The 10 Best Bars In Davis Islands, Tampa

Photo of Stella Carnegie
9 February 2017

Tampa’s Davis Island, and the neighborhoods that border it, are full of pubs, clubs and bars perfect for grabbing a drink and enjoying good company. Check out the 10 best bars on Tampa’s Davis Islands and all the food, drinks and fun they have to show you a unbeatable good time.

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Molly Malone's Irish Pub

Bar, Pub, Irish, $$$
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Molly Malone's Irish Pub
Molly Malone's Irish Pub | © libsciterp/Flickr
Serving breakfast lunch and dinner as well as a full bar of liquor, Molly Malone’s Irish Pub is a family friendly Irish pub perfect for a a happy hour drink, business lunch or afternoon with great company. The Irish-styled, though not traditional, decor and live music make for a lively atmosphere in which no one can ever be a stranger. The owner, John Malone, himself is originally from Dublin, and works hard to make sure every customer has a good ole Irish time every time they visit his pub. On top of great beer, Molly Malone’s serves a meaty and flavorful shepherds pie, so grab a drink and enjoy a casual later afternoon and evening in the open and bright space that is Molly Malone’s Irish Pub.

The Anchor Bar

Bar, Craft Ale Bar, American, Pub Grub
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The Anchor Bar
The Anchor Bar | © PamCulver/Flickr
The Anchor Bar is a local favorite of the South Tampa area, with a mix of food, liquor, wide variety of draft beers and altogether strong drinks at a great price. It does not stop there, the juicy burgers, garlic parmesan and chipotle BBQ crispy wings and loaded fries will never disappoint, nor will the welcoming and friendly staff who are more than happy to cater whatever it is you may need. Anchor Bar is a great place for you and your friends to finish up the night. Don’t miss their happy hour deals throughout the week or live music on the weekends, though it is guaranteed that any day you go is sure to be a fun and fulfilling time.

Yeoman's Cask And Lion

Bar, Pub, Restaurant, British, $$$
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Yeoman's Cask and Lion
Yeoman's Cask and Lion | © JohnPaulVerkamp/Flickr
Formerly known as Yeoman’s Roadhouse on Davis Islands, Yeoman’s Cask and Lion has renamed and relocated just outside the island in downtown Tampa. An English restaurant and pub, Yeoman’s serves lunch and dinner and houses two full liquor bars, tons of craft beers and two fine cask ales. There’s always something going here, whether it’s Magic Hat open mic night every Tuesday, all day happy hour on Saturdays, or Sunday Funday with a meal and bottomless Mimosas or Marys. Enjoy a fun evening in the most upscale London punk style bar on the east side of the USA.

Wet Willies

Bar, American, $$$
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Wet Willie's, Tampa
Wet Willie's, Tampa | © jrgts/Flickr
A lively exposed brick chain bar, Wet Willies is known and made famous for its rainbow selection of frozen daiquiris that can be combined any way you’d like. If you don’t feel like making your own, they have plenty of inspiration with fun names like Call a Cab, Attitude Adjuster, Tiger Bite or Superman. Wet Willies is the perfect place to let go of the stress of the day’s work and to enjoy world-renowned daiquiris of all sorts and music to match it. Cool off in the summer heat, strong and cold drink in hand, enjoy company with great friends and give yourself a good laugh as you waste away the day at Wet Willies,a bar, a party and an institution.

Four Green Fields

Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
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Four Green Fields claims to be America’s only authentic Irish Pub with a thatched roof, a Liverpool FC Supporters Club, and a food and beer selection to prove it, not to mention their recent vote by a Dublin based magazine as one of the world’s top Irish pubs outside of Ireland. Try a perfectly crafted corned beef Reuben with sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing with a side of fries and the best fish and chips in all of Tampa, or simply enjoy the good quality space for conversations and enjoying company with friendly staff and flowing drinks. Whether you’re sold on that or are looking for quintessential Irish music, live on Saturdays, Four Green Fields is you place to be.

The Sail Pavilion

The Sail Pavilion is located near downtown and the convention center, right on the water. During the day, feel the breeze and enjoy the weather, watching the joggers, walkers, boats, bicycle riders and more as they pass along the river walk, and enjoy food and drinks under the hanging lights and illuminated steps at night. The seating, music, and drinks available are all incredible and what’s more is that it’s accessible by boat. Keep an eye out for food trucks on one Friday each month, or simply cool off, sit back and relax with a beer in the fresh air and sunshine; there’s no way to keep from breaking into the biggest of smiles.
Address & Telephone number: 333 S Franklin St, Tampa, Florida 33602, +1 813 274 7778

The Boat House

Bar, American, $$$
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If you someone who likes to keep your hands dry while drinking a cold brew, The Boat House will have you covered with coozies provided in a bucket on the bar, labeled ‘catch and release.’ Even better, if you’re seeking out Tampa’s hurricane evacuation plans, look no further, as The Boat House has two step, first, to grab a beer, and second, to run like hell. This outdoor boat and pirate themed bar, with quality live music on the weekends, two giant screens for your viewing pleasure and a friend accommodating staff will ensure a fabulous time. Watch the cruise ships leave in the late afternoon and grab a drink before a Lightning game or simply before grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants that surround it.

Island's Club

Bar, Pizzeria, Restaurant, Italian
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Island’s Club is a late night restaurant and bar, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with the greatest deals in town. Even better, they support their local Lightnings with 50 cent wings on every game day, along with a plethora of events throughout the year for holidays like Halloween and New Years’ Eve. Go to Island’s Club for good drinks, a great game of billiards and a fun, lively and super friendly atmosphere that excites and welcomes all for an unbeatable good time.

Champion Sports Bar

Bar, Pub, American, $$$
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Champions Sports Bar
Champions Sports Bar | © ShineLikeTheDawn/Flickr
As the main wall reads, Champions Sports Bar is all about good food, good times, and as such, you may expect good sports with pub food and brews all encompassed in a brick walled space that is cozy and lively, day in and day out. You may not expect an outstanding dinner from a sports bar, but Champions definitely blows that stereotype out of the water. Indulge in the incredible Mahi Mahi sandwich, waffle fries, a chicken quesadilla, or really anything that you crave, because no matter what you choose it will be exactly what you were looking for. With more high quality large TV screens than any local bar, this buzzing atmosphere and bar is sure to be your ideal game watching and lunch or dinner destination.

DI Coffee Bar

Bar, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Tea , Fast Food, $$$
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DI Coffee Bar
DI Coffee Bar | © JohnTornow/Flickr
Coffee shop by day, with a unique and tasty collection of hot and cold brews, and hip chic wine bar by night, DI Coffee is the ideal place to sit cozy inside at high low and long tables or up at the unique walk up bar outside for a lovely or bold glass of beer or wine. All of the furniture is tastefully put together and placed as well as is the wall decor, from simple painting to hanging antique guitars, all of which are for sale. A new coffee and wine bar on the scene, DI is a Davis Island gem and absolute must.

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