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Gaspar's Grotto


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1805 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33605

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Family Reunion | Leisure travel | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception


About Gaspar's Grotto

The world famous Gaspar's Grotto is perenially named one of the world's great bars. Located on 7th avenue in the heart of historic Ybor City we celebrate the Gasparilla festival year round, the Cigar Indutry of Tampa and the diverse immigrant past of Tampa's early 19th century. Located in a historic brick building with original tin ceilings Gaspar's Grotto serves from it's modern kitchen some of Tampa's best meals, paying homage to the Cuban and Carribean influences in the area. We are named after the local and legendary pirate Jose Gaspar.  We never have a problem with special menu requests and can serve groups of several hundred or more.

Some of our many offerings:

Our popular HOG WILD PIRATE PARTY AND PIG ROAST for groups of 40 persons or more. can be customized to include a interactive pirate show or pirate magician.

The $6.99 wedding package. Not a misprint. Includes a flower for the bride, music, photographer, venue, ceremony performed by our own uniformed sea captain, Captain Eric, witnesses, and a shot and a beer each for the bride and groom. This is a stress free fun filled inexpensive package.

The  ever popular $2 shot and a beer.

Guests can ring the world's largest TIP BELL for a small donation to the Shriner's Hospital For Children. This 1/2 ton behemouth is over a century old and is installed at the main bar.

Patrons can visit with TANKER RAY, the worlds most acclaimed bar cat. This feline has been featured in numerous commercials and photo shoots and has thrice been awarded the legion of mouse merit with catnip clusters for galantry in mousing.

Naturally we are pet friendly on the outside patios.

D.Js, Live music and performances on the large stage are common and ongoing offering  many options for dancing.

The Booze Cruize Brunch is a great Sunday brunch for post wedding brunch. Can accomodate brunch parties up to 75 persons on the Sandbar.

Captain Eric celebrates, on the walls of the main bar, many American Veterans and heros, including family and friends of patrons.

You can't have a better time for less money than having your event at Gaspar's Grotto. The management stucture is designed for immediate decisions. Bring your group here and you won't be sorry.


Tampa - 1

tampa international - 10 minutes

Taxi | Bus | Metro | Lyft | Uber

Onsite: Yes Fee
Fee: 5 dollars 1/2 day , 10 dollars weekends and nights. $2 garage nearby

Full Kitchen, Full bar including local craft beer. The sky is the limit. We can and do ANYTHING. And we do it well. see the menu's on the website at . We also offer whole pig roasts on site from soup to nuts for groups of 40 persons or more.

In-House CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO

ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site

875 Attendees

various Spaces

Standing Reception 875 | Seated Reception 200

available upon request. Free WI FI at all times



Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyNO
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

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