Celebrate 10 years of USBG Tampa Bay's Repeal Day Gala on December 7th

Celebrate 10 years of USBG Tampa Bay’s Repeal Day Gala on December 7th in Ybor City.

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 mortar […]

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 Loafing […]

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 go […]

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 Nast […]

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┬áCount Camillo Negroni ordered an Americano with gin instead […]

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 closing […]

5th Annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival this Saturday!

Looking for something fun to do this Memorial Day Weekend? The 5th Annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival is this Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at Curtis Hixon Park from 12PM-11PM. The 21+ event will feature Barenaked Ladies as the main act. The 21+ event will feature Barenaked Ladies as the main act with live music all […]

CL HighBall Another Round This Thursday!

Looking to start your summer off with some of the best cocktails in town? Local newspaper Creative Loafing is bringing their CL HighBall cocktail competition to Tampa this Thursday, May 11th from 7PM to 10PM at the Rialto Theatre in Tampa Heights next to Foundation Coffee and Hidden Springs Ale Works brewery. Over a dozen […]

CL HighBall Cocktail Competition 2017 – 1/26

Local newspaper Creative Loafing will host a cocktail competition called HighBall 2017 on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 from 7PM to 10PM at Kozuba & Sons Distillery (a truly beautiful facility) in St. Petersburg. The event will showcase local bartenders, distillers, and craft cocktail culture. Guests will enjoy more than 15 craft cocktail samples at the […]