Anise Global Gastrobar in Downtown Tampa permanently closing September 14th

Anise Global Gastrobar announced via Facebook today that the Downtown Tampa cocktail bar will permanently close its doors on Saturday, September 14th, 2019. The bar was one of the first craft cocktail bars to enter the Downtown Tampa corridor and a success story showing that a food truck can expand into a brick and mortarContinue reading “Anise Global Gastrobar in Downtown Tampa permanently closing September 14th”

Margarita Wars coming July 26th to TPepin Hospitality Centre in Tampa

Full disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Creative Loafing Tampa. I have partnered with them for their upcoming Margarita Wars and have received tickets in exchange for my post about their upcoming event and cross-promotions. Opinions are my own and do not reflect Creative Loafing or affiliates. Ready to sip some margaritas? Creative LoafingContinue reading “Margarita Wars coming July 26th to TPepin Hospitality Centre in Tampa”

Guide: Where to eat and drink in Miami Beach

Miami Beach is a classic tourist attraction. Hotels are all along the strip with bars and restaurants just waiting for customers. It’s a little hard to navigate as well. Most bars are open late and many are open until 5AM with nightclubs filling in the party scene. Here are some recommendations on where to goContinue reading “Guide: Where to eat and drink in Miami Beach”

Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender Competition 2018 Miami

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender (MIB) Cocktail Competition at Racket in Wynwood. Bartenders showcased their talents and the winners move on to London (the home of Bombay Sapphire) for the finals and the chance to win $10,000, a digital feature in GQ, and other Conde NastContinue reading “Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender Competition 2018 Miami”

Happening Now: Negroni Week 2018 in Tampa Bay

It’s Negroni Week this week. Negroni Week started in 2013 as a celebration of the Negroni cocktail and a fundraiser for charities around the world. It is a partnership between Campari and Imbibe Magazine. The Negroni dates back to 1919 in Florence and is named after founder¬†Count Camillo Negroni ordered an Americano with gin insteadContinue reading “Happening Now: Negroni Week 2018 in Tampa Bay”

Guide: Top 8 Local Bars in Tampa

Drinking in Tampa is a mixed bag. Lots of bars close early and many overcharge for drinks that contain almost no alcohol or have downright terrible service. City officials and bar owners are also regularly working against each other. There was even an incident in 2013 where the city once tried to change the closingContinue reading “Guide: Top 8 Local Bars in Tampa”