Parks & Rec: No, not the TV show

Well, at least it's not the 80's.
Parks & Rec, 2020
I'm going to start this blog with a disclaimer: I did not like this place, at all. "But Mark," I hear you shouting, "Then why should I even bother reading this?" Because I feel like there is a market for it. And a dude in his 30's who enjoys craft beer and more intimate spaces most definitely is not their target audience. 
Coins, 2020
Branching off of the popular Downtown St. Pete bar of the same name, Parks & Rec Tampa opened in (as far as I can see) 2019. The bar covers an outdoor area, mainly used for giant beer pong and Jenga, an indoor area with a handful of arcade games and a DJ, complete with TV's showing ESPN (because, of course you would), and an upstairs second story with pool tables, air hockey, and a few more games. I counted no less than four different bars, which was impressive for the size of the space used. The entrance to the bar is adorned with security who seem to be st…

Snow on 7th: An Ybor Christmas Tradition

Coming to a Centro near you!


Christmas Tree in Centro Ybor, 2017

Halloween is officially over and it's now time to focus our attention on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the new year. Unfortunately, very little happens, event wise, for Thanksgiving. On the bright side, the holiday festivities start very early here in Tampa with the tree lighting happening in Centro Ybor on Wednesday. Mayor Buckhorn made a special appearance as did police chief Brian Dugan.

Children Enjoying The Tree, 2017

The annual Snow on 7th Parade will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm. The event is family friendly and will feature Santa and Mrs. Clause as special guests, as well as providing free hot chocolate and candy canes to the little ones. We actually covered the Snow on 7th Parade on the Exploring Tampa YouTube Channel last year, located Here. For more information, visit Ybor City Online

Ybor Overlooking The Tree, 2017

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