March 17, 2022

25 Tampa Bay restaurant patios with incredible scenic views

Rooftop views, ocean views, skyline views, Tampa Bay restaurants and bars really do have some top-notch patios. Here you'll fine some of the best spots to perch up, grab a drink and snap some pics for the Gram. 
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360 Rooftop Bar
3701 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, 727-456-8660
Found along the same scenic landscape as the historic Don Cesar, just two minutes down the road, take in the hotel bar’s stellar view of the Gulf of Mexico while sipping on a tropical Rum Runner.
Photo via The Hotel Zamora/Facebook

360 Rooftop Bar

3701 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, 727-456-8660
Found along the same scenic landscape as the historic Don Cesar, just two minutes down the road, take in the hotel bar’s stellar view of the Gulf of Mexico while sipping on a tropical Rum Runner.
Photo via The Hotel Zamora/Facebook
Sal y Mar
3650 Midtown Dr, Tampa, 813-692-3330
In the midst of Midtown is this rooftop bar with a view of the Tampa skyline you can’t get just anywhere. Latin-inspired tapas and a specialty cocktail menu with items such as the “Sal y Margarita” can be found here. 
Photo via Sal y Mar/Facebook

Sal y Mar

3650 Midtown Dr, Tampa, 813-692-3330
In the midst of Midtown is this rooftop bar with a view of the Tampa skyline you can’t get just anywhere. Latin-inspired tapas and a specialty cocktail menu with items such as the “Sal y Margarita” can be found here.
Photo via Sal y Mar/Facebook
Salt Shack on the Bay
5415 W Tyson Ave, Tampa, 813-444-4569
Sorry, but you’re not going to find a better view of the Gandy.  Be sure to order the catch of the day “shack style” – baked in a bag with onions, peppers, and Caribbean spices and opened right at your table.
Photo via Google Maps

Salt Shack on the Bay

5415 W Tyson Ave, Tampa, 813-444-4569
Sorry, but you’re not going to find a better view of the Gandy. Be sure to order the catch of the day “shack style” – baked in a bag with onions, peppers, and Caribbean spices and opened right at your table.
Photo via Google Maps
M Bird
1903 Market St, Tampa, 813-296-2702
Up the stairs above Armature Works food hall you’ll find some great views of the Hillsborough River. Stop by for the “Out of Towner” tequila seltzer and shareable hot fried chicken sliders that are too good to pass up. 
Photo via M. Bird/Facebook

M Bird

1903 Market St, Tampa, 813-296-2702
Up the stairs above Armature Works food hall you’ll find some great views of the Hillsborough River. Stop by for the “Out of Towner” tequila seltzer and shareable hot fried chicken sliders that are too good to pass up.
Photo via M. Bird/Facebook
Santo's Drinkeria
1607 N 22nd St, Ybor City, 813-248-1925 
With a view of historic 7th Ave of Ybor, Santo’s is one of the best Ybor spots to sip a Manhattan, or grab a bite of authentic Italian from the limited menu on the roof or the full dine-in selection downstairs. 
Photo via Google Maps

Santo's Drinkeria

1607 N 22nd St, Ybor City, 813-248-1925
With a view of historic 7th Ave of Ybor, Santo’s is one of the best Ybor spots to sip a Manhattan, or grab a bite of authentic Italian from the limited menu on the roof or the full dine-in selection downstairs.
Photo via Google Maps

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