Best Of 2017

BEST SMOKY MONDAY: Rock & Soul at The Hub


To be fair, the smoke eaters in the ceiling do a pretty good job these days. But let’s face it, you can still sense the faint smell of cigarette smoke...from inside the Thai restaurant next door. The downtown Tampa dive The Hub is famous for a lot of things, but it should be infamous for a sexy, come-ready-to-dance soul party on the last Monday of the month. The all-vinyl nights are legendary, and if you drink two vodka sodas, then you won’t even remember being there come morning., 719 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 229-1553. —Ray Roa