Nightlife in Tampa

In-Home Wine Tasting for Four or Eight with Complimentary Bottle of Wine from PRP Wine International (Up to 87% Off)

PRP Wine International

University Square

$150 $19

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Wine consultants travel to homes, pouring samples from four or six different bottles for small groups

$55 for an In-Home Wine Tasting for 12‒16 People with Six Bottles from Wines for Humanity ($250 Value)

Wines for Humanity

Redeem from Home

$250 $55

Advisers share tips on tasting, serving, and pairing, bringing six bottles of wine and buckets of expertise; bottle sales benefit charity

One or Two Tickets to Any Speed-Dating Event from Tampa Singles Events (Up to 57% Off)

Tampa Singles Events

On Location

$35 $17

Like-minded singles in their 20s through 40s mingle for five minutes each at venues across Tampa

The Tampa Urban Music Fest with Anthony Hamilton at USF Sun Dome on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

The Tampa Urban Music Fest

USF Sun Dome

$45.45 $27

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Festival featuring R&B crooner Anthony Hamilton, soul singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings, and gospel-inspired rapper Mali Music

Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds To Mars: Carnivores Tour on Saturday, August 9, at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 34% Off)

Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds To Mars with special guests AFI: Carnivores Tour

George M. Steinbrenner Field

$98.80 $65

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Grammy Award–winning rock giants co-headline a bill that includes the epic hits of Jared and Shannon Leto and AFI; party-deck buffet option

The Summer Nationals Tour: The Offspring with Bad Religion and Pennywise on August 14 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Summer Nationals Tour Featuring The Offspring, Bad Religion, and Pennywise

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds

$59 $29.50

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The Offspring play all of Smash—including "Come Out and Play"—supported by fellow legends Bad Religion, Pennywise & Stiff Little Fingers

Reggae Rise Up Featuring Rebelution and Steel Pulse at Raymond James Stadium on 9/27 at 1 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

Reggae Rise Up

Raymond James Stadium

$41.05 $24

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Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Collie Buddz, Zion I Crew, Ballyhoo, and more will deliver positive vibes at the sixth festival series

Fitz & The Tantrums at USF Sun Dome on September 10 at 8 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

Fitz & The Tantrums

USF Sun Dome

$35.20 $20

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The soulful and funky indie-pop stars behind "The Walker" and "Out of My League" get crowds dancing with an invigorated live performance

Ed Blaze Coming To America Tour With Friends on Friday, August 1, at 8 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

Ed Blaze and Friends

The Westin Tampa Harbour Island

$27.25 $12

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Tanzania-born club veteran Blaze joins seasoned comedian Williams, featured on BET and Comedy Central, for a night of uncensored standup

Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular Starring Brandon Boyd, JC Chasez, and Michelle Williams (Up to 51% Off)

Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular

Tampa Bay Times Forum

$144.20 $102

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Members of Incubus, *NSync, Destiny’s Child, and Sex Pistols tear into Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking rock musical

Saturday Night Laughs in New Tampa for One, Two, or Four on September 6–December 6 (Up to 46% Off)

Saturday Night Laughs in New Tampa

Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club

$11.54 $8

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Top-notch local and national comedians, including Tampa favorite Trish Keating, stoke laughter in a lush country club

Standup Show with Drinks for Two or Four at Side Splitters Comedy Club (Up to 66% Off)

Side Splitters Comedy Club

Carrollwood

$62 $23

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Comedians with credits from Family Guy, Chelsea Lately, and Louie

Select Local Merchants

"In street food, one can find the true spirit and culture of the local people." With this one statement on its website, the Flight Restaurant & Lounge team sums up the impetus for its entire restaurant. At the modern eatery, visitors can celebrate a cross-section of global flavors and culinary traditions that have been passed down through generations by both written recipes and subliminal messaging in top-40 songs. The menu spotlights dishes from around the world, including Cuba, the Philippines, Mexico, Thailand, and Pakistan—each crafted with authentic ingredients such as fried plantains and pickled okra.

The perfume of warming spices permeates the vibrant lounge, which often hosts live music and displays the works of local artists in a gallery section. The gallery, illuminated by overhead spotlights arranged in the shape of an airplane, donates 100% of its proceeds to the artists and charities including Instruments 4 Life, Global Community Outreach, and Advocates for World Health.

15463 N Dl
Tampa,
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Though entertainment fads come and go, movie theaters remain, tempting audiences with fantastical stories new and old. The film buffs behind the Tampa Pitcher Show understand this craving for narrative connection, filling their movie hall and bar space’s calendar with first-run films, alternative events, and live music that helped them take home the prize for Best Kept Secret in Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay 2011 Reader’s Poll. Within the theater, projectors hum to life with current hits and cult classics every night; weekends welcome special happenings that include Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow-casts, art bazaars, and comedy shows. The Take 2 Lounge dispenses a sprawling menu of bar fare, including burgers, pizzas, and beers such as Magic Hat #9, Southern Tier, and Florida Avenue Ale flowing from 13 tap lines.

14416 N Dl
Tampa,
FL
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We are Tampa's largest combined Sports Bar and Billiards Hall: 7000 Square feet of good times! 18 Pool tables, foosball, video games, 25 different beers, 17 different kinds of wings, full kitchen, HDTVs for the games, great music, close to USF and Busch Gardens. Open Mon-Sat 11am to 3am and Sun 1pm to 3am.

1010 E Busch Blvd
Tampa,
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Though the staff at The Brass Tap take beer very seriously, they've nevertheless turned drinking it into a game. Customers get a single point for each of the pub's 300 craft beers that they try. At certain milestones, they'll receive gift cards or a t-shirt with a new title, all the way from rookie to beer guru?and, if they conquer the challenge three times, they can win the coveted Repeat Offender 900 shirt.

Thankfully, the bar makes it easy to sort through its 300 beers. The menu is divided up into different beer types, which go deeper than the basic delineation of ale vs. lager vs. water that's been dyed amber. Guests can peruse listings of bottled barleywines and porters, or have a resident beer aficionado fill their mug with an imported brew on draft. Beer even permeates the food: the chipotle mustard on the house-baked pretzels is made with pale ale, just as the cheese dip is made with Samuel Adams. All of the burgers, sandwiches, and pretzel pizzas also have recommended drink pairings.

As for entertainment, each Brass Tap books a variety of local bands throughout the week. Trivia, bingo, and happy hours find regular spots on the schedule, and some locations have outdoor patios and cigars for purchase.

10019 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa,
FL
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At Ocean Blue's Sushi Bar, sushi chefs assiduously assemble 50 raw and cooked maki options. Though focused on crafting seafood-filled rolls like the salmon skin—a medley of tempura salmon skin, chive, and cucumber with spicy aioli—chefs accommodate different tastes and dietary restrictions, too. For meat lovers there's the steak-and-cheese maki, which features a blend of teriyaki steak, cream cheese, and fried onions, while vegans can enjoy the aptly named vegan roll, a crunchy medley of asparagus and cucumber with creamy avocado.

Ocean Blue's menu also encompasses other Japanese favorites, from teriyaki scallops to pork dumplings paired with ginger shoyu sauce. Around 10 p.m., the fine dining atmosphere gives way to a club-like vibe, where the eclectic festivities last nightly until at least 2 a.m. Often presided over by live DJs, the bar's special events include Latin nights and 90s-themed dance parties, where patrons don outfits made entirely from K'Nex.

11759 N Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa,
FL
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When you walk into John Rolfe Tobacco Company, one of the first things you'll notice is the large humidor to your right. The glass structure is stocked with dozens of internationally curated cigars, lined up neatly in handsome display cases bearing brand names such as Davidoff and Flor de las Antillas.

And while cigars get top billing here, it's far from the only card in John Rolfe's deck. Folks stopping in for a smoke might be entertained by anything from their reflections on the flat-screen TVs to live jazz music, all while dining from a menu of Middle Eastern dishes such as spinach and artichoke pies. The leather couches situated around a fireplace mantel invite groups to linger, and those who do can pair their cigar with craft beer or imported wine.

214 East Cass Street
Tampa,
FL
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