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Rock Out at the 10 Best Spots with Live Music in Ybor City

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If clubs aren’t your deal or you just want a change from the normal routine, you should check out these spots for live music in Ybor City.  No matter what your taste in music is, you can find it in Ybor.  Shows, concerts, and live music in Ybor City – you can find it on our list below!

While you’re enjoying live music in Ybor City, check out our Ybor City Neighborhood Guide for the best restaurants, local recommendations, and more things to do! 

Originally built in 1917, The Ritz has served the Tampa Bay area its fair share of entertainment! This events and concert venue is huge, making it popular for five star music acts to visit. From DJs to some of the most popular rappers, The Ritz is a good place to find your favorite music acts.  They even have a full service bar to keep the drinks flowing all night!  Check out their calendar to find out different things to do this weekend!

Friday | 10PM–3AM
Saturday | 10PM–3AM
Sunday | Closed
Monday | 10PM–3AM
Tuesday | 6:30PM–11PM
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | Closed

📍1503 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605


The Ybor City locals love Crowbar, it’s one of their favorite places to see shows!  Any day of the week, you can find something to do right here.  From Karaoke Mondays, Liter Night Tuesdays, and Old Dirty Sundays – their locally famous DJ night.

Here you can check out local and smaller bands to find some new music.  This intimate venue guarantees everyone an amazing view and a super fun atmosphere.  

Pro-tip: They’re also known for serving up strong drinks, so if you want a mood enhancer for the whole night – this is your spot!

Check out their show times and schedule here!

📍1812 N 17th St, Ybor City, FL 33605

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After grabbing a craft beer at Rock Brothers Brewing, make your way upstairs to The Attic!  The Attic is a premium concert venue, welcoming music acts from Grammy winners to up and coming artists.  If you love an intimate concert venue, this is a great spot to add to your list!  You can even check out their in-house bar, serving up cocktails and draft beer so you can stay hydrated during the show.

Check out The Attic’s events calendar so you can check out a show this weekend!

📍1510 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Known for their focus on indie artists and DJs, The Orpheum is a treasure of live music in Ybor City. Their most popular event is their weekly Emo Night, where you can relive your emo phase all over again. You can also check out their website for their amazing alternative rock bands.  At the bar, you can find affordable drinks that won’t break the bank – what could get better than that?

Check out The Orpheum’s website for details on upcoming shows!

Check out their website for hours and showtimes!

📍1915 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Gaspar’s Grotto is a frequent haunt of locals.  If you haven’t been yet, you have to make a trip!  This pirate themed bar, restaurant, and patio is the perfect place to hangout with your group of friends. From their Latin inspired menu to live music acts, they have everything you need to have a night out. Gaspar’s Grotto has live music every night of the week. Our favorite live music act isn’t a band – but the karaoke singers that brave the stage each and every weekend!

Friday | 7AM–2AM (Live Music Starts at 8:30PM)
Saturday | 7AM–2AM (Live Music Starts at 11AM)
Sunday | 11AM–2AM (Live Music Starts at 11AM)
Monday | 7AM–2AM (Live Music Starts at 7PM)
Tuesday | 7AM–2AM (Live Music Starts at 7PM)
Wednesday | 7AM–2AM (Live Music Starts at 8:30PM)
Thursday | 7AM–2AM (Live Music Starts at 8:30PM)

📍1805 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Coined the Happiest Places on 7th, Showbar is a favorite for live music in Ybor City!  Their talented piano entertainers may just be the best show you’ve ever seen in Tampa Bay.  This dueling piano bar is such a fun atmosphere, a great stop on a night out in Ybor City.  Plus, you won’t go hungry during the show! They have the snacks that you are craving for, from trays of pizza to a beer bucket full of nachos.

We definitely recommend making a reservation for this spot – it fulls up quick!

Saturday | 3PM–2AM
Sunday | 12AM–7PM
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5PM-10PM
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | 5PM–2:30AM
Friday | 5PM–2AM

📍1613 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

The Bad Monkey is a popular bar and patio for nightlife and live music in Ybor City, with their military theme and dollar saving deals!  If you’re looking for a spot to not break the bank, you should visit for their weekday happy hour which offers 2-for-1 specials on drinks.  For live music, sports games, and events, check out their schedule for details.  They even offer games to play with friends – billiards, darts, giant Jenga, and shuffleboard! 

Friday | 3PM–3AM
Saturday | 12PM–3AM
Sunday | 12PM–3AM
Monday | 3PM–3AM
Tuesday | 3PM–3AM
Wednesday | 3PM–3AM
Thursday | 3PM–3AM

📍1717 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Double Decker

For a good time in Ybor City, Double Decker is always a solid choice.  Join the fun of this two story, open space bar – featuring their legendary karaoke stage!  It is always so much fun to see people do well or sing horribly – but having the time of their lives either way.  Grab a drink from their long bar, flip through their huge karaoke book, and get on stage!

Saturday | 3PM–3AM
Sunday | 3PM–3AM
Monday | 7PM–3AM
Tuesday | 7PM–3AM
Wednesday | 7PM–3AM
Thursday | 6PM–3AM
Friday | 6PM–3AM

📍1721 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Located in the Centro Ybor complex is the fun drinks and snacks spot – Centro Cantina, home of the 64oz Mug-a-Rita!  Here you can find Mexican style bar snacks and delicious boozy drinks.  If you love frozen alcoholic drinks, this is the perfect spot for you.  While listening along to one of their many live music acts, you can sip on a signature Floridian Rum Runner – what a great way to start off your night out! Centro Cantina has live music Wednesdays through Sundays.

Saturday | 11AM–3AM
Sunday | 12PM–1AM
Monday | 11AM–9PM
Tuesday | 11AM–11PM
Wednesday | 11AM–1AM
Thursday | 11AM–1AM
Friday | 11AM–3AM

📍1600 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Irish pubs are a hit in the Tampa Bay area, and Ybor City is no exception! James Joyce is an Irish eatery that serves up your favorite comfort food and the coldest beer in the area.  You have to visit on weekends to experience their fun live music.  Enjoy listening to music while feasting over their signature Shepard’s Pie or Jameson BBQ Burger, we’re getting hungry already!

Daily | 11AM–3AM

📍 1724 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

10 Best Places with Live Music in Ybor City

Excited about enjoying live music in Ybor City? Let us know your favorite by tagging @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook!

Jacky Saunders

Jacky Saunders

Jacky is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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