Foodie Finds Via the Selmon Greenway
With average temperatures in the upper 70’s in March, Tampa is practically begging you to get outside. Explore the city by bike using the Selmon Greenway, a 1.7-mile multi-use trail that runs under the Selmon Expressway in downtown and connects to the Tampa Riverwalk, Bayshore BoulevardLinear Park Trail, and McKay Bay Trail. Landscaped along the way and shaded by the Expressway, the Greenway provides connections to many of downtown Tampa’s popular entertainment, educational, and business venues.
A city bike ride can sound much more appealing when there is the reward of cold drinks and good food. Here are a few of the many restaurants and bars that are accessible from the Selmon Greenway:
Coppertail Brewery: Located in Ybor City, Coppertail Brewery was founded in 2014 and has 17 local brews and along with frequent guest taps. There is always a food truck parked outside making this the perfect destination for your next Saturday afternoon bike ride!
Fabrica Wood Fired Pizza: Located on Meridian Parkway in the vibrant Channelside District is Fabrica, a quick-style wood-fired pizza spot. Create a custom 12-inch pizza pie or enjoy a salad, and homemade. Top of it all with a gelato in the shade and you are ready to get back to your Greenway ride!
Hattricks: Hattricks is a sports bar on Franklin Street across from the Fort Brooke parking garage. It’s a favorite restaurant among locals and tourists alike. Hattricks features traditional pub fare along with signature dishes you are sure to love.
Four Green Fields: The newest addition to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Four Green Fields brings pub fare, seafood, live music, and traditional Irish dishes to downtown Tampa. A Tampa staple since 1992, Four Green Fields has been voted one of Top 10 Irish Pubs in the world. Order your food to-go and have a picnic in the park!
Sono Café: Operated by the team at Mise En Place, Sono Café – located inside in the Tampa Museum of Art – offers local coffee, gelato, light bites, daily lunch and weekend brunch overlooking the banks of the Hillsborough River. Enjoy the food and scenery!
Armature Works: Armature Works, a 73,000 square foot mixed-use commercial space consisting of the Heights Public Market, multiple event spaces, a co-shared workspace as well as multiple restaurants and bars is the jewel at the end of the Tampa Riverwalk. For foodies, Armature Works offers Steelbach, a Southern-inspired kitchen and chophouse and the recently-opened Heights Public Market, which includes 16 local vendors and communal seating for a modern dining hall experience.
Bike the Selmon Greenway to experience Tampa in a whole new light. You might even discover a new favorite spot all while enjoying the Florida sunshine.