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Where To Find The Best Nightlife in Tampa

There are great nightclubs, bars, and other nightlife happenings throughout every district in Tampa. When the sun goes down, locals and visitors are always stashed somewhere enjoying drinks, music, food, and the company of friends in all of the establishments that Tampa has to offer. Sometimes the nightlife is the best way to experience the city and interact with locals. Everyone needs a go-to nightclub, a great place to blow off steam every once in a while and dance the night away. These clubs we’ve researched have different experiences for all kinds of tastes. You can find a laidback spot to enjoy your evening or a more glamorous club with everything you need to make the night one you’ll never forget. To help you plan your next night out, check out our list of the best nightlife in Tampa.

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The Castle

2004 N 16th St, Tampa, FL 33605, United States
(813) 247 7547

The castle has been in Tampa’s nightlife scene for decades. It’s a multi-level club with frequent special events. They usually have different themes, especially for the weekends; you can put on your costume and party in any of the five areas in the nightclub. They have a long list of drinks served, however make sure to get there before it gets too crowded so ensure easy ordering. We are sure you will enjoy the dark, gothic decor and great music. ‘Nothing is taboo’ are the words they live by; they welcome everyone. Be sure to have money on you because you would probably pay at the entrance.


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The Hyde Park Café

1806 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606, United States
 (813) 254 2233

The Hyde Park Café suggests arriving before 11:30 pm to guarantee entry. They have three unique atmospheres, all under one roof. They serve drinks from vodka, whiskey, and everything in between. The world-class bar staff will make you your favorite drink when you ask. They also have VIP bottle service to make the night more memorable. Booking a reservation is the best way to get a table for you and your friends. The Cabana Club is an exclusive space for private parties of up to 24 people. There is plenty of space for everyone to dance the night away. Their DJ plays a variety of music to ensure all the guests are catered for.


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Rox Rooftop Bar

2545 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 336o7, United States
 (813) 281 2545

The Rox Rooftop Bar has breathtaking views and serves all kinds of cocktails, and the staff is nothing short of amazing. If the crowded and chaotic nightlife is not for you, we suggest trying out this spot. Be sure to visit at sunset so that you can enjoy your drinks with a spectacular view. The bar is located at the upper level of the Current Hotel so you can follow dinner with some drinks at the rooftop. Their scratch cocktails include roses on fire, tiki witch, ride the trail, and cake by the ocean. Try any of these special drinks but be sure to check the combinations first.


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Club Plush

13575 58th St N Clearwater, FL 33760
(813) 388 8229

Club Plush is unique in that its a nightclub for all curvy, full-figured, thick individuals and their admirers. They have been hosting plus-size parties in the bay area since 2010. They are among the few spots that still play classic house music. You need to bring your A-game every time, especially when there is an event. There isn’t a food menu from the club, but their drinks are delicious. The nightclub is a safe place for curvier folks, but they certainly welcome all people of all shapes and sizes. 


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Gaspar’s Grotto

 1805 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, United States
(813) 248 5900

This is a great spot for special drinks, live music, and an outdoor lounge. The pirate-themed bar and restaurant are always packed with people looking for a good time. Since there is a restaurant, they serve all sorts of dishes like wings, fish spread, quesadillas large pulled pork, and deviled crab. Their bottle service list includes rum, gin, vodka, tequila, scotch, whiskey, and bourbon. You should also ask for their extensive selection of champagne if you are celebrating. It’s always a party every night; you can sit at any of the three large bar areas and enjoy the show or go to the dance floor. It’s a great first place for a visitor to enjoy the nightlife in Tampa.


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Club Prana

 1619 E 7TH Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, United States
 (813) 241 4139

Club Prana has five separate levels and each floor has a different vibe. It’s a splashy club that plays everything from hip hop to reggae. All the classics like vodka, tequila, and whiskey are served there, but we suggest trying the special drinks that are concocted from scratch at the bar. Champagne is also available and other exclusive VIP bottles. You can hit the hardwood dance floors any day and unwind. There are virtual tours of the lounge, bar, nightclub, and sanctuary on the website. You can see what the place looks like before getting there. It is one of the hottest clubs in the city.