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Must-Visit LGBTQ+-Owned Businesses in Tampa Bay to Support

  • May 19, 2022
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One of the things we love most about our Tampa Bay community is having welcoming and inclusive local businesses. We want to shine a light on our local LGBTQ owned businesses in Tampa Bay to support! Be sure to save for later next time you’re going for a night out and share with friends.

📷 Love Food Central

Love Food Central

One of our favorite spots in St. Pete for a delicious pick me up is Love Food Central! This cafe serves both vegan & gluten-free comfort foods that will have you coming back for more.

From quick snacks, soups and salads, even desserts, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. We recommend ordering their loaded BBQ nachos – amazing!

Pro-tip: Park in front of the cafe for free 2-hour parking!

Hours and Location

Monday | 11:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-10:00pm

📍 2057 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Cheese Please

At this place, you can expect all cheese everything. Cheese Please is an LGBTQ owned businesses in Tampa Bay that brings you an amazing selection of gourmet cheeses, charcuterie, condiments, wine, and beer – all in one!

Whenever you visit, they guarantee to make it an enjoyable experience. If you’re short on time, take one of their unique cheeses home! Keep up with their website to attend one of their signature events.

Hours and Location

Monday | Closed
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-4:00pm

📍 3225 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629

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📷 Tailored Twig

Tailored Twig

At Tailored Twig, you’ll find the most unique floral pieces of your dreams!  Whatever your aesthetic is or whichever design you’re looking for to best fit your special occasion, they can make it happen.

When you’re planning your next anniversary, wedding, even birthday, be sure to include the Tailored Twig to help make it one to remember.

Hours and Location

Monday | 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday | 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday | 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday | 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed

📍 3212 N 40th St #102, Tampa, FL 33605

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📷 @cocktailstpete

Cocktail St. Pete

If you haven’t been to Cocktail St. Pete yet, you’re in for a raging good time. Not only is this a 21+ LBGT bar, but it’s a dance club too!
Their specialty cocktails add even more fun to your experience. You’ll always find live entertainment at this spot ranging from djs, drag queen shows, karaoke and more!
Pro-Tip: Check their instagram before you go to see what the theme of the night is!
Hours and Location

Monday | 12:00pm-3:00am
Tuesday | 12:00pm-3:00am
Wednesday | 12:00pm-3:00am
Thursday | 12:00pm-3:00am
Friday | 12:00pm-3:00am
Saturday | 12:00pm-3:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm-3:00am

📍 2355 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

📷 Bradley's on 7th

Bradley's on 7th

If we had to describe Bradley’s on 7th in 3 words: Drinks, Divas, and Dance! Here, everyone is welcome. You’ll find this friendly bar right in the heart of Ybor.
Doesn’t matter what day of the week you come, they’re open daily and there’s no cover! With daily drink specials, drag shows, plus DJ and VJs? You’ll never want to leave!
Hours and Location

Monday | 4:00pm-3:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm-3:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm-3:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm-3:00am
Friday | 4:00pm-3:00am
Saturday | 2:00pm-3:00am
Sunday | 2:00pm-3:00am

📍 1510 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

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📷 @sunnycollabs

Sunny Collabs

If you have your own personal brand or consider yourself a content creator, Sunny Collabs will help amplify your visions to life! Their mission is to  unite our community with the brands of business owners and managers.

They prove to be more than just social media, events, or task management. You can guarantee a collaborative experience from their team and yours. One thing is for sure – the future of your brand is looking bright!

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📷 c.1949

c. 1949

If you’re looking for a chill bar to unwind with a variety of drinks, you should add c.1949 to your list of favorites!

Whenever we visit, we love to have a drink on their patio when the weather is nice. Better yet? They have a large craft beer list along with wines to enjoy. If you’re up for a bite, they have rotating food trucks on-site!

Hours and Location

Monday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Saturday | 12:00pm-12:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm-10:00pm

📍6905 N Orleans Ave Tampa, FL 33604

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📷 Southern Nights Tampa

Southern Nights Tampa

Next on our list of LGBTQ owned businesses in Tampa Bay is Southern Nights Tampa! Revive your nightlife at this dance and night club in Ybor with cocktails, drag queens, gogo dancers and more!

Whether you’re stopping by for Crave Fridays or Seduction Saturdays, one thing is for sure – bring your dancing shoes to party all night long!

Hours and Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 9:00pm-3:00am
Thursday | Closed
Friday | 12:00pm-3:00am/6:00pm-3:00am
Saturday | 9:00pm-3:00am
Sunday | Closed

📍 1401 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

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📷 Flan Factory

Flan Factory

Flan Factory is a homey yet modern spot to satisfy your Cuban food cravings! Their specialty? Their flan of course! We’re in love with their signature flavors, but be sure to ask for their bonus flavors – they change weekly!

If you’re not feeling a sweet tooth, you can indulge in one of their starters, breakfast favorites, especially their Cuban sandwiches – some of the best in Tampa Bay!

Hours and Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 10:00am-8:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday | 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am-8:00pm
Sunday | 9:00am-6:00pm

📍 1718 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

📷 Sparxoo


Sparxoo is a Google certified marketing agency in Tampa. They take pride in being a certified LGBTQ+ enterprise owned and operated business that strides towards inclusion and equality.

Their mission is to help you find solutions, reimagine your marketing strategy, and turn information and inspiration into results. If you’re looking to take your business to new heights, you’ve found your guide!

Hours and Location

Monday | 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday | 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday | 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday | 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed

📍 1300 N Westshore Blvd. #120 Tampa, FL 33607

District Tavern

Whenever there is an epic Champa Bay sports game to watch, happy hours you don’t want to miss, or even catching brunch on the weekends, District Tavern is the place to be.

This spot is a must-visit in Channelside to grab a meal with family or a drink from their beer, wine, and cocktails list!

Hours and Location

Monday | 11:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-3:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-3:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-3:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-3:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-3:00pm

📍 116 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33602

📷 Tribeca Colorsalon

Tribeca Salon

Look and feel your best at Tribeca Salon! They welcome you as you are to their salon experience with a friendly environment when you visit.

They have a variety of hair services for all. From cuts, color to color corrections, extensions – you name it! Need to revamp your look or try something new? Book your appointment!

Hours and Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-7:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am-6:00pm

📍 920 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33606

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📷 Mad Hatters Kava Bar

Mad Hatters Kava Bar

If you’re looking for a unique hidden gem, Mad Hatters Kava Bar is right up your alley! Not only are they open 24-hours – which is a huge plus!

They’re a tea bar and hookah lounge, so it’s the perfect chill spot. Here you’ll find boba tea and a line of hemp products. Did we mention they have an epic Alice in Wonderland themed mural? You have to see it for yourself!

Hours and Location

Open 24 Hours

📍 4685 28th St N Saint Petersburg, FL 33714

📷 Oggi Italian

Oggi Italian

Craving Italian food lately? We’ve found your next dinner spot! Oggi Italian is a LGBTQ owned businesses in Tampa Bay restaurant that serves up your authentic Italian favorites.

Although you may have a longer than normal wait, the dining experience is worth every bite! They’ve got you covered for brunch dinner, wine, even catering.

Pro-Tip: If you live on Davis Islands, they have free golf cart delivery!

Hours and Location

Monday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am-3:00pm/5:00pm-10:00pm

📍 236 E Davis Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606

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Curated by

Aubrey Jackson

Aubrey Jackson

Aubrey is the author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. Aubrey lives in the sunshines state of Florida and is a self-proclaimed exp...