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10 Fun Date Ideas in Tampa Heights

  • January 08, 2023
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Planning a date and not sure where to start? We’re here to help! We’ve created a list of 9 fun ideas for a perfect date night Tampa Heights, that’ll make an impression. Tampa Heights offers numerous tasty hot spots to visit and lots to explore!

Have a Coffee Date at King State

First stop on our list of fun date ideas in Tampa Heights, King State! Cozy up with a cup of coffee as you share stories and experiences in a chilled environment. King State’s rustic and minimalistic interior offers a snug space to enjoy, paired with delicious drinks and tasty food.

This Tampa Heights coffee shop serves classic brews, ranging from Americanos to lattes, alongside herbal teas and hot chocolate. Plenty of selections to enjoy! As your date continues into the evening, take your date out for drinks at King State’s bar, which on top of serving coffee and teas, also serves locally brewed beers and wine!

Hours & Location

Monday | 8:00am–11:00pm
Tuesday | 8:00am–11:00pm
Wednesday | 8:00am–11:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am–11:00pm
Friday | 8:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 8:00am–4:00pm

📍 520 E. Floribraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Toast with a Drink from the Armature Works Bar

Speaking of drinks, next on our list of date ideas in Tampa Heights includes sharing a toast with a drink from the Armature Works Bar! Raise your glasses to good company with a luscious libation at hand. Armature Works Bar serves an array of drinks and numerous creative cocktails to explore!

Armature Works provides a one-of-a-kind space to relish, as this former streetcar warehouse has transformed into a trendy food hall. After sipping a couple of drinks, explore the various restaurants within Armature or head outside for waterfront views!

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–9:00pm

📍 1910 N. Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Take a Stroll Along the Riverwalk

For scenic views, various entertainment, and romance in the outdoors, take a stroll along the Riverwalk! Stretching across 2.6 miles, starting from the Florida Aquarium to Armature Works, the Tampa Riverwalk offers a scenic waterfront stroll to cherish on your date. Along the walk, stop by and enjoy Tampa attractions like the beautiful University of Tampa across the river, Curtis Hixon Park, the Straz Center, and more.

Refresh at any of the bars along the way and take your alcoholic beverage to go in a special Riverwalk cup. Look out for passing manatees or dolphins. Watch the river light up from the sun during the day and colorful lights at night. And follow the Hillsborough River for a tour of Tampa Bay’s waterfront on your date in Tampa Heights!

Grab Ice Cream from Jeni's Ice Cream

Treat your date to a frozen treat with one of our sweetest date ideas in Tampa Heights! Grab an ice cream from Jeni’s Ice Cream and satisfy your sweet tooth with flavorful frozen scoops of deliciousness. This sweet spot in Tampa Bay serves a diverse collection of creative flavors, ranging from tangy lemon and blueberries parfait to seasonal pumpkin cake roll!

For a fun, flavorful adventure on your date, share an ice cream flight and venture through various tastes offered. Enjoy scoops from Jeni’s at Sparkman Wharf or the Pearl!

Hours & Locations

Sparkman Wharf Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 12:00pm–9:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm–9:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm–9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–9:00pm

📍 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

The Pearl Location 

Monday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–10:00pm

📍 305 West Palm Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Attend the Heights Night Market

Every second Wednesday of the month, from 5:30pm – 9:30pm, the Heights Night Market comes to life! Discover local artwork, handmade goodies, and more by attending the Heights Night Market with your date. This fun pop-up experience showcases local talent out by the riverfront of Armature Works!

Buy your date a unique gift or come home with a memento of your date from the market. To stay in the know of more upcoming markets and events at Armature Works, make sure to check out UNATION!

Hours & Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:30pm–9:30pm
Thursday | Closed
Friday | Closed
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed

📍 1910 N. Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Catch a Sunset from M. Bird

Take your date to the sky for a fun evening at a rooftop bar! Catch the sunset light up the Tampa skyline or sink into the Hillsborough River from the stunning views of M. Bird. Pair your views with refreshments like one of M. Bird’s yummy cocktails and tasty shareable platters to complete the M. Bird experience!

This date idea includes food, drinks, and entertainment – all the necessary date night checklist items for a fun evening out! Drink, socialize, and watch nature put on a spectacular show at M. Bird.

Hours & Location

Monday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Tuesday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Wednesday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Thursday | 5:00pm–1:00am
Friday | 3:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 12:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm–11:00pm

📍 1903 Market St, Tampa, FL 33602

Indulge in the Mozzarella Cart at Rocca

Slather on an extra coat of cheesiness with this next idea on our list of date ideas in Tampa Heights! Indulge in the Mozzarella Cart at Rocca for a mouthwatering cheesy delight. Rocca provides an elegant dining space, serving modern Italian fare with views of the Tampa skyline.

Their masterpiece dish, the Mozzarella Cart, consists of juicy heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, and a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar. We heard that sometimes the way to one’s heart is with food, and Rocca’s Mozzarella Cart might just do the trick!

Hours & Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 5:00pm–10:00pm

📍 323 W. Palm Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Have a Picnic at Armature Works or Water Works Park

Enjoy the waterfront views with a picnic in Tampa Heights! Whether you want to pack your own picnic basket or grab a bite from Armature Works, you and your date are sure to love this. Armature Works and Water Works Park are perfect spots to enjoy a picnic.


📍 Armature Works 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

📍 Water Works Park 1701 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Grab a Beer at Woven Water Brewing

Beer fanatics, explore new and classic flavors by grabbing a beer at Woven Water Brewing! This local brewery serves a range of brews, spanning from fruity sour ales to traditional Czech-style pilsners. Not only does this Tampa Heights brewery offer multiple variations of brews, but they also provide a relaxed yet classy space to relish.

Plus, throughout the year, they serve seasonal specials filled with festive flavors and ingredients. Dive into different tastes and your feelings on date night at Woven Water Brewing!

Hours & Location

Monday | 2:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 2:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 2:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 2:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–8:00pm

📍 456 W. Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Enjoy Dinner Along the Riverwalk at Stones Throw

Our last fun suggestion on our list of date ideas in Tampa Heights includes spectacular views, seafood sensations, and tasty tacos! Enjoy dinner along the Riverwalk at Stones Throw for an entertaining and memorable date. Stones Throw sits right alongside the Hillsborough River, offering breathtaking waterfront views to accompany their mouthwatering menu. Savor delights like grilled oysters, fried calamari, fresh catch of the day, and other underwater finds!

Pro-tip: On Tuesdays, they serve specials on their tacos and tap cocktails!

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–1:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–1:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 304 W. 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Date Ideas in Tampa Heights and More

Plan a fun, memorable, and impressive date by trying out some of these date ideas in Tampa Heights! For more date ideas and other places to explore in Tampa Bay, make sure to follow us @stufftodointampabay on FacebookInstagramTikTok, and YouTube!

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