01 Oct Elevate Your Happy Hour
Explore the many rooftop dining options Tampa Bay has to offer
Pair panoramic views with an artisan cocktail, add in the company of good friends, and you’re transported to a blissful respite from the hubbub of everyday life.
A getaway like this is a daily pleasure for those of us who live in Tampa Bay. From an intimate rendezvous to a light-hearted happy hour with colleagues, our region offers countless options for breezy al fresco drinks and dining. Check out some of our area favorites:
Edge Social Drinkery – Epicurean Rooftop
1207 South Howard Avenue, South Tampa
With inspired small plates, crafted cocktails, fine wines and a variety of microbrews on tap, The Edge Social Drinkery is a vibrant spot on the Epicurean Hotel rooftop, with cozy couches and intimate corners to mingle with friends and enjoy skyline views and breezes above trendy South Tampa.
The Birchwood – The Canopy Rooftop Lounge
340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg
Perched atop The Birchwood in the heart of St. Petersburg’s waterfront, The Canopy features private cabanas, fire pits and cozy living room seating, serving up hand-crafted cocktails and delicious appetizers with breathtaking views. Glass railings provide open vistas of sparkling Tampa Bay, Straub Park, Beach Drive and the downtown St. Petersburg skyline, four stories above Beach Drive.
2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa
Stunning views of Old Tampa Bay accent the setting of Armani’s, serving up Northern Italian cuisine on the 14th floor of the Grand Hyatt. The patio allows guests to take in the bay breeze overlooking open waters, the Rocky Point peninsula and downtown Tampa skyline.
University Club of Tampa
201 N Franklin Street, Suite 3800, Downtown Tampa
The University Club in the heart of Downtown Tampa is an area tradition, offering inspired contemporary cuisine, cocktails and wine selections. Members and their guests may dine and enjoy a panoramic view of the Tampa Bay skyline.
930 South Howard Avenue, South Tampa
Bulla Gastrobar presents a wide assortment of beers and wines, a special tapas menu and the distinct flavors of their charcoal oven-grill. The stylish rooftop bar offers sweeping views of bustling Downtown Tampa and the surrounding setting of trendy Soho and Hyde Park.
The Attic Café
500 E Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa
The Attic is located in the 4th floor of a 100-year-old historic downtown building, formerly serving as the Masonic Lodge auditorium. Outdoor, balcony seating overlooks city hall and provides a great view of downtown as guests enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro
5250 Gulf Boulevard, St. Petersburg Beach
Located on the 12th floor of the Grand Plaza Hotel, Spinners is the only revolving restaurant on the West Coast. Experience specialty drinks, fresh signature dishes and awe-inspiring panoramic views as the venue slowly revolves 360 degrees.
5137 N Florida Avenue, Seminole Heights
A secret staircase tucked off to the side of the building leads to a speak-easy style rooftop patio, offering an intimate backdrop to a delicious menu of seasonal favorites, craft beers and nuanced wines. The patio offers a view of historic North Florida Avenue locales, adding a touch of urban flavor to the scene.
Del Frisco’s Grille
4138 W Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa
Along Tampa’s renowned Restaurant Row, the modern and inviting restaurant takes a classic bar experience to new heights. Their completely covered patio includes a bustling bar area, where guests may watch the incoming and outgoing jets from nearby Tampa International Airport.Back to Article List