Lake Magdalene Nightlife:
MERMAID TAVERN
6719 N Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 238-5618
The Mermaid Tavern might now have mermaids for waitresses, but that shouldn't stop you from coming to see what this pub is all about. This is an amazing place to go and eat, with unique food, great drinks, and an eclectic atmosphere which certainly adds to the experience. If you need a new bar to add to your rotation, you can't go wrong with t his establishment. With a nautical theme and a live DJ, this place is always entertaining. There's a great selection of hard cider, beer, burgers, and appetizers. You can't go wrong with their truffle fries, either, so come in and order some!
 
CARMEL CAFE AND WINE BAR
14306 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 265-1415
If you've never been to this Mediterranean wine bar, you're due to give it a visit. This is a trendy place to hang in downtown, and the locals are beginning to catch on. If you have a sweet tooth, you'll feel right at home at this establishment. They have homemade desserts such as cannolis, strawberry pound cake, and chocolate lava cake. There's even an iPad ordering system which takes this restaurant above and beyond the competition. Be sure to try the roasted red pepper spread as well as the crab cakes. Be sure to watch for happy hour, as it's a great one.
 
KALEISIA TEA LOUNGE
1441 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 977-8266
Kaleisia Tea Lounge has something to offer to everybody! This vegan coffeehouse is serving up amazing boba tea, a cultural drink from Japan that's gaining popularity in the U.S.A. They also have a great loose leaf tea collection, as well as board games and books for your own amusement. Be sure to try out the peach smoothie with boba, as it's fantastic! You also can't go wrong with their sunflower sprout sandwich, broccoli stir fry, blueberry bagels, smoky paninis, and their daily housemade soups. You're guaranteed to have a positive eating experience here at Kaleisia, and they're now serving wine!
 
THE INDEPENDENT
5016 N Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 341-4883
The Independent is a fitting place to get your fill of some great food and beer. This is a locals favorite, with a hipster ambience that can't be denied. This is certainly a hidden gem when it comes to hang outs. The bartenders are knowledgeable about the drink selections, and the patrons are always friendly. You're sure to enjoy all of the different appetizer selections they have here, as they're all homemade selections that taste fresh and flavorful. Come on down to thhis establishment for amazing coffee, tea, beer, wine, as well as entrees. Pay this establishment a visit!
 
SKIPPER’S SMOKEHOUSE & OYSTER BAR
910 Skipper Rd
Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 971-0666
Skipper's Smokehouse & Oyster Bar combines all of the great things about the area into one amazing establishment. This impressive oyster bar is known to have some of the best food in the area. Not only do they serve great food, but it's also an amazing place to check out some live music during the weekends. Try their gator rivs, stuffed mushrooms, oysters, key lime pie, fried oyster platter and the amazing appetizer of hush puppies. It's easy to see why Skipper's is a favorite amongst locals and tourists in the area. Stop by and get ready to have some seriously amazing food.
 
PEABODY’S
15333 Amberly Dr
Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 972-1725
Peabody's is an option to strongly consider when you find yourself hungry in the area. This is a place where you can drink and dance if you so choose, or sit back and relax with your drink of choice. There are televisions all over, making this a fitting destination for when there's a game on. The food here is impressive for a sports bar, and it has the locals coming back for more every time. Try the mozzarella sticks, potato skins, and their burgers that come loaded with fresh toppings. Come see what the hype is about with a visit to Peabody's, you surely won't regret it.