802-806 East Whiting Street Tampa, FL 33602 +1 813 221 2582
As you enter Club Underground, the first thing that greets you is the classy unique industrial feel. Located in a downtown warehouse, it feels like a strange but new and exciting world. Enjoy the techno, trance and Euro beats. The crowd here is trendy, energetic and young. The Club also holds weekly events, be sure to check them out on the website.
4202 East Fowler Avenue University of South Florida Tampa, FL 33620 +1 813 974 2701
Theatre 1 at the University Of South Florida in Tampa, is an extremely popular place, when it comes to watching a play. The theater has excellent facilities, the atmosphere is friendly and the seating is spacious and comfortable. Various kinds of plays with classics by writers such as Shakespeare, Brecht, Shaw are shown here. The ticket prices depend on the event, but is mostly pretty affordable.
Borderline is a club like any other and is best on a weekend with good company. Guzzle some beer and savory snacks, chat with the women, dance to the beat-drunken or not-and just generally have a great time. From Waters Avenue head East and find the club on the right-hand side. Although if you had a bit too much to drink your best bet would be to catch a cab back home.
Gifting chocolates may be cliché, but Choxotica single-handedly rejuvenates the tradition with their selection of over 200 chocolate bars. Chocolates are available in fair trade and sugar free, as well as popular varieties such as Madagascar or Tanzanie. Choosing a chocolate bar or creating a gift basket is an experience in itself, as the store features soft lighting and a waterfall. Specialty drinks are reason to frequent the shop and indulge in the ginseng-fueled Choxotica Energy Drink, or Choxotica Coffee, liquefied chocolate in organic, fair trade coffee. The ultra-purified water used in all of the drinks is free with purchase.
Strolling through Ybor City, Tampa's Latin Quarter, it's easy to miss New World. The brewery lies on the outskirts of the Tampa party hub, its cozy patio surrounded by palm trees and a wrought iron fence. Bar hoppers who know where to find New World, attest to its laid-back atmosphere and large beer selection. Local bands take the spotlight on the weekends.
Hungry? Then bring the family and come on over to Stumps and chow down on some crispy fried chicken, saucy BBQ ribs, or cornbread and country fried steak. Finish off the meal with some extra creamy banana puddings. After dinner, there's plenty of entertainment including live music every Friday and Saturday night beginning at 6:30p but don't leave too early because the Velvet Explosion takes the stage at 10:30p and rocks the house with music from Motown to the Black Eyed Peas. After 10p, age restrictions apply and patrons must be 21 or over.
You've probably heard of dueling banjos but at Howl at the Moon you'll be entertained by very talented performers and their baby grand pianos "dueling" it out on stage, providing patrons with the best in musical entertainment. Everyone is encouraged to sing along, as pianists provide a variety of well-known songs while the staff entertains the guests with their own special routines on stage. Thursday night features the Bucket o' Beer special so stop by for some cool brews, hot music and great atmosphere. Must be over 18 for Thursday events and 21 or over on Fridays and Saturdays. Check the website or call for opening hours.
1010 N.W.C MacInnes Place Straz Center Tampa, FL 33602 +1 813 229 7827
The Carol Morsani Hall is the pride and joy of the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. It boasts a looming 11-story-high stage and back stage, allowing for elaborate Broadway productions and major plays. To go along with the impressive size of the stage are four levels of seating and the audience is practically guaranteed a full experience of the grandeur performances from any seat.
Splitsville Lanes is your one-stop location for lots of action. There are 12 lanes available for bowling, each with electronic scoring. If pool is your game, reserve one of the 6 billiard tables. While enjoying the game, order appetizers or a full meal from the dinner lounge. The menu includes a variety of items such as sushi, burgers, salads, steak, chicken and stone hearth pizzas. Stop by on and enjoy your favorite sporting action on one of the Plasma TV's located throughout the lounge. All areas of Splitsville can be reserved for private parties.
405 South Howard Avenue Tampa, FL 33606 +1 813 251 8999
MacDinton's serves traditional Irish fare such as Corned Beef & Cabbage, Bangers & Mash and Shepherd's Pie as well as steak, seafood and pasta dishes. Wash it down with a cold brew from their assortment of draft and bottled beers or indulge yourself with a rich Irish coffee or smooth Irish cream. Check their calendar and events for live musical entertainment, special shows and for live broadcasts of rugby and soccer games.