Tampa Bay's best restaurants, food and drink of 2022, according to our readers

More than 500,000 votes were cast in the 2022 Best of the Bay reader's poll, and the results are finally in. These…

By CL Staff

Best Non-Alcoholic Cocktails
Winner: Willa's Tampa
Runners-up: Ciro’s Speakeasy, The Saint
Photo via Willa’s Tampa/Instagram
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All of the Tampa Bay restaurants and brands sampling at the Best of the Bay Party (9/29)

Creative Loafing's annual Best of the Bay Party is back on Thursday, September 29th at the Seminole Hard Rock Event Center! Join…

By CL Staff

Wicked Oak Barbeque
wickedoakbbq.com
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Everyone who stepped into Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay 2021 photo booth

Thank you to every local restaurant, bar, performer and artist that it made it a truly special night. If you haven't checked…

By CL Staff

Everyone who stepped into Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay 2021 photo booth
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Photos from Creative Loafing Tampa Bay's 2021 Best of the Bay party

Last night was all about the "Best," and we went big at the Seminole Hard Rock for the 2021 Best of the…

By CL Staff

Photos from Creative Loafing Tampa Bay's 2021 Best of the Bay party
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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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The Lutz home of former Tampa Bay Bucs tackle Chris Hovan is now on the market

Earlier this week, police say former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Chris Hovan was pulled over for driving with a blood-alcohol content…

By CL Staff

The Lutz home of former Tampa Bay Bucs tackle Chris Hovan is now on the market
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Tampa Bay's best music and nightlife of 2020, as chosen by our readers

The results for our 2020 Best of the Bay Awards are in!  Here you'll find Tampa Bay's best nightclubs, music acts, DJs,…

By CL Staff

Best Best Music Festival
    Winner: Gasparilla Music Festival, gasparillamusic.com 
    Second Place: 97x Next Best Thing, 97xonline.com
    Runner Up: Reggae Rise Up, reggaeriseupflorida.com
    
    Photo by Tyler Downey
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Photos from the 2020 Best of The Bay Awards party

Congrats to all the winners from last night's socially-distanced, contactless Best of The Bay Awards party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel…

By CL Staff

Photos from the 2020 Best of The Bay Awards party
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Tampa Bay's best restaurants and bars of 2020, according to our readers

The results are in for Creative Loafing's 2020 Best of The Bay reader's poll and you, the readers, didn't hold back. Here…

By CL Staff

Best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant
    Winner: Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli, goldendinosaurs.com
    Second Place: The Cider Press Cafe, ciderpresscafe.com
    Runner Up: Dixie Dharma Tampa, dixiedharma.com
    
    Photo via Google Maps
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Tampa Bay's best music and nightlife of 2019, according to our readers

The results for our 2019  Best of the Bay Awards are in!  Here you'll find Tampa Bay's best nightclubs, music acts, DJs,…

By CL Staff

Best Local Hip-Hop Act
    Winner: Fresh P, soundcloud.com/fresh813prince 
    Second Place: Around the Bonfire, facebook.com/aroundthebonfiremusic
    Runner Up: Reeves, soundcloud.com/reeves727
    
    Photo via Roberto Rivera/Creative Loafing
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Tampa Bay's best restaurants of 2019, as chosen by our readers

The results are in for Creative Loafing's 2019 Best of The Bay reader's poll and you, the readers, didn't hold back. Here…

By CL Staff

Best Grouper Sandwich
    Winner: Big Ray’s Fish Camp, bigraysfishcamp.com
    Second Place: Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill, frenchysonline.com/frenchysrockaway
    Runner Up: Dockside Dave’s, docksidedavesgrill.com
    
    Photo via Big Ray’s Fish Camp/Facebook
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