The 25 best patios with a view in Tampa Bay right now

With temps finally starting to drop, it's finally patio season in Tampa Bay. But not all bar and restaurant patios were created equal. From rooftop views to waterfront vistas, here are a few of the best patios in Tampa Bay right now.

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360 Rooftop Bar
3701 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL
Want a panoramic view of the Gulf while you enjoy your booze? Then 360 Rooftop Bar on St. Pete Beach is the spot for you. If you’re feeling extra lush, rent a rooftop cabana. We’ll cut to the chase––happy hour is every day from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.
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360 Rooftop Bar

3701 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL
Want a panoramic view of the Gulf while you enjoy your booze? Then 360 Rooftop Bar on St. Pete Beach is the spot for you. If you’re feeling extra lush, rent a rooftop cabana. We’ll cut to the chase––happy hour is every day from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Photo via 360 Rooftop Bar/Facebook
Ulele
1810 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL
Consistently one of Tampa’s highest rated restaurants, there’s no doubt that Ulele also offers a beautiful setting to drink a few glasses of wine. You can drink inside in their dim and sleek dining area, or opt to eat outside––it’s especially charming when they have a fire burning.
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Ulele

1810 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL
Consistently one of Tampa’s highest rated restaurants, there’s no doubt that Ulele also offers a beautiful setting to drink a few glasses of wine. You can drink inside in their dim and sleek dining area, or opt to eat outside––it’s especially charming when they have a fire burning.

Photo via Ulele/Facebook
Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 N. Tampa St., Tampa, FL
Remodeled back in 2017, the Hilton Tampa Downtown rooftop pool and bar is a great place to go for views and chews. Although it might be scary for some, the pool is right by the edge of the rooftop along with the heated pool, there’s a little fire pit next to some of their couches, bar seating, and lawn chairs to relax in, as well. 
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Hilton Tampa Downtown

211 N. Tampa St., Tampa, FL
Remodeled back in 2017, the Hilton Tampa Downtown rooftop pool and bar is a great place to go for views and chews. Although it might be scary for some, the pool is right by the edge of the rooftop along with the heated pool, there’s a little fire pit next to some of their couches, bar seating, and lawn chairs to relax in, as well.

Photo via Hilton Tampa Downtown/Facebook
Whiskey Joe’s
7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL
Located right off of Courtney Campbell Causeway, Whiskey Joe’s is a solid fish shack serving beers, tacos, and burger, among other things, and it is not only on the water, it’s literally over it. 
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Whiskey Joe’s

7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL
Located right off of Courtney Campbell Causeway, Whiskey Joe’s is a solid fish shack serving beers, tacos, and burger, among other things, and it is not only on the water, it’s literally over it.

Photo via Whiskey Joe’s/Facebook
Rick’s on the River
2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL
Rick’s on the River is a marina, bar and grill. So, you can pull up to the restaurant either by car or float through on your boat. Rick’s also offers live music and fresh oysters. 
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Rick’s on the River

2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL
Rick’s on the River is a marina, bar and grill. So, you can pull up to the restaurant either by car or float through on your boat. Rick’s also offers live music and fresh oysters.

Photo via Rick’s on the River/Facebook
Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill
7 Rockaway St, Clearwater, FL
Rockaway Grill is Frenchy’s largest venue, offering open, beachfront dining right off of the Gulf of Mexico. Along with the killer sunset views, Frenchy’s include a fresh selection of seafood and beers along with daily live music.
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Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill

7 Rockaway St, Clearwater, FL
Rockaway Grill is Frenchy’s largest venue, offering open, beachfront dining right off of the Gulf of Mexico. Along with the killer sunset views, Frenchy’s include a fresh selection of seafood and beers along with daily live music.

Photo via frenchysonline.com
Big Ray’s Fish Camp
6116 Interbay Blvd. Tampa, FL
Sitting almost directly between the Hillsborough River and the Garrison Channel, Big Ray’s Fish Camp recently moved into The Sail Plaza, which has 360 seating and a clear view of the water and boat dock. To go along with the seaside theme, Big Ray’s offers an array of fresh seafood cuisine and a selection of drinks.
Photo via The Sail/Facebook

Big Ray’s Fish Camp

6116 Interbay Blvd. Tampa, FL
Sitting almost directly between the Hillsborough River and the Garrison Channel, Big Ray’s Fish Camp recently moved into The Sail Plaza, which has 360 seating and a clear view of the water and boat dock. To go along with the seaside theme, Big Ray’s offers an array of fresh seafood cuisine and a selection of drinks.

Photo via The Sail/Facebook
M. Bird
1903 Market Street, Tampa, FL
Perched at the top of Armature Works,  M. Bird offers customers an amazing view of the Hillsborough River, a view to go along with their extensive cocktail and small plate menu, of course. They even feature a locally-themed cocktail named “I left my wallet at La Segunda.” Get it? It’s pricey as expected, but come on, it’s Armature Works. Plus, kids aren’t allowed. 
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M. Bird

1903 Market Street, Tampa, FL
Perched at the top of Armature Works, M. Bird offers customers an amazing view of the Hillsborough River, a view to go along with their extensive cocktail and small plate menu, of course. They even feature a locally-themed cocktail named “I left my wallet at La Segunda.” Get it? It’s pricey as expected, but come on, it’s Armature Works. Plus, kids aren’t allowed.

Photo via M Bird/Facebook
Fenway Hotel Rooftop
453 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin, FL
You don’t have to book a room at The Fenway Hotel to experience their larger-than-life rooftop bar looking over the prized Honeymoon and Caladesi islands. Originally home to the Boston public radio station WGHB in 1925, the spot’s Hi-Top Bar now serves choice cocktails with a great view.
Photo via www.fenwayhotel.com

Fenway Hotel Rooftop

453 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin, FL
You don’t have to book a room at The Fenway Hotel to experience their larger-than-life rooftop bar looking over the prized Honeymoon and Caladesi islands. Originally home to the Boston public radio station WGHB in 1925, the spot’s Hi-Top Bar now serves choice cocktails with a great view.

Photo via www.fenwayhotel.com
Stone’s Throw
304 W 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 
Staying open as late as 12 a.m. Stone’s Throw offers bar seating along the Riverwalk and a fenced in patio overlooking the Hillsborough river. Stone’s is an ideal spot for anyone wanting a killer view while taking down some fresh oysters, margaritas or whatever else you can sink your teeth into.
Photo via Stone’s Throw/Facebook

Stone’s Throw

304 W 7th Ave, Tampa, FL
Staying open as late as 12 a.m. Stone’s Throw offers bar seating along the Riverwalk and a fenced in patio overlooking the Hillsborough river. Stone’s is an ideal spot for anyone wanting a killer view while taking down some fresh oysters, margaritas or whatever else you can sink your teeth into.

Photo via Stone’s Throw/Facebook
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