Entertainment Districts of Tallahassee

By Visit Tallahassee

Tallahassee’s entertainment districts possess a unique charm and independent spirit while offering seemingly endless dining, shopping, and cultural experiences.

From historic neighborhoods with a bohemian flair to impeccably curated décor boutiques and restaurants serving up some of the best culinary fare in town, these thriving districts are a gathering place for stylish locals and visitors to explore on foot.


Energetic, youthful, hip and exciting — in a word FUN! College students, alumni and locals come here to eat, drink and shop. Book your stay in the heart of CollegeTown at the Hotel Indigo steps from FSU’s Doak Campbell Stadium, or the nearby Hampton Inn & Suites Capitol-University or Residence Inn by Marriott.

Dining options in CollegeTown range from gastropubs to Cajun favorites.  Madison Social gastropub serves up new-American small plates and sandwiches in a modern loft style space with an expansive outdoor patio. Vale Food Co.’s local healthy poke and acai bowls keep fitness lovers. Coosh’s brings the flavors of Cajun favorites to the table like Crawfish Etouffee, Jambalaya and red beans and rice. Roof-top nightclub Recess keeps the party going all night long, or for something more low key, chill with friends in the beer hall at Township.

Madison Social Township


Eclectic, artistic, diverse and funky — in the best possible way. Hunt for vintage finds at The Other Side Vintage, Wonsaponatime Vintage and Curio Vintage and Uncommon Goods that are sure to inspire your inner bohemian. Railroad Square and Gaines Street come alive on the First Friday of every month at Railroad Square Art District with live music, theater performances, art exhibits and food trucks.


The Hyatt House Hotel is located in heart of this colorful neighborhood and features custom artwork from local artists. It’s like spending the night in you own private art gallery!

exterior of the hyatt house


A perfect blend of upscale shopping, classic dining and natural beauty. Located at Exit 203 on I-10, this district is the first glimpse of Tallahassee for many visitors. With several hotel options including Springhill Suites North and Hampton Inn I-10/Thomasville Road all within easy walking distance to restaurants and shopping.

Boutique shopping is plentiful in the Market District, and Hearth & Soul on Market Street is a beautifully curated shop featuring unique items for the mind, body and home.

Dining options abound in the Market District featuring the upscale cuisine at Sage, and Little Paris, to the lively Momo’s Pizza and Island Wing Company. For breakfast or brunch you can’t miss at Jeri’s Love on a Plate or Lofty Pursuits.


The newest hot-spot for visitors is found at the intersection of Thomasville and Bannerman Roads on the northeast side of Tallahassee, this district is full of shopping, dining and entertainment options. The area is full of unique shops, a variety of dining experiences and the opportunity to  work out or even pamper your pet, the Bannerman area continues to grow.

Dao and Blu Halo offer signature drinks and exquisite cuisine for the perfect date night out.

When it’s time to play, the whole family will have hours of fun at Hangar 38. This entertainment center offers bowling, video games, pinball, a full bar and full dining menu. If you happen to be visiting with your dog, the Bradfordville Dog Park is the biggest dog park in Tallahassee with over 13 acres of play dogs of all sizes.


The heart of the city beats with live music, craft beers and dining options for every palette. Ology Brewing and Liberty are hot spots for happy hour. Dining options range from new-Southern at Table 23, inventive Asian fusion at Izzy’s Pub & Sushi, and local favorite Kool Beanz Café.

Midtown is home to local shopping gems like Midtown Reader, an independent bookstore with an extensive collection of unique books and crafts.

Stay at the Hotel Duval and watch the sunset from their rooftop lounge, Level 8.


Downtown Tallahassee is where history and politics go hand in hand. Witness government in action alongside museums and important civil rights markers. Take in the views of the Capitol as you dine where history meets modern elegance at Hayward House on Adams Street or indulge in fine dining among influential decision makers at Il Lusso and Savour.


For the best view of the city, enjoy a cocktail from Eve on Adams, located on the rooftop of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.


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