Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
2701 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: (813) 971-4710
Fax: (813) 977-0155
Party in two bars for the price of one! Peabody's and The Palms can deliver a good time any day of the week. On the bar side of things you'll find several pool tables for the crowd that's looking to chill and take advantage of the fantastic drink specials, while the connecting Palms Lounge houses a dance floor for college students looking to get down. Events include 2-for-1 Tuesdays, with DJs playing 80s classics in the Palms, and Thursday pitcher night, when liquor pitchers go for as low as $6. If you're in the USF area, Peabody's is by far the best place to “Eat, Drink, and Get Racked.”
Like its sister bar, the University Area Hangout, the Lutz Area Hangout features entertainment and events every night of the week. In addition to Karaoke, Trivia Nights and Beer Pong tournaments, the LA Hangout frequently hosts live bands such as local favorite Phoenix, offers Thursday Bike Night specials and features a Friday evening Pig Roast. The Hangout is open all afternoon, so arrive early to grab a bite and a pint, or take advantage of the pool tables, dart boards and video games. Happy Hour is every day until 7 pm and smoking is allowed. For locals who don't care to venture all the way to Ybor, the LA Hangout is a hands-down favorite.
This dazzling nightclub will sweep you off your feet as soon as you walk through the door. With two levels, sophisticated lighting, and adirondack decor, (think plaid sofas and reclaimed wood accents), this club is unlike any you've ever seen. Best of all free cab rides home deter bad decisions.
It is always late night party time in Tampa at Whisky North. Open until late there is plenty of time to shoot a game of pool or watch your favorite football game on TVs. And if you feel to have a late night snack, order for one. There is still plenty of time to enjoy live music and show off your dance moves. Casual but upscale atmosphere is the rule so dress appropriately and leave your sneakers and ball caps at home.
Borderline is a club like any other and is best on a weekend with good company. Guzzle some beer and savory snacks, chat with the women, dance to the beat—drunken or not—and just generally have a great time. From Waters Avenue head East and find the club on the right-hand side. Although if you had a bit too much to drink your best bet would be to catch a cab back home.
Studio Inc is the place to be to be if you are interested in some serious dancing. The place has talented and friendly dance instructors who will guide you on the dance floor. This nightclub is a happening venue for country and swing dancing in Tampa. Women's entry is free on Tuesday nights, while Sunday is family night, where you can bring your kids along. The place is abuzz with karaoke sessions, pool tournaments and specials all throughout the week. Popular artists like the Dixie Chicks have also performed here.
At Club Prana expect all out sophistication from the time you are greeted by the doorman to the minute you step through the doors of this trendy, upscale nightclub filled with beautiful people. The decor is inviting with brushed steel, hardwood and wrap around velvet couches. The atmosphere is cool and the attitude is smooth on each of the five levels providing hot music, high-energy stage-dancers, live band, multiple dance floors, DJs, light shows, and a rooftop bar.
Located centrally at Northdale Plaze, Mango Biche attracts you with its Latin, hip hop flavor. This club regularly runs ladies nights. It also features merengue and salsa in typical Colombian style, and occasionally, hip hop tunes are sprinkled to get you into the groove. The place can get a big claustrophic when crowded but you can always sneak out outdoors to get some fresh air before you hit the dance floor.
For an alternative to the regular nightclub scene, the Castle is definitely the place to be. Starting downstairs, make your first stop at the black granite bar and order a cold brew or cool cocktail, while the DJ spins classic Goth and Old Wavetunes. Then take the party upstairs where the large dance floor, bar, light show and giant projection screen stand, blasting sounds from New Wave to Electro. All this will keep you entertained till the wee hours. Dress style is up to you, so feel free to wear your most creative costume. Only 18 and above allowed.
Run by the State Theatre, Orpheum has some of the best acts one could possibly see. From local bands playing here to famous names like Michelle Malone and Juliana Hatfield having graced the stage; the music is the crowd puller out here. There is a lot happening on the music scene from alternative rock, hip-hop to some groovy house music. As for the interiors, the leopard printed pool table adds a touch of the wild to the already chic ambiance. The bartenders are some of the best, mixing up some trendy cocktails and also serving the usual alcohol spirits. A good choice for those looking for some good music and drinks.
Considered as the original hotspot for party-goers in Tampa, Empire is the place for those who like to have a good time with its loud music and hottest full color laser. At Empire you can play pool, groove to the music or simply relax on the comfy lounges. One can even lounge around on the balcony for a panaromic view of the city. Music played here is generally house and hip-hop but it keeps changing regularly. Special events are also held at the cub.
Much like the blockbuster movie, this rocking bar features a bevy of friendly bartenders, rowdy crowds and flowing liquor. Happy hour takes place Wednesday through Sunday 5-7p, along with other weekly drink specials. Theme nights take place as well, from neon parties to military nights, you're sure to walk into something fun here.