Jeff Zito

There are so many great parties happening for Gasparilla you may not be able to catch them all. But I could be at one of these. Drink Specials live music, even some that are off the parade route.

  • 7th and Grove 

    The Gasparilla Day Party edition of The Champagne Room. More Beads than you will ever need and bottle specials guaranteed to keep that wallet feeling fat later. It wouldn’t be Gasparilla if you couldn’t Pirate wasn’t allowed to dress up. Early access tickets $10, $250 for sections, $7 & up for drink specials.Saturday, Jan. 29, 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

    1930 E 7th Ave., Ybor City, 813-649-8422.

  • Bar HWRD

    A Gasparilla block party? Count us in! Full-service bars, food, and a mechanical bull. $10-$100.
    Saturday, Jan. 29-30 12 p.m.-3 a.m.

    HAPPY NEW YEARS! We're the BEST spot to be at. 🔥 ⁠⁠Come watch on our LED walls and enjoy the new year beginning with...

    Posted by Bar Hwrd on Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • Downtown Crawlers

    Nothing says pirate like booze and brunch. Well maybe not but before the invasion of South Tampa and Downtown Tampa bar crawls. Stop by The Patio (South Tampa) or Park & Rec (Downtown).
    Saturday, Jan. 29 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $30-120.

  • Ducky's

    IS THAT A JOLLY ROGER…WITH A DUCK!!!! This party is the biggest and it’s right off the parade route. Live entertainment, contests, and more. You might even catch a glimpse of the former Rays player that owns the place. Festivities start Friday, 5 p.m.-1 p.m. and continue Saturday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. 1719

    <strong><i>W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 813-254-6160.</i></strong>


  • MacDinton’s Irish Pub

    Live music from DJs and Logan Grant & The Show Ponies. Call 941-782-7125 for VIP cabana rentals. Head over to MacDinton’s in St. Pete for the Gasparilla after-party. Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 29-30 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Winn Dixie

     You never expect someone to throw a wicked party like Winn Dixie but they want to throw a party to end all parties.  Live music, raffle giveaways, and free samples. Come back at 8 a.m-noon Jan. 29 for all your pirate essentials.
    Saturday, Jan. 28 noon-8 p.m.

  • Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk

    River’s Edge Bar opens Friday, Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. A huge buffet that lasts all day. And a live DJ playing all the hits from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. And if things get a little hot they have rooms for you to take the action elsewhere.
    200 N Ashley Dr., Tampa, 813-223-2222. 

    Downtown Tampa is calling you on #nationalplanforvacationdayIf you're looking for the perfect staycation or centrally...

    Posted by Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk on Tuesday, January 25, 2022
  • Marriott Water Street

    The waterfront hotel’s Lobby Bar features a special cocktail called “Pirates Booty” for $13 and a bloody mary bar. Anchor & Brine restaurant will open at 9 a.m.

    What are you raising a glass to this week? Whatever you're toasting to, do it at Garrison Tavern with a craft beer and some friendly competition in one of our Topgolf Swing Suites.

    Posted by Tampa Marriott Water Street on Monday, January 24, 2022

    505 Water St., Tampa, 813-221-4900.

  • The Retreat

    The University of Tampa will be your party destination with live a DJ, beer, drink specials, and lots of rum. Saturday, Jan. 29-30 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    123 S Hyde Park Ave., Tampa, 813-254-2014. 

    Be sure to look for the beer tub of @bigstormbrewing outside all day for Gasparilla! FREE ENTRY ALL DAY!#gasparilla #gasparillaparade #beer #drinks #tampa #tampabay #florida #boatparade #hydeparktampa #tampabay

    Posted by The Retreat Tampa on Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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