Top Four Bars for Happy Hour in Citrus Park and Carrollwood FL

When the end of the work day approaches, it's time for Happy Hour! For residents living in the Citrus Park and Carrollwood area, you don't need to travel far to unwind with some of the best happy hour specials in Tampa.  Your chiropractic clinic in Citrus Park and Carrollwood has put together this list of the top go-to bars that are close to home, offer a variety of food and drink specials, and won't break the bank for a casual, relaxing night out.

If you want to go somewhere familiar and affordable, head on over to BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, located at Citrus Park Town Center. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday, 3:00-7:00, and Sunday-Thursday, 10:00-close. If you're hungry, you can get the Brewhouse Burger as well as other select appetizers for just $6 each. If you're in the snacking mood, try their tasty chips and dip for $3. And it's not happy hour at BJ's if you don't have one of their signature handcrafted beers for just $4.

Second, I would highly recommend Cepas Tapas & Wine Bar, a little Spanish treasure in the Citrus Park and Carrollwood area located on West Village Drive. Their happy hour only applies to food items, but this Spanish-style restaurant specializes in a variety of authentic tapas, so come ready to get your snack on. With both a cold and hot tapas menu, there's something for everyone no matter what kind of mood you're in. Off the cold menu, I would recommend the ceviche. It's full of flavor and great for warm Florida nights. The best item off the hot tapas menu is without a doubt the mini paella de mariscos. It offers a traditional taste of Spanish paella with the smaller portion size perfect for when you're craving a little something. The best part is that all tapas are under $7. Snack while you sip on a glass of their top-notch quality wine imported from various regions of Spain, and you'll feel like you're having happy hour across the ocean.

My third top recommendation for best happy hours in the Citrus Park and Carrollwood area is Senor Tequila Mexican Grill located on North Dale Mabry. Bring your friends and enjoy one of their signature beer buckets for just $15.  If you really want to feel like you're in Mexico, you need to take advantage of their two-for-one drink specials on the 16 oz house margarita, Bloody Mary, draft beers, and their amazing mojitos. Or if you want to feel a little classier, try one of their cosmopolitan martinis for just $5. Happy hour is served Monday-Friday from 2-6pm.

The last place I would suggest checking out is Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar located in Carrollwood off North Dale Mabry. This restaurant also has a Spanish flair to it, but less so than Cepas Wine and Tapas Bar. At Carmel's, you'll find items on their happy hour menu for just $4, $5, or $6. Try $4 glasses of red or white sangria, cava, or a vodka mixed drink. They have a signature drink which varies every month and you'll find it on their $5 menu, along with a variety of wines. If you're hungry, check out their $6 appetizers menu for some delicious bites. My favorite is the empanada and chickpea fries. They are to die for.

So the next time you're in desperate need of a happy hour treat in Citrus Park and Carrollwood, don't look too far! The best specials are right in your backyard.