In Tampa, summer never really ends. Fall is a concept we don’t get behind. So, on a Wednesday afternoon mid-October, you’re more likely to find me at a pool drinking an Instagrammable drink than at a pumpkin patch. If you’re looking for the poolside evening of your dreams, whether a Tampa native or just here on vacation, head to WTR Pool & Grill in Tampa, attached to the beautiful and modern Godfrey Hotel. Who needs to go to Miami when the perfect resort style pool is right here in Tampa? Read on to hear about the amazing drinks, food, and views.
We arrived just in time for sunset. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
The cabanas here are so new and clean, perfect for sitting with your group of friends and sipping on some cute drinks. They have TVs and a perfect view of the water, as well as outlets to keep your phones alive. The couches were so comfy that I literally could have curled up and taken a nap on them. But you won’t want to be napping here, because on the weekends, WTR becomes a hot spot for EDM shows and the music is bumping with huge crowds!
Cool Pool and Hot Tub
The pool is so gorgeous, I wish I had actually gone swimming! I want to come back on a hot day and just lounge around here. They also have a really nice and huge hot tub. I can imagine how cute this place would be with a bunch of inflatables in it!
Drinks for the Gram
First of all, every single drink they have looks amazing – and they make them strong. Second, their staff is on point – some of the drinks they make are not easy, but they do it with a smile on their face. We got a really pretty drink with a flower – I would give you the name but I literally pointed at some girl’s drink and went, “I want that!” to the bartender. It was so tasty and sweet. Then we all got coconut drinks – and when I mean coconut, I mean they literally came in a cute coconut. Amazing. Why pay $22 for a beer at Amalie Arena during a Lightning game when you can get this coconut for less while sitting poolside?
I will be returning to WTR soon to dine in and check out their restaurant. After snooping on their Yelp, I’m dying to go back and try their coconut shrimp. Pro tip: Get 15% off if you use the coupon on their Yelp!