The best Tampa Bay restaurants and bars of 2021, according to our readers

Thousands of votes later, the results are finally in for Creative Loafing Tampa Bay's 2021 Best of The Bay reader's poll. Here…

By CL Staff

Best New Restaurant
    Winner: Social Roost
    Runners-Up: Urban Stillhouse, Casa Santo Stefano
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Buccaneers co-owner selling massive Tampa palace for nearly $9 million

Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, and her husband Joel, are selling their gigantic Tampa mansion, which is literally modeled after…

By CL Staff

Buccaneers co-owner selling massive Tampa palace for nearly $9 million
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PHOTOS: Climate activists rally at Tampa City Hall to shed light on impending ‘code red for humanity’

Last Friday, around 70 climate activists gathered outside of Tampa City Hall to participate in a global climate strike that took place…

By CL Staff

PHOTOS: Climate activists rally at Tampa City Hall to shed light on impending ‘code red for humanity’
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Photos of 311 playing Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre last weekend

311 Day arrived in Tampa last weekend when the Nebraska rock band hit MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida to finally…

By CL Staff

311
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A one-bedroom Tampa area boathouse is listed at $1.75 million

If you want to sleep over a lake, and as close as possible to your boat, a 1,000-square-foot boathouse is now on…

By CL Staff

A one-bedroom Tampa area boathouse is listed at $1.75 million
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This Auburndale home, built by a trucking tycoon, is the most expensive listing ever in Polk County

The most expensive residential listing in the history of Auburndale and Polk County is now for sale. Located at 501 Adams Barn…

By CL Staff

This Auburndale home, built by a trucking tycoon, is the most expensive listing ever in Polk County
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Photos from last weekend's Pride on The River in downtown Tampa

Despite the rain, Tampa Pride on the Riverwalk was a twerk-tastic family-friendly affair that featured a boat parade, concert and, of course,…

By CL Staff

Photos from last weekend's Pride on The River in downtown Tampa
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Former Buccaneer linebacker Quincy Black is selling his Tampa mansion

Six-year Tampa Bay Buccaneer linebacker Quincy Black is looking to score on his lakefront Tampa mansion. Located at 16222 Sierra De Avila,…

By CL Staff

Former Buccaneer linebacker Quincy Black is selling his Tampa mansion
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Photos of Walk the Moon and Jany Green playing St. Pete’s Jannus Live

If you were in downtown St. Petersburg and thought you heard “Shut Up and Dance” in your head, it wasn’t the earworm…

By CL Staff

Photos of Walk the Moon and Jany Green playing St. Pete’s Jannus Live
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Photos from the 2021 Bolts Brew Fest at Tampa's Amalie Arena

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s big launch weekend just wrapped, and on Friday, the team welcomed fans back to its annual Bolts Brew…

By CL Staff

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 17: Tampa Bay Lightning fans sample local craft beer during BrewFest on September 17, 2021 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson/Tampa Bay Lightning)
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Everyone we saw at the poorly-attended ‘Justice for J6’ rally in Washington D.C.

By most credible accounts, it appears that the media may have just outnumbered actual demonstrators at last Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at the poorly-attended ‘Justice for J6’ rally in Washington D.C.
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This $280K Old Seminole Heights house comes with multiple secret bookcase doors

A house with plenty of secrets is now on the market in Tampa's Old Seminole Heights neighborhood. Located at 2005 E Crenshaw…

By CL Staff

This $280K Old Seminole Heights house comes with multiple secret bookcase doors
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-owner selling Florida mansion for $55 million

Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, co-owner of Super Bowl LV champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and her husband Joel Kassewitz, are parting way with their…

By CL Staff

Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-owner selling Florida mansion for $55 million
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Everything we saw at last weekend’s ‘Fancy Women Bike Ride’ in downtown Tampa

Sunday was World Car-Free Day, and some Fancy Women rode through downtown Tampa to do their part. The group joined others from…

By CL Staff

Everything we saw at last weekend’s ‘Fancy Women Bike Ride’ in downtown Tampa
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Photos of Rebelution at St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park

California reggae-rock band Rebelution has outgrown its regular St. Petersburg stop of Jannus Live, and moved on to the Sunshine City’s big…

By CL Staff

Photos of Rebelution at St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park
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Activists rally and demand that state drop charges against Tampa protester

Around 50 protesters gathered in downtown Tampa at the Hillsborough County Courthouse yesterday to call on State Attorney Andrew Warren to drop…

By CL Staff

Activists rally and demand that state drop charges against Tampa protester
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This restored 1926 Temple Terrace home is now for sale, and it was designed by a Ringling architect

After nearly meeting the wrecking ball, a restored home designed by renown New York-based architect Dwight James Baum is now for sale…

By CL Staff

This restored 1926 Temple Terrace home is now for sale, and it was designed by a Ringling architect
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PHOTOS: 20 years later, The Black Crowes return to Tampa’s Florida State Fairgrounds

As Emanuel Leto, a local historian who also studied music in college, points out, it was 1991 when The Black Crowes played…

By CL Staff

PHOTOS: 20 years later, The Black Crowes return to Tampa’s Florida State Fairgrounds
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Photos of Beartooth headlining Jannus Live in St. Petersburg

Like any good Ohioan, hardcore band Beartooth has connections to Tampa Bay (the group’s design team is partially based in Tampa). On…

By CL Staff

Beartooth
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This South Tampa estate comes with Hugh Hefner's bathroom door

A South Tampa home with a few Hollywood connections is now on the market in the Ballast Point area. Located at 5225…

By CL Staff

This South Tampa estate comes with Hugh Hefner's bathroom door
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PHOTOS: The 'Edward Scissorhands' House in Lutz is now a free museum

More than 30 years after Tim Burton shot his goth classic "Edward Scissorhands" in Tampa Bay, the fictional Bogg Family house in…

By CL Staff

PHOTOS: The 'Edward Scissorhands' House in Lutz is now a free museum
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Everything we saw at Fairgrounds St. Pete, a new Florida fantasyland immersive art experience

What I saw on my first visit to Fairgrounds St. Pete in April 2021 was merely an outline of what was to…

By CL Staff

Everything we saw at Fairgrounds St. Pete, a new Florida fantasyland immersive art experience
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All the bands and people we saw at Kentucky’s hot and steamy Railbird Festival

By most accounts, Lexington, Kentucky’s Railbird Festival was a hot and steamy time that was also occasionally a thirsty mess. But anyone…

By CL Staff

All the bands and people we saw at Kentucky’s hot and steamy Railbird Festival
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The Struts debut new songs and gyrate their way through US tour kickoff in St. Petersburg

Returning to Tampa Bay after a long absence and an unfortunate COVID-related postponement (this show was originally scheduled to occur in 2020),…

By CL Staff

The Struts debut new songs and gyrate their way through US tour kickoff in St. Petersburg
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Everyone we saw at Tampa Museum of Art’s ‘Neon Jungle’ fundraiser for queer youth

Downtown’s Tampa Museum of Art turned into a “Neon Jungle '' last Saturday as organizers and Pride & Passion partygoers got together…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at Tampa Museum of Art’s ‘Neon Jungle’ fundraiser for queer youth
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Everything we saw at night two of Summer Jam music festival in Ybor City

Summer Jam returned from a 7-year hiatus over the weekend with a two-day affair that featured a Friday show from Demigodz co-founders…

By CL Staff

Roxx & the Revolts
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Photos from the Apathy and Celph Titled Summer Jam 2021 show in Ybor City last weekend

Hip-hop fans from across the state traveled to Tampa on Friday night to see Apathy and Celph Titled—co-founders of underground rap supergroup…

By CL Staff

Photos from the Apathy and Celph Titled Summer Jam 2021 show in Ybor City last weekend
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Chris Stapleton helps Tampa fans forget they’re still in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic

I thought I was ready for a big concert. I hadn’t been to anything on a grand scale since Gasparilla Music Festival…

By CL Staff

Chris Stapleton helps Tampa fans forget they’re still in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic
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This Florida river house comes with an island, and a staircase built out of a tree

A literal "treehouse" along the Withlacoochee River is now on the market in Inglis, Florida. Located at 11449 N Honey Jordan Point,…

By CL Staff

This Florida river house comes with an island, and a staircase built out of a tree
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'Pretty Joe Rock,' one of Florida's rare private islands, is now on the market

It may be a tiny shack on an island, but it could be your tiny shack on an island. Right now, Sea…

By CL Staff

'Pretty Joe Rock,' one of Florida's rare private islands, is now on the market
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