THE
HISTORY
OF
HATTRICKS


Hattrick’s Tavern was established in 1997 in Downtown Tampa with the sports enthusiast in mind. Inside our sports bar you will find yourself surrounded by high definition televisions visible from every angle, you are sure to never miss a play again.

The sports memorabilia lined walls provide you with a comfortable atmosphere to watch your favorite team from all sport games. Whether you are from Tampa and enjoy the Tampa Bay Lightning or Buccaneers or are just in town visiting, there is no better sports bar in Tampa to grab a bite to eat or watch the big game. The friendly wait staff and bar tenders are sure to make you feel at home.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Join the NFL

The Bucs started their NFL career with a record-setting 26 game losing streak.

Semptember 1976

Tampa Bay Lightning join the NHL

The Lightning started their NHL journey while playing in the Florida State Fairgrounds' Expo Hall.

October 1992

The Lightning Move into the Ice Palace, currently known as Amalie Arena.

After their humble roots playing in the State Fairgrounds' Expo Hall, the Lightning moved into their current home, located in the Channelside district of downtown Tampa.

October 1996

Hattricks Opens Its Doors

When Hattricks opened its doors to the people of Tampa, it quickly became one of the best spots in town to grab a bite to eat, have a cold beer, and watch your favorite sports teams.

January 1997

USF Plays First Football Game

University of South Florida played their first football game at Houlihan Stadium, beating Kentucky Wesleyan 80-3.

September 1997

Tampa Bay Rays join Major League Baseball

Originally the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Rays currently play in at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL, formerly known as "The Thunderdome".

March 1998

First Bucs Game at Raymond James Stadium

The 1998 season was the Bucs' first in "The New Sombrero", which ultimately led to a disappointing 8 - 8 season.

September 1998

Bucs Win Super Bowl XXXVII

The Bucs stomp the Oakland Radiers, 48 - 21, to win their first and only Super Bowl ring in Superbowl XXXVII.

February 2002

Lightning Win the Stanley Cup Finals

The Tampa Bay Lightning win the Stanley Cup in their first-ever appearance in the final.

August 2004

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