915 S. Howard Ave.
Green Lemon’s happy hour may go by a slightly more festive name, but the deals are just as sweet. Fiesta Hour starts at everyday at 3 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. giving diners four blissful hours to come in and order $5 loaded nachos, three tacos for $8, $6 margaritas, $4 house winesand sangrias and $12 Margaronas (a giant margarita plus Corona).
718 S. Howard Ave.
At Ava, happy hour is Italian-inspired. Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (food starting at 5 p.m.) you can get $7 handmade cocktails, $5 glasses of wine, $5 8’’ pizzas and a selection of discounted appetizers.
Anise Global Gastrobar
777 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa downtowners rejoice! Monday through Friday from opening (4 p.m.) to 7 p.m., Anise Global Gastrobar gives diners a happy hour deal on drinks. That means $7 craft cocktails, $6 glasses of house white, red and sparkling wine, and $21 bottles of wine.
Editor’s note, Anise Global Gastrobar is unfortunately no longer operating.
1702 E. 7th Ave
Bernini is an Italian restaurant in historic Ybor City that offers a few serious happy hour deals. Each day, Finlandia martinis are $3 until 7 p.m., and all pastas and entrees are 50 percent off between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The Brass Tap
1600 E. 7th Ave.
This Ybor locale serves up $4 pints, house wines and sangrias as well as $7 beer flights from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. all week. They also have a selection of tasty happy hour food specials that range from $4 to $7 per dish and include snacks like chicken nachos, prime rib sliders and pimento cheese dip.
107 S. Franklin St.
Half the money, double the fun. At Hattricks Tavern downtown, happy hour is twice a day. From 4 to 8 p.m. and from 10 p.m. until closing (3 a.m.), you can get a bucket of beer for under $20, draft beers for $2.25, two-for-one premium well liquors and chicken wings for $.85 each.
912 N. Franklin St.
Franklin Manor is another downtown happy hour destination. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily, they serve $8 craft cocktails, discounted well, premium and super premium spirits (including $5 Ketel One), $4-$5 draft beers, $5 house wines, and cheaper eats like a $4 jumbo pretzel and $7 Cuban nachos.
Wine Exchange Bistro
1609 Snow Ave.
The Wine Exchange Bistro happy hour is the stuff of dreams for wine lovers. Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. select wines by the glass are discounted, as are well cocktails ($6),craft cocktails and Belvedere spritzers ($3 off each) for those who aren’t in the wine mood.
930 S. Howard Ave.
Bulla, a fairly new Spanish restaurant in the SoHo district, offers “Bulla Hour” tapas Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. that are only served at the bar. But if you do snag a seat, you get to choose from a whole menu of half-off beers, wines and liquors.
601 S. Harbour Island Blvd.
Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at American Social gets you 50 percent off select craft beer, wine, and liquor and $6 shared plates to enjoy. Some of these share plates include goat cheese croquettes, East Coast oysters and pretzel bites.
116 N. 12th St.
Keep it simple for happy hour at this Channel District neighborhood hangout. Grab specially priced house wines and liquors, plus craft cocktails and a rotating selection of discounted appetizers like mozzarella balls and macaroni and cheese from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, stick around after happy hour for specialty margaritas and half-priced bottles of wine, respectively.
2202 W. Kennedy Blvd.
This Tampa landmark on Kennedy Boulevard serves Florida cuisine and also a great happy hour. Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Bungalow offers $2 and $3 domestic drafts, $4 house wines, $4 house liquors and $5 margaritas and mojitos.
The Collection at the Hall on Franklin
1701 N. Franklin St.
Happy hour or lunch hour? Get both at Tampa’s first food hall, where happy hour runs from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Deals include $1 off drafts, $6 select wines and cocktails, and $6 single-mixer Tito’s vodka and house spirits cocktails. A seat at The Collection also gives you access to the full menus of each food vendor at the Hall to grab a snack (or five).
Editor’s note: As of December 2020, The Hall is unfortunately no longer operating at the Franklin Street location, but have plans to open in Midtown Tampa and St. Pete.
Cask Social Kitchen
208 S. Howard Ave.
Cask Social Kitchen is another SoHo spot that serves a great happy hour. Everyday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday again from 10:30 p.m. to midnight, draft beers are half-priced, Mason jar punches, French 75s and old fashioneds are discounted, and house spirits & selected wines are $4. Cask also serves half-priced happy hour bites that include truffled deviled eggs, tuna tartare and more.
116 N. 12th St.
Keep it simple for happy hour at this Channel District neighborhood hangout. Grab specially priced house wines and liquors, plus craft cocktails and a rotating selection of discounted appetizers like mozzarella balls and macaroni and cheese from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. OnTuesdays and Wednesdays, stick around after happy hour for specialty margaritas and half-priced bottles of wine, respectively.
6719 N. Nebraska Ave.
Enjoy $1 off all alcoholic beverages from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at this veggie-friendly Seminole Heights spot. Though Mermaid Tavern does not serve liquor, the bar has a large selection of rotating craft beers, plus wines by the glass and bottle. Bites include lots of options for vegans and carnivores alike, including grilled cheeses, burgers, “Florida-friendly” fish and chips, and salads.
Mortar & Pestle
6310 N. Florida Ave.
Instead of a special early evening menu, Mortar & Pestle goes across the board with 10 percent off food and drinks from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. More than 30 beers are on tap, plus wines, kombucha, and a variety of Southern-inspired starters, ﬂatbreads and sandwiches.
Editor’s note, Mortar & Pestle is unfortunately no longer operating.
Brew Bus Brewing
4101 N. Florida Ave.
Normally found around Tampa on four wheels, Brew Bus Brewing also has a permanent brewery and eatery on Florida Avenue. From 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 to 7 p.m. on Fridays, snag $5 draft beers (including Brew Bus’s core beers, seasonal releases and Florida Avenue Brewing selections), $5 cider and $2 off cocktails and wine. Wash it down with $5 fried pickle chips, poutine, red curry hummus or a weekly grilled cheese special.
Olde Heights Bistro
4703 N. Nebraska Ave.
Start your evening off with some Asian and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine at special prices. Olde Heights Bistro hosts happy hour Mondays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. Deals include $1 off all alcoholic beverages, $5 glasses of select wines, red and white house-made sangria and hot sake by the glass, $2 house-marinated olives, $4 hummus, $6 spicy tuna and California rolls, and $5 spring rolls.