Official Tampa/St Petersburg Thread - Champa Bay

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  1. Boo MFer!

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    Cheesecake Factory, IMO.
     
  2. Hank Scorpio

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    Ybor one for the reasons DuffandMuff said, plus walking distance to meal options, mainly breakfast/coffee.

    Also I kind of agree that Berns isn't a MUST DO for a bachelor party weekend.
     
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  3. RJF-GUMP

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    Bruins are at Tampa Bay on April 8 which is the Friday that we'll be there. Sounds like a no brainer. Smash some beers at the game and watch some hockey.
     
  4. War Grundle

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    Hokey Pokey?
     
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  5. Boo MFer!

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    That’s what bachelor parties are all about.
     
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  6. Hank Scorpio

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    if you stay at the Ybor house, you can take the trolley directly to the arena. I think it's like $2 free
     
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  7. Tarpon Nole

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    It's free
     
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  8. Hank Scorpio

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    Even better
     
  9. Hank Scorpio

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    RJF-GUMP while you can't really go wrong with either, I'm firmly in the camp of the Ybor VRBO over the Epicurean
     
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  10. RJF-GUMP

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    Me too. Would rather have a house to ourselves than 2 hotel rooms with double queen beds. Pressuring the best man to book this thing today or this week at the latest.
     
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  11. Tarpon Nole

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    Yep. Nothing better than a house full of your friends. Can pass out on couch, on back porch, on bathroom floor etc

    much better than hotels where you don’t have common area like a house
     
  12. Hank Scorpio

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    Just a bunch of guys being dudes
     
  13. Tarpon Nole

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    I love getting houses always over hotels. Always end up being way more fun. Would even rather get a house with in laws for vacation over hotel
     
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  14. DuffandMuff

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    Hell yeah. Pre game drinks in Ybor. Or you can go to American Social, which is walking distance to the arena. Big bar on the water with a full menu. I haven’t lived in tampa in over three years. Looks like fergs is gone?

    Cuban coffee and cigars in ybor.
     
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  15. Lawnole23

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    Anyone been to Gangchu in Seminole Heights lately? Have not been in awhile. Went tonight. Not good.
     
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  16. SmoochieWallace

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    I went a month ago. It was fine. The fried rice was really good. Everything was mediocre. It’s not on par with Ichicoro.
     
  17. Lawnole23

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    Chicken wings were awful. Rice was fine. Gnocchi was as fine. Took some people out there was actually embarrassed I brought them there.
     
  18. Tarpon Nole

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    wonder if the chicken shortage has anything to do with quality? I haven’t been, but I heard it was good from people who went in the past. I can’t imagine those guys knowingly having subpar food
     
  19. Lawnole23

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    I've been 5-6 times previously and it was always fantastic. Maybe an off day.
     
  20. War Grundle

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    Wife and I are going to Meat Market tonight in Hyde Park. Anyone ever been?
     
  21. SmoochieWallace

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    A couple of times. It’s solid. I’d say it’s a little overpriced, but what isn’t in Hyde Park?
     
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  22. War Grundle

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    Yeah I grew up here. Always been the case bit I think it’s the best part of Tampa.
     
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  23. Hank Scorpio

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    went once. Really enjoyed it and would go back again for a special occasion. Too pricey for a random Friday night date night.
     
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  24. War Grundle

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    I agree. Food was great. We only go on 4-5 nice dinner date nights a year so i I was ok with paying for it since we could sit outside. My wife still won’t eat inside due to Covid.
     
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  25. JGator1

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    Two weeks till Gasparilla, feels like 5 years since the last one in Jan 2020. Sounds like I've got a decent spot not far from Bayshore just hope covid cases have peaked.
     
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  26. Hank Scorpio

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    Think we'll still be peaking then, but starting to come down. But at this point, I'm of the mindset that covid is here to stay. So as long as I continue to update my boosters and mask up during spikes, I'm going to enjoy life.
     
  27. Lawnole23

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    I've been. It's good but there are a dozen other places that are just as good in Tampa that aren't as expensive.
     
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  28. Lawnole23

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    I haven't been out to Gasparilla in years but we have a lot of neighbors that just moved to Tampa in the last 2 years so we're going out with them. Think TYCC in the morning then bought tickets to hang out at Junior League on Davis Island.
     
  29. SmoochieWallace

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    My plan is to hang out on DI in the morning and then walk over to our tent for the parade.
     
  30. War Grundle

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    I agree. Over priced but it had outside seating and we could get a reservation at a normal time. My wife still will only eat out if we can sit outside.
     
  31. War Grundle

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    We are going to the kids parade.
     
  32. Hank Scorpio

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    May do the same, but we're also going to the game on Sunday. Doing both is a tall task.

    I'm old
     
  33. JGator1

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    Gonna be outside like 99% of the time and for better or worse (disgusting porta potties) no poorly ventilated bathrooms like at a football game. Hopefully the weather cooperates.
     
  34. JGator1

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    How was the kids parade? Hope it's warmer and at a minumum sunny next Saturday.
     
  35. bturns

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    Saying a high of 57 next Saturday.
     
  36. ANTWONE

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    Had a ticket to the Fisher Boys tent but not going to make it anymore

    :feelsbadman:
     
  37. JGator1

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    As long as the sun's out it won't be too bad but definitely wish it'd be warmer.
     
  38. War Grundle

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    It was good. Not that packed. Didn’t have to be next to anyone.
     
  39. Lawnole23

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    I was at a catered tent. $150 a ticket not worth the money whatsoever. Was not packed at all.
     
  40. beerleagueman

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    Gasparilla always falls during the coldest week or 2 of the year..it’s luck to get a high in the 70s
     
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  41. Lawnole23

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    Saturday high is 51 with 18mph winds. My wife bought tickets with everyone in our neighborhood for a catered event at Junior League. This is going to be awful.
     
  42. War Grundle

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    We’re going to Legoland for my sons birthday Saturday. 51 walking around a park doesn’t sound too bad.
     
  43. Lawnole23

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    He's reached the age where you go to Legoland one time and then never return haha.
     
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  44. War Grundle

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    Haha we went for his 4th birthday and he loved it. He will be 6 and you're right. This is probably the last time.
     
  45. Lawnole23

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    Wish there was more to do. So much closer than the other parks. We took lil lawnole and he was like it was fun but I would rather go to Univeral so that's the end of Legoland for us.
     
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  46. War Grundle

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    Definitely agree on not as many rides. We just bought skip the line passes and will likely do everyone twice.
     
  47. Lawnole23

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    I think we did the Ninjago ride 4 times.
     
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  48. 941Gator

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    Anyone braving the elements tomorrow for the parade? Think I’m going by boat - stick a fork in me.
     
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  49. Hank Scorpio

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    this sounds like a terrible idea.
     
  50. Lawnole23

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    40 mph gusts tomorrow. I have Covid so won’t be doing shit. Pretty excited to not be standing for hours in that cold and wind.
     
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