Econo Lodge Airport at RJ Stadium
4732 N. Dale Mabry
Tampa, FL 33614
Phone: (813) 874-6700
Fax: (813) 876-1531
Select the perfect drink from a host of distinctive martinis at this upscale lounge and restaurant located at the Tampa International Plaza. Open seven days a week until 3a, the Blue Martini has your night covered from beginning to end. Start off with a sumptuous dinner of Whiskey Shrimp, Martini Lamb Chops or fresh Sushi then relax with your favorite drink in the stage room, VIP room, or at the outside patio bar. Sit back, socialize and listen to live musical entertainment (from rock to alternative) or kick off your shoes and dance the night away.
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.
Studio Inc is the place to be to be if you are interested in some serious dancing. The place has talented and friendly dance instructors who will guide you on the dance floor. This nightclub is a happening venue for country and swing dancing in Tampa. Women's entry is free on Tuesday nights, while Sunday is family night, where you can bring your kids along. The place is abuzz with karaoke sessions, pool tournaments and specials all throughout the week. Popular artists like the Dixie Chicks have also performed here.
For more than 20 years, Press Box Sports Emporium & Eatery has been cheering teams and serving sports buffs some of the coldest brews in town. Equipped with four big-screened televisions, plus several smaller sets strategically placed throughout the eatery, the restaurant is designed to guarantee you won't miss that critical sports moment. When there's a break in the televised action, visit the game room where you have a choice of darts, pool or pinball machines. The menu is diverse, offering a wide variety of fare including jumbo chicken wings, king-sized Quesadillas, Deep Fried Grouper, pizzas and specialty pastas.
The Kennedy has a citywide reputation for being the best bar and nightclub. Attracting the crème de la crème of Florida, this magnetic establishment plays host to some of the hottest live bands and international DJs. With the latest techno and dance hits dominating the scene, groove to a concoction of mystical sounds, colorful lighting and a hypnotic dance-floor that promises a spirited and unforgettable night in Tampa.
The ultimate in late night dancing, The Kennedy has it all. Inside, the lounge is equipped with a superior sound system where the beat is loud and clear whether the music is being spun by the club's DJs or being performed live on stage. Step outside to the Ivy patio for luxury VIP treatment. Experience the best in music, dancing, and your favorite cocktail under the stars. The Ivy has its own full bar and table service so you can enjoy the atmosphere, music and in style and comfort. Reservations are accepted for this upscale, classy dance club near downtown and SoHo.
At Club Prana expect all out sophistication from the time you are greeted by the doorman to the minute you step through the doors of this trendy, upscale nightclub filled with beautiful people. The decor is inviting with brushed steel, hardwood and wrap around velvet couches. The atmosphere is cool and the attitude is smooth on each of the five levels providing hot music, high-energy stage-dancers, live band, multiple dance floors, DJs, light shows, and a rooftop bar.
The Drynk Bar and Lounge is located in the upscale SoHo district of South Tampa, and features ultra-modern design and decor, an exceptional sound system and a continuous line-up of entertainment. Patrons reserving tickets to the weekly events listen to the hottest tunes spun by a live DJ, enjoy drink specials, complimentary cocktails for the ladies, and hip-hop and hospitality parties while experiencing classy surroundings, high-end entertainment and first-class customer service. The nightclub is adults only with specific venues for 18 and over and 21 and over. Be prepared to provide proof of age when attending an event. Prices and times for events vary. The dress code is strictly enforced for this chic nightclub. -Vickie Ferguson
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.
Hyde Park Café located in trendy South Tampa features some of the smoothest music and hippest crowds in town. It is the perfect place to see or be seen as you dance the night away to the hottest tunes played by the coolest DJs. If you want to do your own entertaining, stop by on Wednesday night and belt out a few notes in the karaoke competition. Mingle with old and new friends alike at one of three inside bars or the candlelit courtyard. Best of all, they are served all night long.
Lauro Ristorante has a substantial menu that unites some of the old favorites of Italian cooking with some unusual new combinations, including Portabella Valdostana—a sautéed portabella mushroom topped with prosciutto, Swiss cheese and sun-dried tomatoes; Risotto Boscalola—rice with mixed mushrooms, porcini, artichokes and peas, tossed with Parmesan and butter; and Cannelloni Pulcinella—a rolled pasta noodle stuffed with veal and topped with cream and tomato sauce. Fish and meat entrees are served with pasta, or vegetables and potatoes. Open in the evenings from monday to saturday at 5:30pm onwards.
Run by the State Theatre, Orpheum has some of the best acts one could possibly see. From local bands playing here to famous names like Michelle Malone and Juliana Hatfield having graced the stage; the music is the crowd puller out here. There is a lot happening on the music scene from alternative rock, hip-hop to some groovy house music. As for the interiors, the leopard printed pool table adds a touch of the wild to the already chic ambiance. The bartenders are some of the best, mixing up some trendy cocktails and also serving the usual alcohol spirits. A good choice for those looking for some good music and drinks.