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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,
FL
US

Sprouting from culinary roots in New Orleans, Crazy Cajun slings a southern-style smorgasbord of seafood, po boys, and ribs in a casual eatery. Diners can weave together a gastronomic tapestry with the menu's Mix 'n Match entree ($7.95), interlacing half of a shrimp, oyster, or catfish po boy with seafood or chicken and sausage gumbo, steeped for longer than it takes to finish a cross-country rickshaw race. Meanwhile, torrents of garlic-butter sauce wash over the Garlic Trio's snow crab, blue crab, and shrimp peaks poking out from behind rolling hills of corn, potatoes, and sausage ($18.95). Andouille sausage embellishes a pillow of red beans and rice ($6.95) in a Cajun favorite. Diners with massive appetites, or crawfish looking for their soul mate, can take the Crazy Cajun Crawfish Challenge ($29.95), which defies patrons to pack away 6 pounds of the eponymous crustacean within 15 minutes for a free T-shirt, a free meal, and an earned sense of confidence.

1406 E Fowler Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

With its bamboo walls and palm-tree-shaded yard, Supa D Tropical Bar & Grill’s exterior has all the markings of a modest subtropical hut. But come nightfall, throbbing bass makes the bamboo slats vibrate, shattering any notions of an idyllic island refuge. Behind those bamboo walls, reggae, dance-hall, and soca DJs take to the stage, and a spacious sunken dance floor sports vivid airbrushed murals and subwoofers the size of shopping carts.

By day, though, Supa D Tropical Bar & Grill showcases the culinary side of Jamaican culture. Meats simmer in thick curries, and jerk chicken jolts tongues out of their stamp-licking stupor. Additionally, dining companions can cleanse palates with classic Jamaican beverages such as Irish moss, sorrel, and peanut punch.

810 E Skagway Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

The seasoned brewers at Southern Brewing & Winemaking impart the secrets of crafting artisan ales at home during friendly, intimate beer-making classes. Up to 15 students savor sample brews and light snacks as hops-loving experts explain basic equipment and recipes and discuss the bottling and tasting of home-brewed beverages, demystify the brewing process. Instructors fill the lesson plan with their passion for brewing and encourage students to ask questions or stage modern-dance interpretations of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.” The class covers enlightening topics open to students of all ages, but only participants 21 or older can drink alcohol.

1717 East Busch Boulevard
Tampa,
FL
US

Thousands of miles separate India from Florida, but the fashion world can be far more accessible and affordable than the real one. For a case in point, look no further than Gro Styles, a chic Indian boutique with locations in Orlando, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale. Rack after rack of colorful saris?many covered in sequins or embroidery?line the walls at each store, as do sparkling necklaces. Pair these accessories with a flattering skirt or tunic.

2035 E Fowler Ave.
Tampa,
FL
US

Papa John's has carefully crafted a menu of specialty pizzas to satisfy any taste or mouth shape. Order a Hawaiian BBQ Chicken, or go all-out and get The Works, a top-heavy combination of pepperoni, ham, spicy Italian sausage, fresh-sliced onions, green peppers, gourmet baby portabella mushrooms, and ripe black olives. Satisfy herbivores and herbivoyeurs with a Tuscan Six-Cheese or Garden Fresh pie. The full list of specialty pizzas includes several more; take the hassle out of haggling over individual ingredients and boldly cast your straight-ticket ballot for the pizza party that your conscious dictates.

9340 N Florida Ave
Tampa,
FL
US