Lest you wonder, Rox has the most sweeping panoramic view of Tampa Bay of any bar in the region. And it’s huge both inside and out. The rectangular interior has floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides with 180-degree-plus views. And the exterior patio that wraps around opens up to a visual playground with views from Tampa International to the Howard Frankland Bridge across to St. Pete-Clearwater Airport looping back to Courtney Campbell Causeway. You’d need to be a pelican or osprey to get a better view. thecurrenthotel.com —Jon Palmer Claridge
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