Guide to the Channelside District

Channelside Courtyard

Channelside is the ultimate high energy, entertainment smorgasbord. You can catch a quick bite to eat or sit down for a full course meal; watch a movie or play pool or bowl; wave goodbye to a cruise ship or wave goodbye from a cruise ship; visit the fish or drink like a fish; shop, dance, sing, and have a ball in a place that literally has it all on a waterfront property just minutes from downtown.

Channelside Restaurant Guide

Hooter’s - No explanation needed. www.originalhooters.com

Precinct Pizza – New York-style Pizza is in high demand in Tampa. Have it delivered or stop in for a slice on your stumble out of Splitzville. www.precinctpizza.com

Oishi Sushi & Hibachi Grill – Get out of Tampa and take a trip to Japan. The authentic ambiance of Oishi will have you thinking you traveled across an ocean for dinner. www.restaurantoishi.com

Thai Thani – Or maybe you’d rather travel to Thailand for your dinner. Thai Thani, which is under the same ownership as Oishi, is about as close as you can get to traditional Thai without taking a trip to afar. www.thaithani.net

Splitzville – Yes, Splitzville has food too. And good food at that. So pair up your drinks with some munchies – pizza, sushi and 10 different kinds of sliders.www.splitsvillelanes.com

Tina Tapas – Sometimes the best things in life come in small packages… or on small plates. The best thing about Tapas is that you can order 3 or more dishes without looking like a pig. So sample away. www.tinatapas.com

Pour House Tampa

Channelside Nightlife & Bars Guide

Wet Willies – Because every Floridaparty district needs a bar that serves a colorful rainbow of alcohol-infused frozen drinks.www.wetwillies.com

Pour House Tampa (at Grand Central) – Where beer is boss, and hoppy, malty goodness flows from over 40 craft brew taps. www.pourhousetampa.com

AJA (Towers of Channelside) – Two-stories and 12,000 square feet of posh, ultra-modern, high-energy nightlight, dancing and beautiful people. www.ajachannelside.com

Florida Aquarium

Channelside Events, Activities and Attractions

The Florida Aquarium – This 250,000-square-foot Aquarium is home to over 20,000 Aquatic plants and animals. No wonder it is on the Top 10 List for Aquariums in the U.S. www.flaquarium.org

Channelside Cinemas 10 and Giant Sony Imax Screen – Take Movie Night to a whole new level at Channelside Cinemas 10 where you can catch a new Blockbuster on the Sony Digital Cinema 4K Projection and enjoy a full liquor bar. www.channelsideimax.com

Tampa Bay History Center – Take a trip through 12,000 years of Tampa Bay history with interactive and immersive exhibits, a movie theater and a Columbia café. www.tampabayhistorycenter.org

St. Pete Times Forum - Tampa’s indoor arena is not only home to the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Storm, it hosts massive concerts, crazy events (like Bull Riding and Cirque du Soleil) and sporting events.  www.sptimesforum.com

SS American Victory Mariners Museum – This floating museum is one of only 4 fully-operational WWII ships in the country. And it’s not just for show, the American Victory hosts events like Ghost Tours and Beerfests throughout the year. www.americanvictory.org

Yacht StarShip – Who wants to dine waterside when you can dine in the water? This floating restaurant serves brunches, lunches, dinners and special events while cruising through the water surrounding Downtown.  www.yachtstarship.com

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