5703 Oakley Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Phone: (813) 973-1665
Fax: (813) 435-7437
Bars & Cafes
Dempsey's Steak House is an upscale steakhouse located in the Saddlebrook Resort. The restaurant serves steaks that are full of flavor and perfectly cooked. The crowd here is mostly the elite of Wesley Chapel that are interested in more of a formal dining experience, with a casual touch. The bar area of the restaurant has flat-screen TVs and you can enjoy a few drinks here while you catch up on the game. Some excellent orders here are the Maryland Crab Cake, the Pesto Crusted Veal Porterhouse and the Steak Diane.
Dempsey's Too is a restaurant and lounge located in the Saddlebrook Resort. This is a great option for a light conversation over a few drinks. The food served here is American, and is delicious. The service is prompt and efficient. The restaurant also has a weekend brunch which is quite famous among the locals.
Enjoy a variety of luscious goodness from North Pole Ices menu featuring gelati, ice cream, Italian ices, frozen yogurt, and creamy milk shakes. Order a scoop of ice cream served in a waffle cone in a variety of flavors from creamy butter pecan or key lime to decadent bear foot brownie or raspberry truffle. Try a specialty flavor such as carrot cake, pistachio, or cotton candy ice cream. Frozen yogurts are equally tasty favorites like crunchy Heath bar or rich strawberry cheesecake. Refreshing Italian ices are available in mouthwatering flavors such as watermelon, mango, and sour apple. The gelati combines Italian ice and ice cream creating the best in texture and flavor of both worlds. Kids less than 40 inches tall receive free cones. - Vickie Ferguson
Enjoy your favorite brew and scenic view at Linksters. This sports-themed pub has a full bar with an assortment of lively beers and ales as well as your favorite cocktail. Video games, pool tables, jukebox and ample TVs for viewing your favorite sport will keep you entertained. A business casual atmosphere keeps it light and friendly and the crowd ranges from avid sports fans to university students. Light snacks and appetizers are available and several local restaurants will deliver food to the pub. Professional staff, cool décor and friendly patrons make Linksters the perfect stop for early or late-night action. -Vickie Ferguson
To experience the English tradition of afternoon tea, a visit to Mrs. Tea's Garden is in order. Keeping with tradition, teatime food selections include British scones with Chantilly cream and strawberry preserves, and cucumber sandwiches. The menu changes each month giving guests an opportunity to enjoy a variety of delectable finger sandwiches, cakes, and assorted teas. All of the food and baked goods are made fresh onsite ensuring the utmost in quality and available for take out. Afternoon tea is available Wednesday through Sunday. Children are welcome. Reservations are highly recommended. - Vickie Ferguson
Never a disappointing visit to the Pearl in the Grove. This pearl in Dade City provides its customers with an exqusite dining experience, which includes not just delicious food, but exceptional service too. The set up of the restaurant is made to look like that of a house, only more stylish and elegant. The tables are spaced out quite a bit, giving you total privacy and making this the perfect spot for a date night. The dim lighting and gorgeous white drapes, add to the chic look of the restaurant.
Party in two bars for the price of one! Peabody's and The Palms can deliver a good time any day of the week. On the bar side of things you'll find several pool tables for the crowd that's looking to chill and take advantage of the fantastic drink specials, while the connecting Palms Lounge houses a dance floor for college students looking to get down. Events include 2-for-1 Tuesdays, with DJs playing 80s classics in the Palms, and Thursday pitcher night, when liquor pitchers go for as low as $6. If you're in the USF area, Peabody's is by far the best place to “Eat, Drink, and Get Racked.”
Like its sister bar, the University Area Hangout, the Lutz Area Hangout features entertainment and events every night of the week. In addition to Karaoke, Trivia Nights and Beer Pong tournaments, the LA Hangout frequently hosts live bands such as local favorite Phoenix, offers Thursday Bike Night specials and features a Friday evening Pig Roast. The Hangout is open all afternoon, so arrive early to grab a bite and a pint, or take advantage of the pool tables, dart boards and video games. Happy Hour is every day until 7 pm and smoking is allowed. For locals who don't care to venture all the way to Ybor, the LA Hangout is a hands-down favorite.
Entering Acropolis Bar and Grill, you might be put off by the napkins littered all over the floor. Rest assured, this is not laziness on behalf of the staff, but rather a jovial celebration. Servers throw napkins in the air, break plates, and dance in Conga lines throughout the night, but this entertainment is overshadowed by the food. Acropolis offers a unique Greek wine list, three Mediterranean beer options, and stellar menu options, ranging from Octopus appetizers to Baklava for desserts. Acropolis also offers Hookahs and cigar service for patrons on the patio outside the restaurant. This could easily become your new favorite establishment.
Since 1974, Mr. Dunderbaks has served some of the best European crafted beer in Tampa. The unique bar and restaurant is the perfect retreat for the entire family to enjoy delicious German fare such as Bavarian bratwurst and knackwurst, Polish kielbasa, and spicy Cajun andouille sausage. Highlight your meal with a cool, refreshing brew. Choose from over 400 bottled beers and or drafts while enjoying live German and American music on select nights. Top off the evening with dessert and a slice of authentic apple strudel for the perfect ending to a delicious German inspired meal.
For a variety of brews guaranteed to quench your thirst, visit the International Beer Garten in north Tampa. With over 200 bottle selections and 52 flavors on tap, there's never a shortage of tasty brews. During the week, stop by from 3p until 6p for happy hour and specialty drinks. Each night, the pub offers additional drink, beer, and well-drink specials and on Friday and Saturday, enjoy live musical entertainment. Sunday features sporting action on one of nine HD flat screen TVs. Enjoy the game, choose a brew, and order a tasty food item from the menu. This place is also open late for your convenience. - Vickie Ferguson
If you are ready to try smoked mullet, fried grouper, grilled catfish, or award-winning Gator Black Bean Chili, this is the place to go. Skipper's Smokehouse is a combination of a tropical Key West bar mixed with a lively restaurant with eccentric decorations. Add to that a dash of live nightly music and you will have your taste buds dancing and your toes tapping at the same time. This is always a happening nightspot and is one of the best concert venues around.