Best Of 2007

BEST NEW OPEN MIC NIGHT: Tre Amici @ The Bunker

Tre Amici @ The Bunker Last year Tre Amici, an adorable coffee/wine bar, re-opened in the historic Bunker building in Ybor. Jessie Stelik began to line up musicians to play every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. and soon brought out the area’s finest singer-songwriters, four per show. Rebekah Pulley, Lorna Bracewell and Deb Hunseder have all performed, as well as the occasional out-of-towner like Atlanta’s Megan Coffee and Orlando’s Justin Beckler. Local treasure Jerry Merrick (who happens to be Stelik’s father) has also been known to sit in. The close quarters bring friends together and encourage new ones to be made — just what every city needs.

1907 19th St., Tampa. 813-247-6964.