Official Tampa/St Petersburg Thread - Great FL city or greatest FL city?

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  1. 941Gator

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    I disagree. Get the liquor flowing, walk around, lots of entertainment. It is a great day. It largely depends on your friend group though and whether you have a home base.
     
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  2. Boo MFer!

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    Quite the humblebragging going on here.
     
  3. 941Gator

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    Not exactly because I’m not sure I’ll have any of those things this year haha. Probably baby strolling pushing for me w the family.
     
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  4. Lawnole23

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    I'll likely be a Kid's Gasparilla and may just completely skip regular Gasparilla outside of brunch at the TYCC. Just a hassle navigating to my friend's houses early so I can avoid all streets being blocked. Luckily I live over in Sunset Park so I don't have to deal with all that shit if I don't want too.

    bturns if you go to Bayshore and have plenty of alcohol you'll have a good time. There are plenty of hot chicks but after doing it for a decade it loses its fun unless you have a place to hang out or are on a float.
     
  5. Boo MFer!

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    I love where we moved, but definitely miss home. :sad:
     
  6. War Grundle

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    We usually go to the kid’s parade but I havent been to the real one in probably ten years for all the reasons mentioned.

    Jose Gaspar wasn’t even a real person.
     
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  8. Boo MFer!

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    This isn’t what we meant by the invasion here, bro.
     
  9. JGator1

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    It's almost always a good time but it's more fun when you're 17 and can openly drink on Willow. There's a ton of drunk hot girls around, don't be an idiot and you'll be fine.
     
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  10. LetItSoak

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    We drove down from Atlanta for Gasparilla the 2 years after college and had an awesome time. I can't imagine going now at 34.
     
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    Lol oops
     
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  12. LSU90

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    Headed to Tampa in the morning on short notice for work. Staying near the airport so going to hit cigar city brewery around lunch then I have the whole afternoon open until the lightning game that night. Wednesday and Thursday my days are full except dinner. Any recs on things to do during the day tomorrow and for dinner on Wednesday and Thursday? Also, what to do before the game?
     
  13. War Grundle

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    During the day you could hit up Armature Works. It’s right on the water near downtown with tons of places to eat and drink. There is a river walk there where you can drink and walk up and down through downtown. There is also a couple museums right there as you walk if that is your thing.

    For dinner I like On Swann and Rooster & The Till. Bern’s is great but it will be hard to get a reservation at a reasonable hour but you can sit and eat in the bar.
     
  14. Tarpon Nole

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    check out armature works or sparkman wharf before the game. Armature is walkable to Amalie, but is a hike. Could also scooter there. Sparkman is next door to Amalie
     
  15. Lawnole23

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    Cigar City is putting in a kitchen currently and most of the tap room is closed. Might not want to plan on staying long there.

    Other breweries in Tampa worth going to are Angry Chair, 7th Sun and Hidden Springs.

    Datz is always solid for drinks and food. Check the menu.
     
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  16. bturns

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    Coppertail is also a very good brewery.

    If you have a chance, Ybor during the day is a pretty cool scene. They have some decent spots to eat and Tampa Bay Brewing is there also (not my favorite brewery but its okay). If you are into Cigars, I would definitely hit it up.
     
  17. bturns

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    oh and i forgot to mention

    CIGAR CITY BREWING IS OVERRATED AS FUCK.
     
  18. War Grundle

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    Datz is always great. I miss living walking distance from it.
     
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  19. Boo MFer!

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    Fuck out of here. Go back to Lakeland.
     
  20. bturns

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    :edmond:
     
  21. Lawnole23

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    It is now outside of some specialty beers. Around 2011 it was the tits.
     
  22. bturns

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    They have a few beers that are “craft special” that you can only get there that are retry decent, but overall, not that impressed. Their IPA put them on the map and it’s really mid tier at best.

    But I have been spoiled with the ATL, Asheville, and Charlotte areas for craft beer so most of the Florida breweries I have been to are pretty mediocre at best...
     
  23. Lawnole23

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    Jai Alai tastes nothing like it did 8-9 years ago. It’s mass produced crap now. You’re going to the wrong breweries then. Calusa is one of the best breweries in the country.
     
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  24. JGator1

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    Wondered what the schedule would be next year with the Super Bowl in town, it appears they're not gonna do Gasparilla the day before the Super Bowl (happened in 2001). I was 11 in 2001 so didn't exactly get to party, anyone on tmb get to enjoy the shitshow?
     
  25. Tarpon Nole

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    It’s so cold
     
  26. JGator1

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    Thankfully it's gonna warm up somewhat for the weekend but yeah this sucks
     
  27. War Grundle

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    I love it. Nice to get a break.
     
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  28. JGator1

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    bturns we're a few days away any other Gasparilla questions? Weather should be pretty good although a bit cold.
     
  29. ANTWONE

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    I’ve done Gasparilla a bunch over the last 10 years. I try to get tickets to one of the tents right on Bayshore with a group of friends. AYCD and eat with front row view of the parade is the way to do it.

    Last year didn’t get a pass and roamed bayshore for a couple hours... horrible idea
     
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  30. JGator1

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    Disagree if you have a good group of friends and/or a party you can go to close to Bayshore. Not a fan of being confined to the same area for 3+ hours but whatever works.
     
  31. SmoochieWallace

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    This is the key. I don't care how big your group is, walking around Bayshore with no home base blows.
     
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  32. Lawnole23

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    I enjoy the cold for a few days but my humidor is plummeting. Ready for it it to be 65-70 again.
     
  33. letan

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    I’m also a fan of the tents. Been doing those for probably close to 10 years and will be in one this year as well.
     
  34. bturns

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    no questions. I am doing a brunch for the invasion at the convention center and then heading down to bayshore for the parade. We have a home base about a 1/4 mile from bayshore.
     
  35. JGator1

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    Should be a fun day
     
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  36. Lawnole23

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    Trying to go to the TYCC but there is no parking within miles.
     
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  37. War Grundle

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    Beautiful weather for gasparilla for those going.
     
  38. bturns

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    At the convention center.
     
  39. bturns

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    Checking out angry chair right now. Pretty decent.
     
  40. ANTWONE

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    how was your gasparilla?
     
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  41. bturns

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    was great! Was right where the boat docked which was cool as shit. Then walked down to the parade from our “home base”. You all were right. Clutch as fuck. Didn’t get too hammered which was good. I don’t think I would have enjoyed it if I was wasted.

    ended up in lutz at PJ dolans about a mile from where I stayed the night and fucking tore it down there. Fantastic day.
     

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  42. bturns

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    So... if any of you guys want to meet at PJ dolans tomorrow night after 9, I’ll be there. Could be quite fun... FYI. It’s in Lutz. The GFs birthday.
     
  43. Lawnole23

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    I used to live in Lutz. I will never return to Lutz. I’m in Day 3 of Disney World hell currently though.
     
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  44. War Grundle

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    I live in Lutz. That’s very hurtful. I thought we were friends. It’s so close to Carrolwood I don’t feel any farther away than our last house in Tampa.
     
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  45. 941Gator

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  46. Lawnole23

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    I felt a world away but that’s because I work in South Tampa and the kids went to school down here plus the restaurant situation sucked as did the people in our neighborhood.

    I may have felt different if we had normal humans like yourself living near us.
     
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  47. Lawnole23

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  48. Tarpon Nole

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    absolutely glorious outside today
     
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  49. War Grundle

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    Yep just came back from a long run. Too nice not to be outside.
     
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