It’s not the party, it’s the after party: Here’s where Tampa candidates will celebrate election night

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Drinks will be had. Speeches will be given.

Candidates for Tampa Mayor and three City Council districts will be celebrating Tuesday night, win or lose.

While City Council races have been quiet, Tampa’s mayoral race has been anything but. The past six weeks of campaigning have been marked by one-sided negative ads blasting over cable airwaves and into voters’ mailboxes various criticisms from David Straz about his opponent, Jane Castor.

All of that stops after Tuesday’s runoff election when voters will decide who to put in Tampa City Hall to replace Bob Buckhorn.

Drinks will be had. Speeches will be given. Here’s where to catch the fun with your favorite Tampa candidates.


Jane Castor

The Vault

611 N. Franklin Street

6:30 p.m.

David Straz

Wright’s Gourmet House

1200 S. Dale Mabry Highway

6-8 p.m.

District 1

Joe Citro

The Wine Bar and Cafe

6428 N. Florida Avenue

6:30-9 p.m.

Walter Smith II

The Attic Cafe

500 E. Kennedy Blvd. Ste. 400

6-9 p.m.

District 3

John Dingfelder

Elevage Epicurean

1207 S. Howard Avenue

7-10 p.m.

Stephen Lytle

Celebrating privately with friends and family

District 5

Orlando Gudes

Zydeco Brew Werks

1902 E. 7th Avenue in Ybor City

7-11 p.m.

Jeffrey Rhodes 

Columbia Centennial Museum

2117 E. 7th Avenue in Ybor City

7-10 p.m.

Janelle Irwin Taylor

Janelle Irwin Taylor has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in Tampa Bay since 2003. Most recently, Janelle reported for the Tampa Bay Business Journal. She formerly served as senior reporter for WMNF News. Janelle has a lust for politics and policy. When she’s not bringing you the day’s news, you might find Janelle enjoying nature with her husband, children and two dogs. You can reach Janelle at [email protected].


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