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  1. Sip Social Lounge

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 179 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Hours: 10 p.m.-3 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

  2. Zo Lounge

    Countryside : 25032 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, 33763

    Dance club with separate bar, Top 40 Dance Mix, Old School Dance Party, champagne and bottle service.Hours: 5 p.m.-3 a.m. daily.

  3. Martini Republic

    Downtown Tampa : 912 N Franklin St., Tampa, 33602

    Seasonal cocktails and other specialty drinks, wines and craft beers in a polished, but casual martini lounge. Happy Hour is until 8 p.m.Hours: 4 p.m.-3 a.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 p.m. - 3 a.m. Sat., closed Sun.

  4. Piatti Italian Bistro & Bar

    Sarasota : 6630 Gateway Ave., Sarasota, 34231

    Nick Melone's newest addition to the family business, the Italian bistro is next door to Il Panificio.

  5. Studio Inc.

    Editor's pick

    Tampa : 3603 W Waters Ave., Tampa, 33614

    The popular club mixes it up with the Best of Both Worlds Thursdays (that's hip-hop and reggaeton), hip-hop Fridays, Latin Saturdays and Sunday teen nights through the summer. Latin artists occasionally drop by for a live set. On the urban front, Ne-Yo and Ray J have performed there. And let's n …

  6. Mirage

    Editor's pick

    Tampa : 3605 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 33614

    A lot of places offer salsa lessons, but this swanky spot is where people who already know how to dance come to get their groove on. Wednesdays and Fridays are officially Latin nights, with DJ Speedy Jr. spinning the hottest salsa, bachata, reggaeton and more from his sky box while couples dance …

  7. The Honey Pot

    Editor's pick

    Ybor City : 1507 E Seventh Ave. , Tampa, 33605

    The Honey Pot has featured burlesque dancers, an Ashlee Simpson concert and the 2009 Madden Bowl, sure. But owners Stephen Moss and Steve Donahue (who also own G. Bar) have made sure the club embraces the GaYbor spirit, holding weekly Steam (for men) and Tease (for women) parties on Friday and S …

  8. Thee Dollhouse

    Editor's pick

    Tampa : 1010 N West Shore Blvd. , Tampa, 33607

    Girls, watch your guy's eyes pop by suggesting a trip to Tampa's classiest jiggle joint, Thee Dollhouse. (And don't make the mistake of calling it The Dollhouse - it's Thee, which rhymes with whee!) This topless club is a gentlemen's club suitable for - and often frequented by - wives and dates. …

  9. Club Skye

    Editor's pick

    Ybor City : 1509 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 33605

    Always popular, still running strong. Ybor's best-connected hip-hop club gets a lot of top-notch visitors (Ludacris, Lil Jon, Tracy Morgan, Rick Ross, Jadakiss, Fat Joe) thanks to its ties to Wild 98.7 (Orlando and DJ Christion are regulars), but the omnipresent line out the door on Fridays is p …

  10. Whiskey North

    Editor's pick

    Carrollwood : 11921 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Carrollwood's only real nightclub, Whiskey North transports Floridians to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York with its classy hunting lodge décor. For the past decade, it's where the young people of North Tampa go to imbibe vodka cocktails and dance the night away to throbbing beats. J …

  11. The Kennedy

    Editor's pick

    South Tampa : 2408 W Kennedy Blvd. , Tampa, 33609

    With world-class DJs (Benny Banassi, Mix Master Mike) and some inventive events (a Reborn Couture fashion show), the Kennedy has managed to become another magnet for the trendy SoHo crowd — and all on one of Tampa's most blah boulevards, Kennedy. Dark, wine-colored walls with gold-leaf tri …

  12. Vintage

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Vintage hit the downtown St. Petersburg scene about the time Push Ultra Lounge did. But while Push gets a lot of ink and stages a lot of events, Vintage keeps a lower profile. Still, once you're inside it's high-energy all the way, with a pulsing dance floor and people who dress to impress.

  13. Empire

    Editor's pick

    Ybor City : 1902 E Seventh Ave., Tampa, 33605

    During Super Bowl weekend in 2009, the billed headliners at a postgame party at Empire were Dennis Rodman and Lawrence Taylor. And you had any doubt that Empire was a no-nonsense joint. True, Empire has had its share of highly publicized troubles over the years, but one only need look at the lin …

  14. Taiga

    Editor's pick

    Tampa : 10317 Causeway Blvd., Tampa, 33619

    One of Brandon's few nightlife hotspots, Taiga has a different theme each night of the week and gets crazy on the weekends. The two-story hangout looks like a sports bar with all the TVs and murals of sports scenes on the walls. But at night, the tables are pushed aside, the strobe lights kick o …

  15. Alley at Southshore

    Riverview : 10221 Big Bend Road, Riverview, 33578

    Big but not overwhelming, sleek but not snooty, this facility brought some excitement to East Hillsborough nightlife when it opened in March 2009. The 45,000-square-foot building at the southwest corner of Big Bend Road and U.S. 301. houses not only bowling but also a restaurant, ice cream parlo …

  16. Aja

    Downtown Tampa : 290 S Meridian Ave., Tampa, 33602

    When it opened in January just before the 2009 Super Bowl, it was clear that AJA Channelside, the ultra-chic nightclub in the Towers of Channelside, was swinging for the fences. So far, it's hitting them. During the Super Bowl, guests included Pamela Anderson, Kim Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson an …

  17. Club Prana

    Editor's pick

    Ybor City : 1619 E Seventh Ave., Tampa, 33605

    Since adopting its current name in 2001, Prana has weathered Ybor City's ups and downs and remained one of its most popular clubs. With different music on each of its five floors - from hip-hop on the ground floor to house in the middle to reggae and live music on the roof - it offers something  …

  18. Jannus Live

    Editor's pick

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Jannus Live hosts touring headliners, local musicians and DJs, and a variety of events in an outdoor venue in downtown St. Petersburg. At four stories and 5,000 square feet, Jannus Live dwarfs the old venue once known as Jannus landing.One permanent and eight portable bars are positioned around  …

  19. 2001 Odyssey

    Stadium Area : 2309 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33607

    Tampa's well-deserved reputation as a strip club mecca is no doubt helped by the out of this world landmark known as 2001 Odyssey. The adult strip club is recognizable by its spaceship exterior (in reality, an old model house from the kitschy past). Part of an area of strip clubs known as the Be …

  20. AJA Wiregrass

    Wesley Chapel : 28330 Paseo Drive, Suite 190, Wesley Chapel, 33543

    A stylish restaurant and bar located in a shopping and entertainment complex, featuring live music, DJs, and other "ultra lounge" amenities like bottle service, valet parking and VIP tables.Read more here.

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