Best Of 2011

BEST TRANSFORMATION: Bamboo Club to The Pub

The Bamboo Club was tired. Serving typical Asian fusion, it was frequently empty despite the gigantic space and phenomenal location. The British invasion of The Pub is a welcome change, featuring the most dramatic interior redesign of any venue in Tampa this year. Authentic details with a twist and an attention-grabbing behemoth of a bar grab your attention. Add kilts galore, authentic British pub food, and a unique “Pour Your Own Beer Wall,” and you’ve got the most unique spot at International Plaza. 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., 813-443-5642, experiencethepub.com/tampa-bay.