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Explore the 5 most popular spots in Tampa's Channel District neighborhood

Bamboozle Channelside | Photo: Gigi S./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 09, 2019.

Spending time in Channel District? Get to know this Tampa neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a coffee and doughnut spot to a Vietnamese eatery.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Channel District, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Ginger Beard Coffee

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Topping the list is Ginger Beard Coffee, a spot to score coffee, tea and doughnuts. Located at 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 112, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting five stars out of 124 reviews on Yelp. 

This spot specializes in nitrogen-infused cold brewed coffee in unusual flavors like peanut butter. Enjoy a Nitro flight or a cup of java with fresh doughnuts from Datz Dough in South Tampa. 

2. Fabrica Pizza

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Next up is beer bar Fabrica Pizza, which offers salads, pizza and more, situated at 142 S. Meridian Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 260 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Build your own pizza or salad with a choice of cheeses, proteins, veggies and garnishes. Popular pizzas include The Funghi, a white pizza made with sweet and sour onions, oven roasted mushrooms and rosemary. Small bites, salads and locally made gelato are also on the menu. 

3. Pour House at Grand Central

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Bar and New American spot Pour House at Grand Central is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 112, 4.5 stars out of 98 reviews. 

Expect a dog-friendly patio, a popcorn machine and pool table inside, and plenty of craft beers on tap. Beer offerings range from Wicked Weed Watermelon Dragonfruit Burst to Cigar City Hard Apple Cider. Drop by on Mondays and Wednesdays for Running for Brews, or try free yoga.

4. Cena

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Cena, an Italian spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 165 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd. to see for yourself.

Menu highlights include the Branzino, seafood risotto and beer glazed pork belly with caramelized peaches, apples and tomatoes.

5. Bamboozle Channelside

Photo: Sarah R./Yelp

Check out Bamboozle Channelside, which has earned four stars out of 156 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Vietnamese spot, which offers coffee and more, at 109 N. 12th St. 

This cafe offers smoothies, soups and sandwiches, along with vegan and gluten-free options. Popular menu items include the chocolate banana smoothie, taro milk tea, the banh mi sandwich with lemongrass tofu and the baby chicken pho boat. Check out open mic night on Fridays. 


This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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