Top 10 Tampa Bay Rays Sports Bars

Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a domed stadium. In fact, it is home of the Tampa Bay Rays. Photo Credit: Opakapaka..


Best place to watch the Tampa Bay Rays is Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. But what if the Rays are playing on the road? Or what if you can’t get a ticket? Check out the best Rays  bars to watch the game in the company of other Tampa Bay fans.


Tampa Bay Rays Team History

The Tampa Bay Rays are a professional baseball team in the United States. In fact, they compete in the East Division of the American League of Major League Baseball.

The Rays were  were established in 1998 as an expansion team. Originally, they called themselves the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In 2008, they shortened their name to the Tampa Bay Rays. And  they have been the Tampa Bay Rays ever since.

The Tampa Bay Rays have won three wild card berths. And they have won three East Division titles. Most importantly, they won their only American League pennant in 2008.

Unfortunately, the Rays have never won a World Series. Could this be their lucky year?

The Tampa Bay Rays play home games at Tropicana Field, a domed stadium  in St. Petersburg, Florida. The stadium is also known as The Trop.

Best Tampa Bay Bars in Florida

The following sports bars and restaurants are popular with Tampa Bay Rays fans.

However, you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game. Also, ask if the sound will be turned on.

  1. Ferg’s Sports Bar – 1320 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida. Tel: (727) 822-4562. Across from Tropicana Field with access to the stadium through a nearby tunnel. FACEBOOK
  2. RumFish Grill –  6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Petersburg, Florida. Tel: (727) 329-1428. FACEBOOK
  3. Gen X Tavern -103 East Jackson Street,Tampa, Florida. Tel: (813) 694-700. FACEBOOK
  4. Hattricks – 107 South Franklin Street, Tampa, Florida. Tel: (813) 225-4288. BUCS. FACEBOOK
  5. Prime Time Sports Grill – 14404 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Florida. Tel: (813) 908-0780. FACEBOOK
  6. The Brass Tap – 1600 East 7th Avenue, East 113, Tampa, Florida. Tel: (813) 241-0000.
  7. Ducky’s Sports Lounge – 1719 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida. Telephone: (813) 254-6160. FACEBOOK
  8. McDivot’s Wings and Raw Bar – 10706 Countryway Blvd Tampa, Florida. Tel: (813) 814-9394. FACEBOOK
  9. Fort Knox Bar on the Beach – 17850 Gulf Blvd. Redington Shores, Florida. Tel: (727) 397-2553, FACEBOOK
  10. Localz Sports Bar and Grill – 14219 Walsingham Road, Suite F, Largo, Florida.  Tel: (727) 221-0002. FACEBOOK
  11. Hennessys Oldsmar – 3980 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, Florida. Florida. Tel: (813) 854-2255. FACEBOOK
  12. Kahuna’s Bar & Grill – 2337 US Highway 19, Holiday, Florida. FACEBOOK
  13. Coco’s Crush Bar – 317 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, Florida. Tel: (727) 953-3084. FACEBOOK
  14. 88 Live -6640 Cortez Road West, Suite A, Bradenton, Florida. Tel: (941) 900-1133. FACEBOOK
  15. Overtime Sports Bar -1969 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater, Florida. Tel: (727) 562-0109. FACEBOOK
  16. Ricky’s at Apollo Beach – 6520 US Highway 41 , Apollo Beach, Florida. Tel: (813) 773-7289. FACEBOOK
  17. Bar 23 Fifty – 2350 Curlew Rd Palm Harbor,, Florida. Tel:
    (727-785-5126. FACEBOOK


A Word to the Wise

While most of these venues tend to attract Tampa Bay Rays fans on game day, there are no guarantees.

Sometimes they won’t turn on the sound. Other times they might show other events. And there is always the chance the venue might be booked for special events.

Also, fans sometimes migrate to other venues. And bars sometimes close.

Therefore, you should always call ahead to make sure that the game you want to watch will be broadcast.

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Your Input on Tampa Bay Rays Bars Wanted

If you have patronized and of these  Tampa Bay Rays sports bars, please leave comments (pro or con) in the COMMENT box below.

You can mention the ambiance for fans Tampa Bay Rays, the visibility of TV screens, the quality of the sound, the food, the service – whatever!

Also, please let me know if any of these Tampa Bay Rays watch bars have closed – or if Tampa Bay fans are no longer watching Rays games at them.

Your own recommendations on where to watch the Tampa Bay Rays play will also be greatly appreciated! Especially welcome would be Rays-friendly sports bars in other cities!

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This list of the best Tampa Bay Rayssports bars is part of a series of posts on sports bars for fans of  all MLB teams. And this post contains affiliate links.



2 Replies to “Top 10 Tampa Bay Rays Sports Bars”

  1. Bar 23 Fifty in Palm Harbor belongs on this list Formerly known Danny’s Sports Bar
    Great place to watch the Bucs, Lightning & Rays
    Watched 2020 Super Bowl there it was packed
    Also watched the Stanley Cup Final there and it was full of Bolts fans being the distant thunder
    The bar has 22 55″ HDTVs
    25 beers on draft as well as full liquor & wine
    Over 100 stools and chairs and 20 bar seats
    They also have 2 pool tables, multiple dart boards, jenga, golden tee, silver strike bowling & shuffleboard
    And the food is pretty good as well
    Most importantly they have a very attentive and friendly staff

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