Tampa Bay, much like the United States as a whole, is a melting pot of people from everywhere except, well, Tampa. It’s no secret that Tampa is also home to die hard sports fans from cities across the nation. On any given weekend during football season the Soho neighborhood of South Tampa is speckled with not only Buccaneers jerseys, but also a vast variety of teams. Although the Tampa Bay Rays are out of the running for the World Series, locals are still placing their bets on teams expected to win, and bars are not without baseball fans from many cities. The lightning capital of the world is host to the Tampa Bay Lightning whose season is in full swing. So where are the locals planting themselves for these beloved games? The following is a list of 5 favorite indoor and outdoor hot spots for food, beer, and fun in the Soho neighborhood.
When we choose our favorite spots we pick them for their atmosphere first and foremost. The food, the drinks, and the number of televisions are all factors that follow closely behind. The following are 5 of Tampa’s favorite indoor and outdoor hot spots for drinks, food, and fun for baseball, football, and hockey fans according to many locals in the Soho neighborhood.
The Patio, voted #1 among locals, is host to the Gator Club on Saturday, bringing big crowds and loads of fun. The NFLs big-time fun-day Sunday are no match for any bar in the area. No matter your team you are likely to find a good crew of fellow fans. http://www.patiotampa.com
World of Beer, as expected, is host to a plethora of beer choices. In addition to the popular WOB Club, you will find live music, and knowledgeable staff who can assist you in finding your favorite beer choice. http://www.wobusa.com
Soho Saloon. Although not the #1 pick, this hot spot has been placed in the top half of the list for a reason. The menu, specifically wing sauce and burgers, are ever changing and always a taste of the favorite in town. http://www.sohosaloon.com
Yard of Ale, across from MacDinton's, a local hot spot for college fans and karaoke fans alike is an Irish pub that hosts karaoke, trivia, and games of corn-hole that entices all. The wrap-around porch is a draw for many locals seeking an outdoor experience. http://www.yardofalesoho.com
Finishing off the list, The Lodge, boasts large TVs, and wide selection of drinks and music. If you are looking for a weekend brunch spot with live music and mimosas to write home about, you have found your spot. http://www.cicciorestaurantgroup.com/the-lodge-restaurant-bar
Whether visiting or living in the Tampa Bay area stop looking for a reason, come out and join us in the place to play!