+Lowry Parade, 1213 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Probably one of my favorite bars on planet earth, this place has the best vibes and some killer games. Music can really make or break a place. I swear they hijacked my ipod and had some of my favorite bands playing from Rage Against the Machine to Smashing Pumpkins. Great selection of local brews and pac man ghost taps.
On the night we were in there (a Thursday) was free pizza at the bar and free play Nintendo video games – probably any one you could ever think of. WHAT MORE CAN YOU POSSIBLY ASK FOR?
You want more? They have pinball,
foosball, arcade games, and board games too. This place is a real gem.
+New World Brewery, 1313 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Although it’s not a brewery anymore, this is still a kick-butt dive bar. There are globes all over the place for decoration, just my style. Inside you’ll find a few great pinball machines and a foosball table.
Outside you’ll find a patio with some live music. You may even notice the sweet staff feeding a cat, who they affectionately call mama cat, because she had babies. A perfect spot to spend some time in while you’re visiting the Ybor City neighborhood.
+Cigar City Brewing, 3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, FL 33607
We had seen the vivacious Jai Alai cans of beer from this brewery whilst grocery shopping in Publix and had to give the brewery a try. They have such fun flavors! Cubano Espress, Cafe Con Leche, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Strawberry Shortcake, Good, Gourd, Cucumber Saison, just to name a few..seriously there are so many more. Oh and if you’re a metal fan – ya gotta try the brew they teamed up with Killswitch Engage to make: Alive or Just Brewing! And if you like disc golf they have a whole rack of little frisbees.And if you’re hungry? There was a food truck out back the night we visited.