Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay Awards Party 2017 presented by Tampa Bay Rowdies

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What are YOUR favorite local people, places, artists, retailers, events, scandals, and more?

YOU nominated. YOU voted. YOU partied! Thanks for joining us to celebrate the Tampa Bay area's best at the Best of the Bay Awards Party presented by Tampa Bay Rowdies with an awards ceremony and food and drink samples from the best restaurants from around the Tampa Bay area!

Attendees were able to get their hands on a copy of CL's annual Best of the Bay issue a night early; sample their way around food and drink stations; rub elbows with the locals who have made the Tampa Bay area an amazing place to live, work, and play; and much more!

For a complete winners list, click here.

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Thank you to Tampa Bay video studio, Roundhouse Creative, for capturing all the fun!


Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay Awards Party 2017
presented by Tampa Bay Rowdies

Wed., Sept. 27th, 2017 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Mahaffey Theater | 400 1st St. S. in St. Pete


Acropolis Greek Taverna

Backfin Blue Cafe

Beach Bar and Restaurant

Besito Mexican Restaurant

Casa Tina

Cigar City Brewing

Hunger + Thirst Group
Kings Street Food Counter
Proper Kitchen & Cocktails
The Avenue Eat + Drink

Iberian Rooster

Isabelle's Restaurant The Historic Peninsula Inn

Joffrey's Coffee & Tea

Little Donut House

Mazzaro's Italian Market

Pipo's The Original Cuban Cafe

Pisces Sushi & Global Bistro



Chillounge Night

Mahaffey Theater

Premier Photo Booths of Tampa

Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Tampa Bay Rowdies

Theatre Tampa Bay

St. Petersburg Distillery


General Admission

Included unlimited food & drink sampling from more than 25 of the Tampa Bay area's best, entry into the Best Of Ceremony, & more!


Included unlimited food & drink sampling, access to the private Little Donut House VIP Lounge where attendees mixed & mingled with some of Tampa Bay's key players, two complimentary drinks & bites by Catering by the Family, a commemorative swag item, reserved seating for the Best Of Awards Ceremony, & more!

Special thanks to our sponsors and partners Tampa Bay Rowdies, Mahaffey Theater, St. Pete Distillery, Little Donut House, City of St. Pete, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Cigar City Brewing, & Florida Print Solutions!

Attendees RSVP on Facebook and invited their friends here!


18+ only. Programming subject to change. Event takes place rain or shine. No refunds available.

For more information, contact Alexis Chamberlain at [email protected] or 813.739.4879.
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