MainStay Suites Near Fairgrounds Casino
10007 Princess Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33619
Phone: (813) 622-8557
Fax: (888) 519-3178
There are a handful of places where you can find multiple facilities under one roof and Dallas Bull happens to be one of those. Right from "business concerts" to bars and lounges, this place has them all. Relocated under a new management, this place covers a massive area of 34,000 sq. ft and can accommodate huge crowds with ease. Popular for playing old country music, this place has also hosted events like music launches. Its close proximity to Ford Amphitheatre, certainly adds to its pros.
If you feel like sharing a wee bit of blarney and some Irish hospitality, head for this lively pub where an assortment of draft and bottled beer, ale, lager and stout awaits. Hot sandwiches include steak-n-cheese and Reubens, but you can also tuck into beer-battered fish-n-chips, Killarney Grilled Chicken Breast, homemade sausages in pastry with Guinness gravy and traditional cottage pie.
The Dirty Shame pub is open six days a week, serving car bombs and other libations to bikers and other thirsty patrons. The "Pub on the Edge" features weekly special events, such as Bike Nights and has been known to team up with other unique bars to host themed pub crawls. Not surprisingly, smoking is permitted, so as the night wears on, the floor tends to get sticky and the air gets stuffy. Still, this offbeat bar is a favorite to many, thanks to its rugged atmosphere, wide beer selection and, of course, the car bombs.
Considered as the original hotspot for party-goers in Tampa, Empire is the place for those who like to have a good time with its loud music and hottest full color laser. At Empire you can play pool, groove to the music or simply relax on the comfy lounges. One can even lounge around on the balcony for a panaromic view of the city. Music played here is generally house and hip-hop but it keeps changing regularly. Special events are also held at the cub.
If you're 21 and above, walk in at Gaspar's Grotto with your head held high. This eclectic and unique eatery serves up barbecues, burgers and salads extraordinaire! This restaurant comes with a history of Tampa's pirates and ship stories—look out for all the nautical artifacts and pirate knickknacks on the walls. It's not a rare feature here to rub shoulders with famous celebrities and world class icons—no one can resist the charm of this place! If this doesn't satisfy you, summon the world famous feline “Tanker Ray”, the barcat! The atmosphere, the staff, the service and the theme is all worth a visit!
Much like the blockbuster movie, this rocking bar features a bevy of friendly bartenders, rowdy crowds and flowing liquor. Happy hour takes place Wednesday through Sunday 5-7p, along with other weekly drink specials. Theme nights take place as well, from neon parties to military nights, you're sure to walk into something fun here.
It is definitely double the pleasure and the fun at the Double Decker, which is one of Ybor City's premier Seventh Avenue nightclubs. Open until the early hours of the morning, enjoy more than 20 selections of domestic, house and European brews on tap. The DD has scheduled live musical entertainment, karaoke and plenty of drink specials to keep you going. Peruse the two floors for a comfortable place to sit or relax in the outdoor beer garden. Play a game of darts, shoot pool or entertain patrons on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday night with your own brand of karaoke. Happy hour is part of the attraction with all drafts priced two for one every Monday through Friday from 4p until 8p. -Vickie Ferguson
The Crowbar is fast becoming a favorite for watching live bands, drinking beer and just good old socializing. The Crowbar is a very hip and happening place, a modern bar and venue. There are three bars in the club, with one outside so if you're not enjoying the music you don't have to leave the place, just go sit out on the patio and refill your glass—sorted! Open tuesday to saturday 8pm onwards.
For an alternative to the regular nightclub scene, the Castle is definitely the place to be. Starting downstairs, make your first stop at the black granite bar and order a cold brew or cool cocktail, while the DJ spins classic Goth and Old Wavetunes. Then take the party upstairs where the large dance floor, bar, light show and giant projection screen stand, blasting sounds from New Wave to Electro. All this will keep you entertained till the wee hours. Dress style is up to you, so feel free to wear your most creative costume. Only 18 and above allowed.
This popular Tampa nightclub is known for taking its outstanding live performances to the next level. Featuring two levels and over 12,000 square feet of space patrons revel in the state-of-the-art acoustics, VIP tables, and an expansive bar. From festivals to international DJ's the Amphitheatre Event Facility brings in class-acts from all over the world. Visit the website to find out more about upcoming events and venue information.
The hip Sulas Deli is a great place to grab a coffee, stop in for a casual lunch, or to hit up when the nearby YBor bars call last call. Whenever you happen to stop by, you're sure to be satisfied by their variety of sandwiches, salads, burgers, and gyros. Vegetarians will delight in their hearty veggie burgers, hummus wraps, falafel and their homemade ice cream will hit the spot on a humid Tampa evening. Sulas does serve beer and wine, which can be a nice accompaniment to the Lamb Sandwich, among others.
Honey Pot has got to be one of Tampa's classier and upscale nightclubs. With a brooding, sleek and stunning decor of deep reds and darker colors, get treated like a VIP here. If the ambiance is anything to go by, the drinks and the music are definitely better. Although a bit pricey, it's worth it the extra money you pay for a better nightlife experience.