Best Dance Clubs in Tampa, Florida

Margaret Bailey By Margaret Bailey, 1st Sep 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Traveling to various cities in the United States can be quite an undertaking. However if you know which venues to patronize your visit becomes effortless.

Best Dance Clubs In Tampa

Tampa is a very beautiful and picturesque city featuring numerous places to dine, an array of shopping locations and its is also surrounded by a plethora of amazing tourists attractions. It is a youthful city which boasts two major universities; The University of South Florida and The University of Tampa. The large population of youth that exist in the area makes it necessary for Tampa's nightlife to be riveting and entertaining. It is one of the many U.S. cities that offer an eclectic array of nightlife and night clubs.

The following is a list of the more memorable dance clubs located in the Tampa Bay area:

Jackson's Bistro ( is located at 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd., in the city Tampa. It is an upscale lounge which provides international flair and ambiance. It also takes pride in displaying a unique array of musical talents. Jackson's features two rooms of live music and serve a cosmopolitan cuisine. They are open from Monday - Saturday from 10:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. The Bistro is noted for their Happy Hours from Monday - Friday between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. which is a favorite with after work crowds. On Saturday nights the club puts on the city's biggest House Party which brings an array of local characters and guests from surrounding areas and other states. Jacksons accepts reservations for VIP tables and cabanas. They may be reached at (813)265-1234.

Hyde Park Café ( which is located in the heart of the city of Tampa, their address is 1806 W. Platt Street, Tampa, Florida. The café has three creative atmospheres; Wally & Bernies, Café Courtyard and Velociti. Their bar serves delectable snacks ranging from burgers to pizzas. The dance parties are held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday nights from 10:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. Tuesday nights is considered ladies' Night, and there is no cover charge, ladies drink free until 12:00 a.m. On Friday nights the party begins at 8:00 p.m. , featuring a captivating mix of Latin and house music. On Saturday nights the vibe takes on a more urban tone with hip-hop and house music. A night at the Hyde Park Café is filled with locals ranging from young to middle aged, and occasionally there are one or two celebrity sightings.

Blue Martini Lounge ( is one of the more exclusive dance clubs in the Tampa Bay area. The club is located at International Plaza, 2223 N. Westshore Blvd., in Tampa, Florida. The Blue Martini Lounge also has several locations throughout the United States. they have dance clubs in Bellevue, Washington, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Las Vegas, Nevada, Orlando, Palm Beach, Phoenix, Arizona, , Naples and Plano, Texas. The club is open 7 days per week, with a live DJ from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. There is a Happy Hour daily starting from 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon until 7:00 p.m. in the evening. Tuesday nights have been declared Latin night where ardent partyers can indulge in complimentary salsa dance lessons. Wednesday nights is considered "Girls' Night Out" and ladies are treated royally with complimentary drinks. On Thursday evenings the regulars are treated to an intoxicating display of live music and a DJ. The Blue Martini Lounge exhibits an interesting array of beautiful people and provide adequate privacy for high profile individuals. It is a once in a lifetime experience to be able to capture the essence of this dance venue.

The Taiga Lounge ( is located at 10315 Causeway Blvd., Brandon, Florida, which is a more suburban area of Florida. The Lounge provides its guests with two levels, of spacious dance floors. It also has four bars and is open 7 days per week. The main bar serves as a dining area, a pool lounge, and a place to watch television. The second bar is a patio area with a great view, there are big screen televisions available to watch sporting events. The outer deck is a bar with a Tiki lounge and the fourth bar is where the DJ plays the music and spins the turntables. It is a great place for partyers who prefer less of a crowd and dislike the inconvenience of travelling to the city for a night out.

Prana Nightclub ( is located at 1691 E. 7th Avenue, in the historic, Ybor City region of Tampa, Florida. The name is indicative of a yoga (Sanskrit) terminology meaning "Life Force" which explains the cosmic energy that is felt throughout the club. The area has an enigmatic display of Latin architecture, stores and restaurants. The interior of the nightclub is filled with exotic colors and luxurious shades and tones. Prana possesses five levels of partying space for every temperament. The main floor is a lounge, while the mezzanine level overlooks onto the lounge, so whether you are a voyeur or an avid dancer with these two levels you experience the best of both worlds. The Sanctuary is a VIP only lounge with a dance floor. It is where the area's elite come to let loose and have some fun without the prying eyes of the paparazzi. Club level provides a dazzling,lights, laser and sound show as their guests dance to the vibrating sounds of music. The sky bar gives a spectacular, panoramic view of the city of Tampa. Prana provides an eclectic mix of sounds including house music, techno, hip-hop, merengue, bachata, and reggaeton. On Thursday nights the club hosts the largest dance party in the city of Tampa. Friday nights has been highlighted as "Reggae Night" or "Tropical Paradise" night and $4.00 Appleton's are served all night long. On Saturday nights the party begins promptly at 11:15 p.m. and includes free salsa lessons. A night of partying at Prana in Ybor city may be the equivalent to a night out at a New York City nightclub filled with all sorts of avant garde characters and interesting locals. Nightlife is a very integral part of the culture in the Tampa Bay area. In the city of Tampa there are several nightclubs ranging from casual to upscale, that will fit any budget on any given night. A night of dancing and socializing in Tampa is like no other experience in the world. It is truly a city that has its own charm and way of showing southern hospitality.


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Naturopath, Writer, Inter-Faith Minister. Currently writes a health blog on holistic healing.

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author avatar LOVERME
1st Sep 2013 (#)

by the time I read your discourse
so many would've have danced with me
will ye?

any way Florida is lovely...
say my hello
to all who know ye

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author avatar Margaret Bailey
6th Sep 2013 (#)

Thanks for the poetry

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
3rd Sep 2013 (#)

Thnak you for the nice tips! Salsa anyone?

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
10th Sep 2013 (#)

I am a certified choreographer and dance for me is best done in my own home far away from the clubs which has 10 cent dating and drug taking induced along with it.
I do make performances at clubs and studios but during my designated timeslots and walk away as I don't drink or believe in doing a Justine Beaver who is a classified junkie of Calabasas who also gets into drunk nightclub sex brawls and then end up like James Strickland without teeth and on the street carrying a junk bag and feeding sausages to a dog in a library.

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