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Channelside | Water Street

  • March 06, 2023
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About Channelside and Water Street 🤓

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

Welcome to Channelside and Water Street

Channelside and Water Street are home to many of the attractions and local businesses we love. Make some memories with friends and 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 Water Street and Channel District of Tampa Bay.

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  • Grab a bite

    Channelside has tons of spots to eat! From desserts, ethnic foods, and hearty meals to elevated and casual dining, and SO much more.

  • 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 out with friends.

  • Spend time with family

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

  • Take pictures

    Channelside is full of picture-perfect spots! Be sure to catch the 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, and sip on wine at Wine on Water, there's a bar for everyone in Channelside and Water Street!


  • Is Channelside and Water Street dog-friendly?

    Yes! From Bars, restaurants, parks and coffee shops, Channelside and Water Street 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 and Water Streetfamily-friendly?

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

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

    Sparkman Wharf is a staple in Channelside and Water Street 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.

Cafés you'll love a latte ☕️

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Getting around 🛴

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Must-visit attractions in the area 🏟️

There are so many Channelside | Water Street attractions to hit up with family and friends.

Places to stay 🏨

Whether you're visiting from out of town or wanting to have an epic staycation here are the best accommodations.

Places to Live 🏠

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asher - channelside | water street


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heron - channelside \ water street


Perched near the water’s edge, Heron reimagines urban living.

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Bell Channelside

Upgraded and thoughtfully designed floor plans meet your needs as well as…

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Jenna Podesla

Jenna Podesla

Jenna is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subs...