5 to Try: Classic Cocktails

Forget the low-carb beer and go retro instead. From a classic martini to a timeless Manhattan, find the best 1950s-era cocktails in Tampa.

Updated: March 19, 2004

5 to Try

Chateau So Ho

516 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

A sleek, perfectly mixed Manhattan steals the show at this Broadway-themed restaurant.

Blue Martini

2223 N West Shore Blvd Ste B203, Tampa, FL 33607

Order an old-fashioned at this hip in-crowd hangout--it's sure to rival even your favorite chichi martini.


615 Channelside Dr Ste 112, Tampa, FL 33602

Sip a sweet-and-sour sidecar at this '40s-style, upscale bowling alley-supper lounge.

The Rack

1809 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606

Try a luscious Long Island Iced Tea at this trendy billiards bar with beautiful people tucked into every pocket.

Whiskey Park Soho

720 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Flirt over a mai tai at this south Tampa singles' spot.