Watch CBS News

Best Bars To Celebrate Your Birthday In Tampa Bay

Friends at Bar
(credit: Thinkstock)

If you are looking for a great place to celebrate a birthday, then you will want to check out these Tampa Bay hot spots. All of these bars offer up something unique in their own right and are area favorites with a unique flair. Treat yourself to yet another great year.


The Vine Restaurant & Wine Bar

17667 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL 33548
(813) 964-8463

If you are looking for a truly spectacular birthday experience, then The Vine is a must-stop on your big day. The Vine is a one-of-a-kind place that always seems to be happening. It has a lively crowd and yet at the same time also a romantic atmosphere. Enjoy the wonderful wine selection and extremely affordable happy hour. Check before coming in to see if the restaurant is featuring live music on your big day.

Blue Martini Lounge
2223 N.W. Shore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 873-2583

Blue Martini is a beautiful upscale lounge with live entertainment. It has an outdoor patio bar and the most tantalizing tapas menu around. Here you can host a private party perfect for a birthday celebration. This bar has a fabulous happy hour seven days a week that includes discounts on the entire menu. Women will love ladies night where they receive one complimentary cocktail from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for lady VIP card holders, complimentary sushi and, last but not least, half off cocktails all night.

Martini Republic
912 N. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 229-5544

Come to this high-class, chic spot if you want to see and be seen on your special day. Become a regular here, and after you spend $1,500, you will have a new world waiting. As a VIP, you will never have a cover, you'll get front-of-the-line access and a personalized stainless steel Martini Republic credit card. This bar has a three-room layout that can accommodate any type of event. Think sleek, intimate and oh so sexy in a Las Vegas style and you will get the Martini Republic.

Related: Best Karaoke Bars In Tampa Bay


Jimmy B's Beach Bar
The Beachcomber Beach Resort and Hotel
6200 Gulf Blvd.
St. Petersburg Beach, FL 33706
(727) 367-1902

If you want a daytime birthday celebration, then Jimmy B's is the place to be. Jimmy B's has an inside bar, outside bar, a large patio-type area for dancing and fairly decent "bar food." One of the most alluring things about Jimmy B's is that it sits mere feet from the Gulf of Mexico. That along with the fact that on weekends it features two bands daily makes it an ideal spot for a birthday bash. So you only need to decide if you want an earlier celebration with live beach music or oldies or a later evening celebration with rock and roll? At this place you can even make it a weekend celebration as it's part of a hotel resort.

The James Joyce Irish Pub
1724 E. 8th Ave.
Ybor City, FL 33605
(813) 247-1896

If you are looking for more of a pub feel or want lots of beer choices for your birthday, then this pub is a gem of a find. At The James Joyce, you will find "at least 50 beers on tap, a full Irish whiskey menu, true authentic Irish food as well as a cozy old world feel." On Thursday through Saturday, The James Joyce hosts live bands. Inside you will find many nooks for romantic meetings or private conversations. Spend yet another great year with James Joyce.

Related: Best Spots For Networking In Tampa Bay

Sherrie Beth is a freelance writer covering all things Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on
View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.