By Barbara Ann Kelley,

Now it’s possible to have drinks, eat dinner, and see a movie in one movie theater chair instead of driving all around town.

Dine in movie theaters that serve alcohol are a perfect choice for a night on the town because they combine three of America’s favorite past times in one convenient gas saving location.  Here is our list of five theaters in Tampa Bay that serve food and alcohol.

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CineBistro at Hyde Park Village

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1609 West Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 514-8300

CineBristro at Hyde Park is ultra-modern upscale chic digital movie theater restaurant that also serves beer, wine and specialty alcohol drinks including martinis and mojitos. A hostess brings you to your seats and a server serves you in the same room as the movie is shown. Their menu selection has large tasty burgers, steaks, ahi- tuna, pasta, ribs, fish tacos, desserts and of course popcorn. The in-theater dinning experience is limited to ages 21 and up. Valet parking is available. Order your seats online first. You must get there at least 30 minutes before your movie in order to eat.

Channelside Cinemas 10
615 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33612

Channelside Cinemas 10 is a great escape from your run-of-the-mill movie theater experience with, or without the kids. It’s easy on the wallet too. They serve beer and wine, plus all your movie snacking favorites. Movie goers can buy Westshore Pizza and Starbucks items as well. Channelside Cinemas 10 & Imax offer stadium seating in all theaters with 12,000 watts of digital movie bliss on extra-large movie screens. The theaters are located in Tampa’s Channelside district which has tons of adult date night things to do both before and after your movie. With the purchase of your movie ticket, Channelside Cinemas 10 will validate your parking garage chip coin for only 50 cents.

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Muvico Centro Ybor 20
1600 East 8th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605

Muvico Centro Ybor 20 does have 16 theaters for all ages, so you can take the kids. They do have 4 Premier auditoriums for those 21 and over only. Adults who like to indulge will enjoy the full service bar that is located in the Premier lobby. Best of Tampa Tip: Head to theaters 15 or 16. They are more upscale with over-sized leather seats. The arm rests push up and out-of-the-way, which is perfect for close encounters with the date while watching the flick. The snack bar offers your typical theater food and some not so typical. Best of Tampa Bay Tip: try the buffalo wings and sliders. They’re a tasty alternative to your average theater food. Parking is not free or close by. For the closer option try the valet parking. You can get your valet ticket validated inside the theater, for only $3.

CineBistro at Grove 16
6333 Wesley Grove Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Movie Times: (813) 948-5444

Grove 16 is in Wesley Chapel which is 25 miles north of downtown Tampa on I-75 near SR 54. This is a plush 21 and over, all in one experience that spoil diners and movie goers with style and taste.  All movie seats are ultra-luxurious high back leather rocking chairs. The drinks and the meal is always served 30 minutes before the movie starts, so you must arrive early. The menu is large and varied. They have Ginger and Tuna Springs Rolls, Calamari, Atlantic Salmon, BBQ pork ribs, fish tacos, steaks and pastas. CineBistro also has a large selection or wines and beers to sip on while watching the movie. The Theater has valet parking which is nice and easy when impressing a date. Validate your valet ticket at the CineBistro Concierge Desk for a refund after you park.

Clearwater Cinema Cafe
24095 Us-19 N
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 799-3531

This simple and modest the two-screen Clearwater cinema boasts an in-house café and bar, featuring live entertainment on certain days of the week. Their large menu selection has jalapeno poppers, potato skins, huge burger bar, and fresh pizzas, plus Philly cheese steaks, fish sandwiches, buffalo chicken, salads and veggie wraps. They have specialty mixed drinks and a large beer and wine selection too. They even have a kids menu. They also are a great choice for parents who want to eat with the kids before they see a movie. There are date night movies there as well.

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