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Joy Bar, Tampa’s only year-round Christmas dive bar, is the perfect spot to cool off

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Joy Bar hosts a variety of live events, including their popular standup comedy nights

While the rest of Tampa swelters under the relentless summer sun, Joy Bar offers a refreshing splash of winter wonderland year-round. This super kitschy dive bar stands out as Tampa’s only permanent Christmas-themed venue, providing a cozy, festive retreat regardless of the season.

Stepping into Joy Bar is like walking into a holiday celebration frozen in time. Adorned with twinkling lights and decked out in the wildest holiday decor imaginable, the bar exudes a nostalgic ambiance. Mix that nostalgia with vibes of an out-of-control office holiday party and you have the essense of oy BAr. Patrons can enjoy pool tables, beer pong, and even a claw machine to test their luck.


It’s the wildest office Christmas party you’ve ever experienced

Joy Bar isn’t just about the decor. It’s a vibrant hub for entertainment with regular comedy nights and lively karaoke experiences, ensuring there’s never a dull moment. Who’s belting out Mariah Carey first?

The festive spirit is matched by some of the cheapest drinks in town, making it a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. Happy hour runs from 5pm to 8pm, featuring 12 oz bottles and cans for just $1.50, with prices rising to a still-affordable $2 after 8pm

Enjoy pool, karaoke, and live comedy at Joy Bar

For those looking to indulge in unique holiday cheer, Joy Bar offers signature Christmas shots that pack a flavorful punch. Favorites include The Christmas Morning, a delightful mix of Fireball and Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream, and the SINamon Toast, combining Goldschlager 107 Proof with Mr. Boston 90 Proof Peppermint Schnapps.


Joy Bar seamlessly blends festive fun with a laid-back dive bar atmosphere, making it a must-visit destination in Tampa. Whether you’re seeking a cool escape from the summer heat or a place to celebrate the holiday spirit year-round, Joy Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy Christmas magic anytime.

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