Tampa Tidbits (& Surrounding Areas)

Tampa, as well as it’s surrounding areas, have the BEST restaurants and bars!! I’ve listed a few of my favorites to get you started on your food and drink coma!


Where to grab a drink:

  1. Coppertail Brewing Company, Tampa, FL
  2. 3 Daughters Brewing Company, St. Petersburg, FL
  3. The Canopy Rooftop Bar, St. Petersburg, FL
  4. Cage Brewing, St. Petersburg, FL
  5. Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL
  6. Annata Wine Bar, St. Petersburg, FL
Coppertail Brewing, Tampa, FL.


Where to go for afternoon tea:

Oxford Exchange
420 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33602


Oxford Exchange deserves a blog post for itself!  I’ll have to get on that.  But in the meanwhile, their greatness can be described here.  Oxford is one of most beautiful, swankiest restaurant/book store/gift shop/coffee shop/tea room that I have ever placed my eyes upon.  The decor throughout the building is stunning and so aesthetically pleasing.  One of my favorite things to do here is have afternoon tea.  Their selection comes from Tebella Tea and it is tasty.  I really enjoy their Georgia Peach white and their Sweet Banana Creme rooibos.  They have several different tea options that come with a variety of scones, small bites, and jams.  This is honestly one of my favorite places on the planet to spend an afternoon at.


Where to get dessert:

Sprinkles Cupcake ATM
717 S Dakota Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606


It’s an ATM that serves cupcakes.  Need I say more?  You can also walk into their bakery, which is located next to the ATM.  It’s just so darling!


Where to shop:

Mazzaro’s Italian Market
2909 22nd Avenue N
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

Walking into Mazzaro’s is like stepping foot into a real Italian market.  Each section of the building is for an Italian specialty.  There’s a room devoted to wine and cheese.  Another area is exclusively for olives.  There is an amazing fresh pasta selection that stands across from their heavenly bakery.  This is such a gem and it’s a one-stop type of place for finding a perfect meal or a special Italian item that you miss from Italy!  I especially love that you can order lunch from their deli and sit outside to eat it.


Where to get a great meal:

Urban Brew and BBQ
1939 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713


Urban has an impeccable taste for BBQ and a great selection of brews (hence the name).  I especially love their fall off the bone ribs!  If you decide to eat here, Cage Brewing is about a 4 minute walk.  You can’t ever have enough beer, right?


The Mill Restaurant
200 Central Avenue #100
St. Petersburg, Florida, 33701

Check out my blog post of The Mill Restaurant to see why I absolutely LOVE it!!


Again, these are just some starter options because there are SO MANY great places to go in Tampa and its surrounding areas!  If you would like more suggestions, please let me know, I’d be happy to share!





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