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About Channelside

Here's everything you need to know about Channelside, from tips to FAQs.

Welcome to Channelside!

Channelside is home to many of the attractions and local businesses we love. Make some memories with friends and find your way over to Sparkman Wharf to enjoy some restaurants, live music, and waterfront views, and be sure to catch a Lightning game or concert at the nearby Amalie Arena! Spend a day with family at the Florida Aquarium, or sail around the channel with Yacht Starship.

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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  • 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

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

  • 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!


  • Is Channelside dog-friendly?

    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!

  • What is the Channelside District?

    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!

  • What's up with all the cruise ships?

    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!

  • Is Channelside family-friendly?

    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!

  • What's a must-visit spot in Channelside?

    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.

Places to Live

Ready to move to Channelside? Check out nearby housing options.

SkyHouse Channelside

Skyhouse Channelside maintains the premium address for luxury apartment living in Downtown Tampa.

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Channel Club Apartments

Channel Club unveils an exceptional portrait of living. A unique fusion of style and sophistication, our apartment residences reflect your contemporary flair.

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Bell Channelside

Bell Channelside offers every amenity deserving of the word luxury. Featuring upgraded and thoughtfully designed floor plans that meet your needs as well as desires including an affluent downtown location.

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Grand Central at Kennedy

Conveniently located at 1120 East Kennedy Boulevard, just before the entrance to the Crosstown Expressway, Grand Central at Kennedy offers freedom and flexibility.

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