Shake Your Bootie at One of Tampa's Top Dance Clubs

Looking for a place to dance the night away? Tampa has more than a few great options to choose from. Whether you're looking for your favorite DJ, fabulous light shows, or value for your dollar, there is a club for you. Through extensive on-site research, 10 Best has found the top hot spots so you don't waste your vacation time worrying about where to go.

When Ybor City reinvented itself in the 90's, it primarily became known for its nightlife, particularly its dance clubs.  That scene is still going strong, even though the clubs might have changed hands, changed genres, or changed buildings. Check out Club Prana for 5 floors of fun including a unique rooftop terrace.

However, there is also a blossoming market for dance clubs in other areas of town including a revitalized downtown, trendy SoHo and even in north Tampa. While SoHo always had good nightlife, it was more based in bars and restaurants. Now with places like the The Kennedy, people can get their dance fix as well. 


Whiskey North is one of the few dance clubs located in the northern part of the city. Over the last ten years the club has become a popular watering hole that enjoys a loyal following thanks to great happy hour specials and fun weekly events....  Read More

Hyde Park Cafe has been setting the tone in the SoHo bar scene for over a decade now. With three distinct areas, all types of clientele come to dance, drink, or just hang out. The Velociti Room is your DJ-led dance party, spinning everything...  Read More

Club Skye
Photo courtesy of Club Skye

For those looking for more hip-hop flavor in their lives, might we suggest Club Skye. The best hip-hop and reggaeton DJs in the southeast make routine stops at this Ybor City club. You might even me surprised by a national MC giving a planned...  Read More

The Kennedy

On the very northern edge of the SoHo neighborhood lies The Kennedy, an upscale dance lounge that caters to both the young professionals that frequent SoHo's bars and students from the nearby University of Tampa. The decor is sumptuous,...  Read More

This high-end, high energy dance club and lounge is located in the heart of Ybor City. The club features videos, go-go boys, martinis, sexy bartenders and so much more. Happy hour is from 4-9pm, and from 7-9pm you can get 3-4-1 wells or 2-4-1...  Read More

Boasting all the style and glitz of a Big Apple dance club but without the ridiculous cover charge, Club Underground enjoys a loyal following of seductively clad, young-and-trendy types. Located in a converted warehouse in the heart of downtown...  Read More

Aja Channelside
Photo courtesy of Aja Channelside

Located in the Towers of Channelside, the twin, rounded buildings across the street from the Plaza, Aja seeks to bring the Miami ultralounge concept to downtown Tampa. The space is two floors of both indoor and outdoor elements designed by...  Read More

Among the most entertaining gay bars in Tampa, Florida, this high-energy club is a sweet spot to shimmy like you mean it on an expansive dance floor bathed in flashing lights. After busting every move you've got, retreat to the balcony where...  Read More

The Castle
Photo courtesy of The Castle (Facebook)

This massive club has a different theme for nearly every night of the week, ranging from pop video night to goth or trance. There are 3 different areas for music, and 5 areas altogether to hang out, each offering something a little different and...  Read More

Club Prana
Photo courtesy of Prana (Facebook)

The Ybor club scene sees its fair share of turnaround, but Club Prana has been around for more than a decade because it isn't afraid to reinvent itself on occasion. With five different levels this ultra-modern dance club features an eclectic mix...  Read More


Meet Skye Rodgers

Skye has lived in Tampa for over 16 years and spends much of her time exploring the region and discovering its hidden treasures. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no cold, no...  More About Skye

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