The 10 Best Bars In Tampa's Hyde Park

Photo of Lydia Picknell
9 February 2017

When staying in Tampa’s chic Hyde Park area, you’re going to want to find something to do at night. With stylish stores and restaurants, it’s easy to find the perfect bar to fit your mood. We’ve put together a list of 10 bars you’ll want to check out when in Tampa’s Hyde Park.

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Tiny Tap Tavern

Tiny Tap Tavern has a smokey, dive bar atmosphere. Formerly a gas station in the sixties, there are pool tables for those who wish to enjoy a bit of friendly competition between family and strangers.
Location & Telephone: 406 South Howard Ave, Tampa, (813) 251-4433

Yard of Ale

Yard of Ale has over 20 craft and import drafts and over 75 different bottled beer for guests to choose from, as well as a full liquor shelf and wine available by the glass and the bottle. They also have board games, Yard games and live trivia.
Location & Telephone: 406 South Howard Ave, Tampa, (813) 251-4433


Cheap specializes in live music, great drinks, and customer service. There’s an extensive cocktail menu ranging from Mojitos to signature Martinis, and their own cocktail creations. In case you’re hungry, they also have fantastic sushi rolls and seafood platters available at budget prices. At night they have live DJs, screen UFC Games, and offer a special five for $5 Happy Hour.
Location & Telephone: 309 S Howard Ave, Tampa, (813) 258-5878

Wine Exchange Bistro & Wine Bar

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Wine, $$$
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Wine Exchange Bistro & Wine Bar is a chic, trendy, modern bar in the center of Tampa’s Hyde Park. They are proud of their wine selection and offer high quality wines from Europe, Australia, and America. Wine is available to be purchased by the glass, bottle, or 1/2 liter.

Hyde Park Cafe

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Hyde Park Cafe is one of the top nightclubs in Tampa’s Hyde Park. They also own Cheap and The Kennedy, and attract some of the top local and national DJs to their location in Hyde Park. Hyde Park Cafe offers VIP Bottle Service. The SoHo club offers three different atmospheres in three different rooms: Wally & Bernies, Cafe Courtyard, and Velociti. They have a dress code: no hats, no sneakers, no baggy clothes, and no bandannas, and ask guests to ‘dress to impress.’
Location & Telephone: 1806 W. Platt St., Tampa, (813) 254-2233

The Retreat

Bar, Pub Grub
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Retreat, South Hyde Park Avenue
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The Retreat stands out in Tampa’s Hyde Park for their affordable drinks. With an always-rotating beer and cocktail selection, there’s plenty of options to keep you coming back again and again. During the day, it’s a quiet, neighborhood-style bar. At night it gets more active with the younger crowd.

Edge Social Drinkery

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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Edge Social Drinkery has the best cocktail selection of any bar in SoHo, offering a rooftop patio for guests to check out the warm Tampa nights or skyline. While part of the Epicurean Hotel, it’s open to the public, with both hotel guests and people walking in from the street welcome at the fourth story open-concept bar. With a modern vibe, it’s hard to remember that it’s a hotel-bar. You’ll want to get here before it gets busy: you’ll have a hard time finding a good spot to look at the Tampa night scenery when the crowds discover the rooftop.

The Anchor Bar

Bar, American
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The Anchor Bar is a good choice for a break anytime of the day: either an early afternoon out of the sun, or a late night hang-out spot. It’s a small, quaint little bar that’s easily missed if you aren’t paying close enough attention. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about attractions in the area, and with different drink specials every night you’ll soon consider The Anchor to be your home-away-from-home.

The Hub Bar

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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The Hub Bar has a working jukebox available for patrons to use. One of the oldest establishments in the entire city, The Hub Bar was built in the 1940’s and pictures of it back in the day are displayed on the walls. Originally a piano bar, it now serves as a late night hot spot for live music. They only serve top-shelf alcohol and refuse to serve bottom tier liquors.

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