Explore Ybor's Vibrant Nightlife: From Laid-Back Lounges to High-Energy Dance Clubs

Ybor City is Tampa's enchanting historic district. By day a sightseer's delight, by night a hub of adult-oriented entertainment as party-goers parade from venue to venue sampling the wide variety of nighttime attractions.

Whatever type of nighttime entertainment you are looking for can be found here. Live music performances abound at hot-spots such as the RITZ which features both local and national artists. The Ritz is also home to Tampa's most popular Friday night dance party, Filthy Richard.

If you're looking to sample a few of Tampa's popular craft beers, check out the Tampa Bay Brewing Company. At the forefront of the local brewing scene, this popular bar and restaurant feature a good selection in-house brews such as the favorite Old Elephant Foot IPA. The pub grub featured here is also very good.

In addition to bars and clubs, you can check out one of the many tattoo parlors, buy a souvenir, relax with a Hookah pipe, or satisfy the munchies at late-night pizza joints. To help you decide on the best nightlife options in Ybor City, 10 Best has compiled a list of ten popular hot spots.

The Castle
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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

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

Get your yuks on at Tampa's Improv Comedy Club located in the Ybor City historic district. This is the same Club that for 40 years has launched the careers of countless famous comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, David Spade and Bette Midler, just...  Read More

Devoted to nurturing live musical acts, this club supports both local and national performers. The sound system is first-rate and, on nights when the DJs run things, there's a dance floor for those who feel inclined to move and groove. Drink...  Read More

Rock, jazz, ska, dubstep, hip-hop, indie, metal, reggae - the Tampa, Florida live music scene doesn't get more varied than this. The Crowbar is a popular live music and special events venue offering a clean, intimate space in which concert and...  Read More

The New World Brewery is a casual, indie bar tucked away on a back street in Ybor City. Well worth checking out if you deem yourself a fan of live music and good beer. Indeed, the groovy little shack books a wide range of acts from week to week,...  Read More

Gaspar's Grotto is a popular bar and restaurant located in Tampa's Ybor City historic neighborhood. Perfect for visitor's who have not had the opportunity to experience the annual Gasparilla Celebration, Gaspar's celebrates the famous pirate...  Read More

Club Prana
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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

Handcrafted brews are always on tap at this family-run microbrewery, located in Centro Ybor. Within these walls, patrons clamor for house and seasonal brews, cask-conditioned ales and special beers created by other independent breweries. The...  Read More

This poll-topping venue is hailed by many as the premier spot in Tampa, Florida for live music. Originally built in 1917, the RITZ underwent a $2 million renovation and now boasts three magnificent rooms, a grand foyer, multiple full-service...  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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