Tampa Bay is a great family-vacation spot, but there’s also a thriving scene of single tourists and locals who make the nightlife one to remember. Besides the company, Tampa Bay’s bars and clubs bring a lot to the table as well. Here are some of the best places to check out if you’re looking to keep the party going into the night.
- Hyde Park Caf: This hot spot has seen the likes of Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan, and Jessica Sierra (she was an American Idol finalist, if you don’t remember). The Caf’s famous “pigza” (various ham pizzas) will keep your energy up as the dancing goes late into the night. The club also boasts resident DJs like MACHINO and Jask.
- Four Green Fields Pub: The Four Green Fields is the oldest Irish pub in Tampa, and still holds up as one of the city’s hot spots. Featuring traditional Irish music every weekend, the club also boasts a respectable drinks menu (of course) and some Irish classics like corned beef and vegetable soup. When you get tired of the food and music, keep your skills high by practicing on their dartboard.
- Floyd’s/Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: If you want to feel like one of the beautiful people, this is the place to be. A 20 cover charge on Fridays and Saturdays (at least last year) will let your pockets feel it, too. However, Friday Ladies Nights and cheap(ish) drinks help even things out, and the thrill of spinning the slots and shaking your tailfeathers will keep you going until late in the night.
- Skipper’s Smokehouse: Skipper’s Smokehouse combines great music and great food into one perfect night. Featuring musicians from all genres and acts of life, including Sun Ra and Jonathan Richman, Skipper’s supports coming together and enjoying life. What more could you want from your Tampa Bay vacation?