Our Community USA - Tampa Vol 6

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THE PREMIER LGBTQ BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY

TAMPA BAY AREA Vol. 6

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TABLE OF CON TENTS

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ABOUT TAMPA BAY AREA

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RESTAURANT GUIDE

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EVENTS SCHEDULE

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BAR GUIDE

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LGBTQ ORGS & ATTRACTIONS

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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ABOUT TAMPA BAY AREA LGBTQ Tampa Bay Area The Tampa Bay area is Florida’s largest metro area with Tampa itself, St. Petersburg and the nearby gulf beach towns. Tampa has a thriving nightlife scene in the old town area “Ybor City”, but alas, the gay scene is more spread out. You’ll find gay bars throughout Tampa and St. Petersburg. Tampa Bay’s beaches are some of the best in the country. Whether you want coarse or fine sand, and whether you seek a mellow day of shelling or a raucous romp on a crowded stretch of waterfront, this place has it all. Of course, you can choose from a range of water activities, including charter fishing, para-sailing, sunset cruises, kayaking, and more. The region has its share of boutique districts spotted with shops and sidewalk cafés. Tampa’s Hyde Park Village and downtown St. Petersburg’s Beach Drive are among the top picks if you’re looking to check out some upscale shops and dine alfresco while getting the most of the area’s pleasant climate. Vibrant nightlife tops off Tampa Bay’s list of assets. Ybor City attracts the club set, and barrier islands like St. Pete Beach offer loads of live music and barefoot dancing into the wee hours.

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RESTAURANT GUI DE SAKÉ 23

The Country Skillet Restaurant

Rolls • Ramen • Rice 435 5th Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL

Home cookin’ 2839 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL

Friendly Fisherman

The Queens Head Bar

For the queen in all of us 2501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL

Historic seafood restaurant 150 John’s Pass Boardwalk Place, Madeira Beach, FL

Cappy’s Pizza

400 Beach Seafood & Tap House

Happy at Cappy’s 2900 1st Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL

Amazing Raw Bar 400 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, FL

Chattaway

Armani’s Restaurant at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Best burgers 358 22nd Avenue S, St. Petersburg, FL

Fine dining in the Grand Hyatt Town N Country - 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL

Kelly’s, For Just About Anything In the Heart of Dunedin 319 Main Street, Dunedin, FL

Bowled Restaurant

A meal in a bowl 3451 4th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL

Datz Delicatessen & Foodie’s Market Shamelessly unapologetic flavors 2616 So. MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL

CD Roma’s

Casual Italian food St. Petersburg - 1462 66th Street N , St. Petersburg, FL

Cassis American Brasserie

Excellent Brasserie 170 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL

Chez Colette’s French Bistro

The CupCake Spot

Cupcakes! 405 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL

Bistro fare Clearwater - 796 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs, FL

Parkshore Grill

Compass Grille

Forward-thinking “green” restaurant 300 Beach Drive NE. , St. Petersburg, FL

Hotel restaurant 5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL

Gulfport Comfort Cafe

Pan y Vino

Tapas and wine 369 Main Street, Dunedin, FL

Friendly breakfast cafe 5808 28th Avenue S, Gulfport, FL

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2021 EVENT SCH EDULE MAY

breeders in one place. Log on, explore, buy and safely ship your new reptile to your house. Directly interact with your favorite breeder! www.repticon.com

MAY 22 - 23

2ND ANNUAL TACO FESTIVAL

Come check out some of Wesley Chapels best tacos! Live music, food trucks, inflatables, ax throwing, craft vendors, local businesses, hot pepper eating and more! Visit us online at www.lifestylefestivals.com.

JUNE 19

R.O.C. THE BLOCK BLACK BUSINESS POPUP FESTIVAL

Retail shopping, food trucks, & family fun for children! We invite the local and global community to shop Black Owned products & services while enjoying a block party atmosphere of live music from DJs, local entertainers, amazing food trucks, & fun for families. Visit www.goddesstalkshow.com/market.

MAY 29 - 30

SUNSET MUSIC FESTIVAL

Tampa’s premier dance music event returns to Raymond James Stadium for its 9th year as a two-day festival featuring world renowned talent, topnotch production, and high quality sound. Visit www.smftampa.com.

JULY JUL 01 - 04

JUNE

LIFESTYLE INDEPENDENCE FESTIVAL

JUN 05 - 06

We will have a full Carnival at at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park. As well as a Firework stand, vendors, food trucks, games and more! Visit us online at www.lifestylefestival.com.

TAMPA BAY HOME SHOW

Come on out and meet the homeimprovement experts at The Tampa Bay Home Show. Plan to spend the day discovering great exhibits, giveaways, door prizes, seminars, and so much more. www.tampabayhomeshows.com

JULY 04

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

JUNE 11 - 13

INK THE BAY TATTOO CONVENTION

Leave with some amazing ink from one of the 100 tattoo artists that will be present. Enjoy the arts such as paintings, wood and pottery work, plus glass blowing. There will fashion stations available for you to purchase makeup, hair, clothes and jewelry products. With so much entertainment and music, this is truly an event for everyone! Visit us at www.inkthebay.com.

JUNE 12

REPTICON TAMPA 2021

The new way to buy and sell your reptiles! All of your favorite reptile

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Bring the whole family out for a July 4th Celebration Safety Harbor style. There will be children’s activities, live entertainment, food vendors, and plenty of fun for the whole family. Get a good seat in the Marina or the Waterfront Park because the best fireworks display in Tampa Bay goes off at exactly 9:00pm. www.safetyharborconnect.com

JUL 06

TAMPA VIRTUAL JOB FAIR

Best Hire Career Fairs has been providing the best hiring events in the country for the last three years. What sets us apart from our competition is that we identify what employers are looking for and match them up with the best candidates. Update your resume Continued on page 18



BAR GU ID E Southern Nights Tampa The Ultimate Gay Bar Ybor City - 1401 E 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL

Lucky Star Lounge Great service, cheap drinks 2760 Central Ave, Street, St. Petersburg, FL

The Honey Pot One of Ybor’s hottest clubs Ybor City - 1507 E 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL

Blur Over 20 years downtown 325 Main Street, Dunedin, FL.

City Side Lounge Sleek neighborhood bar South Tampa - 3703 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, FL

Back Door Bar Forget the snooty ‘tude 169 Martin Luther King Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL

Pro Shop Pub Clearwater’s oldest neighborhood pub 840 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL

Reservoir Bar A fine Hole-in-the-Wall Ybor City - 1518 E 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL

The Castle Welcome to the dungeon Ybor City - 2004 N 16th Street, Tampa, FL

SKIN Tampa Upscale full-nude lounge Ybor City - 1620 E Adamo Drive, Tampa, FL

Bradley’s on 7th Live shows and hot men Ybor City - 1510 E 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL

Enigma Cool venue and great service West Tampa - 1110 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL

Quench Lounge Never a dull moment 13284 66th Street North, Largo, FL

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2021 EVENT SCH EDULE helps raise money for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Registration includes, the run or walk, beer on the course, a 16oz beer at the finish, a Tampa Beer Run t-shirt and beer glass, along with one amazing after-party and festival including music, food, and drinks. Learn more by visiting us online at www.facebook.com/tampabeerrun.

and wear something nice, and bring your ‘A’ game, so you stand out in the crowd. www.jobfairpro.com

JULY 23 - 25

METROCON ANNUAL CONVENTION

Florida’s largest anime convention, METROCON boasts a number of exciting stage shows, unique vendors, exciting panelists, and interactive events throughout the weekend, including the world famous Anime Human Chess Match, where characters from your favorite anime and video games will battle it out for the fate of the world! www.metroconventions.com

AUG 15

ICE CREAM 5K TAMPA 2021

What better way to spend a summer day with the family than with a little exercise, plenty of activities and lots of ice cream! The Ice Cream 5K offers this and so much more, including a kid’s 1-mile run, a baby/toddler crawl/walk, and a 5K. www.icecreamrun5k.com

JUL 30 - 31

TAMPA BAY COMIC CON

AUG 20

Florida’s largest anime convention, METROCON boasts a number of exciting stage shows, unique vendors, exciting panelists, and interactive events throughout the weekend, including the world famous Anime Human Chess Match, where characters from your favorite anime and video games will battle it out for the fate of the world! www.tampabaycomicconvention.com

SUMMER BUSINESS EXPO 2021

The summers most anticipated business expo and networking event bash hosted by the Tampa Business Club at The DoubleTree Westshore 4500 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607. Visit us online at www.tampabusinessclub.com.

AUG 21 - 22

TAMPA HOME AND GARDEN SHOW

AUGUST

Produced by the East Coast Consumer Shows, the Tampa Home & Garden Show brings together vendors such as landscapers, pool/spa professionals, builders, and contractors who all specialize in home improvement. This event is open to the public and admission is required to attend. www.tampahomeshow.com

AUG 01

FLORIDA VEGAN GOURMET FOOD FESTIVAL

Experience a celebration welcoming individuals all throughout the Bay area and surrounding region to enjoy an evening of vegan dishes - a one-withnature food festival showcasing the art of cooking and dining plant-based cuisine. www.vegevents.com/festivals

SEPTEMBER

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SEP 04

Mark your calendars! This dog friendly event will be held from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Al Lopez Park in Tampa. This event

If you LOVE pizza as much as we do then you do not want to miss this event! We have invited 10 of the best Pizza

TAMPA BAY PIZZA FESTIVAL

BRING FIDO TAMPA BEER RUN 5K

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2021 EVENT SCH EDULE Makers in the Bay area to showcase their Pizza skills. Stay tuned for special announcements, celebrity guests & more! Visit www.bay-festivals.com.

and surrounding counties to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring generations of Hispanic Americans with us! www.vivatampabayfestival.com

SEP 05

OCT 16

Enjoy this Social Distancing Festival LIVE Music and Dance performances! Watch as we attempt to make the BIGGEST Cuban Sandwich in the World - our goal this year is 225 ft! www.thecubansandwichfestival.com www.ilovecubansandwiches.com

A day of cultural celebrations for the entire family. Free efent for the family with live cultural dances, music, food, and merchant vendors. www.flmulticulturalfamilyday.com www.tasteofeasttampa.com

10TH ANNUAL CUBAN SANDWICH FESTIVAL

MULTICULTURAL FAMILY DAY 2021

OCT 16

SEP 17 - 19

TAMPA FAMILYFEST 2021

FALL CARNIVAL

Tampa’s annual family festival featuring family-type vendors, products & services, fun & educational stage presentations, kids entertainment, family activities and prizes! Visit us online at www.familyfests.com

Lifestyle Festival will be having the Fall Carnival at The Pasco Fair Ground. We will have food trucks, craft vendors, axe throwing and more! This is a FREE event. Visit www.lifestylefestivals.com/ festivals.

OCT 21 - 24

REGGAE RISE UP FLORIDA FESTIVAL 2021

OCTOBER

#RRUFam we are so excited to be back at Vinoy Park in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida for the 6th edition of Reggae Rise Up Florida Music Festival! 4 Days of amazing music, food, merchandise, art, activities and good vibes. www. reggaeriseupflorida.com

OCT 07 - 09

ABSOLUTION FEST 2021

A Post-Punk / Darkwave / Goth music festival across two different venues. www.endoxabooking.com

OCT 08 - 10

OKTOBERFEST TAMPA 2021

OCT 23 - 24

For 3 full days, Tampa’s downtown Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park a will be transformed into the city’s largest, waterfront biergarten. Soak in the sprawling downtown views and beautiful sunsets, as the park buzzes with live music, dancing, dirndls and lederhosen, and the bratwurst and schnitzel your heart desires! www. oktoberfesttampa.com

TARPON SPRINGS SPONGE DOCKS ARTS AND CRAFT FESTIVAL

Since 1998, high-quality outdoor craft show featuring 150 exhibitors (part of an annual music and food festival.) the festival also includes a Garden and Gourmet Marketplace with plant, flower and gourmet specialty food vendors. www.tnteventsinc.com

OCT 10

VIVA TAMPA BAY! HERITAGE FESTIVAL

We Invite the Tampa Bay community

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LGBTQ COMM U NI TY ORGANIZATIONS & ATTRACTIONS

METRO Health, Wellness & Community Social Activites, Educational Programs, Space Rental, HIV/AIDS Services & FREE Testing, LGBTQ Counseling, Community Resources & Referrals. www.metrotampabay.org. ST. PETERSBURG 3251 3rd Ave. North, Ste. 125 St. Petersburg, FL 33713 TAMPA 1315 East 7th Avenue, Ste. 201, Tampa, FL 33605

LGBT Welcome Center Local LGBT coffee house, where you can meet friends, study, hold meetings, enjoy first dates, read a book, and participate in enriching programs and events. lgbtwelcomecenter.com. 2227 Central Avenue, St. Pete, 33713 GLSEN Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network. www.glsen.org. 6400 Canton Street South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33712 Francis House 4703 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603 813-237-3066 | www.francishouse.org.

Balance Tampa Bay An LGBTQ volunteer organization promoting Fellowship, Fun and Philanthropy throughout the LGBTQ community. balancetampabay.org. 1802 N Howard Ave. #4529, Tampa, FL 33677

Rainbow Recovery Club 3644B Henderson Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609 rainbowrecoveryclub.org

Front Runners Tampa Bay A club composed of LGBTQ and straight allies who meet to run, socialize, meet friends and have a great time. frontrunnerstampabay.org.

Out & Equal Out & Equal is the worlds’ premier nonprofit dedicated to achieving global LGBT workplace equality. outandequal.org | (415) 694-6500

Tampa Bay Diversity LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce. www.diversitytampabay.org 3251 3rd Ave N, Suite 125, St. Petersburg FL 33713 Equality Florida The largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s LGBTQ community. www.eqfl. org.

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BUSINESS D IRECTO RY ART GALLERY Florida Craft Art ...................................................... 44

HOME BUILDER Adobe Homes ........................................................ 45

BOTOX & INJECTABLES Edward Mackay & Associates LLC ........................... 19

HOSPITAL Tampa General Hospital ........................................ 25

CAR WASH Nascar Car Wash .................................................... 42

HOTEL & RESORT Palm Island Resort ................................................. 42

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Kevin J Napper P.A. ................................................ 45

HVAC Paradise Air Inc ........................................................ 1 3H AC..................................................................... 41

EMBROIDERY & DECORATING SERVICES BizThreads ............................................................. 27

IMMIGRATION LAW Immigration Law Group of Florida, P.A .................. 41

ESTATE PLANNING Blackburn Law Firm PLLC ......................................... 8

INDOOR AIR QUALITY 3H AC..................................................................... 41 Indoor Air Quality Solutions .................................... 3

FAMILY LAW Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta ....................... 22

INSURANCE ilnsure ................................................................... 32 Watts, Dawson & Associates, Inc ............................ 20 Geico - Andrea Neiman .......................................... 45

FINE ART Lionel Lowry........................................................... 21 FLOORING Start 2 Finish Flooring ........................................... 10

INTERIOR SHUTTERS West Coast Shutters & Sunburst, Inc...................... 29

GARAGE DOORS Overhead Door Company of Clearwater .......................................front cover, 15

JEWELRY Gold & Diamond Source ........................................ 23

GENERAL CONTRACTOR Sun Brothers Construction..................................... 25

LITIGATION Kevin J Napper PA ................................................. 45

GENERATORS GenerX Generators ................................................ 35

MEDICAL MARIJUANA Canna Doctors of America...................................... 13

GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Schalamar Creek Golf & Country Club ................... 41

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES NAMI Pinellas County Florida Inc .......................... 26

HAIR RESTORATION Tempus Hair Restoration ..............back outside cover

MOLD ASSESSMENTS Indoor Air Quality Solutions .................................... 3

HARDSCAPES Premier Brick Pavers .............................................. 43

MORTGAGES VanDyk Mortgages- Jake Keglor .......................16-17 All Western Mortgage............................................ 27 Professional Mortgage Alliance LLC......................... 5

HOME & COMMERCIAL STORAGE The Lock Up Self Storage ......................................... 9

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BUSINESS D IRECTO RY NON PROFIT Humane Society of Pinellas..................................... 6 Humane Society of Tampa Bay .............................. 10

SOLAR ENERGY CONTRACTOR The Real May Electric Solar .................................... 31 SWIMMING POOL RESURFACING Fibre Tech Inc ......................................................... 33

OPHTHALMOLOGY Gulf Coast Eye Care................................................ 26

TRAVEL TK Travel Adventures .............................................. 30

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON Fast MD.................................................................. 38

UROLOGY University Medical Service Association Inc- Dept of Urology .................................................................. 33

OVERHEAD DOORS Overhead Door Company of Clearwater .......................................front cover, 15

VEIN CENTER Edward Mackay & Associates LLC ........................... 19

PAINTING Tom White Inc ........................................................ 36 CertaPro Painters of Hillsborough County ............. 28

VETERINARIAN Planned Pethood Wesley Chapel .......................... 33

PAINTING Lionel Lowry........................................................... 21

WEDDING & EVENT VENUE Palm Island Resort ................................................. 42

PERSONAL INJURY Mickey Keenan P.A................................................. 11 The Whittemore Law Group P.A.............................. 32 Kevin J Napper PA ................................................. 45

WOMEN’S CARE Elite Women’s Care................................................ 39

PET ADOPTION Humane Society of Pinellas..................................... 6 Humane Society of Tampa Bay .............................. 10 REAL ESTATE Future Home Realty ................................................. 7 REMODELING Larson Renovations ........................front inside cover RESTAURANT Datz Restaurant Group ................... back inside cover Harold Seltzer’s Steakhouse .................................. 37 RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay.................................. 28 ROOFING Top Dog Roofing Inc .............................................. 10 SECURE SELF STORAGE The Lock Up Self Storage ......................................... 9

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