New venues for frugal fun-lovers

Students are no longer limited to going to the Andros Center for cheap late-night food on campus or making the long drive to Channelside to enjoy themselves. With drink specials, no cover charge and a short commute, The Lime, The Brass Tap Bar and Mr. Dunderbak’s Biergarten are student-friendly hangouts.

The Lime
With lime green, faux alligator skin booths and a relaxed atmosphere, this hip restaurant and bar is perfect for the older student population.

Located in the Tampa Palms Publix shopping plaza, The Lime presents live music on weekends, introducing young talent — including USF musicians and DJs — into what was once an older community.

Popular sporting events are featured on the restaurant’s many TVs. The Lime offers a full bar and daily drink specials, as well as a reduced price late-night menu — and for high rollers, it boasts a $100 margarita made with the
finest tequila.

Mr. Dunderbak’s Biergarten
The German-American biergarten and marketplace that was well-known at University Mall has moved to the Oak Ramble Shopping Center off Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.

Dunderbak’s offers an impressive selection of 50 draft and 400 bottled beers.

“I didn’t even have to go to Europe — I could’ve just hung out here all summer and saved my money,” said Nic Zateslo, a senior majoring in political science, while enjoying an imported beer at Dunderbak’s.

In addition to the array of beers, the restaurant also offers authentic German food and market goods such as deli meats and cheeses.

The Brass Tap

The Brass Tap’s open-air atmosphere and live music Friday and Saturday nights makes it a great place for people to hang out and let loose.

Though it doesn’t serve food, this upscale beer bar offers 40 beers on tap and 300 imported, domestic and local bottled beers as well as a large wine selection — and patrons can cheer for their favorite sports teams, thanks to the large flat-panel TVs by the bar.

Though it is not the closest destination — located in the Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel — it is definitely worth the drive. Prices range from $4 to $29 on draft and
bottled beers.