Top 17 Things To Do At Night In Tampa, Florida - Updated 2022

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Resting along the Gulf Coast of Florida, Tampa is a major business city popular for its amazing cultural offerings and outstanding museums. It is home to the African-themed Busch Gardens which is an amusement park with amazing animal viewing areas. For places to go and things to do in Tampa, Florida, you can visit the Florida Aquarium, home to a number of aquatic plants and sea life, Ybor City which has a number of vintage shop and houses Ybor City Museum State Park, and the ZooTampa at Lawry Park, a lauded zoo showcasing interactive exhibits. Come and take a look at these things to do at night in Tampa, Florida.

1. Dance the night away at Club Prana

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If you are looking for the hottest dance club in Tampa, look no further than Club Prana. With five floors dedicated to partying, and with each floor boasting its own music style, Club Prana is the place to be at night in Tampa! Having served Tampa for over 20 years, Club Prana brings a sophisticated party atmosphere that will accommodate any VIP needs that one might have. Make sure to add the hottest club in town to your list of things to do at night in Tampa, FL.

Club Prana

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

Website: Club Prana

Opening hours: Wed: 12pm - 4pm; Thu - Sat: 9pm - 3am (closed from Sun - Tue)

2. Grab a late-night snack at Taco Bus

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


If you enjoy Tacos and want a late-night snack, the Taco Bus is a must-visit. Imagine a converted school bus that serves spectacular tacos–that is the Taco Bus. A spot loved by locals, Taco Bus is among the top spots for foodies in Tampa and has also won recognition as one of the best food trucks in the whole of the United States! Make sure to visit this late-night spot while in Tampa and grab some tacos to go or hang around and enjoy the ambiance!

Taco Bus

Address: 505 Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602 (several other locations)

Website: Taco Bus

Opening hours: 11am - 12am (daily)

3. Dine Cuban at La Teresita

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


A great spot for late-night Cuban flavors on the weekend is La Teresita. Located close to the airport, this Cuban restaurant is sure to please your taste buds with their great selection of foods from their lunch and dinner menu or off the cafeteria-style line of top options. You can’t go wrong with a visit to La Teresita so make sure to add this great Cuban restaurant to your list of late-night food spots!

La Teresita

Address: 3248 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607

Website: La Teresita

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 6am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 6am - 12am

4. Catch a show at Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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For lovers of the performing arts, Straz Center for the Performing Arts is the best place to go. Witness the best Broadway musicals, theater performances, operas, musical ensembles, and other performances in Tampa, FL! With performances such as Broadway’s traveling Hamilton show being held on their stage, Straz Center for the Performing Arts is a venue for a night out that is sure to be memorable! Make sure to add this must-visit Tampa performance center to your list of things to do at night and remember to book your tickets as early as possible to get the best seats!

Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Address: 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place Tampa, FL 33602

Website: Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Opening hours: 90 minutes before any performance

Price: Varies by performance

5. Have a movie night at Fun Lan Drive-in

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If you are looking for a fun night out at the movies but from the comfort of your own car, look no further than Funlan Swap Shop & Drive-In. The property which serves as a flea market by day and a drive-in by night this property has all you need for a great time. Featuring new releases as well as classic films, this one-of-a-kind drive-in in Tampa guarantees that you’ll have a blast. Check their schedule ahead of time or keep it a surprise. Don’t forget this great nighttime activity when you are wanting to see a movie in Tampa!

Funlan Swap Shop & Drive In

Address: 2302 East Hillsborough Blvd, Tampa, FL

Website: The Funlan Swap Shop & Drive In

Opening hours: 7pm, 9:20pm (daily)

Price: 7 USD

6. Try your hand at Lowry Parcade's games

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Posted by Lowry Parcade on Sunday, November 15, 2020

Are you a connoisseur of arcade games and/or local craft beer? Then Lowry Parcade is the number one place to be in Tampa, FL! Experience being surrounded by the 80s and 90s arcade games that you loved as a kid. Then, after 11pm, Lowry Parcade becomes 21+. A dog-friendly establishment, here, you are welcome to bring along your pup for the adventure. And don’t worry, water and treats are provided for them at the bar. Add this must-visit arcade/bar to your list of things to do in Tampa at night! You won’t regret it.

Lowry Parcade

Address: 1213 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

Website: Lowry Parcade

Opening hours: Sun - Mon, Wed - Thu: 5pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 1am (closed on Tue)

Price: 0.25 USD onwards

7. Relish drinks at Rox Rooftop Bar at The Current Hotel

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The tallest rooftop bar in all of Tampa, Rox Rooftop Bar at The Current Hotel often hosts celebrity events. Recently, 50 Cent held a Superbowl watch party at Rox Rooftop Bar at The Current Hotel in February 2021. This bar features the most beautiful views across Tampa Bay so you are sure to enjoy watching the sunset or looking out across the water at night. Make sure to add this star-studded rooftop bar to your itinerary of things to do at night in Tampa, FL!

Rox Rooftop Bar at The Current Hotel

Address: 2545 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607

Website: Rox Rooftop Bar at The Current Hotel

Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 4pm onwards (closed from Sun - Wed)

8. Relax at EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge at Epicurean Hotel

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If you are looking for a relaxed place to enjoy cocktails with comfy seating and outdoor vibes, check out EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge at Epicurean Hotel. The laid-back atmosphere of this hotel bar is sure to delight and make for a relaxing evening with friends. Enjoy their delicious cocktails that are only served with fresh fruit and their small plate dishes to appease your appetite! Make sure to add this relaxed rooftop cocktail lounge to your list of places to spend your evening in Tampa, FL.

EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge at the Epicurean Hotel

Address: 1207 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

Website: EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge at the Epicurean Hotel

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 5pm - 12am (closed from Mon - Thu)

9. Have a night out at Cotton Club

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If you happen to be in Tampa, Florida, and you are looking for an exciting night out, put on your comfortable party clothes and visit one of the amazing clubs that will make your night interesting. You don’t have to just go to one club, pop into as many clubs as you can as you sample the amazing drinks and blend in with the crowd as the air is filled with excitement. Let your wild side come out and breath as you let go of all your stress and physical and mental tension in a night filled with fun and exploration.

Cotton Club

Address: 2502 N Albany Ave, Tampa, FL 33607, USA

Website: Cotton Club

Opening hours: Wed: 5pm - 1am; Thu - Sun: 5pm - 3am (closed on Mon & Tue)

10. Go on a ghost tour with Nightly Spirits

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If you are a fanatic for the supernatural and you are eager to capture some unexplainable events, then take a ghost tour with Nightly Spirits and get to experience a fantastic but bone-chilling tour. During this freaky tour, you will get to join other fanatics like you who will be more than happy to share their experiences and suggest other locations you can visit at your own time. You will get to see some of the most historic and haunted places and buildings and the story behind them.

Nightly Spirits

Address: 1400 Market St, Denver, CO 80202, USA

Website: Nightly Spirits

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 8pm - 12am

11. Catch a movie at Tampa Theatre

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Be the first in line to buy a ticket to the Tampa theater to watch the latest movies that are out. Depending on where your accommodation is located you can choose between the AMC West Store Theater, Tampa Theater or the AMC Highwoods 20 theater to go and enjoy an amazing movie night.

Tampa Theatre

Address: 711 N Franklin St Tampa, FL 33602

Website: Tampa Theatre

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm, 7pm - 8pm; Sat: 2pm - 8pm; Sun: 2pm - 5:30pm

Price: 50 USD onwards

12. Enjoy the Serengeti Night Safari at Busch Gardens

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Engage yourself in an exhilarating award-winning Serengeti Safari at the majestic Busch Gardens. Watch the wild animals come alive and active in the darkness of the night giving you an adrenaline pumping experience as you get to witness rare sightings that tend to happen once in a long while. During this exciting tour, you will get to have a shortstop of the campsite where you will get to enjoy some drinks as you rest from your walking tour before continuing with your adventurous tour.

Busch Gardens

Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612

Website: Busch Gardens

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 7pm; Sun - 10am - 9pm

Price: 60 USD onwards

13. Play Bingo at Busch Bingo

Editor’s note: Establishment is Permanently closed.

Make your way to East Bush Boulevard and get to experience and enjoy a calm and relaxing night, as you join your fellow gamers in engaging in an exciting game of bingo at Bush Bingo. Engage in a captivating conversation with other players as you try to listen attentively to the numbers are being called out. This activity is best enjoyed when you want something that requires a one on one engagement away from all the technology and noise of the busy city

Busch Bingo

Address: 4934 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33617, USA

Website: Busch Bingo

Opening hours: 11am - 2am

14. Try your luck at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa (from USD 229)

Get out of your room and take a short trip to the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino and enjoy a night of fun and excitement as you try your luck betting and winning at the casino. Enjoy amazing drinks as you enjoy the addictive games as you try your luck on each table that is close to you, there are a number of different games and the famous coin slots are a must sit place. After a number of games, you can visit the bar to enjoy a last drink before jumping into your cab and heading home.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Address: 5227 N Orient Rd., Tampa, FL 33610

Website: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: 30 USD onwards


Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa

Wifi Available

Address: 5223 North Orient Road
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

15. Go for a snack at Esther's Cafe

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Decide to do a random night eat out and visit Esther’s Café to enjoy one of the amazing snacks or meals prepared here. The warm and relaxing atmosphere creates the perfect environment for friends or family to enjoy their meals as they engage in a conversation. Order yourself one of the drinks sold to perfectly accompany the meal or snack you choose to order. If you have a sweet tooth, the cakes and desert that are available will be a delight, perfectly summarizing your night with a short walk back home.

Esther's Cafe

Address: 3001 E Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33610

Website: Esther’s Cafe

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: under 10 USD

16. Enjoy sweeping views from Jackson's Bistro, Bar & Sushi

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Jackson’s Bistro has been nominated for @tampamagazine BEST OF THE CITY - for Ambiance/Decor and First Date Restaurant!...

Posted by Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi on Tuesday, July 27, 2021

If you are with your wife or your loved one, take them for a surprise romantic walk and dinner and get to see breathtaking views of the city’s waterfront from Jackson’s Bistro, Bar and Sushi. Get to sample some of the exquisite and exotic meals. Delight as you relish in the amazing wine selection, fusing perfectly with your meal, giving you a burst of flavor and enjoyment. End your night with a glass of wine and a long conversation under the mood before holding hands as you walk to your taxi heading back home.

Jackson's Bistro, Bar & Sushi

Address: 601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Ste 100 Tampa, FL 33602

Website: Jackson’s Bistro, Bar & Sushi

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - 11am - 11pm; Sat: 11am - 3am; Sun: 10:30am - 10pm

Price: 11 - 30 USD

17. Try a Murder House scary experience

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Posted by Murder House on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Test your bravery by engaging in a heart-stopping scary experience as you visit a Murder House. This activity is not for the weak of heart. This immersive scary experience will make you feel like you want to wet your pants as you are scared as you experience a realistic simulation. This is the perfect activity that will leave you with so much adrenaline in your system, making you look for other exciting things to do before you retire back to the comfort of your home.

Murder House

Address: 1400 N Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Website: Muder House

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 7pm - 12am

Price: 10 USD

Tampa's exciting nightlife

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You don’t have to always lock yourself in the house while there is so much you can explore and enjoy. From those relaxed activities to those scary and exciting experiences, clearly, Tampa has so much to offer for a fantastic night out.

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