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Enjoy a night out at one of these Ybor City Bars and Clubs

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So you’re looking for the best place for a night out?  There is no better place to be than Ybor City bars.  Go bar and club hopping at one of Tampa Bay’s favorite towns, where you get a new experience every weekend!

Check out our master guide on the best Ybor City bars, then let us know which spot you are going to visit this weekend!

📷 Double Decker

Double Decker

One of our favorite Ybor City bars is Double Decker – known as the best karaoke spot in town!  The vibe at Double Decker is amazing – no lines, no cover, just wander in with your friends and enjoy the show.  The service as at the bar is great, with tons of space and affordable drinks.  Around the bar there are high tables where you can cheer on the karaoke singers.

Even if you can’t sing, you need to look through the book of songs and get on stage – in fact, we encourage it more!  It’s so much fun to do a duet with your friends and entertain the crowd.  Or, watch from the balcony above!

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

📍1721 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Coyote Ugly

Keeping on the theme of lively bars in Ybor City, Coyote Ugly is no exception.  Don’t have money for a drink?  Well at this popular bar, you can get a free shot just for showing off your dance moves by dancing on the bar.  That’s right!  Entertain the partygoers and have that dream movie bar scene you’ve always wanted.  Such a fun idea for a bachelor or bachelorette party – yes, guys dance on the bar too!

Sunday | 12PM–3AM
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 7PM–3AM
Wednesday | 7PM–3AM
Thursday | 7PM–3AM
Friday | 5PM–3AM
Saturday | 1PM–3AM

📍1722 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Rock Brothers

Rock Brothers Brewing is one of the best kept hidden gems of Ybor City.  This spot is a local craft microbrewery, serving up their own beer creations. Its interior is amazing, with tons of statues and band themed decor.  It creates a great vibe to hang out with friends in!  Plus after you’re done enjoying one of their house made brews, you can head upstairs to The Attic for live music and concerts!

Sunday | 12–10PM
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 6–10PM
Thursday | 6–10PM
Friday | 5PM–2AM
Saturday | 12PM–2AM

📍1901 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605

The Orpheum

The Orpheum is a great place to visit on a night out if you love concerts.  For over 15 years, this concert hall has hosted thousands of concerts for the Tampa Bay area.  Hosting new bands and amazing DJs, it’s always a solid spot for a great show!  We love that The Orpheum hosts local acts, highlighting the best musicians of the area. They also have a full bar so that you don’t have to step out for drinks and you can keep the party going all night long.  

Check out their schedule for times and tickets!

📍1915 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Spookeasy Lounge

An alcohol-free zone with a spooky theme, we’re totally in!  The Spookeasy Lounge is a haunted kava bar, located on above the Stone Soup Company in Ybor City.  For this speakeasy lounge, you’ll have to enter through a bookshelf!  They serve up calming botanical teas, kava, and coffee for you and your friends to hang out over.  Plus you can add flavors to your drink like a real cocktail – ranging from fruity to dessert tastes, like toasted marshmallow!  

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

📍1919 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

The Ritz

If you’re big on electronic music, you need to have a night out at The Ritz.  At this concert venue, they have a huge EDM scene with DJs on the schedule every weekend.  If you’re bored and looking for something to liven up the weekend, you need to check out their calendar – with popular live musicians, rappers, and DJs performing every weekend!

Sunday | Closed
Monday | 10PM–3AM
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | Closed
Friday | 10PM–3AM
Saturday | 10PM–3AM

📍1503 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Bad Monkey

For good drinks, food, and sports, head to the military themed bar – Bad Monkey.  This chill bar offers an amazing weekday happy hour on drinks and beer, plus plenty of local beer options to choose from.  Bad Monkey is a great spot to watch a game from, on one of their many televisions!  Plus if you’re bringing your crew, enjoy giant Jenga and other fun bar games!

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

📍1717 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

The Castle

Who could ever forget about The Castle, when talking about the best Ybor City bars?  This multi-floor dance club is not for the faint of heart, as it is a goth themed club!  You and your friends will love making your way through the club and seeing the many different performers, livening up the establishment.  

The Castle is so on theme, the first floor looks like and is literally called “The Dungeon” – which is full of fun and surprises.  Don’t worry!  It’s not scary, it’s just unlike anywhere you have ever been.

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

📍2004 N 16th St, Tampa, FL 33605

Tangra Nightclub

Tangra is one of the newer nightclubs in Ybor City, but its definitely won our hearts!   This is one of our favorite clubs for a night out, because you get to experience all different types of music.  On the first floor you get pop and rap hits, the second floor is Latin music all night long, and the rooftop bar is electronic music! 

Need a drink?  You won’t have to go too far here!  Each floor has their own bar, so you can keep the party going till the morning.

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

📍1611 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

First Chance Last Chance

But maybe a lively club isn’t your style, sometimes you just want to hang out without the hectic atmosphere!  If so, you need to add First Chance Last Chance to your list.  This is a laid back bar with an intimate interior and a great outdoor courtyard.  

Here’s a secret that you need to try!  Spin the shot wheel at the courtyard bar out back.  Whatever shot it lands on, you get 2 for $5!  Share them with a friend or keep them for yourself!

Sunday | 4PM–3AM
Monday | 6PM–3AM
Tuesday | 6PM–3AM
Wednesday | 6PM–3AM
Thursday | 6PM–3AM
Friday | 5PM–3AM
Saturday | 2PM–3AM

📍1707 N 16th St, Tampa, FL 33605

James Joyce Irish Pub & Eatery

Local Tampa folk love an Irish pub!  One of the best Irish pubs in Tampa Bay is right here in Ybor City.  At James Joyce, you can get amazing Irish dishes like Shepherd’s Pie!  While feasting, you can enjoy a beer and their great live music on weekends.  One of our favorite parts of James Joyce is that they’re open so late – closing time will be a long way away here!  While partying, we recommend that you try the PB&J shots – delicious and strong!

Sunday |11AM–3AM
Monday | 11AM–3AM
Tuesday | 11AM–3AM
Wednesday | 11AM–3AM
Thursday | 11AM–3AM
Friday | 11AM–3AM
Saturday | 11AM–3AM

📍1724 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Best Ybor City Bars and Clubs for a Night Out

Excited about exploring different Ybor City bars? 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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