MainStay Suites Near Fairgrounds Casino
10007 Princess Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33619
Phone: (813) 622-8557
Fax: (888) 519-3178
Bars & Cafes
There are a handful of places where you can find multiple facilities under one roof and Dallas Bull happens to be one of those. Right from "business concerts" to bars and lounges, this place has them all. Relocated under a new management, this place covers a massive area of 34,000 sq. ft and can accommodate huge crowds with ease. Popular for playing old country music, this place has also hosted events like music launches. Its close proximity to Ford Amphitheatre, certainly adds to its pros.
Jesse's Steak & Seafood is a no-frills restaurant where the food speaks volumes. Naturally you will find this friendly restaurant always busy. Relish their Crab-stuffed Mushrooms, Escargot, Chicken Quesadilla, Baked Crab Soup, Jumbo Fried Shrimp, Chicken Santa Barbara, Baby Back Ribs, Charbroiled Steaks, Steak Kebab, The Charburger and Jesse's Roast. Hand-cut in their kitchen and slow-roasted, their meats are succulent.
If you feel like sharing a wee bit of blarney and some Irish hospitality, head for this lively pub where an assortment of draft and bottled beer, ale, lager and stout awaits. Hot sandwiches include steak-n-cheese and Reubens, but you can also tuck into beer-battered fish-n-chips, Killarney Grilled Chicken Breast, homemade sausages in pastry with Guinness gravy and traditional cottage pie.
The Oaks Bar and Grill is a family owned restaurant, and it shows in the friendly service, family atmosphere, quality food, and homemade specialties served during breakfast, lunch or dinner. From casual fare including crispy wings and burgers to their own recipe for fresh grouper and crab soup, you will not be disappointed. Just for the kids, there is playroom to keep them entertained, video games, and a full bar and happy hour for the adults. Casual atmosphere and an inexpensive menu keep the Oaks a favorite restaurant for locals and tourists. - Vickie Ferguson
Enjoy the Victorian ambiance and elegance of days past at the Empress Tea Room. Step into an atmosphere of soft lighting, rich wood cupboards and cloth-laden tables adorned with flowers. Be served your favorite tea in delicate china cups and teapots and enjoy the tradition of finger sandwiches or scones. Have afternoon lunch in a formal setting with crystal goblets in the Victorian Room or enjoy the outdoor ambiance of the Garden Room. The Empress serves high tea by reservation, only, lunch with a menu of soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts and selected breakfast items and pastries for Sunday brunch. The tearoom has on-going scheduled events, free WiFi and is available for special celebrations and catering. Saturday seatings begin at 11am, and Sunday brunch is by reservation only. -Vickie Ferguson
Beaune's Wine Bar is tucked away on the corner of 22nd Street in YBor, but is a hidden gem for wine connoisseurs and amateurs alike. They offer a vast selection of wine labels, ranging from the well-known to the hard-to-come-by, so patrons can indulge in their favorite vino, or try a new blend at each visit. Beaune's is also a great place to engage in a ladies' night out, celebrate an anniversary, or simply escape the bustle of the trendy YBor nightclubs and relax with a great drink and tasty finger foods.
This neat, clean and simple Japanese eatery offers an all-you-can-eat sushi and sashimi special, not to be missed by sushi-lovers. During Happy Hour 5pm-6pm daily, you pay $1 for beer. A dinner buffet is served nightly, so Tokyo Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar makes a good stop before or after a movie. If you are a fan of Oriental cuisine, add this dining room to your list of good restaurants that serve sushi and tempura dishes in authentic style.
Open since 1921, this Cuban coffee shop is a local Tampa favorite. Family owned and operated, El Molino roasts their own coffee daily for gourmet drinks. Aside from the delicious coffee, the shop also carries various coffee paraphernalia, accessories, and of course, friendly service.
The Dirty Shame pub is open six days a week, serving car bombs and other libations to bikers and other thirsty patrons. The "Pub on the Edge" features weekly special events, such as Bike Nights and has been known to team up with other unique bars to host themed pub crawls. Not surprisingly, smoking is permitted, so as the night wears on, the floor tends to get sticky and the air gets stuffy. Still, this offbeat bar is a favorite to many, thanks to its rugged atmosphere, wide beer selection and, of course, the car bombs.
A vintage, renovated, 1926 building nestled in the heart of Tampa's Ybor City, Tre Amici @ the Ybor Bunker provides patrons with a casual oasis for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Choose to dine indoors or sit outside soaking up the ambiance of the city at the family-friendly Café. Select from a simple but diverse menu featuring Cuban cuisine, which includes fresh made Cuban sandwiches, salads, wraps, scrumptious desserts and baked goods, aromatic coffee, or a glass of chilled wine or beer. During the week, enjoy live, original musical entertainment from local artists or be entertained on open mic night when anything goes.
An espresso & wine bar that offers weekly entertainment and a delightful menu. The drink menu includes teas, smoothies, espresso and flavored lattes. They serve a delicious breakfast. For lunch you can stop in for wraps, sandwiches, specials, appetizers, sides and desserts.
Located in historic Ybor City, Tea Rose Cottage is surrounded by culture and history. Guests can choose to make a reservation for a full-fledged afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones, sorbet, assorted desserts and tea. For a lighter touch, enjoy tea sandwiches and pot of tea or indulge yourself with fresh scones and cream, lemon curd and jam along with a pot of your favorite blend of tea. Visit the boutique and explore the variety of tea accessories, loose-leaf tea products including herb, fruit, green and black blends and gourmet food items. Children’s tea parties are available. All tea settings are by reservation only. -Vickie Ferguson