Every Gasparilla 2022 party we know about

From the usual suspects (hello, MacDinton’s) to less-expected ones, (Winn-Dixie, Checkers) it’s time to Gaspy.

PHOTO VIA CITY OF TAMPA
PHOTO VIA CITY OF TAMPA
The big invasion is this weekend and there’s a plethora of parties to meet up with your fellow pirate pals. From the usual suspects (hello, MacDinton’s) to less-expected ones, (Winn-Dixie, Checkers) here’s every Gaspy party we know about.

7th and Grove The Gasparilla Day Party edition of The Champagne Room involves hella beads and bottle specials. Pirate attire is permitted and encouraged. Early Bird GA tickets $10, $250 for sections, $7 & up for drink specials. Saturday, Jan. 29 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. 1930 E 7th Ave., Ybor City, 813-649-8422. 7thandgrove.com

American Social Sweeping views of the pirate invasion, boozy beverages, brunch bites, and DJs at AmSo’s 4th Annual Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Party. $200-$250. Saturday, Jan. 29 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 601 S Harbour Island Blvd. no. 107, Tampa, 813-605-3333. americansocialbar.com

Bar Hwrd
The biggest, baddest Gasparilla block party with full-service bars, food stations, a mechanical bull and more. $10-$100. Saturday, Jan. 29-30 12 p.m.-3 a.m. 302 S Howard Ave., Tampa, 813-906-7885.  eventbrite.com

Checkers The Fry Love Express brings their famous seasoned fries to Gasparilla. Contactless ordering, social distancing, and free hand sanitizer will be available for customers. Saturday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 122 E Polk Ave., Tampa. checkers.com

The Cork Room Parrrrrty like pirates at this Gaspy party with mimosa and domestic bottle specials. No cork fee all day long. Saturday, Jan. 29 11 a.m.-midnight. 237 E Davis Blvd., Tampa, 813-944-2025. @thecorkroomtampa on Facebook

Coyote Ugly Drink and shot specials all day followed by Saturday Night Large with DJs Tex Flex and D3Z. Saturday, Jan. 29 midnight-3 a.m. 1722 E 7th Ave., Tampa, 813-228-8459. coyoteuglysaloon.com

Downtown crawlers Fill up on brunch and booze before the invasion during these South Tampa and Downtown Tampa bar crawls. Check-in at either The Patio (South Tampa) or Park & Rec (Downtown). Saturday, Jan. 29 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $30-120. Various locations. downtowncrawlers.com

Ducky’s The duck’s Jolly “Rager” Block Party is the biggest rager off the parade route and has live entertainment, contests, lots of food, and more. $15. Festivities start Friday, 5 p.m.-1 p.m. and continue Saturday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. 1719 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 813-254-6160. eventbrite.com

GMF Invasion Day Party: Andy Frasco & the UN w/DJ Deacon/Applebutter Express
Frasco is a jam-scene, funk favorite and easily one of the rowdiest party boys in live music. He headlines Gasparilla Music Festival’s invasion day party on Bayshore boulevard just a few hundred feet from the epicenter of Gasparilla. The City is Tampa isn’t letting GMF sell alcohol this year, so it’s BYOB with the music festival—using proceeds to help its nonprofit that refurbishes instruments for school kids—providing ice and mixers. Hope you got your ticket because sales are closed. Saturday, Jan. 29, noon. 335 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa. @gasparillamusicfestival on Facebook
Hooch and Hive Wind down after the city’s biggest party with a night of shopping local and mimosas under the moonlight. Jan. 31 6 p.m.-10 p.m. $10 for a flight of 3 mimosas. 1001 W Cass St., Tampa, 813-251-1234. hoochandhive.com

MacDinton’s Irish Pub
Free breakfast and first Bud Light Seltzer on them. Live music from DJs and Logan Grant & The Show Ponies. Call 941-782-7125 for VIP cabana rentals. Head over to MacDinton’s in St. Pete for the Gasparilla after-party. Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 29-30 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Various locations. @macdintonssoho on Facebook

Park & Rec
Start your Gasparilla plans off with drink specials and a pirate costume contest. Saturday, Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. 290 S Meridian Ave., Tampa, 813-563-4777. youthhasnoage.com

Pepin Distributing Company
#TeamPepin and Bud Light Seltzer transform Tony Jannus Park to Bud Light Seltzer Lightning Cove. Enjoy free samples, live entertainment, and more. RSVP for a complimentary pass. Saturday, Jan. 29 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 200 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa. budlightseltzercove.com

Remedy
An all-inclusive private party after the parade with live music and food from Malio’s. Ticket sales are $150 in advance; call to reserve. Saturday, Jan. 29 5 p.m.-9 p.m. 400 N Ashley Dr., Tampa, 813-223-7746. remedytampa.com

The Retreat
Get the Gasparilla party started at this University of Tampa stronghold with live a DJ, beer tubs, drink specials, and lots of rum. Saturday, Jan. 29-30 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 123 S Hyde Park Ave., Tampa, 813-254-2014. @retreattampa on Facebook

Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk
The hotel’s River’s Edge Bar opens Friday, Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. with a buffet 11 a.m.-10 p.m. A live DJ spins all the hits from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Rooms are available if festivities become too much to handle or you need to get laid in a private place (don’t have sex in public, people!). 200 N Ashley Dr., Tampa, 813-223-2222. marriott.com

Tampa Water Street Marriott
The waterfront hotel’s Lobby Bar features a special cocktail called “Pirates Booty” for $13 and a bloody mary bar. Anchor & Brine restaurant will open at 9 a.m. 505 Water St., Tampa, 813-221-4900. marriott.com

Westin Tampa
Waterside A front-seat view of the invasion features an open bar, food, cigar rollers, and more. Best costume wins a prize. All proceeds go to the Father of Mine charity, which may or may not be inspired by that Everclear song. $35 & up. Saturday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 725 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, 813-229-5000. eventbrite.com

Winn Dixie
Party like a pirate and feast like a captain at their parking lot bash with live music, raffle giveaways, and free samples. Come back 8 a.m-noon Jan. 29 for all your pirate essentials. Saturday, Jan. 28 noon-8 p.m. 2100 W Swann Ave., Tampa, 813-254-6800. @winndixie on Facebook
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