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8 Best Places with Live Music in Downtown Tampa

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Looking for the best places in Downtown Tampa to enjoy live music? We got you covered! 

With so many options to choose from we put together a list of the 8 best places with live music in Downtown Tampa. We’re taking the guess work out of it, so you can enjoy a fun time out. Whether you’re looking for more of a romantic vibe to enjoy a nice date night out or something upbeat and fun for yourself and friends this list has a little something for everyone. 

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Kicking off our list is the  sleek CW’s Gin Joint, this bar is known for  serving up delicious gin, cocktails, and wine, with delectable food dishes to match! Here is where you can enjoy it all, whether you are an avid bargoer,  live music lover, or a food connoisseur, CW Gin Joint is the perfect spot for next for you to check out in Downtown Tampa.

Fun fact, CW in CW Gin Joint stands for “Carolyn Wilson”, the proprietor and designer of this unique Tampa location. With so much room for growth, Wilson hopes that in addition to being full of liquor and food, couples visiting The Joint will also be full of love, comfort, and feel ‘right at home’. 

Sunday – Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | 5:00PM-11:00PM
Thursday – Saturday | 5PM-12AM

📍 633 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

When you think of places to go for live music in Tampa, Yeoman’s Cask & Lion is a must! This English themed restaurant and pub offers lunch and dinner with two full liquor bars, craft beers and food options as well.  Here is where you can come out and enjoy weekly live music, a downtown lunch menu, and drink specials all week long. 

Plus, the best part is that artist Frankie Raye Music @frankierayemusic plays there a lot and she’s insanely talented! 

Daily hours | 11:00AM-11:00PM

📍 202 N Morgan St, Tampa, FL 33602

From the decor to the dining menu, Anchor & Brine had to join our list of best places for live music in Tampa! 

This delectable destination offers an amazing seafood-forward menu and beautifully-styled raw bar, Anchor & Brine is situated in a prime waterfront location that you will love and can’t miss, along Tampa’s dynamic Riverwalk with indoor and outdoor seating options as well.

Monday – Friday | 11:00AM-10:00PM
Saturday – Sunday | 9:00AM-11:00PM

📍 505 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

Dio Modern Mediterranean

We love Dio Modern Mediterranean! If you’ve never been, no worries, now you have every reason and more to check it out for yourself with your plus one or group of friends! This simple brick-lined cafe has some of the most ‘insta-worthy’ decor,  offering sangria, Mediterranean salads & panini (Yum! yes please)  plus hookah & DJ music!

Not to mention, Dio Modern  Mediterranean has a mediterranean styled drummer who plays on the weekends and of course the cool DJ! 

Monday – Thursday | 10AM-12AM
Friday and Saturday | 10AM-2AM
Sunday| 10AM-12AM

📍  2740 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

When thinking of the best places for live music in Tampa, Spain Restaurant & Toma bar is a no brainer!  You can stop by for the amazing while also enjoying live flamenco music & dancers. How cool is that?!

A little background on the restaurant and bar is that it is owned by the Castro family, who emigrated from Spain, established the Spain restaurant in downtown Tampa back in 1980.

The Tapas served here are a special selection from the northwestern region of Spain, one of the best locations in the world for seafood.  Step foot inside and take in their mediterranean atmosphere in an urban setting complemented by excellent Spanish cuisine, with prices that won’t break the bank.

Monday-Saturday | 8AM-3PM
Sunday | 4-10PM

📍513 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602

Want to enjoy some of the best live music in Tampa at a local hot spot ? Look no further than the Jerk Hut. 

Known for the amazing authentic cuisine and welcoming staff, the Fowler Avenue location has since moved directly across to the street to 1241 E. Fowler Ave. address and is now called Jerk Hut Island Grille and Beach Club. 

You can enjoy some of your Jamaican eats and rum drinks along with some of the best live music. When you visit, prepare to enjoy welcoming atmosphere dedicated to islands in the Bahamas and make a reservation as it tends to get packed nearly every evening for dancing and drinks. 

Monday – Thursday | 11AM-9PM
Friday and Saturday | 11AM-3AM
Sunday | 11AM-9PM

📍 1241 E Fowler Ave Tampa, FL 33612

The Sail Plaza

The Sail Plaza, is one of Tampa’s only 360-degree waterfront restaurant and bar that is centrally located on the Tampa Riverwalk just outside the Tampa Convention Center.

Great location, great food, and great vibes! What’s not to love. Whether you’re in town for a convention or simply looking for a place to kick back and watch the sunset, here  you can have it all with the live music, coastal atmosphere and amazing menu packed with  local favorites.

Monday -Friday | 11AM-10PM
Saturday and Sunday | 11AM-8PM

333 S Franklin St Tampa, FL 33602

Think of Sparkman Wharf as the go to spot in Downtown Tampa! From their food vendors, to their events, and of course live music; no matter you’re vibe there is truly something for everyone here to enjoy!

 Sparkman Wharf is a hub for live events, restaurants and more. They’re easy to find on Garrison Channel in downtown Tampa! 

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

📍 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Keep the good times rolling...

Don’t be shy as you go out to some of the places on our list here be sure to share the fun! It’s so easy, all you have to do is tag us in your insta-worthy  pics from one of these restaurants at @stufftodointampabay on Facebook and Instagram!

We hope you found  this guide helpful and can check out some of the best places for live music in Tampa!

Let’s stay connected,  Facebook and Instagram!

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 expert of the Tampa Bay area. As a freelance writer, Aubrey loves to connect with new people, explore new places, and share the amazing stories of it all.

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