Known as Tampa’s Latin Quarter for over a century, the Ybor City Historic District is an exotic blend of aromas, flavors, sights and sounds. Founded in 1886 by Vicente Martinez as a cigar-manufacturing center, Ybor City has always been known as a melting pot of cultures and this is reflected in the current day dining and entertainment options available.
From the scent of roasting Cuban coffee early in the morning to the rhythms of Latin music late into the night, Ybor City is a feast for the senses.
Choose from a variety of cuisine – Spanish, Cuban, Italian, Greek and French. – just by strolling down 7th Avenue, the main street of the Ybor City Historic District, known as La Septima to the locals. Browse eclectic shops and art galleries or visit one of the museums. See how a cigar is made at one of the cigar shops along the street or just relax and people watch with a cup of Ybor’s famous cafe con leche.
Listen to the music of the night – jazz, blues, salsa, reggae and hip-hop emanate from a selection of pubs, patio bars and nightclubs. Ybor City is alive with a variety of entertainment that makes it one of Florida’s top-ranked nightspots.
Ybor City is known throughout the world as the LGBTA Main Street for the West Coast of Florida – and has the entertainment other venues to prove it. From nightclubs featuring gay and lesbian themed events and performances, speciality stores and bingo with Drag Queens, Ybor City has the entertainment that the LGBTA community loves.
Source: Ybor City Chamber of Commerce