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“Not worth the trip”
Review of Ybor City

Ybor City
Ranked #37 of 201 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Once the cigar capital of the world, Ybor City is now a thriving community.
Reviewed 27 June 2014

he surrounding area around this place is a bit scary. In the daytime, nothing was going on except a lot of tourists shopping. We were panhandled a couple of times, had to pay for parking, totally not worth the trip.

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"night life"
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"columbia restaurant"
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"cigar factories"
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"bars and clubs"
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"bar hopping"
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"interesting area"
in 23 reviews
"great nightlife"
in 24 reviews
"hand rolled cigars"
in 35 reviews
"cigar making"
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"hand rolls"
in 34 reviews
"movie theater"
in 44 reviews
"cuban coffee"
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"cigar industry"
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"fun place to visit"
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"walk around"
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"tampa area"
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Interesting architecture in the area. Many shops, restaurants, and bars to keep you busy. A bit quiet during the day, but that is a good time to explore. Many varied places to eat including Cuban, sports bars, wings, breweries, pizza etc. At night it changes quite a bit with party people.
Many clubs open at night that cater to a specialized cliental. This is not a place to bring kids at night as there could be a diverse party crowd walking around. Although it seems very safe, there are many questionable looking people walking about. There is a police presence at night as they do not want any trouble. The area has a New Orleans flair but falls way short of that area.

1  Thank Randy2353
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Some of the buildings look ornate with the iron balconies like on NOLA. It is in need of updating some of the buildings which are closed. It then would be vibrant. There are small shops and restaurants. A nice stroll down the main street will take about hour (maybe longer) looking into the shops. It's not much to see. I hear from the locals that there is a vibrant night life. We were there during the day.

1  Thank sage97
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Exciting and fun place to visit. Very good night life with lots of clubs and bars. Well worth it when going to Tampa.

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Ybor City is a fun place with lots of activities in the evening hours. Live music, countless bars and restaurants, all in an 1800's, Cuban influenced setting.

Don't go there before 7 PM though. We had lunch there once and it basically is a ghost town during the day.

1  Thank VanGent2014
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