Literally one of the coolest bars in the bay area, Cha Cha Coconuts is five stories above Tampa Bay, atop St. Pete's Pier.. The Scene A seaborne breeze inevitably rakes the bar's big deck atop St. Pete's Pier; it sprawls invitingly open to sun or moon, air and wind. During the daytime, the railing of the Pier, which juts into the bay, is innocently blue; you'll find families with kids up there, taking in the view and sipping drinks. At night, the bay becomes a heavy black shroud, and the Cha Cha's guests are treated to its inky mystery. Every night, a live band entertains a wonderfully varied crowd, everything from bikers in leather to black-tie.
The Food Everything from Bahamian conch fritters to full-dress baby back ribs with all the trimmings (the Cha Cha is owned by The Columbia Restaurant). Fancy drinks are its specialty, and any one of them will be terrific.
What to Order The Rum-Runner-Rum, blackberry brandy and banana liqueur.
I enjoy the ambience, view, food and drink at Cha Cha Coconuts, but the service the last several times I was there left a lot to be desired. They could improve their ratings if they were alittle better in the server department.
Great View - Great Food.
As I was vacationing in Tampa, my journey around the city led me to St. Pete and The Pier. Although the weather was inclement, the food certainly wasn't. The sweet potato fries were unbelievable and the dipping sauces for the onion peels had just the right amount of spice. The steaks were seasoned to perfection and cooked just right. I would definitely go back. A +++++++++