Wet Willy's is a small chain of bars that features frozen daiquiri-like drinks made in big premixed coolers lined up behind the bar. This Channelside location is surprisingly popular with 20-somethings on weekend nights after about 10 pm.
Their drink flavors include Attitude Improvement, Call a Cab, Strawberry, Piña Colada, Sex on the Beach, Monkey Shine, White Russian, Margarita, Shock Treatment, Naked Willie, Bahama Mama. Kiwi, Chocolate Thunder, Green Apple, Monster Melon, Weak Willie, Mango, Mojito Mojo, and Grape.
Wet Willy's locations are Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC; Fayetteville, NC; Hollywood, FL; Louisville, KY; Memphis, TN; Myrtle Beach, SC; San Diego, CA; Savannah, GA; South Beach, FL; West Palm Beach, FL and of course Tampa, FL.
Channel side is a great date destination in Tampa or night out destination.
The area has a wide range of restaurants, a bowling alley (Splitsville), movie theater (it even has a 3 D Imax) , shops and bars.
My favorite place to go it Howl at the moon which is a dueling-piano singalong place
I normally go at night but it is open during the day. Channelside is also next door to the Florida Aquarium and the St Pete Times Forum (sporting events and concerts) and there is a very inexpensive trolley that will take you to Ybor....so if you are making a day or night out of it park in the Channelside garage and do all three...
I've included several links below that offer the current events and restaurants (the seem to change pretty often
Dress Code: Anything goes in Florida but I normally wear a sundress to channelside when its warm. that way I'm a bit dressed up but am still comfortable.
Ladies this location requires walking so I would not wear high heals
Banana Joes is a must go for the party goer. Dance club with hip hop and free drinks til midnight for the ladies. Hit this club on a Friday or Saturday. Before going to the club pregame at Hooters it is about 2 blocks from Banana Joes. Happy hunting players...
Dress Code: casual
Channelside is a great place to spend an evening if you want a change of pace from Ybor City. If its hockey season the best thing to do is to check out a Lightning home game then afterwards take your ticket stub over to Stumps Restuarant and cash it in for 3 free beers! Then hop over to Banana Joe's or check out the dueling piano bar at Howl at the moon. They just opened a Hooter's on the corner and there is a Jeoffrey's coffee shop along Channelside Blvd. Everything is within one courtyard. If you get bored here just take the street car to Ybor City. On top off all of this the Florida Aquarium is right next door literally.
Dress Code: I am almost positive everything is casual but you may want to call ahead to make sure.
This is at the Channelside District next to Ybor, it is good during the day and night, plenty of Bars and Restaurants.