and casino. The 120-seat full-service restaurant will feature the brand’s signature confectionary, which boasts a 4,000-square-foot, floor-to-ceiling candy wall with over 500 types of candy, including a selection of bulk and novelty candy like the world-famous Couture Pops. Complementing the candy, the café will also offer coffees, hot chocolate, frozen hot chocolate, homemade specialty rainbow doughnuts and pastries in addition to homemade gelato and ice cream.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Great place to eat and indulge with a shake. Make sure you reserve. The area is small but not uncomfortable. Be mindful of parking because it is in the Hard Rock so be prepared walk. Use your phone to read the menu, the font is small. Food is good. We did not have alcohol. Portions are sufficient. Shakes are epic!! if you have a sweet tooth that is your place... lol...
A photo of Treble Makers Dueling Piano Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.1
4.1 (850)
$30 and under
American
Wesley Chapel
About the restaurant
Treble Makers is a full service restaurant during the day and evening and your live entertainment destination at night. Chef Fregapane and his crew will bring you the best Florida has for your dining experience

Live entertainment will include piano players; acoustic and small band artists; line dancing, music bingo, trivia and much more. Friday & Saturday nights Treble Makers will turn into an adult only dueling piano bar with fun for all.
Top review
PattyH
Dined 4 days ago
We went for Brunch to celebrate a friends Birthday. We were there on Father’s Day and it was quite busy. It’s took the kitchen a while to get our food out, but, it was definitely worth the wait!!! Service, location and food were all!! Piano player was excellent. We had a great time and didn’t feel rushed…. I would recommend you try the Blue Crab Eggs Benedict. Yummy!
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