Welcome to Ybor City in Tampa, Florida!
The Ybor City Neighborhood in the heart of Tampa Bay is a shopping & entertainment district that is alive with flavor and is one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida. With a past rich in cultural tradition, politics, and cigars – Ybor City, FL has kept the feeling and appearance of days gone by. The Centro Ybor Museum (www.ybormuseum.org) showcases those days when the cigar factories where bustling, the community gathered at local café’s, life was of leisure, and people enjoyed celebrations on the streets.
Within the Latin Quarters of Ybor City, one can walk the brick crossways and visit each local shop and club. The balconies become filled at night with locals and visitors enjoying the Ybor City atmosphere.
Known for cigar factories, Ybor City still has authentic Cuban cigar rollers that twist some of the finest flavors. Each weekend from 10am – 1pm you can watch the talents of these rollers and purchase a hand rolled Cuban cigar. The Ybor City cigar bars offer top quality cigars and flavors. Over 9 cigar bars are located in the Ybor Neighborhood.
Ybor City is a cultural center of Florida and is known for the many events held within the neighborhood each year. Ranging from cultural festivals to Mardi Gras style parades, Ybor can offer any type of event you may want to attend. Seventh Avenue in the center of the city, where all the action happens, was named one of the 10 Greatest Streets in America in 2008 by the American Planning Association (www.planning.org). There’s no better place in Florida to find a wide range of events that flood the streets with people seeking a good celebration.
The alehouses, pubs, taverns, and clubs of Ybor City serve refreshing local, domestic, and international ales. Take pleasure in an evening of social drinks, dancing, and people watching from the balconies and rooftops on Ybor’s Main Street, Seventh Avenue. If you would like to have a beverage amongst friends, this city is definitely the place for that.
Along with excellent bars and nightlife, Ybor is also known for its restaurants. Choose from Cuban & Latin dishes, Italian Bistros, Seafood Grills, and Sushi Bars. Be exposed to cultural traditions, quality service, mouth watering cuisines, and historical settings.
Ybor City has a Grand Shopping District which lines the narrow streets with small stores and boutiques. These shops are known for their eclectic mix; you can find home décor, fashion, jewelry, books, market fresh foods, and wines along Ybor’s streets.
With a flare and spice for life, Ybor City is artistic and colorful. Tattoo galleries, artist’s studios, and creative exhibits are set up throughout the city. Not bashful, Ybor City mixes it up with a variety of downtown arts – galleries – and styles. The city has long been a destination for local and regional artists to come and find inspiration among the historic streets.
Come see why so many people enjoy this historical landmark. Ybor City offers atmosphere, entertainment, museums, art, dining, and shopping. Experience it for yourself; take a step onto the streets of Ybor City.