If you are looking for a great new spot to take business clients, then check out the following places. All of these places are high end and offer drinks and great happy hours. With these choices, you will find both class and atmosphere in a setting that allows for conversation in a sophisticated bar. These are the best spots for business drinks in Tampa Bay.

400 N. Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 223-7746

Malios is a very high-end bar and steakhouse. It attracts business people from all over. This spot has a very relaxing atmosphere and is a great choice if you are looking to have a nice dinner along with those business drinks. The decor in Malios is modern but it also has an old world feel to it that gives the impression of quiet sophistication.

400 Beach Seafood & Tap House
400 Beach Drive NE
St. Pete, FL 33701

400 Beach is the perfect place to relax or talk business after work. It’s business chic environment and award winning coastal cuisine make this vibrant restaurant on Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg one of the best after work hangouts in the area. They offer 24 beers on tap and a generous selection of boutique bottled brews and drink specials.

Grill 116
South Tampa
612 N. Dale Mabry
Tampa, FL 33609

15405 North Dale Mabry
Tampa, FL 33618

Grill 116 is a very trendy and upmarket type of place. Lots of business people meet at Grill 116 to finish up a contract or discuss a new one. It has a spectacular bar and decor as well as a friendly staff. The ambiance here is next to none and most can agree that it’s extremely chic. This is also a great place for a business dinner if you want more than the business meeting over drinks. The steaks are all 100-percent hormone free.

Salt Rock Grill
19325 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores, FL 33785

Salt Rock Grill is a legendary beach landmark that has a burning passion for delectable food, enticing drink and pleasurable surroundings. Known for their hand cut U.S.D.A prime and choice grade beef, fresh dayboat caught seafood, raw bar and amazing wine cellar. You and your clients will love this inter-coastal restaurant.

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International Wine Cellar
3689 Tampa Road, #304
Oldsmar, FL 34677
(813) 855-8099

International Wine Cellar is a very upscale and modern wine shop that has an abundance of class. This little shop offers one of the best selections in wine you will find anywhere. It has a small intimate wine bar built in the middle of the shop and offers a classy atmosphere where you can have a quiet business meeting. There are several places to eat in the same shopping complex and they will deliver to the wine shop. This little place is a gem of a find that you will be happy you tried.

Seventh Sun Brewing Co.
1012 Broadway
Dunedin, FL 34698

The Seventh Sun Brewing Co. is a local brewery in Dunedin that specializes in Belgian-style beers and IPAs. This is a trendy little pub with a very relaxed atmosphere. The atmosphere makes for a great place to have an after-work drink with business clients or to meet to wrap up a business contract while having a speciality brew. The Seventh Sun Brewing Co. has several beers on tap as well as bottled beer and ciders.

The Vine Restaurant & Wine Bar
17667 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL 33548

The Vine has had the same owners and staff for a few years now and they are all dedicated to providing you with a relaxing atmosphere. The Vine exudes class in every area of the establishment. This place has a full-service restaurant as well as an outside patio and a very sleek bar. You should be able to meet any business needs you have here while providing a relaxing atmosphere that is quiet enough to hold an important conversation. The Vine is the kind of place that if you visit more than twice, a member of the bar staff is sure to remember you by name.

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