We are so excited that Tampa Bay is hosting the Super Bowl this year! Our city has been the site for four previous Super Bowls and if the past is any indication, we’ll be an amazing host city once again. Not only are we hosting the Super Bowl though, we’ll also be in it! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the Kansas City Chiefs right here in our home stadium!
If you’re looking for things to do, we have created the perfect guide to enjoy the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay. Whether you want to host a watch party, find a hotel to stay in, check out Super Bowl-related events, or get tips for going to the game, we have it all for you. Check out our master guide for enjoying the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay!
Table of Contents
Host a Watch Party at Home
Where to Get Super Bowl Merch
Super Bowl Festivities
Where to Stay
Tips if you’re going to the Game
If you prefer to stay in the comfort of your own home, we have you covered. We have all of the best tips for hosting your very own watch party. Check out our list of local spots to order from, local recipes, and fun games to play! Just because you aren’t going to the game doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay.
The biggest sporting event of the year is coming to Tampa Bay and what better way to start off the festivities than with a bar crawl!? Tampa’s Super Bowl LV Bar Crawl has you covered with 2 nights of bar hopping!
8 bars will be participating so you can enjoy a drink from Park & Rec, GenX Tavern, La La’s Sangria, and more of your favorite bars. A ticket will get you one free welcome drink at each bar, discounted food and drink specials, $10 off Coast and Hopr bikes to help you get around, bar games, and more fun.
Check in is at 1pm at Park & Rec, Gen X Tavern, Yeoman’s or Xochitl Cocina Mexicana, and 6pm at District Tavern. Grab your crew and show the city who has the best fans in the league!
🗓 FEB 5 & 6
📍 Park & Rec TPA
If you’re looking for the best pre-game party, this is the event for you. It’s within walking distance to the Raymond James Stadium so you won’t miss the big game if you have tickets to go.
This tailgate party offers all all inclusive food from some of the best food trucks and caterers in the city and a premium bar.They’ll also have games, photo ops, celebrity appearances, and so much more. All fans are welcome and you don’t need a ticket to the Super Bowl to get in. The best part is that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bullard Family Foundation. You’ll be partying for a good cause!
Here’s a hint on who the celebrity appearance will be: He’s named after our state. If you guessed Flo Rida, you are correct! He’ll be there to hype you up before the game.
🗓 FEB 7 | 130PM-530PM
📍 Higgins Hall
Armature Works and GameDay Vodka are teaming up for the ultimate Game Day tailgate experience. They will be hosting various events over four days that include daily live music, pro-athlete appearances, drink specials and features, cocktail competitions, live cigar rollers, charity raffles and giveaways, and even the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Big Game! You’ll be able to enter a raffle with proceeds benefitting the Everyday is Game Day Foundation. This event is free, open to the public, and family friendly!
🗓 FEB 4-7
📍 Armature Works
If you’re a Tampa resident, then you’ve definitely seen the José Gasparilla Pirate Ship. Now you can see it come alive with a pyrotechnics and laser light show leading up to Super Bowl LV. For two nights the ship will be covered in flags representing NFL teams, with the Chiefs and Buccaneers flags prominently placed. Don’t miss out on this amazing display to celebrate the big game!
🗓 FEB 5-6 | 6:55PM, 7:55PM, 8:55PM, 9:55PM
📍 Tampa Convention Center
If you’re looking to party, head over to Ducky’s because they have a 3-day block party happening for Super Bowl weekend! There will be full liquor and food service outside outside with four bars and four beer stations. They’ll also have a watch party with a 26 ft screen and two 30 ft tents and two 10 ft screens. You’re guaranteed great time.
🗓 FEB 5-7
📍 Ducky’s Sports Lounge
2 Chainz is making a touchdown Super Bowl Weekend at 7th + Grove! There will also be special guests so get your tickets now before they sell out. Masks will be required. It’s the perfect place to get hyped up for the big game.
🗓 FEB 6 | 10PM-3AM
📍 7th + Grove
Join Kendra Scott in Hyde Park this Saturday for this give back event where 20% of the sales will be going to the Jackson in Action 83 foundation. The mission of this foundation is to provide support to military families, focusing on the educational, emotional, and physical health of the children. Shop some beautiful jewelry pieces for a good cause.
Head over to Irish 31 afterward, and order the “Baubles & Bubbly” 🥂 cocktail. If you show the receipt to your server, you’ll receive a FREE piece of Kendra Scott mystery jewelry while supplies last!
🗓 FEB 6 | 4PM-7PM
📍 Kendra Scott
Are you looking for a place to watch the game? What’s more epic than watching it with 50 Cent at the Rox Rooftop Bar? Nothing, so don’t miss out! Enjoy some drinks while listening to music by DJ SpinKing. Get your tickets before they sell out.
🗓 FEB 7 | 5PM-12AM
📍 Rox Rooftop Bar
Watch the big game at Keel Farms with a refreshing wine in hand. They will have the game loaded up on their patio deck on a big projector. There will be a variety of food platters, beer specials, plenty of games, and prizes all night long. It’s a night of fun for the whole family to enjoy!
🗓 FEB 7 | 5PM-9PM
📍 Keel Farms
Get ready to cheer your team to victory over at the Sail Plaza. They will have additional big screen TV’s, extended seating, delicious food, and cold drinks. Tables will be seated first-come, first-serve so make sure to get there early.
🗓 FEB 7 | 530PM-11PM
📍 Sail Plaza
Bring a mask! Face coverings are required for anyone in-stadium and must be worn at all times (other than while actively eating or drinking).
All retail and food beverage locations will be cashless, so make sure to bring your card.
A no bag policy is in effect for all events at Raymond James Stadium. Guests are only permitted to bring in one clutch purse no larger than 4.5″x6.5″.
If you’re taking an Uber or Lyft, the drop-off and pick-up area will be at the mass transit area along Dale Mabry Highway just south of the pedestrian bridge. Make sure to check the website as this location is subject to change.
If you’re bringing your own car, parking is available starting at 1PM. Check out this map for gameday parking information.
Natalie is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on social.