10 Best Nightclubs In Tampa, Florida

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Nestled along Florida’s Gulf Coast, Tampa is a big city ideal for family escapes, romantic getaways, and solo adventurers as well. It’s a large business center but also offers a wide variety of activities to its visitors. Among the most notable ones are an African-themed amusement park, the Florida Aquarium, the Lowry Park Zoo, and a number of fine museums featuring modern and ancient art. At the historic Ybor City neighborhood, you will find some upscale dining and lots of entertainment options. But if you visit the city to explore its vibrant nightlife scene, keep in mind the following list of the best nightclubs in Tampa, Florida, for unforgettable nights.

1. The Castle

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Posted by The Castle on Sunday, 19 May 2019

Operating for nearly 27 years, The Castle first opened as a saloon and was later turned into a nightclub, following the upgrading of Ybor City district into a nightlife destination. Everything you are looking to find in a world-famous nightclub is right here, meaning strong, eclectic drinks, beers from all over the world, aged tequila, and of course, great DJs that know how to jazz up the night. The building itself has a very unique architecture that actually gave the club its name.

The Castle

Address: 2004 N 16th St, Tampa, FL 33605

Website: The Castle

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 10:30pm - 3am (closed from Sun - Thu)

2. Dallas Bull

Posted by The Dallas Bull on Thursday, 2 May 2019

Dallas Bull is more than just a successful nightclub. It’s a place where dance and music are praised even more since free dance lessons are organized here four times a week, and are aimed at beginners or more advanced students. At this country and western dance bar, line dancing seems to be quite popular so you might want to try it out and have some fun. Otherwise, put your boots on and come as you are, and if you don’t want to be on the dance floor, just sit and enjoy your drink while watching bull riding or do some people-watching.

Dallas Bull

Address: 3322 US-301, Tampa, FL 33619

Website: Dallas Bull

Opening hours: Tue: 7pm - 2am; Thu - Sat: 7pm - 3am (closed on Sun, Mon & Wed)

3. Club Viva/ La Frontera

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Posted by La Frontera Tampa on Saturday, 8 June 2019

This is a great place to party till late at night and the good news is that it doesn’t have to be only during the weekend. Great vibes, awesome music, affordable prices, good drinks, and high-energy people will make you want to visit this club again and again.

Club Viva/ La Frontera

Address: 4235 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607

Website: Club Viva/ La Frontera

Opening hours: Tue - Wed & Fri - Sun: 7pm - 3am (closed on Mon & Thu)

4. The Ritz Ybor

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The Ritz Ybor is the right place to be if you fancy a hot live performance since it’s a live music venue that has featured top names in the past, including Tiesto and Lady Gaga. The building was constructed in 1917 but operates as a music venue since 2008. The venue also features three distinct rooms, full-service bars, and a grand foyer, among others. Private events like weddings, bridal showers and more, can be also accommodated here.

The Ritz Ybor

Address: 1503 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Website: The Ritz Ybor

Opening hours: Thu - Sat, Mon: 10pm - 3am (closed on Sun, Tue & Wed)

5. Club Prana

Posted by Club Prana on Monday, 1 April 2019

Among the best nightclubs in Tampa, or ‘the hottest place to be in Tampa’ as they claim themselves, Club Prana is a multilevel club that features five uniquely decorated floors with different themes: the lounge, the mezzanine, the sanctuary, the night club, and the skybar, from where you can enjoy some great city vistas. This five-story nightclub is also suitable for hosting your very private event, while bottle service, VIP consideration, and a number of exciting events are also offered here.

Club Prana

Address: 1619 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Website: Club Prana

Opening hours: Mon: 12 - 2am; Thu & Fri: 9pm - 3am; Sat: 9pm - 2am (closed on Sun, Tue & Wed)

6. The Honey Pot

Posted by Honey Pot on Thursday, 30 May 2019

This very popular gay bar is located in the trendy Ybor City and is the ideal place to dance till your feet hurt. There are three areas, including an outdoor balcony, where you can dance or just chill and drink some fairly cheap drinks. Among the coolest events organized here are the Tease Saturdays for women with USD 1 drinks between 10pm to 11pm and the Steam Fridays with fabulous drag shows for men. Guest DJs are also invited here, while parade parties are quite common, too.

The Honey Pot

Address: 1507 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Facebook: The Honey Pot

Opening hours: Fri & Sat: 10pm - 3am (closed from Sun - Thu)

7. Crowbar

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Check the calendar and pick that day of the week that plays your favorite music; it can be jazz, reggae, indie, dubstep, metal, and more so somehow everyone gets what they want. Even though relatively small, Crowbar offers the chance to its visitors for close-up views during concerts and live music events. Its cozy beer garden hosts much-loved weekly and monthly events, like OI’ Dirty Sundays and the Beer Garden Sessions, while karaoke and open mic nights also happen here.


Address: 1812 N 17th St, Ybor City, FL 33605

Website: Crowbar

Opening hours: daily (depends on shows)

8. The Kennedy Soho

Posted by The Kennedy on Thursday, 30 August 2018

One of the most high-end clubs in Tampa, the Kennedy Soho is situated at the beautiful neighborhood of Soho and features red and black velvet lounge seating in the interior. They regularly organize events, including hosting DJs, live acts, or the Spanglish Saturdays, while several famous persons have passed by the doors of The Kennedy. There is a dress code policy for every day except for Thursdays, and the VIP bottle service is simply impeccable, in case you happen to celebrate your special event here.

The Kennedy Soho

Address: 2408 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

Website: The Kennedy Soho

Opening hours: Thu: 9pm - 3am; Fri - Sat: 10pm - 3am (closed from Sun - Wed)

9. The Hyde Park Cafe

Run by the same owners of the Kennedy Soho, the Hyde Park Cafe features three different rooms that usually play different music to accommodate the different musical tastes of its visitors. Except for the main dance area and another space, there is also a more relaxing beer garden that offers over 60 varieties of brew, if you wish to hang out. For a more private experience, head to the Cabana Club, the newest addition of the club that caters to VIP guests. On Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays there are happy hours and open bar so check out the calendar.

The Hyde Park Cafe

Address: 1806 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606

Website: The Hyde Park Cafe

Opening hours: Tue, Sat: 9pm - 3am; Fri: 8pm - 3am (closed from Sun - Mon, Wed - Thu)

10. Whiskey North

One of the coolest nightclubs in Tampa, Whiskey North guarantees super fun nights out and you should definitely pay a visit if you are in town. The world-class venue features two pretty amazing levels with an Adirondack decoration and simply great sounds. On Friday nights there is Latin music, while they regularly host events and invite great names of the music scene. They do have a dress code and allow people above 21 years with a valid picture ID to enter the club.

Whiskey North

Address: 11921 N Dale Mabry Hwy #7, Tampa, FL 33618

Website: Whiskey North

Opening hours: Mon, Thu: 10pm - 3am; Wed: 7pm - 11.30pm; Fri: 9am - 3am; Sat: 8pm - 3am (closed on Sun & Tue)

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Visit Tampa and get prepared to experience some of the craziest nights in your life that will certainly stay with you long after. You can’t go wrong with any of the above clubs so listen to your heart and choose the kind of entertainment you like.

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