Quality Inn Busch Gardens
4139 E. Busch Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33617
Phone: (813) 386-1000
Fax: (813) 386-1011
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The Dirty Shame pub is open six days a week, serving car bombs and other libations to bikers and other thirsty patrons. The "Pub on the Edge" features weekly special events, such as Bike Nights and has been known to team up with other unique bars to host themed pub crawls. Not surprisingly, smoking is permitted, so as the night wears on, the floor tends to get sticky and the air gets stuffy. Still, this offbeat bar is a favorite to many, thanks to its rugged atmosphere, wide beer selection and, of course, the car bombs.
If you're 21 and above, walk in at Gaspar's Grotto with your head held high. This eclectic and unique eatery serves up barbecues, burgers and salads extraordinaire! This restaurant comes with a history of Tampa's pirates and ship stories—look out for all the nautical artifacts and pirate knickknacks on the walls. It's not a rare feature here to rub shoulders with famous celebrities and world class icons—no one can resist the charm of this place! If this doesn't satisfy you, summon the world famous feline “Tanker Ray”, the barcat! The atmosphere, the staff, the service and the theme is all worth a visit!
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.
It is definitely double the pleasure and the fun at the Double Decker, which is one of Ybor City's premier Seventh Avenue nightclubs. Open until the early hours of the morning, enjoy more than 20 selections of domestic, house and European brews on tap. The DD has scheduled live musical entertainment, karaoke and plenty of drink specials to keep you going. Peruse the two floors for a comfortable place to sit or relax in the outdoor beer garden. Play a game of darts, shoot pool or entertain patrons on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday night with your own brand of karaoke. Happy hour is part of the attraction with all drafts priced two for one every Monday through Friday from 4p until 8p. -Vickie Ferguson
The hip Sulas Deli is a great place to grab a coffee, stop in for a casual lunch, or to hit up when the nearby YBor bars call last call. Whenever you happen to stop by, you're sure to be satisfied by their variety of sandwiches, salads, burgers, and gyros. Vegetarians will delight in their hearty veggie burgers, hummus wraps, falafel and their homemade ice cream will hit the spot on a humid Tampa evening. Sulas does serve beer and wine, which can be a nice accompaniment to the Lamb Sandwich, among others.
This popular Tampa nightclub is known for taking its outstanding live performances to the next level. Featuring two levels and over 12,000 square feet of space patrons revel in the state-of-the-art acoustics, VIP tables, and an expansive bar. From festivals to international DJ's the Amphitheatre Event Facility brings in class-acts from all over the world. Visit the website to find out more about upcoming events and venue information.
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.
From international DJ's to drag shows, this nightclub has it all. Whether you're here for the cocktails or the dancing, Liquid Tampa is sure to provide a fun and exciting experience. Find friendly bartenders mixing up the drink du jour while tapping your feet along to the latest Top 40's. Be sure to check out the website to find out more about upcoming events.