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Our Day in Channelside

We kicked off our day off right with a caffeine boost from Ginger Beard Coffee! The owners are truly some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, the coffee is top-notch, and it turns into a bar at night! Pro tip: the Peanut Butter Nitro Cold Brew is a favorite of ours, so be sure to add that to your order!

Next up, we took a small detour into a few shops, including Modern Paws! If you have a furry friend, Modern Paws is your one-stop-shop for anything you need, including grooming. Channelside is filled with so many unique shops and boutiques like Maven Designs that are some true hidden gems! 

How could we do a day in Channelside without stopping by Sparkman Wharf? Whatever food or drink your stomach is feeling, Sparkman Wharf most likely has something for you! It’s the perfect outdoor spot to hang out with friends and family, bring your pup, or catch one of their many live events.

We decided to say cheers to our day by ending it at Park & Rec TPA! The arcade atmosphere is amazing, and all of their drinks are so fun, including ours, which came with popsicles and pop rocks! This adult playground has everything for a good night. 

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Grab a Bite

Channelside has tons of spots to eat, from local favorite restaurants including Sparkman Wharf where you can eat and listen to live music on the weekends.

Bring your Crew

It's the perfect place to hang with friends, a popular spot is Park & Rec which has a full bar plus arcade games, even giant beer pong!

Spend Time with Family

There are plenty of family-friendly activities to do in Channelside from The Florida Aquarium, to Splitsville for some bowling and more.

Take Pictures

Channelside is full of picture-perfect spots! Be sure to catch the Tampa sign at Sparkman Wharf, and murals all around the area!

Go Bar Hopping

You can catch a live sports game at District Tavern, stop by Maloney's Irish Pub, lounge with entertainment at La La's Sangria bar, there's a bar for everyone in Channelside!

Learn More About Channelside

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Welcome to Channelside! Not only is it home to our Tampa Bay Lightning, but…
Welcome to Channelside! Not only is it home to our Tampa Bay Lightning, but also to the many attractions and local businesses we love. Explore family-friendly attractions from The Florida Aquarium, or take a cruise out on the water with Yacht Starship. Make some memories with friends and find your way over to Sparkman Wharf to enjoy some restaurants, live music, and waterfront views. Be sure to catch a sports game or concert at Amalie Arena! Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and explore in the Channel District of Tampa Bay.
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Getting Around

We're sharing some tips and tricks for getting around Channelside. Try these the next time…

We're sharing some tips and tricks for getting around Channelside. Try these the next time you're here!



e-Scooters
Bike Share
HOPR Bikes

Ride Share

  • Hours: Monday – Sunday (all day)
  • 1 Hour = $2.00
  • 24 Hours = $15.00
  • Located by Sparkman Wharf
  • 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Located by Amalie Arena
  • 301 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
  • 1120 E Kennedy Blvd
    Channelside
  • Free for first 2 hours
  • 209 E. Cumberland Ave
  • 1063 Channelside Dr
  • 209 E. Cumberland Ave.
  • 1120 E Kennedy Blvd
    Channelside
  • Free for first 2 hours
  •  864 Channelside Dr
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FAQs

Our most frequently asked questions about Channelside.

Yes! From Bars, restaurants, parks and coffee shops, Channelside welcomes your furry-friends to explore the city with you! Check out these spots next time you’re in the area with your pup!

Channelside is a neighborhood within downtown Tampa that runs along the Ybor channel and has tons of entertainment attractions, fitness studios, restaurants, residential spaces, and more!

Channelside is also home to the Port Tampa Bay Cruise Terminals. Some of the largest cruise ship lines such as Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Norwegian sail out of Tampa Bay each month!

Absolutely! There are a ton of family-friendly activities available in the Channelside area including the Florida Aquarium, Splitsville, the Tampa Bay History Museum, and so much more!

Sparkman Wharf is a staple in Channelside that you need to check out! It has an awesome outdoor area where you can hang out with friends and family,  catch live music, and order food from a variety of restaurants and vendors. Check out more attractions to visit here.

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