TASTE at The Straz, a food festival with 40+ local restaurants, returns to Tampa this weekend

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TASTE at The Straz will feature 4 stages for music

This article is sponsored by Straz Center for the Performing Arts and TASTE at The Straz

The Straz Center’s annual eat-and-drink extravaganza returns for one delicious evening. TASTE at The Straz puts you on Tampa’s beautiful Riverwalk under the stars with access to the Bay area’s best food, craft brews, cocktails and more. With over 40 restaurants, 8+ microbreweries and 4 stages of live music for one all-inclusive price, TASTE at The Straz is a fun evening of eating, drinking and indulging in our region’s extraordinary epicurean culture.

TASTE at The Straz is more than a fun evening in downtown Tampa. As the Straz Center’s signature fundraising event, this event raises essential funds needed to keep the arts alive in our vibrant city. The proceeds not only sustain the Straz Center’s artistic programs on its stages but also support their education and outreach programs throughout the community.

Some of the best restaurants and cafes will be represented at this event. Local favorites like Himes Breakfast House, The Boozy Pig, Dark Door Spirits, Bulla Gastro Bar, Melting Pot Social, Sally O’Neal’s, Besito, and Bolay Fresh and Bold Kitchen will be present at TASTE at The Straz.


Local restaurants, breweries serving up treats at TASTE at The Straz

3 Daughters Brewing, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, ULELE, and Escape Brewing will be pouring drinks all night. While you dine and drink, you can enjoy live music. Keith James, N Fusion, Benjamin Pila, and Jinx, Shelby Sol & Friends will all perform live during TASTE at The Straz.

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

General admission tickets start at $95 and provides you with all-inclusive food, craft brews, cocktails, and more with multiple stages for live music.

VIP admission starts at $185, 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 and multiple stages of live music).


VIP tables run $2,250. Your purchase of a VIP table includes early admission to the event, a guaranteed reserved table for 10 and access to exclusive VIP lounges.

Two people at a table enjoying drinks during a big food festival

TASTE at The Straz will be held at 1010 N W. C. MacInnes Place on April 1.

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