Photos: Everyone we saw getting joyful with Hiss Golden Messenger in Ybor City

Lyle Lovett better watch out if he runs into Hiss Golden Messenger on this weekend’s Cayamo Cruise. “We’re gonna pants Lyle Lovett,”…

By Ray Roa

Hiss Golden Messenger plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on Feb. 26, 2024.
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ZooTampa's new interactive Stingray Shores exhibit opens today

ZooTampa's new interactive stingray exhibit is finally ready for its big debut. Stingray Shores, a new 30,000-gallon habit hosting both cownose and…

By Colin Wolf

ZooTampa's new interactive Stingray Shores exhibit opens today
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Photos: Everyone we saw when 'We Out Here' festival celebrated femme-centric voices in St. Pete

A full day of music took over St. Petersburg's Bayboro Brewing last Friday when organizers for We Out Here—a femme-centric festival celebrating…

By Ray Roa

Doll Parts plays Bayboro Brewing in St. Petersburg, Florida on Feb. 23, 2024.
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For the first time, a 42-acre estate next to Caladesi Island State Park, is on the market for $37.5 million

The only home in Tampa Bay to share a property line with Caladesi Island State Park is now on the market. Located…

By Colin Wolf

For the first time, a 42-acre estate next to Caladesi Island State Park, is on the market for $37.5 million
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Photos: Everything we saw at St. Petersburg's Localtopia 2024

Just under 260,000 people who call St. Petersburg, Florida home, and it looked like every single one of them descended upon Williams…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Everything we saw at St. Petersburg's Localtopia 2024
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Photos: Rod Stewart plays Tampa's Hard Rock Event Center

That big band tour is still a pipe dream, but Rod Stewart was back in Tampa last week for a Feb. 16…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Rod Stewart plays Tampa's Hard Rock Event Center
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Review: In Tampa, Billy Joel and Sting finally bring their years-old friendship to the stage [PHOTOS]

'Twas a pretty good crowd for a Saturday. Based on his co-headlining shows with Stevie Nicks, it was inevitable that Billy Joel…

By Josh Bradley

Billy Joel and Sting
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The 20 quintessential greatest things to do in Tampa Bay

There's never a shortage of fun things to do in Tampa Bay, and while we can't list them all, we can most…

By CL Staff

Visit a truly beachside restaurant or bar
    Where else than Tampa Bay can you enjoy a cold beer and cheeseburger while sticking your toes in the sand? Not every restaurant can combine good eats and beachside views. So, hit the link above for a comprehensive list of local restaurants and bars that are truly on the sand.  
    Photo via Caddy’s/Instagram
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Popular roller skating rink at St. Pete Pier reopens in March

The St. Pete Pier is giving locals and visitors another chance to roll on over next month. After making its debut last…

By Suzanne Townsend

Rockin' Roller Rink is at St. Petersburg Pier from March 8-April 14, 2024.
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Kirstie Alley's former Clearwater home is now renting for $3.5K a month

Actress Kirstie Alley passed away in 2022, and her massive waterfront home in Clearwater was sold about a year later for $5.2…

By Colin Wolf

Clearwater home belonging to the late Kirstie Alley is now renting for $3.5K a month
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Hot dog tycoon Dick Portillo puts his beachfront Florida penthouse on the market

Let's be frank, the founder of Portillo's Hot Dogs is selling his his massive Florida beach condo, and it's certainly not the…

By Colin Wolf

Hot dog tycoon Dick Portillo puts his beachfront Florida penthouse on the market
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Review: Gasparilla Music Festival stages solid, soggy, debut at Tampa's Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park [PHOTOS]

“They called us Friday and said they needed somebody to rock this shit last minute,” Big Boi told a rain-soaked Tampa audience…

By Ray Roa, Josh Bradley

Killer Mike plays Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida on Feb. 18, 2024.
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This Tampa Bay vacation rental lets you spend the night in an actual Chinook helicopter

Tampa Bay already is no stranger to over-the-top themed vacation rentals, so it shouldn't be too big of a surprise that we…

By Colin Wolf

This Tampa Bay vacation rental lets you spend the night in an actual Chinook helicopter
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Pumpkin Key, a 26-acre private island in Florida, relists with a $20 million price cut

Pumpkin Key, a large private island with enough amenities for a small resort, is back on the market with a hefty price…

By Colin Wolf

Pumpkin Key, a 26-acre private island in Florida, relists with a $20 million price cut
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Photos: Evan Dando and Willy Mason play Crowbar in Ybor City

The Lemonheads founder Evan Dando was in Tampa last week alongside songwriter Willy Mason for a show at Crowbar in Ybor City.

By Ray Roa

Evan Dando plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on Feb. 15, 2024.
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Photos: Gladys Knight returns to Tampa Bay for Valentine’s show in St. Pete

Almost exactly one year since she played Tampa, Gladys Knight, the Empress of Soul, was back in the Bay area for a…

By Ray Roa

Gladys Knight plays Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida on Feb. 14, 2024.
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Review: Boyz II Men gives Tampa all the hits in special career-spanning Valentine’s concert [PHOTOS]

At Tampa’s Hard Rock Casino last Wednesday surviving members of Boyz II Men—Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman—brought a three-decade legacy…

By Isaiah Stephens

Boyz II Men plays Hard Rock Event Center in Tampa, Florida on Feb. 14, 2024.
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Vinny Testaverde's former Tampa house is now for sale

A waterfront home that first belonged to Vinny "The Renaissance Man" Testaverde is now on the market in Tampa's Bay Port Colony neighborhood. Located…

By Colin Wolf

Vinny Testaverde's former Tampa house is now for sale
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Tampa Bay's Beer Can Island is now on the market for $14.2 million

Tampa Bay's premier party island is now for sale. Beer Can Island, a small spit of sand in between Apollo Beach and…

By Colin Wolf

Pine Key, aka Beer Can Island
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Gasparilla Music Festival debuts new venue this weekend—here are the best photos from its time at Curtis Hixon Park

Whataboutmomma won’t be the only group watching the past move into the rearview this weekend at Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF). Organizers at…

By Ray Roa

Grymes Cannon jumps rope at Gasparilla Music Festival 2016
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Whataboutmomma, a band featuring Blake High alumni, is ready for its close up at Gasparilla Music Festival

You only get one first time to do anything. Whataboutmomma and Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) are about to experience that together in…

By Ray Roa

Whataboutmomma
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A rare spring house, built from local cypress trees, is now for sale on Florida's Rainbow River

A literal treehouse that's just a few paddles away from a first magnitude freshwater spring is now for sale in Marion County.…

By Colin Wolf

A rare spring house, built from local cypress trees, is now for sale on Florida's Rainbow River
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Photos: Activists gather in Temple Terrace to protest Israel’s assault on Rafah

As a lot of the world watched the Super Bowl, refugees and residents in the the southern Gazan city of Rafah saw…

By Ray Roa

Activists in the intersection of 56th Street and Fowler Avenue near Tampa, Florida on Feb. 12, 2024.
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A 1980s South Tampa gem designed by Bern's architect Richard Zingale is now for sale

A contemporary home designed an architect who helped design quite a few Bern's Steak House projects around town is now on the…

By Colin Wolf

A 1980s South Tampa gem designed by Bern's architect Richard Zingale is now for sale
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Craft, Tampa's first dining river cruise, will open March 8

Craft, a new, highly-anticipated river cruise experience in downtown Tampa, is ready to finally set sail. This morning, parent company Yacht Starship…

By Colin Wolf

Craft, Tampa's first dining river cruise, will open March 8
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Review: freeFall’s ‘God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater’ is ripe for these times when the death of our democracy is very real

You can always count on freeFall Theatre. Even though its post-pandemic branding urges audiences to “simply escape awhile,” Artistic Director Eric Davis…

By Jon Palmer Claridge

Cameron Kubly as Norman Mushari in 'God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater' showing at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida through March 10, 2024.
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Photos: Sensei Kreese and everyone else we saw at the 2024 Dunedin Film Festival

Early this month, Dunedin International Film Festival took over downtown for four days of film, and parties to celebrate the work. Martin…

By Ray Roa

Sensei Kreese (R) greets fans at the 2024 Dunedin International Film Festival.
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At Tampa DMV, trans advocates stage die-in as Florida moves to ban changes of gender on drivers' licenses [PHOTOS]

A policy change at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles takes away a transgender person’s ability to obtain a…

By Ray Roa

Protesters outside a DMV office in Tampa, Florida on Feb. 9, 2024.
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Kevin Durant's former Florida condo is available to rent for $22,000 a month

A penthouse once belonging to Phoenix Suns forward and two-time NBA champ Kevin Durant is currently available to rent in Florida. Located…

By Colin Wolf

Kevin Durant's former Florida condo is available to rent for $22,000 a month
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The best Tampa Bay bars and restaurants for watching sports

It’s here, the Taylor Swift bowl, but sports aren’t important on just one Sunday a year, so here are some of the…

By Jourdan Ducat, CL Staff

Yuengling Draft Haus & Kitchen
We all know it as “America’s oldest brewery” and the favorite beer of middle aged and boomer dads across the nation: Yuengling. The 
popular brewery opened a massive, state-of-the-art restaurant and beer garden in 2023 and it’s probably your dad’s favorite place to watch his team. It boasts five total bars and 88 different taps of lagers, ales and more. 
11109 N. 30th St., Tampa
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