JOIN US as we celebrate the mightiest & most delicious drink to be served in a copper mug... the Mule.
The Mighty Mule Party will return in 2022 at The RITZ Ybor.
Enjoy UNLIMITED COCKTAIL samples of the tastiest Mule concoctions from Tampa Bay's favorites brands, restaurants & bars, as well as delicious bites. Every guest will receive their very own copper mug.
Interested in participating as a Mule and/or food vendor?: CLICK HERE.
Enjoy unlimited Mule samples in your very own copper mug.
2019 Mighty Brands, Restaurants & Bars:
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Florida Cane Vodka
7th + Grove (Grove Mule)
Dark Door Distillery
Ella's Folk Art Café
Osteria Bar + Kitchen
Owen's Craft Mixers
Summer of Rum Festival (The Perfect Storm)
Zukku Sushi (SOTO Sake Mule)
Taste delicious bites provided by Tampa Bay's favorite restaurants and catering companies.
2019 Mighty Restaurants & Caterers:
7th + Grove (Afro-Cuban sandwiches)
Anise Global GastroBar (Candied Bacon + Caramel Popcorn)
New York New York Pizza
Zukku Sushi (Mini Poke Bowls)
It may be HOT outside, but it's so much cooler to be at our indoor party and summer social celebrating the mighty copper mug staple... the mule.
TASTE yummy mule cocktail samples from Tampa's favorite brands, bars & restaurants.
NOSH on delicious bites from local restaurants & caterers.
VOTE for your favorite mule
PLAY the fun games & activities with your friends.
ENJOY the sounds of DJ OB7
The Inaugural Mighty Mule Party, a Partnership of Sunset Events & Big City Events
The inaugural Mighty Mule Party: Tampa’s Mule Festival + Summer Social is scheduled for July 25th, 2019 at the RITZ Ybor from 7pm to 10pm with a VIP hour kicking off at 6pm.
Guests will enjoy unlimited sample of Mule drinks & food from Tampa’s best restaurant & bars, in addition to mule concoctions from various participating vodka brands. From the traditional mule to a sake mule (mule made with sake from Zukku Sushi), to flavored mules, guests will be able to enjoy them in their own copper mug that is included with admission. Guests can also dance the night away with some of the Ritz Ybor’s resident DJs from their popular weekly nights, as well as play many of the featured games and activities at the event.
The Mighty Mule Party is born from the partnership between two of Tampa’s most well-known event production companies, Sunset Events & Big City Events:
Sunset Events operates the historic RITZ Ybor, the leading special events + live music venue in Tampa, and is also behind Sunset Music Festival which attracts a weekend attendance of 50,000+ every Memorial Day weekend. Big City Events is a special event company behind some of Tampa’s largest community festivals, including the Tampa Bay Margarita & Music Festival, Summer of Rum Festival, Sushi Battle, Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival, and more.
“After the success of our Margarita and Summer of Rum Festivals, we were searching for a new & unique event to showcase vodka. We couldn’t be any more excited to partner with Sunset Events to debut Tampa’s first Mule Festival,” said Ferdian Jap, partner at Big City Events. "We are looking forward to working with Big City Events to launch the Mighty Mule Party, which is going to be the perfect summer event for Tampa. This event will be the first of many new lifestyle and community events under our new partnership with Big City Events," said John Santoro, owner-operator of Sunset Events.
Tickets for the Mighty Mule Party are available for purchase online. General Admission Tickets start at $35 and will increase to $45. VIP Experience tickets start at $75 and will increase to $85.
About Big City Events
Big City Events, LLC, is a special event planning company based in Tampa, Florida specializing in unique, cutting edge events. Big City Events also produces the popular Tampa Bay Margarita & Music Festival, Summer of Rum Festival, Tampa Bay Bloody Mary Festival, and Sushi Battle.
Big City Events is also the exclusive event producer to the new St. Pete Pier. For more information about Big City Events, visit: BigCityEventsFL.com.
About Sunset Events
Sunset Events has dominated the dance music industry with top events, festivals including Sunset Music Festival, and promotions in Tampa Bay and Central Florida.
Sunset Events currently operates the historic RITZ Ybor, and regularly features world class artists at their weekly nights. For more information about Sunset Events, visit: SunsetTampa.com.
1503 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
PLEASE PARTY RESPONSIBLY. We recommend using a ride share service, OR the free TECO Streetcar for guests arriving from the downtown and/or Channel districts.
Should you have to drive, there is very convenient parking available at:
• Centro Ybor parking garage - 1500 E 5th Ave
• 717 Parking lot - 7th Ave @ 15th St
• any available, surrounding street parking
IS THE EVENT ALL AGES?
NO. The event is only open to patrons ages 21+.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE EVENT?
Each guest will need to bring their event ticket and a valid & physical ID (drivers license, military ID, flipblook passport).
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND THE EVENT?
Ticket info and details for next year will be announced at a later date.
WHAT DO I GET WITH A GA TICKET?
General Admission ticket holders will all receive entry into the event, one copper mug to to fill with unlimited Mule samples at any of the participating Mule stations, and complimentary bites from local Tampa Bay restaurants and caterers.
WHAT DO I GET WITH A VIP EXPERIENCE TICKET?
VIP Experience ticket holders will all receive one copper mug to fill with unlimited Mule samples at any of the participating Mule stations, one drink ticket for a full-sized Mule at any bar, complimentary bites from Tampa Bay restaurants and caterers, and other TBA VIP perks.
HOW MUCH ARE DRINKS GOING TO COST?
While the Mule samples are free, there will be full-sized Mules available at any of the bars for $TBD.
WILL THERE BE OTHER DRINKS SERVED AT THE EVENT?
YES. While this is a mule party, there will be full service bars available selling other cocktails, drinks and/or beer.
WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT?
YES. There will be local restaurants and caterers providing delicious bites for all guests.
IS THERE RE-ENTRY?
NO. There's too much deliciousness and fun inside to want to leave early.
WHAT AM I NOT ALLOWED TO BRING INSIDE THE VENUE?
No backpacks, oversized bags or oversized purses, markers, paint, outside food and drinks, weapons, pepper spray, drugs, and most importantly, bad attitudes.
HOW DO I SIGN-UP TO BE A MULE OR FOOD VENDOR AT THE EVENT?
To sign-up as a mule or food vendor at the event, please CLICK HERE.