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#116 of 1,537 Restaurants in Tampa
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American, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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0.7 miles from Bayshore Boulevard
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Reviewed June 1, 2022

This happened a while ago but my friend just reminded me of this and I'm still mad. We walked in to get a shot before a movie one night, it's only my friend and I and two dudes at the bar. The waitress ignores us...for like 15 min, takes our order, flirts heavily with the guys in the front for another 10 min without making any drinks, brings us just the coke, goes back to chatting for another couple of minutes, and then finally we get the shots and they're literally water. I never drink and this was just a spur of the moment thing for us and bruh. Straight up like she poured water in a glass that had vodka in it prior. We literally didn't say anything because of the immense cringe we felt to call her out. After waiting another 15 minutes for the check we paid and left. I wouldn't care about the slow service but a water shot, seriously. This place is goofy.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed April 9, 2022 via mobile

We had just checked into our hotel late Saturday evening and were in need of a late evening dinner spot. We stumbled across Taps and were pleasantly surprised. The service and food were great. All of our appetizers, drinks and meals looked and tasted good.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 21, 2022

Giving three stars but would not go there again due to: 1. I gave the waiter my debit card to pay our bill which at that point was around $46.00 (that I soon learned included a 20% service charge, 2. the waiter came back and...loudly enough for everyone to hear said, "I'm sorry , Sir, but your card has been declined." I learned after was due to "incorrect pins" that the waiter must have made because I was never asked to. 3. waiter took a different card, charged our portion, then, without saying anything, added other people's drinks, nearly doubling our bill. He walked away before I could ask why but I shouldn't have had to. Simply paid the bill because it was more trouble than it was worth to try to correct the situation young man had created. Poor training in the time of Covid? Just an inattentive person in a job that maybe he shouldn't be in, I don't know. What I do know is what I said earlier, based on this experience, I would not go here again.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 23, 2021

Went here today to the Restaurant Taps Bar and Lounge and got the Corps Reviver #2 which was a good cocktail. Really enjoyed it and close by the Tampa Museum of Art.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 13, 2021 via mobile

Stopped in for drinks while out and about Tampa on a girls’ day. We sat on the nice couch outside. It was a nice day and we enjoyed the set up. We did not eat but ordered a variety of drinks from beer to wine...to a specialty cocktail. Everyone enjoyed their drinks and our server did a good job.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 26, 2021 via mobile

The crab cake bites were very good! The waitress was also very friendly and attentive. Service was quick, but it was still kind of early.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021 via mobile

Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge on North Ashley Drive in Tampa is a great place for all things drinks, food, and music. I really like the atmosphere here and all that they have to offer that makes it a cool overall experience. The staff here...is very friendly and works hard to deliver a good experience.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

Very nice ambiance and friendly staff. Selection is narrow on food but this is primarily a bar. The food is good though. Had the blackened wings and a salad. Very pleasant.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

very nice dinner with shared plates- meatballs were wonderful! Nice beer selection and wonderful cocktails and lovely service- a very pleasant experience downtown

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 31, 2020

Found Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge when we were walking around Downtown Tampa. We decided to go in and try this place. When we walked in, we were greeted by a friendly staff member and informed us we could sit anywhere we wanted. Once we...picked our table our server whose name is Chae greeted us as she handed us our menus for food and cocktails. After a few minutes looking over the cocktail menu, we ordered our drinks. Once we got our drinks, we decided to order some appetizers first. The appetizers that we ordered were the Chicken Wings, Brie/Honey Bruschetta and the Tuna Crudo. I have to say the wings were one of the best that I have ever had. The wings were baked and a bit spicy. However, it wasn’t over powering. It just lingered on your lips as tease for more. The Brie/Honey Bruschetta was spot on. They came out warm and they were gone real fast with a party of four. The Tuna Crudo was delicious and it had a little kick of spiciness. After eating the appetizers and having two rounds of drinks, we were having such a great time that we didn’t want to leave. We all agreed that we need to come back to this place again because of the food and Chae. She was very friendly and the drinks that she made were delicious. We came back a second time. This time it was at night and there were only three of us in our party. We walked in, again we were informed to sit anywhere we wanted. This time the place was busier than the day before. We sat at table that wasn’t cleaned off just yet. As soon as we sat down, our table was cleared off and cleaned. This time we were greeted by a different server, named Leslie. Chea was working that night as well but behind bar. She noticed us and quickly came over to say hi. This time around we ordered the Chicken Wings, Brie/Honey Bruschetta and the Crab Cakes. The Crab Cakes were delicious. As for cocktails, we decided to have two bottles of wine that night. The night was much busier, but Leslie always came over to check on us to see if we needed anything else. We almost decided to have a third bottle of wine, but we opted not to. The third time we came back was for lunch. Since we knew the routine by now, we just grabbed a table. Our server came over and handed our menus. This time we decided to order lunch. There were three of us in our party. Our server, Palmer took our drink order. When she came back, we ordered the Tuna Crudo, a Chicken Caesar Salad, Chicken Sandwich with Goat Cheese and a Gyro Sandwich were ordered. As we waited for our food, we decided to have another round of drinks. When the food came out, another server delivered our food to the table because Palmer was making drinks. Palmer noticed that I didn’t have my Gyro Sandwich yet. She quickly went to the window to inquiry about my order. Less than 30 seconds she was coming with my sandwich. I have to say the Gyro Sandwich was really good. The pita bread was very light. They didn’t over power the gyro with a lot of sauce. It was one of the better gyros I have had. I would really consider ordering that again. I would like to try other items on the menu though. This place certainly is a must place when you are in downtown Tampa. You will not be disappointed in the food, drinks or the servers. I must give kudos to Chae because I couldn’t remember our server’s name on Sunday. I called TAPS and Chae answered the phone. I explained who I was, and she remembered our party. She is the one who gave our server’s name on our third visit. Make sure you visit TAPS when you are in downtown Tampa. When you go, say hello to Chae, Leslie, or Palmer. They are excellent servers and you won’t be disappointed. Looking forward to our next visit there.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020 via mobile

It's been a year or so since we visited this fun place. Happy hour...$5 house wine, $4 off liquor, $1 off beer. GREAT REALLY GREAT appts. We had the crab artichoke dip and the the ahi tuna. Large portions of terrific fish dishes. REAL CRAB...and lots of it. Served piping hot in a small casserole. The Ahi with avocado and peppers...to die for. Great staff. Definitely a keeper. Well be backMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 10, 2019 via mobile

sophisticated yet casual. We loved everything about the meal. The meatball was juicy and so flavorful with crusty cheese garlic bread, the tuna was a meat Mediterranean twist and the crackers perfectly crispy and light and the hummus had great flavor as well. My husband...had the gyro and said it was great. Perfect for business lunches, dates and solo dining!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

Just rolled into town and asked the hotel for some place close to get a bite to eat and a drink. Walked and was welcomed by staff and had a beer and ordered the tacos I special orders with lettuce wasn't a problem and there...were really good. Then the bartender Chay who is awesome recommended the meatballs and they were very good. I'll try dinner next time but apps were really good.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

Hreat food and excellent entertainment the artists give magical performances. Conveniently located. Could use valet parking but otherwise good place for family and daye night

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

I have to say that this review should have two parts. #1 the food was fresh and pretty darn good, service was friendly and prompt. Place was clean. BUT ....(#2nd part of the review) OMG the black flies wouldn't leave anyone alone. And the fruit...flies weren't any better!! Sat at the bar and they were everywhere!! So service and food would have been 4.5 but management 3 at best. I say management because @@@@ rolls downhill.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Taps Restaurant Bar and Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5