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Photos from Creative Loafing Tampa Bay's 2023 Best of the Bay party

Last night was all about the "Best," and we went big at the Seminole Hard Rock for the 2023 Best of the…

By CL Staff

Photos from Creative Loafing Tampa Bay's 2023 Best of the Bay party
110 slides

Tampa Bay's best restaurants, food and drink of 2023, according to our readers

There's a lot to love about Tampa Bay's dining scene, but not everything can be "the best." After weeks of polling and…

By CL Staff

Best Distillery
St. Pete Distillery
Finalists: Tarpon Springs Distillery, The Urban Stillhouse
131 slides

Photos: Ringo Starr plays downtown Clearwater's The Sound

Ringo Starr is no stranger to Clearwater, but he got to do something new in the city tonight when he brought the…

By Ray Roa

Ringo Starr plays The Sound in Clearwater, Florida on Sept. 26, 2023.
17 slides

Photos: Everything we saw when Jawbreaker played Orlando’s House of Blues

Thirty-three years ago, a then fledgling punk band, Jawbreaker, played a set at north Tampa’s since-shuttered Volley Club (there’s a Walmart there…

By Ray Roa

Jawbreaker plays House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on Sept. 25, 2023.
57 slides

Digital Issue

September 27, 2023

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