1. 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  …

  2. 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 …

  3. 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 …

  4. 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. …

  5. 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 …

  6. 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 …

  7. Britt's Laguna Grill

    Clearwater Beach : 309 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater, 33767

    The beach theme is implicit in the name, and this place sure lives up to it. Britt's has a a wood bar and a neon-infused distorted glass wall that divides the room. The deck wraps around the restaurant, providing a stunning sunset view. The grill serves up a liquor-heavy list of island drinks, w …

  8. 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 …

  9. 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.

  10. World of Beer Westchase

    Editor's pick

    Westchase : 9524 Linebaugh Ave. W , Tampa, 33626

    Westchase's megapopular World of Beer is a sweet formula: 500 beers, ales, lambics and stouts from just about every corner of the globe, live music, a largely professional crowd and servers that know an Ayinger Brau-Weisse from a Weltenburger Hefe-Weizen Hell at a squint. The hophead's dream des …

  11. Green Iguana (N West Shore)

    Editor's pick

    Tampa : 1200 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa, 33607

    This Green Iguana debuted in January of 2008 with a grand opening that found the place packed to capacity with fun (and booze) loving professionals. Situated on the first floor of the Westshore Hotel in Tampa, it's darker, more loungey and ritzier than the rest. There are three bars including th …

  12. 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 …

  13. 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 …

  14. 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 …

  15. 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.

  16. Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

    Editor's pick

    Tampa : 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, 33602

    Lounge, patio, sushi bar and waterfront dining room of steaks and seafood all spill over this busy station on the downtown cruising scene. It's got an extensive wine list, plus good views of other people's boats and condos. The bar scene: On any night of the week, Jackson's is a fine place to si …

  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. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Sip Social Lounge

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

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

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