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Romantic & Fun Things to Do in Ybor City for the Best Date Night

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When planning for a date night, it helps to know different things to do in Ybor City!  Whether you’re looking for a fun night out or for a low key night, there is something here for you.  Check out our master guide below on the best date night things to do in Ybor City, then let us know which you are going to do first!

Tampa Improv

A signature part of historic Centro Ybor, the Tampa Improv is always a solid choice for things to do in Ybor City!  Pick up some tickets for one of their many amazing comedy acts – from local to famous nationwide!  The best thing about the Improv is that there is no bad seat in the house.  Each table allows you a great view of the stage, plus you can order bar food and drinks to top off the night.

Monday – Wednesday |  Closed
Thursday | 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday | 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday | 3:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sunday | 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

📍1600 E 8th Ave C-112, Tampa, FL 33605

Ybor City Ghost Tour

You may know that Ybor City is historical, but did you know that is haunted?  Go further than a horror movie and sign up for the official Ybor City Ghost Tour!  Rated as one of the top haunted tours in the country, their experts take you on a spooky journey through different Ybor City monuments for supernatural stories and maybe even a ghost or two – sign up to find out!

Check out their website for tour times and scheduling!

📍1527 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Tampa Bay Brewing Company

Calling all beer lovers!  If you and your date are looking to chat over a flight of beer, check out Tampa Bay Brewing Company.  This brick stone pub is the perfect spot to set the tone for a fun night out in Ybor or to just chill out from the work week.  

From IPAs to sours, TBBC has it all!  But to check out their signature brew, you need to check out their fruit-forward Florida-weisse.  Then after, take a six pack of their house brews home to share!

Sunday | 11AM–10PM
Monday | 11AM–10PM
Tuesday | 11AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11AM–10PM
Thursday | 11AM–10PM
Friday | 11AM–10PM
Saturday | 11AM–10PM

📍1600 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Coppertail

Coppertail is one of the most popular breweries in the Ybor City area.  For a date night, one of our favorite things to do in Ybor City is to take the Coppertail tour of their brewery!  It comes with two beers for you and your date, plus you get to see the inner workings of a brewery business.  It’s super interesting and you get to learn about their different flavors.  After the tour, hang out in their spacious bar and outdoor patio – with delicious food from the locally famous German restaurant, Stein and Vine!  

Sunday | 11AM–7PM
Monday | 11AM–7PM
Tuesday | 11AM–7PM
Wednesday | 11AM–7PM
Thursday | 11AM–7PM
Friday | 11AM–11PM
Saturday | 11AM–11PM

📍2601 E 2nd Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Zydeco Brew Werks

For a piece of New Orleans right here in Ybor City, check out Zydeco Brew Works!  If you like a more industrial looking atmosphere, this is a great craft brew pub for you.  They have an amazing collection of craft beer and signature cocktails to keep your thirst quenched.  Then when hunger hits, you can enjoy their delicious New Orleans dishes!  We recommend their rich Shrimp Mac & Cheese – with shrimp and Cajun andouille sausage.  Or go classic with their one of their Louisiana Po Boy sandwiches, like the Beer Braised Brisket Po Boy!

Sunday | 11:30AM–10:30PM
Monday | 11:30AM–10:30PM
Tuesday | 11:30AM–10:30PM
Wednesday | 11:30AM–10:30PM
Thursday | 11:30AM–10:30PM
Friday | 11:30AM–1AM
Saturday | 11:30AM–1AM

📍1902 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Rock Brothers Brewing

Rock Brothers Brewing is the perfect combination of microbrewery and concert venue vibes.  Upon entering you’ll be greeted by their statue of Lady Liberty… that’s smashing an electric guitar.  Check out their signature house brews – like the Beer Can Island Honey Blonde.  The cool thing about the Rock Brothers Brewing menu is that they partner with musicians to give them press and a cut of each purchase!  So next time you want a fun date night, check out a live show and dinner at Rock Brothers Brewing!

Sunday | 12–10PM
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday |6–10PM
Thursday | 6–10PM
Friday | 5PM–2AM
Saturday | 12PM–2AM

📍 1901 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605

Barriehaus Beer Co.

For a chill spot away from the hustle and bustle, you need to check out Barriehaus Beer Co.  This microbrewery specializes in world class lager beer, with over 150 years of brewing history to make sure each of their recipes are perfected.  You and your date can sit back, relax with a Radler (combination of beer and lemonade), and catch a game on one of their many bar televisions. 

Sunday | 12PM–12AM
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 3–10PM
Thursday | 3–10PM
Friday | 3–10PM
Saturday | 12PM–12AM

📍1403 E 5th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Enjoy a meal at Florida's oldest restaurant, the Columbia!

For a traditional date night out in true Ybor City fashion, you need to make a visit to the Columbia.  This famous Tampa restaurant serves up traditional Spanish and Cuban fare in upscale digs.  Not only is their ambiance gorgeous, but their service is the best in the city!  Enjoy an intimate and romantic dinner with their huge pitchers of sangria.  To snack and feast on, we recommend their Queso Fundido, served with small crostini, and their signature Chicken Yellow Rice entree!  

Sunday | 11AM–9PM
Monday | 11AM–9PM
Tuesday | 11AM–9PM
Wednesday | 11AM–9PM
Thursday | 11AM–9PM
Friday | 11AM–10PM
Saturday | 11AM–10PM

📍 2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Enjoy Live Music at Showbar Ybor

Turn up the fun on the classic “dinner and a show date” by making a visit to Showbar!  This dueling piano bar is the best spot for entertainment in Ybor City.  Their music acts are high energy and even take requests!  See their own spin on your favorite songs!  

As for the eats at Showbar, you get fun takes on your favorite bar snacks.  Do you like nachos?  Well these nachos are larger than life, served in a bucket – not to mention their huge pizza trays!  

Sunday | 11AM–10PM
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | 7PM–2:30AM
Friday | 7PM–2:30AM
Saturday | 7PM–2:30AM

📍1613 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Ritz

If you love concerts, you should have a date night at The Ritz!  This is one of the best spots in Tampa Bay to check out a concert, as famous musicians, rappers, and bands frequent this location.  Housed in a theatre built in 1917, this concert hall combines modern music and historical Ybor City vibes.  They even feature a full bar, so you don’t even have to pregame or waste time at a nearby bar – keep the drinks flowing all night at The Ritz!  

Sunday | Closed
Monday | 10PM–3AM
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | Closed
Friday | 10PM–3AM
Saturday | 10PM–3AM

📍1503 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Orpheum

If you’re more into independent bands and local artists instead of mainstream musicians, you should check out The Orpheum.  This local music venue is the best destination to find new artists to listen to.  Take your date to a concert or take them to their famous event, Emo Night!  Relive the joys of your emo/pop punk music phase by joining them for their Emo Night event.

📍1915 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Crowbar

If you like an even more edgy location, you need to check out Crowbar in Ybor City!  This nightclub and beer garden hosts amazing live music acts – from bands to DJs!   This is especially a great spot for you if you love electronic music or old school rap and hip hop.  Their Ol’ Dirty Sundays event is one of the best kept secrets of the Tampa Bay locals, as one of the most fun events to be at on a Sunday night.  

We love that they have an outdoor courtyard, it’s a great way to get fresh air from their huge events and take a pause during the night.  So after a show, you can grab a cocktail or beer and chill out in their patio!

Check out their calendar for showtimes and tickets!

📍1812 N 17th St, Ybor City, FL 33605

The Attic

After enjoying a drink at Rock Brothers Brewing, make your way upstairs to The Attic!  The Attic is a medium sized concert venue that creates intimate performances.  Their classy venue has chandeliers, curtains, and colorful mood lighting, which really adds to every music acts.  We love that they host numerous music acts per week, so there’s always something to do!  So whether you’re seeing your favorite indie band or are just down to see a show, The Attic is a great spot to add to your list.

Check out their calendar for details on showtimes and tickets!

📍1510 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Get crafty at DRIP Ybor

Tap into your creative side at DRIP Ybor!  We love this as a date night option because it’s one of the more unique things to do in Ybor City, instead of the regular dinner and drinks.  Here you can paint your own pottery and create your own custom t-shirts!  Their funky interior puts a great adults spin on the regular paint-your-own pottery shop though.  Plus, on weekends they sometimes have DJs!  

Sunday | Closed
Monday | 12–10:30PM
Tuesday | 12–10:30PM
Wednesday | 12–10:30PM
Thursday | 12–10:30PM
Friday | 12PM–1AM
Saturday | 12PM–1AM

📍1910 E 7th Ave Suite 102, Tampa, FL 33605

Have romantic dinner at La Terrazza

For authentic Northern Italian food, you need to make a reservation at La Terrazza.  This homestyle spot for Italian food is super warm and is a luxurious but laid back spot for a dinner date.  Their rich dishes are so delicious, it certainly sets a good tone for the night!  We recommend ordering the Ravioli di Aragosta e Granchio – it’s the best ravioli that you’ll ever have, a creamy shrimp pasta with asparagus.  They also have the best Penne alla Vodka in town!

Sunday | Closed
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5–10PM
Wednesday | 5–10PM
Thursday | 5–10PM
Friday | 5–10PM
Saturday | 5–10PM

📍1727 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Blind Tiger Cafe

For a coffee date in a cool setting, Bling Tiger is a great spot to meet.  Their interior is antique inspired but with a modern spin.  We love that they have comfortable seating and play great music all day long – it’s the perfect setting!   As for coffee, their latte artists create amazing latte art and great tasting drinks.   Share one of their Dirty Thaiger drinks, a signature drink that is a cross between a latte and a sweet Thai tea!  

Sunday | 8AM–7PM
Monday | 7:30AM–5PM
Tuesday | 7:30AM–5PM
Wednesday | 7:30AM–5PM
Thursday | 7:30AM–7PM
Friday | 7:30AM–7PM
Saturday | 8AM–7PM

📍1901 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Foundation Coffee Co.

If you’re looking to get more into coffee, a trip to Foundation Coffee Co. is a great start.  This specialty coffee shop is known in the Tampa Bay area for their focus on craft coffee.  No sugar needed here folks!  Their top quality ingredients come together to make the best latte you’ve ever had.  

If you want a bite to eat, they even have amazing breakfast sandwiches!  Enjoy one with your date by sitting in their modern interior or cute outdoor patio – we recommend their Honey Rose Latte!

Sunday | 8AM–3PM
Monday | 7AM–4PM
Tuesday | 7AM–4PM
Wednesday | 7AM–4PM
Thursday | 7AM–4PM
Friday | 7AM–4PM
Saturday | 7AM–4PM

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La Creperia

This cute crepe and espresso bar is an amazing place for a date!  It’s unique and unforgettable – it’s La Creperia.  Their impressive menu has a huge list of both sweet and savory crepes to mix and match, we definitely recommend sharing!  Their homey brick wall interior is super cozy and warm too.  It’s perfect for a breakfast date or for a late night sweet treat.   If you’re looking for outdoor seating too, they have a great outdoor patio to people watch!  

We recommend ordering their Last Wish crepe – a sweet crepe with Nutella, banana, walnuts, and Grand Marnier!

Sunday | 9AM–4PM
Monday | 10AM–3PM
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 10AM–3PM
Thursday | 10AM–3PM
Friday | 10AM–11PM
Saturday | 9AM–11PM

📍1729 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

La Segunda

To get a taste of Tampa’s best treats, you need to make a stop at La Segunda.  Open since 1915, it’s hard to name a signature item at this bakery – everything has been perfected!   Here you can find Cuban style sandwiches on fresh baked Cuban bread, delicious desserts, and the flakiest savory pastry treats.  Some of our favorites are their chicken empanadas, their Cuban sandwich, and the sweet rainbow cookies that are covered in rich chocolate ganache.  

Sunday | 6:30AM–3PM
Monday | 6:30AM–3PM
Tuesday | 6:30AM–3PM
Wednesday | 6:30AM–3PM
Thursday | 6:30AM–3PM
Friday | 6:30AM–3PM
Saturday | 6:30AM–3PM

📍2512 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605

Grab a drink at Copper Shaker

The Copper Shaker is the best destination in Ybor City for craft cocktails and yummy tapas.  This intimate and warmly lit bar is a very impressive place to chat with a date.  While spending some quality time together, you can snack on their creative small plates – from charcuterie to truffle fries!  If you’re looking to save a buck, they even have a $5 tapas menu!  Don’t forget about their craft cocktail menu, with endless unique creations made by their master bartenders.

Sunday | 4:30PM–3AM
Monday | 4:30PM–3AM
Tuesday | 4:30PM–3AM
Wednesday | 4:30PM–3AM
Thursday | 4:30PM–3AM
Friday | 4:30PM–3AM
Saturday | 4:30PM–3AM

📍169 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Things to Do in Ybor City for the Best Date Ideas

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Jacky Saunders

Jacky Saunders

Jacky is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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