With Saturday afternoon’s win over the New Jersey Devils, the Tampa Bay Lightning are officially moving on to the second round of the 2018 NHL playoffs. Whether you didn’t snag a ticket or need a place to hang out when the team is on the road, here are nine parties and specials to take advantage of during Lightning playoff games.
American Social | 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd. | americansocialbar.com/tampa
The Harbour Island hotspot are continuing their Lightning Lager Special — an AmSo burger or hickory-smoked chicken wings with Big Storm’s Lightning Lager for $13 during all Lightning games — along with playoff drink specials, including $5 Jack Fire and Honey, $7 Patron Roca, $5 Absolut and $15 Bud Light Buckets.
Ford Thunder Alley | Amalie Arena | 401 Channelside Drive
While the Tampa Bay Lightning have been showing home games on the big screen outside Amalie Arena for fans without tickets so far this playoffs, that is subject to change. Stay tuned to the team’s social media accounts for details on each game. Be aware that you will need to bring your own seating, and watch the weather: Arena officials may clear the plaza during (actual) lightning or rain.
Maloney’s Local Irish Pub | 9540 Linebaugh Ave. | 12904 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. | 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd. | maloneyslocalirishpub.com
Drink specials during Lightning games include $12 Bud Light and Michelob Ultra buckets, plus $5 shot specials. Daily food specials apply as well, including $7 chicken sandwiches on Mondays, $7 shepherd’s pie on Tuesdays, $7 burgers on Wednesdays and $7 fish and chips on Thursdays.
Ducky’s | 1719 W. Kennedy Blvd. | duckystampa.com
Grab a pitcher of Budweiser or Bud Light plus a pizza for $20 during Lightning playoff games.
Hattricks Tavern | 107 S. Franklin St. | hattrickstavern.com
The ever-popular hockey-driven sports bar hosts two happy hours, the first from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the second from 10 p.m. to close, so the game is sure to overlap with one. Enjoy 85-cent chicken wings, $1 off all pints of beer, $2.25 Bud Light drafts, $16 buckets of Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light and Miller Light, $18.50 buckets of Corona and Corona Light, two-for-one premium wells and half-price house wines.
Franklin Manor | 912 N. Franklin St. | thefranklinmanor.com
Indoors or outdoors, enjoy the Lightning game with a cool 50 percent off your tab during the game.
The Bungalow | 2202 W. Kennedy Blvd. | bungalowtampa.com
During every Lightning playoff game, the Bungalow is pouring $2 Bud Light, Coors Light, Michelob Ultra and Miller Lite drafts and $2.50 Yuengling and serving up $5 basil mozzarella sticks, barbecue pork sliders, blue cheese chips and Bungalow wings.
North 30th Sports Pub & Grille | 11402 N. 30th St. | north30pub.com
Get a variety of food specials plus $2 Coors Light drafts and $12 aluminum pint buckets during Lightning playoff games.
Tampa Joe’s | 9316 Anderson Road | tampajoes.com
Enjoy food specials, plus $5 two-for-one Coors Light drafts and $10 Coors Light buckets.