Official Tampa/St Petersburg Thread - shut it down!

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  1. Boo MFer!

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    Somebody’s never had the pleasure of dining at Dave & Buster’s!
     
  2. Lawnole23

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    Olivia is pretty loud but food was good and we had a good waiter. It’s 2 miles from my house so will be adding it into the rotation.
     
  3. Lawnole23

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    Loved that place but that is a fucking hike to get to.
     
  4. Tarpon Nole

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    Not for me :ahh:
     
  5. killerwvu

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    Ok, I'll be in Clearwater the 22-26 for spring training

    Any dinner recs? We're staying right off of US 60, about 10 minutes from the Phillies complex....one day we'll be in Bradenton as well so we'll have a rental car

    Open to pretty much any type of food, so we're not picky at all
     
  6. CUgator

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    clearly the original Hooters location
     
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  7. Hank Scorpio

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    downtown Dunedin and downtown Safety Harbor are both close by to where you're staying and have good options for dinner.

    Dunedin has a bunch of breweries if you like craft beer. We usually eat at Casa Tina (get the Guacamole salad and Enchiladas en salsa roja) when we go there, but everything there is solid from my experience.

    In Safety Harbor, I like Southern Fresh, Pizzaria Gregario, and Bar Fly. Gigglewaters is the trendy spot, but we've never eaten there (didn't want to wait). Less bar options than Dunedin if you're looking to wander around, but still a decent time.

    Not really sure how far you're looking to go for dinner, but both of those areas are a fairly close drive or uber (10-15 min) compared to going all the way to South Tampa or downtown St Pete.

    But if you want an epic, high end experience, go to Berns and don't skip the dessert room.
     
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  8. 941Gator

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    what food do you dislike? or really prefer?
     
  9. killerwvu

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    Awesome. I'll have to look into these
     
  10. killerwvu

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    Really into anything. Usually like to try regional cuisine
     
  11. bturns

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    Go to barfly
     
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  12. 941Gator

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    In Clearwater: Clearwater Oyster Co., Ocean Hai, Sea Guini
    Near Clearwater: Salt Rock Grill and Columbia
    Tampa: Bern's (fancy steak), Armature Works, Sparkman Warf area, Barter House in Ybor
    St. Pete: Just come walk around downtown (You have 2 areas: Beach Drive and Central Ave). Set GPS to parking garage 117 2nd street north, St. Petersburg, Florida. Many options, I'll mention two: Cassis (beach drive) or The Mill (Central).
     
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  13. 941Gator

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    Are you stopping by for the day or hotel?
     
  14. bturns

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    n/m
     
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  15. killerwvu

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    Day. Driving down in the AM for the Pirates Spring Training. Games at 1. Figured we'd hang out around the area for a little afterwards
     
  16. 941Gator

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    You can park for free all day on 1st Ave west (along river). GPS to 1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205. Then once you park you can try Oak and Stone roof top for a drink or food. You could either walk or uber to LECOM Park Field (1 mile away) at this point. About 2 blocks from the field is Motorworks Brewery, which is decent. After the game, or before, you could also go to Anna Maria Island. Either Beach House Restaurant or Sandbar Restaurant or Ocean Star Anna Maria for sushi.

    you're not staying in a great area fun wise, so you'll need to move around on this trip imo.
     
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  17. killerwvu

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    Thanks.... probably won't be out too late since my wife is pregnant. Figured get dinner then a drink or 2 for me then back to the house :roll:
     
  18. pacey

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    Berns is the best restaurant in Tampa but plan on 3 hours if you want desert. Woodys on st Pete beach for peak and eat shrimp on the water.
     
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  19. Tarpon Nole

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    Just rode that storm out camping in ft DeSoto. Think I punched the core twister style
     
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  20. Hank Scorpio

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    the suck zone...
     
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  21. 941Gator

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    if she's sober then maybe it won't be a "sit and drink" type of trip and she'll want to be on the move. You can go north to the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs or also drive south to downtown Sarasota and Siesta Beach to explore.
     
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  22. Tarpon Nole

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    Another #toptier weekend in Tampa. Just got back from day drinking at salt shack
     
  23. ANTWONE

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    Got my flight for the first 2 rounds of March Madness at Amalie :ballin:
     
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  24. 941Gator

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    should have good weather for you all week
     
  25. killerwvu

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    Sitting at the stadium, and it's a perfect day<3
     
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  26. Hank Scorpio

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    Where is the postgame dinner taking place?
     
  27. killerwvu

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    We're gonna wonder around Safety Harbor..not sure where were gonna go though

    Might hit a few spotsz get a little crazy
     
  28. NilesIrish

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    Headed down to Anna Maria the 23rd. Can’t wait.
     
  29. Boo MFer!

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    Southern Fresh is good AF.
     
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  30. Tarpon Nole

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    Barfly is pretty good

    Crooked thumb brewery around the corner from there is fun
     
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  31. Hank Scorpio

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    Can't go wrong with Bar Fly
     
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  32. 941Gator

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    Which stadium?
     
  33. killerwvu

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    Spectrum
     
  34. 941Gator

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    I’m at a Bar mile from there if you want to swing by
     
  35. killerwvu

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    Back at the hotel...wife is resting up. We’ll be at spectrum tomorrow then Steinbrenner field
     
  36. Whammy

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    Whats up dudes - going to take some time to read this thread.

    My company just got funded and looking like Tampa is going to be city #2. Going to be spending a lot of time over the next year and possibly moving eventually.

    Looking forward to learning more about it
     
  37. 941Gator

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    this whole “baby” thing is really messing up our plans
     
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  38. JGator1

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    As others itt can attest you should spend as much time as possible in Polk County
     
  39. Whammy

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    Im guessing this is satire??
     
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  40. Boo MFer!

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    No. Lakeland is where all the locals flock to. It’s the Hamptons of the Tampa Bay area.
     
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  41. CUgator

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    where would you be moving from?
     
  42. bturns

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    I concur on everything he has said about Lakeland. It’s just fantastic...
     
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  43. bturns

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    Sitting at Swan Brewery as we speak...
     
  44. Tarpon Nole

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    Nah. Bartow is where you should look
     
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  45. bturns

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    the Beverly Hills of the area is Polk City. Everyone knows this...
     
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  46. Boo MFer!

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    Damn shame that y’all are sleeping on Haines City right now.
     
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  47. nolecpa

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    Was always jealous of those ritzy Haines City neighborhoods when I was growing up in Brandon.
     
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  48. nolecpa

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    Damnit
     
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