28778 U.S. Highway 19 N.
Clearwater, FL 33761
This beach-themed nightclub features rotating drink specials, live music, a DJ and cheap prices as well as discounts for college students. While you’re sporting your sunglasses and flip flops, you can enjoy specials like 25-cent drafts, a round of darts or a game of pool. Fridays feature sink-or-swim specials for $10 for both men and women until 3 a.m.
12333 66th St. N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33773
The Waterin’ Trough is Pinellas County’s most popular country night club featuring country music and Top 40s hits all night long. Back by popular demand, Friday night is Guys Night. Men have a $7 cover charge and women get in free. Sink-or-swim specials are free for ladies and $7 for the guys. The fun starts at 9 p.m. and doesn’t stop until 3 a.m.
1339 E. Fletcher Ave.
Tampa, FL 33612
Thyrst takes nightlife to the next level with excellent service and trained security to keep the environment safe for all patrons. The club features a DJ as well as live artists, daily specials, a full menu and top-shelf products. Sink-or-swim Mondays are among the best in the area with other special sink-or-swim events planned throughout the year. There is even a VIP bus that stops at all local college campuses — University of South Florida, Hillsborough Community College, University of Tampa and St. Petersburg College — to pick you up and bring you back when the night is over.
1915 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
The Orpheum is a Ybor hotspot for lovers of live, local music. This nightclub has featured hundreds of local and national artists in live performances, such as Against Me, The Jonas Brothers, Tides of Man and The AKAs. Saturdays are a prime time to hit this place with $9 sink-or-swim specials for both men and women. If you’ve got $9, a healthy thirst and a taste for live music, this is the place to be.
13918 W. Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33635
This Country Western-themed bar features line dancing, daily drink specials, “Redneck Friday” with WQYK’s Steve Austin and even dance lessons. Sink-or-swim Saturday is a $12 cover for both men and women and runs from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even join in on a dance lesson from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you show up hungry, no problem — the free midnight buffet is included in your $12 cover charge.