Get to know…Tharpe

Located northwest of Florida State University, Tharpe is Tallahassee's most peaceful and quiet neighborhood. If you're studying hard, building a family, or just love being around nature a lot more than people, the Tharpe neighborhood is the community for you.

Lush and verdant, with towering ancient oak trees and fragrant flowers, Tharpe is located in Northwest Tallahassee and bordered by Interstate 10 and State Road 27, so it's easy as pie to get anywhere you want to go!

Eat, Drink, and Get Some Exercise

The Tharpe neighborhood is a tranquil oasis with anything you want just a short drive away. Check out these local favorite eateries, watering holes, and places to relax:

Bottom's Up! Bar

A hidden gem of Tallahassee, this beloved dive bar has a tasty menu of comfort food, excellent service, and tons of TVs and bar games. This is a perfect place to chill with friends and a pitcher of (cheap!) ice-cold beer.

926 Bar & Grill

Right on Tharpe Street, this legendary Tally hangout has a delectable array of bar food favorites and loads of fun events like local bands on the outdoor patio, Drag Race viewing parties, karaoke, dance nights, and a special Sunday Brunch.

Cancun's Sports Bar and Grill

Perched between Tharpe and Appleyard, Cancun's is a locally owned family-friendly neighborhood sports bar. Celebrate Taco Tuesday or come for happy hour and enjoy their daily specials like two for one margaritas and draft beers.

Sweet Pea Café

Looking for the very freshest vegan dishes in the Tharpe neighborhood? The Sweet Pea roadside counter on Tharpe Street is absolutely adorable – enjoy just-harvested local vegetables served up every way imaginable and a special brunch menu with Mimosas.

Liberty Bar and Restaurant

Right on the edge of Downtown Tallahassee, Liberty is the ideal place for a classy date or special occasion. This upscale gastropub features bespoke house cocktails like the Deadly Countess, the Penthouse Serenade, and the Power Lunch, a martini with pickled pepper brine.

Prime Time Restaurant & Bar

Dubbed a "Modern American Grill," Prime Time has a Moonlight Happy Hour for you night owls and serves up a stellar Sunday Brunch with all you can drink Mimosas and a legendary Bloody Mary bar.

Hobbit American Grill

Between Tharpe and the FSU campus, the Hobbit is a beloved local chain with an innovative yet affordable menu of Florida classic pub cuisine. Enjoy an authentic Cuban sandwich, fresh fish and chips, or an enormous Black & Bleu burger with thick cut bacon.

Woodchuck's Café

Tucked away in an unassuming strip mall on Tharpe Street, this tiny bistro has some of the freshest homestyle food in Tally. Woodchuck's decadent breakfast menu offers divine Southern dishes like chicken biscuits, cream cheese stuffed French toast, and sweet potato pancakes. 

San Luis Mission Park

The perfect place in the Tharpe neighborhood to walk off some of those calories, San Luis Mission is a calm and beautiful example of north Florida beauty. The park has a gorgeous lakeside boardwalk, plenty of nature trails, a dog park, and a playground.

Ochlockonee River Wildlife Management Area

This preservation area is located right off Interstate 10 in western Leon County, and is an excellent day-trip destination for those who want to enjoy unspoiled landscape, forested trails, and various hunting seasons.

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