Best Tampa Bars to Meet Clients for Drinks

While there is no shortage of bars in Tampa to meet clients for drinks, there are some that are local favorites.

Here's a shortlist of popular places to meet clients for drinks in Tampa.

Cooper's Hawk

Cooper's Hawk is a good place to meet clients for drinks. You can self-park nearby. There is a wine tasting room as well as a private room in case your client consists of a group or you want to also invite your team members. Have one glass of wine or impress your client with a tasting of up to eight different wines.

Del Frisco's Grille

Del Frisco's Grill is another good place to meet outside of the office. They also have self-parking nearby and a great menu. However, there is something nicer about having your drinks at a different elevation. The second floor provides a different perspective of the surrounding area while discussing business.


Armani's is located at the Grand Hyatt on Bayport Drive. This is where you take your client to really impress them and show them the beauty of living near the water. Armani's has a stunning view and is spectacular for drinks outdoors in a chic setting. You can self-park in the adjacent garage or valet with the hotel.

Ciro's Speakeasy and Supper Club

If you have a client that likes quirky things, going to a speakeasy may satisfy their desires for out-of-the-normal. Depending on the time you go, you may be self-parking or using the mandatory valet service. The drinks are out-of-bounds. You will be hard pressed to find another bar with so many craft cocktails. In fact, you must order a craft cocktail as they do not serve screwdrivers or rum and coke there.

Yah Mon

Taking your client to Yah Mon is a much better and authentic island experience than Bahama Breeze. The quaint restaurant is located on Platt Street. It is off the beaten path, but still conveniently located. A choice of Caribbean drinks await guests and are not lacking in flavor. Another chic location with convenient parking.

There are so many other cool bars to take your clients for drinks in Tampa Bay. I'm sure I've missed one of your favorites. Comment below with your favorite location for conducting business in a relaxed atmosphere. Your suggestions may be used for a future article.

Ebony T. Grimsley-Vaz is the Creative Director and Owner of Above Promotions Company. She is also the author of "Because You're Small: Effective Marketing Strategies for Immediate Implementation" which is sold onAmazon, Barnes & Noble and other stores, a contributor to various media outlets and a lover of all things cool in Tampa Bay.