Comfort Suites Near Raymond James Stadium
5421 West Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL 33634
Phone: (813) 880-8938
Fax: (813) 880-8958
AMC Veterans 24 cineplex has a great stadium seating for your viewing pleasure. For a more enjoyable experience, you can grab a pair of listening devices from the stands, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment counter. For film times, ticket prices and further information please see their website.
This indoor trampoline venue offers hours of fun for both kids and adults alike. From events like doge ball, cardio workout classes, and private parties, AirHeads Trampoline Arena has something for everyone. Literally let the kids bounce off the walls as they play, while parent can get in on the action or opt to relax with a cup of coffee or snack from the food bar while using the free WiFi. Monthly memberships are available and are quite cost effective if you plan on visiting often.
Voted as one of Tampa's number one nightclubs, Valentines offers a nightly array of performances, drink specials, innovative contests, and special events. Every night has a special theme and every day is two-for-one drinks. Start the week off with a visit to Valentines for one of two premier drag shows. During the rest of the week, each night provides something different for customers to enjoy and participate in, from amateur strip contests and sizzling boys' and girls' go-go dancers putting on a show, to hot salsa dancing and Latin music spun by the nightclub's in-house DJ. Karaoke night is available for the truly brave of heart. Open until the wee hours, Valentines is the place to be for late night entertainment. -Vickie Ferguson
Founded in 1990 by Producer Aubrey Hampton, The Gorilla Theatre is an innovative performing arts venue located in Drew Park, a neighborhood with a long military history. Featuring performances of original work as well as traditional classic pieces, patrons can expect a variety of shows that include musicals and plays. Seating is limited. Reservations and ticket purchases for select shows are available. For shows that are open seating, tickets are purchased at the door, cash only. The theater has free parking, a comfortable lobby area, wine and beverage bar, and organic coffee. -Vickie Ferguson
One of Tampa's premiere venues for stand-up comedy, Side Splitters Comedy Club hosts shows every Wednesday though Sunday. This comedy venue offers a variety of snacks and food as well as cocktails from martinis, to frozen specialties, imported and domestic beers and more. The entertainment in the past has ranged from Tim Allan, Jim Carey, to Josh Blue.
Raymond James Stadium is the home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the University of South Florida Bull's football team, and also the venue of Super Bowl XXXV and XLIII. It holds concerts and special events too. In 2002 the stadium was rated NFL's best playing field. Every New Year's the stadium hosts the Outback Bowl.
Get your bowling on at Pins Chasers Midtown. The popular venue features a snack bar with the usual pizza, cold draft beer, nachos, sandwiches and more. An excellent place for a kids birthday party or corporate event, this bowling alley offers unlimited fun. Practice your strikes and turkeys all night long with free shoes and cheap lane rentals. League games often take place here and are fun to watch.
The practice and training facility of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, One Buccaneer Place, or One Buc Place as it is called, is spread over a massive area of 145,000 square feet. This grand venue comprises three practice fields, a 10,000 square feet Weight Room, a Locker Room about 7,000 square feet, an auditorium, and even a hydrotherapy room. Calling itself the 'largest facility in the NFL', the One Buccaneer Place is rightly sometimes referred to as the 'One Buccaneer Palace'. See the website for more information.
For a cinema treasure, try the Tampa Pitcher Show, a single screen, 230-seater independent cinema. Enjoy selections from a full dinner menu, served while you watch the movie. Beer, wine, cocktails and homemade Sangria are also available. In business for over two decades, the cinema shows first-run movies and hosts special events.
Once a hip 1970s hotel, the Hawaiian Village is now one of Tampa's foremost outdoor live music venue. Many of the hotel trappings, from air-conditioned VIP rooms to koi ponds, still remain and make The Hawaiian Village a one-of-a-kind concert experience.
Like other members of this chain, AMC Westshore Plaza 14 in Tampa has all the amenities that make movie-watching a memorable experience. An ATM facility on the premises will take care of those sudden gastronomical or shopping whims. The automated box office is another unique feature of this movie house. Digital surround sound and stadium seating make sure you get the best of that action-packed thriller. All this within the posh environs of the Westshore Mall, make it a popular haunt for youth and families, so make sure you book your tickets early enough. Check the website for more details.
The Pegasus Lounge, located near Busch Gardens, is the premier location for late night entertainment that consists of original live music. The lounge has a diversified menu of tunes from hard rock, goth-industrial and hardcore rap to acoustic folk music. Whatever your favorite genre, you will hear it at the Pegasus. There is plenty of talent available with 60 bands making their way on stage each month. The full service bar ensures plenty of choices when it comes to beers on tap, bottles, and imports. For patrons in the mood for providing entertainment, the lounge features karaoke and open mic night. -Vickie Ferguson