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12+ of the Most Instagrammable Restaurants in Tampa Bay

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Ready to step up your Instagram game? We hope so because we’re sharing some of our favorite instagrammable restaurants in Tampa Bay!

Check out this guide and make plans to stop by these photo-worthy spots this weekend! Be sure to tag @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram so we can see all of your amazing shots. Oh, and don’t forget to tell us your favorite spots snap those IG pics.

What do you get when you combine a bookstore, restaurant, and coffeehouse with European-style decor? Oxford Exchange! 

There are tons of photo-worthy spots here, so make sure you practice all of your different poses.

Monday–Friday | 7:30AM– 5:00PM
Saturday–Sunday | 9:00AM–5:00PM

📍 420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606

Luv Child’s vibrant decor, delicious food, and upbeat vibe make this a perfect spot to feature on Instagram.

Featuring everything from coffee to cocktails, it’s also a great spot to check out any time of day. 

Sunday–Wednesday | 11AM–10PM
Thursday | 11AM–12AM
Friday–Saturday | 11AM–1AM

📍516 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33609

As a collaboration between Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the masterminds behind Oxford Exchange, The Library is a beautiful spot to relax.

There are plenty of opportunities to snap beautiful pictures from the bookshelves to the coffee and cocktails!

📍600 5th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

This rooftop bar is the perfect spot to grab drinks and take tons of amazing pictures. Not only is the bar itself beautiful, but the views of the cityscape are stunning.

We recommend stopping by before sunset! Those “golden hour” photos are too good to pass up.

Monday–Wednesday | 5PM–12AM    Thursday | 5PM- 1AM | 21+ after 6pm   Friday | 3PM–2AM | 21+ after 6PM
Saturday | 12PM–2AM | 21+ after 6PM
Sunday | 12PM–11PM

📍1903 Market St, Tampa, FL 33602

If you’re looking for a retro vibe, this one’s for you! At GenX Tavern, it’s all in the details–the colorful 80s and 90s decor will make any millennial feel nostalgic.

Put together your best retro outfits, grab your bling, and get ready to take some sweet pictures.

Monday | CLOSED
​Tuesday–Thursday | 11AM–12AM
Friday–Saturday | 11AM–1AM
Sunday | 11AM–9PM

📍103 E Jackson St, Tampa, FL 33602

Check in to No Vacancy, a trendy hangout spot with relaxed vibes! Surround yourself with their Florida vacation-inspired theme and dive into their many food and drink options.

Be sure to grab a few pics in front of their mural!

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday–Friday | 4PM–LAST CALL
Saturday + Sunday | 11AM–LAST CALL

📍937 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Delectable cocktails, upbeat music, and a unique vibe–there’s nothing like Mandarin Heights! Grab yourself a cocktail and strike a pose anywhere in this beautiful cocktail bar.

Don’t forget to take a bathtub picture while you’re there!

Monday–Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday–Saturday | 5PM–LATE
Sunday | 12PM–LATE

📍5901 N Florida Ave #6603, Tampa, FL 33604

With two full-service bars, fine dining, and a tasting room dedicated to Bourbon, the Urban Stillhouse is a perfect spot for date night pictures. Reservations are required! Call 727-440-8040 to make your reservation today.

The dress code is “smart casual,” so be sure to plan your outfit ahead of time.

Monday–Wednesday | CLOSED
Thursday–Saturday | 5PM–10PM
Sunday | 11AM–4PM

📍2232 5th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

There is no better way to take in the views of Downtown St. Petersburg than from this picturesque rooftop. The Canopy is the perfect spot to enjoy cocktails and enjoy a full-service menu.

Like we said for M.Bird, we recommend stopping by before sunset for those “golden hour” photos!

Monday–Thursday | 4PM–12AM
Friday | 1PM–1AM
Saturday | 11AM–1AM
Sunday | 11AM–12AM

📍340 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701


If you’re looking for another vibrant cocktail bar to feature on your Instagram, check out Wild Child in the Grand Central District! 

The colorful tropical decor will liven up any feed, so make sure you take plenty of pictures.

Wednesday–Thursday | 5PM–9PM
Friday–Saturday | 5PM–10PM
Sunday Brunch | 11AM–3PM

📍 2710 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Great drinks, great food, and great vibes! There’s so much we love about On Swann, but one of our favorite things is snapping a few pics of the delicious dishes you can order.

Seriously, it’s almost too good to eat…almost!

Lunch | 11AM–2PM
Dinner  | Sunday–Thursday | 5PM–10PM
Dinner | Friday–Saturday | 5PM–11PM


📍1501 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Located in the historic Dixieland neighborhood of Lakeland, Cob & Pen is a place for everyone to enjoy! They promote the education of beer, wine, food– all while having great company!

Don’t forget to snap those Instagram pics on their adorable patio.

Monday-Thursday | 4PM-11PM

Friday | 3PM-12AM

Saturday | 1AM-12AM

Sunday | 11AM-11PM


📍1221 S. Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803

Looking for a new rooftop spot to impress your Instagram followers with? Sal y Mar is just the place for you. Its vibe is casual yet sophisticated: with 360 views of Tampa skylines. 

We recommend the authentic Carne Asada street tacos– they’re to die for!

Lunch: Wednesday-Sunday | 11AM-3PM 

Sunday-Thursday | 4PM-11PM (Kitchen opens at 5PM)

Fridays and Saturdays | 4PM-1AM (Kitchen opens at 5PM)
📍3650 Midtown Drive, Tampa, FL 33607

Looking for not just a cool pic, but a good time as well? You can enjoy a classic Cheeseburger, fires, and milkshake combo all while playing a game of bocce, shuffle board, or ping pong! 

Go have some fun on this adult playground… who ever said fun was just for kids?

Monday-Thursday | CLOSED
Friday | 4PM-9PM
Saturday | 12PM-9PM 
Sunday | 12PM-8PM
📍4815 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603
Aimee Pacchiarotti

Aimee Pacchiarotti

Aimee 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, subscribe to our text and email, and follow us on social!

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