The Channelside Bay Plaza
Welcome to the Channelside Bay Plaza, or sometimes called just the Channel Plaza! This waterside collection of retailers, nightlife, and restaurants is located on the southern edge of downtown, near the Port of Tampa. Known as a large outdoor mall, the plaza is located right next to the cruise ship terminal, giving it great access for tourists and vacationers who need a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of downtown Tampa. The plaza is an attractive, European style brick design that features several palm trees, fountains, and umbrella-shaded tables. Much as it intends to be, Channelside Bay Plaza is the utter definition of an urban oasis.
During this pleasant escape, your group will be able to check out the three main eateries (though there are many more) and one major entertainment venue, the Splitsville Luxury Bowling Alley. Splitsville features a 21 and over scene designed after a nightclub, and next door you will find Hooters, the inventive fusion eatery Flambe, and the popular Thai Thani. The plaza is also right next to the Florida Aquarium, the History Center, and Amalie Arena (go Lightning!). Stroll around the scenic plaza and view the many local residences within the neighborhood or go check out the large courtyard in which many live music events or oftentimes fireworks happen! If you’re a chocolate lover be sure to stop at Qacbals Chocolatier as well, a fun stop sure to satisfy your group's sweet tooth!