Best Nightclubs in Tampa, Florida

With its location resting right alongside the water of Tampa Bay, The city of Tampa, Florida is home to gorgeous waterfront views, an intriguing history, and some of the coolest clubs in the state! If you’re interested in finding the best nightclubs in Tampa, there are many located within the Ybor city neighborhood, a location renowned for its diverse food options and crazy nightlife opportunities. The list you see below contains lots of information about each club such as details on how many rooms there are and the general music theme you will find at each venue. So if you are interested to see which club suits your vibes and music preference the best, check out the list below!

1. Tangra 

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Tangra is both a dayclub and a nightclub that has three incredibly fun levels to party on, one of which is a gorgeous rooftop lounge. The beauty of this spot also lies in its close location to the Ybor Water Channel, which is an area home to great food spots and more bars and clubs in Tampa. (Club hopping, anyone?) Ranging from Hip Hop to House music, this club is one that caters to all kinds of music lovers so make sure you check out who will be DJing on the weekend that you decide to visit the city! Take a look at the venue and what it has planned for its nightly DJ performances by clicking this link here. 

2. WTR Pool and Grill

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With both dayclub and nightclub events to attend, the party never stops at the WTR Pool and Grill. Just recently the club hosted a huge Superbowl LV party that featured major EDM artists Steve Aoki and Diplo. The celebration was absolutely epic, and the party lasted from dusk till dawn. This day-long extravaganza is nothing new for the club due to their versatile functionalities. During the day, guests can feel all the tropical vibes when they sit under a cabana right next to the water of Tampa Bay, or when they rest poolside with their friends to cool off under the warm Florida sun. If you stay until dark, WTR transforms itself into a nightclub with live DJ performances and the promise to all guests that they can dance the night away. The greatest part about this venue is that the pool remains open after dark, so if you’ve dreamt about attending a nighttime pool party this is definitely your chance to do so! 

Check out WTR’s schedule of events here. 

3. The Ritz Ybor

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The Ritz Ybor sits in the middle of Ybor City and is home to some of the best and craziest live music performances in the area. Lady Gaga and Tiesto have wowed guests in this venue before, making it an epic spot to add on your calendar when you visit Tampa.Their most common nights to host shows are Monday, Friday, and Saturday, so if you’re in the area on any of these days be sure to check out their ticket listings.

4. Club Prana

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This venue has gone to great lengths to provide a unique experience for all of its guests, as shown in its amazing architectural design. With five stories to explore all attendees will get to choose their favorite floor to party on all night long, or they can room-hop with friends to create a unique clubbing experience. The five floors available are The Lounge, The Mezzanine, The Sanctuary, The Nightclub, and The Sky Bar, each with their own music style and decorative themes. With both stairs and elevators as an option to utilize guests will have ample opportunity to exchange floors throughout the entire night. Be sure to check this club out on your nights in Tampa.

5. Club skye

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If you are more interested in Hip Hop music, this club would be a great option for you to check out. Open Friday and Saturday nights, Club Skye hosts Hip Hop DJs that transform the atmosphere into one of good vibes and great music. This venue has two levels to choose from, and occasionally brings in Latin Music DJs that mix up the vibes on the dance floor by playing some of the best and most current reggaeton hits! Check out Club Skye if this kind of club seems like a good fit for you!

6. Hyde Park Cafe

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The Hyde Park Cafe is a dance club that provides an outside bar and patio area for its guests. With the motto, “Built on a vibe since 1995,” all guests are sure to have a great time listening to the live music provided by the resident DJs. Guests also have the option to join the VIP Cabana Club for bottle service and other perks. This venue is open Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, so make sure to look them up on your next trip to Tampa!

7. The Castle 

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One of the most intriguing nightclubs in Tampa, The Castle is an alternative, gothic themed nightlife venue that provides guests with an experience like no other. They feature five different areas to party in: The Courtyard, The Dungeon, The Main Hall, The Saloon, and The Tower. All of these areas are decorated with dark, gothic themes like skulls and red lights, and the drinks they serve have a unique, old school vibe to them. If The Castle’s alternative vibes seem like something you would love, don’t forget to check out their event dates before you go to Tampa! 

8. Club Whiskey North 

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Club Whiskey North is a two-floored nightclub with woodland thematic decorating. The club mostly plays Hip Hop music, but they occasionally incorporate Latin DJs to perform in order to help mix up the fun and exciting atmosphere of the club.Their events occur every day except Tuesday and Sunday, so there is ample opportunity to party at their venue!

9. The Kennedy 

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“The Ivy” at The Kennedy is another major nightclub in Tampa that hosts events Thursday through Sunday. This venue plays Latin music all night long, providing guests with a great soundtrack and playlist to dance the night away. Unfortunately this club is currently closed due to Covid-19, however you should definitely keep an eye out for their opening dates because this venue is one you won’t want to miss! 

As you can see, the variety of nightclubs in Tampa is quite diverse. This will make it especially easy for people of all music tastes and party preferences to find a club they love on their next trip to the city. But if one city isn’t enough for you and you’re looking to party in many of the beautiful areas of Florida, check out this event tracker to stay updated on the latest nightlife events in the state!