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Gaspar's Grotto

1805 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33605

875Largest Group
variousMeeting Rooms
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  • Overview
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.




Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Tampa - 1
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
tampa international / 10
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Metro
Lyft
Uber
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Fee
Parking Rate:
5 dollars 1/2 day , 10 dollars weekends and nights. $2 garage nearby
Availability:
7:00 Am to 2:00 AM Monday to Saturday. 10:30AM to 2:AM Sundays
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
875
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
various
Largest Standing Reception:
875
Largest Seated Reception:
200
Technology:
available upon request. Free WI FI at all times
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space Cost:
nominal
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
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 www.gasparsgrotto.com . We also offer whole pig roasts on site from soup to nuts for groups of 40 persons or more.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Can Bring Own Alcohol:
No
Cannabis Industry Friendly:
No
Cannabis consumption permitted (outside):
No
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Complete Meeting Package Rate:
of course
Facility Buyout Friday – Sat:
$20,000
Facility Buyout Sunday – Thursday:
negotiable
Facility Day Rate:
nominal depending on food and drink spend
Hourly Rental Rate:
nominal depending on food and drink spend
Offers Non-profit Rates:
No
Special Rates and Packages:
We tailor every package to every group individually. You will be amazed and pleased at how simple our process is.
Rental Policies:
liberal--we work with groups individually. If the Grotto is the right place for your event, you will know it and we will make sure it happens here.
Phone:
813-924-5759
Event Space Available:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110