Tampa has become a hotspot for craft beer and cocktails and it's easy to see why. In Tampa you are spoilt for choice when it comes to good bars, so we narrowed it down a bit for you by listing 5 of the best to get your craft beer or cocktail.

1. Franklin Manor

They describe themselves as a social "drinkery" that serves up fresh hand-crafted cocktails and a selection of premium beers. They also have live music for entertainment and delicious bar food to munch on.

Some of the cocktails on their menu include "Tea For Two" which has Stoli Blueberry Vodka, Coconut, Fresh Citrus Fruits & TeBella Jasmine Tea and is served in Handmade Stemmed Teacups and "Manor Frose" which consists of 360 Vodka, mixed with Rose Wine, and peach and prickly pear puree.

where: 912 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

contact: (813) 487 9990 | Hey@franklinmanor.com

website: thefranklinmanor.com

2. Cigar City Brewing Co

Known as Tampa's leader in craft brews, Cigar City prides themselves on serving only the best quality beers. Many of the beers they produce are influenced by the ingredients of Florida. For example Jai Alai IPA, Improv Oatmeal Rye India-Style Brown Ale, and Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale.

where: 3924 West Spruce Street Tampa, FL 33607

contact:813.348.6363 | 

website: cigarcitybrewing.com

3. Rick's On The River

At Rick's they have three separate bars and a party pavilion that can accommodate up to 200 people. Every weekend they have live music for your entertainment. A relaxed marina, bar, and grill serving fresh oysters at their oyster bar, as well as delicious food on their menu and beer on tap.

where: 2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, Fl


website: www.ricksontheriver.com

4. Anise Global Gastrobar

This bar centers themselves around internationally inspired food that changes with the seasons, masterfully crafted cocktails and carefully selected wines while maintaining an eco-friendly atmosphere. Drinks on their menu include a Hibiscus Margarita and an El Diablo Cocktail which includes Herradura reposado tequila, Thai chili-infused simple syrup, cassis, and ginger beer.

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where:777 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, Florida

contact: contact@aniseglobal.com | 813-225-4272

website: www.aniseglobal.com

5. Ciro's Club

Ciro's is a 1920's style speakeasy and supper club serving entrees, snack food, and specialty cocktails. Be sure to call ahead to get the password though, or you might not get in!

"We recommend the fellas wear collard shirts and the dames show off their ritzy threads. No ragamuffins here."

These ladies totally nailed the speakeasy look! Cheers you to ?????(????: @queensheen007) #cirostampa #roaring20s #speakeasy #20sfashion

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where: 2109 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, Florida

contact: 813-251-0022

website: www.cirostampa.com