Gasparilla is just around the corner so let’s look at the best parties and events to celebrate Gasparilla 2022! Tampa is a diverse city with many incredible neighborhoods that each have their own types of bars and restaurants. To help you sort through the many Gasparilla parties and events, we’ll focus on what to expect from the major Tampa neighborhoods. 

South Tampa + SoHo

South Tampa and SoHo (short for South Howard Avenue) is a great area in Tampa for those who enjoy nightlife. South Howard Avenue is filled with tons of restaurants and bars, all while being within walking distance of Bayshore Boulevard.

Soho Saloon - Gasparilla Wristbands (Ticketed)

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410 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

(813) 251-3800

Soho Saloon’s country-themed bar is located in the heart of South Howard Ave, open everyday until 3AM. Not only can you find great daily food and drink specials (get the wings you’ll thank me later), but you can also take photo booth pictures with your friends, play a game of pool or darts, or even bring your furry friend to Soho Saloon’s outdoor patio! Make sure to come by Wednesday-Sunday for live music and DJs!

Gasparilla Event: Argh you ready to party?! Get your Gasparilla wristbands at Soho Saloon on Gasparilla day!

  • Day: Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • Hours: 12:00PM – 3:00AM EST
  • Price: $20 General Admission; $40 – “Skip” Fast Pass; $100 – “VIP” Never wait at Soho Saloon or Corner Bar

Website: Soho Saloon

Bar HWRD - Gasparilla Block Party (Ticketed)

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302 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

(813) 906-7885

Bar HWRD is a great place to meet, socialize, and enjoy entertainment and events, such as watching the sports games on its many TVs and projectors! Not a sports fan? No worries, this bar can still be for you! Grab a drink and play a game of corn hole or other outdoor games! Want to go out but don’t want to leave your dog at home? No problem, bring your furry friend to Bar HWRD’s outdoor patio! 

Gasparilla Event: Bar HWRD is having a Gasparilla block party with DJs playing music inside and outside all day, along with a 5,000 square foot tent consisting of a mechanical shark, full service bars, VIP cabanas, outdoor games, ice luge, food stations, and more!

  • Day: Saturday, January 29, 2022 – Purchase tickets on site, first come first serve, day of Gasparilla
  • Hours: 12:00PM – 3:00AM EST
  • Price: $50 + $4.67 Fee / +$4.10 Sales Tax

Website: Eventbrite

Ducky's Sports Lounge - Pre-Plunder Party & The Jolly Rager Block Party (Ticketed)

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1719 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606

(813) 254-6160

Ducky’s Sports Lounge is a spacious sports bar that is partially owned by Tampa Bay Rays star, Evan Longorio! Its crafted cocktails and brews, upmarket bar food, mini-bowling alleys & outdoor patio, make it a great place to meet and socialize!

Gasparilla Event: Shiver me timbers, Ducky’s Sports Lounge is hosting two days to celebrate Gasparilla! These events are sponsored by White Claw, 6 O’clock Gin, JDRF, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Tampa Printer, and Replenish Tampa. You can expect live music and DJs, a full menu, costume contests, raffles, beads, and more!

  • Replenish Tampa is providing an IV therapy station at the event so you can party like a pirate and replenish like a pro! Use code: Gaspy22 when you Pre-Book your appointment between Friday 1/28-1/30 to get 20% OFF your IV service!

Pre-Plunder Party (NO COVER)

  • Day: Friday, January 28, 2022
  • Hours: 5:00PM – 11:00PM EST

The Jolly Rager Block Party

  • Day: Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • Sale Ends: Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • Hours: 10:00AM – Late EST
  • Price: $15.00 + $2.55 Fee / + $1.32 Sales Tax

Ticket: Eventbrite

Ybor City

Ybor City is a lively area known for its Cuban and Latin restaurants, 7th Avenue, and The Centro Ybor. This area features many bars, boutiques, movie theaters, and a diverse array of bars and restaurants for people of all backgrounds. 

7th + Grove - Champagne Room Gasparilla Day Party (Ticketed)

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1930 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

(813) 649-8422

Create unforgettable moments at 7th + Grove! Enjoy their elevated southern menu and creatively crafted cocktails, all while receiving great service, and ambiance!

Gasparilla Event: We poppin’ beads and bottles at the Champagne Room Gasparilla Day Party! This event is on Gasparilla day, Saturday, January 29th. You can expect sounds by DJ B Holla and DJ Shy Guy, reduced cover in pirate wear all night, drink specials, bottle specials, and champagne hour (complementary champagne for first 50 guests!)

  • Day: Saturday, January 29, 2022 
  • Sale Ends: Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • Hours: 4:30PM – 9:00PM EST 
  • Price: $10.00 + $2.24 Fee / $0.92 Sales Tax Early Bird GA + Welcome Shot
  • Ticket: Eventbrite

Coyote Ugly Saloon - Gasparilla Parade Party Headquarters

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1722 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

(813) 241-8459

From lady bartenders, to bartop dancing, body shots, games and more, it’s hard not to have a fun time at Coyote Ugly Saloon Tampa! This festive country and rock themed saloon is a great place to party with friends!

Gasparilla Event: Ahoy, matey! Ye ready for Gasparilla? Coyote Ugly Saloon Tampa will be having great drink and shot specials happening all day long! Want to keep the party going till night? Make sure to join them for Saturday Night Large (SNL) with DJs Tex Flex and D3Z!


Channelside is a busy downtown area that has everything from the Florida Aquarium to Amalie Arena to bars and restaurants for tourists and locals alike. The area also features Sparkman Wharf which has its own variety of bars and restaurants as well.

District Tavern - Gasparilla Brunch

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116 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33602 

(813) 252-3444

Check out this standard gastropub fare for brunch, lunch, & dinner offered in casual digs alongside beer & wine. District Tavern is a great stop for happy hours during the week, brunch on the weekends, and a kitchen that closes late! 

Gasparilla Event: ARRGH you ready for Gasparilla!? District tavern will be hosting its Gasparilla Brunch! This event includes unlimited mimosas and all you can eat brunch. They will also feature a modified menu in the afternoon and the kitchen will be open until 2:00AM EST.

  • Day: Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • Hours: 9:00AM – 12:00PM EST

Website: District Tavern

Parks & Rec - Gasparilla Brunch

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290 S Meridian Ave, Tampa, FL 33602 

(813) 563-4777

Park & Rec is a spacious ‘adult playground’ offering retro arcade games, bar games, cocktails & bar bites. Some fan favorites are their party pouch drinks and their twist on playing beer pong! From food to drinks to games there is something for everyone!

Gasparilla Event: Yo Ho Ho! Ahoy Matey! Park & Rec will be hosting its Gasparilla Brunch! This event includes unlimited mimosas and all you can eat brunch. 

  • Day: Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • Hours: 9:00AM – 12:00PM EST

Website: Park & Rec

Downtown Tampa

Downtown Tampa is a part of the business district and features many highlights such as museums, The Straz Center, and The Tampa Riverwalk. This area is very up and coming with the construction of many new apartments, bars, restaurants, and the new GreenWise on Water Street.

American Social - Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Party

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601 S Harbour Island Blvd #107 Tampa, FL 33602 

(813) 605-3333

American Social is a bar & restaurant made up of over 15,000 sq ft of waterfront property with four full-service bars, a raw bar, and an intimate dining room with an indoor and outdoor VIP bar and patio space. This establishment has everything from nightlife to happy hours where friends can come together and good memories are made.

Gasparilla Event: ARRGH! Ahoy! Who is ready for the Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Party? This event includes a brunch buffet and open bar from 10:00AM-1:00PM EST! This event will also have live DJ music and a view of the Gasparilla Invasion!

  • Day: Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • Hours: 10:00AM – 3:00PM EST

Website: American Social

5th Annual Gasparilla Brunch & Bar Crawl - (Ticketed)

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Gasparilla Event: Shiver me timbers matey!! The Gasparilla Brunch & Bar Crawl includes brunch at District Tavern or Parc & Rec from 9:00AM-12:00PM EST for bottomless mimosas and brunch. Then crawlers can choose five locations from a list of bars to get a free shot and free cover! These bars include District Tavern, Park & Rec TPA, Yeoman’s Cask & Lion, Maloney’s Irish Bar, La La’s Sangria Bar, Bello Bar & Kitchen and other bars located in the downtown & Soho area as well! 

  • Day: Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • Hours: Brunch 9:00AM – 12:00PM EST & Crawl All Day! 

Website: Eventbrite

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