Roland Manteiga, 15th and Palm, Ybor City

TAMPA/YBOR CITY – Roland Manteiga (1920 – 1998), publisher of the La Gaceta newspaper, was dedicated to a portion of Palm Avenue in Ybor City by the Florida Department of Transportation. The official ceremony was held on January 15 at the intersection of 15th Street and Palm Avenue where the sign was erected. The La Gaceta is a […]

Ybor City 7th Ave – One of America’s 10 Great Streets

YBOR CITY / TAMPA, FL – Seventh Avenue is in the midst of the Historic District of Ybor City in Tampa, FL. Ybor City’s 7th Avenue was “Designated One of Americas 10 Great Streets” in 2008 by the American Planning Association. La Septima is Spanish for 7th Avenue that is marked on all the street […]

Streetcars for sight seeing Tampa, Ybor, Channelside

TAMPA, FL – The Teco Streetcar System is a unique and inexpensive way for visitors to take a round trip that runs through parts of Downtown Tampa, Ybor City and the Channel District for only $2.50. To board, however, you do need the exact amount to give to the conductor. But this is not a problem since […]

‘Viva Ybor’ mural by Chico Garcia, 7th Avenue

YBOR CITY/TAMPA, FL – DEC 8, 2014: The VIVA YBOR  is a colorful mural celebrating Ybor City on 7th Avenue created in October of 2012 by Artist, Chico Garcia. The upper right is a bust-portrait of cigar entrepreneur, Vincente Martinez Ybor, with the Tampa Bay Hotel (now the University Of Tampa) in the background.  A yellow […]

Columbia Restaurant Tampa, FL

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) TAMPA, FL –  The Columbia Restaurant has been serving Spanish and Cuban cuisine since 1905 in the Historic Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa, FL. Largest Spanish Restaurant in the World The Columbia is the largest Spanish restaurant in the world. The building takes up one full city block on 7th Avenue between 21st and […]

Centro Ybor Muvico theater, Tampa, FL

YBOR CITY / TAMPA, FL – The Muvico Centro Ybor 20 is a state-of-the-art digital theater with 20 screens housed in a beautiful Old World Spanish building. The Muvico amenities include electronic self-serve ticketing stations, reserved stadium seating, a full bar and valet parking. Check shows and times at Muvico Centro Ybor 20 | 1600 E […]

Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Ybor

YBOR CITY / TAMPA, FL – The award wining Tampa Bay Brewing Company is a brewpub and restaurant with a long wooden bar with stools and booths with bench seating in the Historic District of Ybor City in Tampa, FL. Tripadvisor currently ranks the Tampa Brewing Company #14 out of 1,997 restaurants. Tampa Bay Brewing Company 1600 E 9th […]

Hot Wax – glassblowing in Ybor City

YBOR CITY/TAMPA FL – The Hot Wax Glass Co is similar to a 60s head shop  but with one-of-a-kind glass pipes that can be custom made just for you. Most of the glass pipes are hand made by professional glassblowers right in the store at a front-window workstation for passerby’s to see. Glassblowing is an art and goes […]

1603 Tattoo, Ybor City

YBOR CITY/TAMPA – Skip Sampson of 1603 Tattoo & Body Piercing Co won this years’ Best of the Bay readers choice award for ‘Best Tattoo Artist  2014 for the Tampa Bay area. Skip is the owner of 1603 Tattoo & Piercing in the Historic District of Ybor City and has 20-years experience creating awarding winning body art from New […]

CARNE Chophouse, Ybor City

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) YBOR CITY / TAMPA, FL – The Carne Chophouse in Ybor City is known for its delicious 10 oz Prime Rib Special with side for only $9.99 located on historic 7th Avenue. Carne Chophouse Restaurant 1536 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605 (813) 341-9555 menu: directions: Google […]

Rube jams on cigar box guitar on 7th Ave, Ybor City

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) HISTORIC YBOR CITY / TAMPA,  FL – Rube is a professional street musician that plays the blues near the Tequilas Rooster Bar on 7th Street in the historic Ybor City neighborhood on Tampa, FL. Rube’s instrument was a guitar made out of a cigar box, and his music […]