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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.

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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.

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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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