Taste at the Straz returns to the Tampa Riverwalk with 4 stages for music

a large theater with purple lights cast on it on the waterfront

This article is sponsored by Straz Center for the Performing Arts

After a two-year hiatus, the Straz Center’s annual eat-and-drink extravaganza returns for one delicious evening. TASTE puts you on Tampa’s beautiful Riverwalk at The Straz with access to the Bay area’s best food, craft brews, cocktails and more. With multiple stages of live music, Taste at The Straz is a glorious evening of eating, drinking and indulging in our region’s extraordinary epicurean culture. The event is set for April 9, 2022, and begins at 6pm for VIP attendees and 7pm for general admission.


Some of the best restaurants and cafes will be represented at this event. Local favorites like the newly opened Himes Breakfast House, The Boozy Pig, Bulla Gastrobar, Buya Ramen, Columbia Restaurant, Forbici, Fresh Kitchen, HAIKU, and Rusty Pelican among other listed concepts. The coffee purveyors over at Kahwa Coffee will also be on hand to add a caffeinated kick to the festivities. Royaltea will also be on hand to give everyone their boba fix.

Local restaurants, breweries serving up treats at TASTE

Myriad breweries will also be in attendance serving up your favorite craft brews. 3 Daughters Brewing, Big Storm Brewing, Hidden Springs Ale Works, and Ulele will all be in attendance. While you dine and drink, you can enjoy live music and entertainment occurring on 4 different stages, including DJ Lolo Mayhew, Arei Moon, Frequency Band, and more.

Those looking to reserve their tickets for general admission, VIP, or a full VIP table can do so online.

General admission tickets are $90 and provides you with all-inclusive food, craft brews, cocktails, and more with multiple stages for live music.

VIP admission is $180, and includes access to VIP lounge areas and entrance to the event one hour prior to general admission. This is in addition to the regular perks of a GA ticket (all-inclusive food and brews, multiple stages for live music).


VIP tables run $2,000. Your purchase of a VIP table ncludes early admission to the event, guaranteed reserved table for 10 and access to exclusive VIP lounges.

Taste at The Straz, 1010 N W. C. MacInnes Place

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