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Best Bars With Ladies’ Nights In Tampa Bay

July 3, 2014 8:00 AM

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Confused about all of the options for ladies’ night? Not sure which bars are worth it, and which are a waste of time? This article sets out to create a practical and simple guide to help you enjoy the best in ladies’ night offers around Tampa Bay. From Irish decor and country music with line dancing, to the authority on martinis, cool jazz music and even a clothing-optional idea, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on these excellent deals and exciting entertainment options. The best part, often times they are accompanied by a special deal for fellows too.
The Dubliner Pub
2307 W. Azeele St.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 258-2257
www.thedublineririshpub.com

A highlight of the nightlife scene in Tampa’s SOHO (South Howard) district for over a decade, The Dubliner is an essential stop on a tour of best ladies’ night deals. From five original taps to over 40 and from one bar to four, the Dubliner has grown quite a bit from its humble beginnings, thanks to its unparalleled popularity with the young residents of the neighborhood. The Irish theme and live music provide what feels like a break from the ordinary bar. On Thursday nights, enjoy a happy hour from 3 until 7 p.m., with $1 off all draft beers and wines. Ladies luck out with $3.50 bottles of Seadog Blue Paw and $2 glasses of white or red sangria all evening.

Blue Martini Lounge
2223 N. W. Shore Blvd.
Tampa FL 33607
(813) 873-2583
www.bluemartinilounge.com

If you’re looking for an expert martini menu, Blue Martini is your place. With over 40 martinis and live entertainment every night of the week, plus nightly drink specials, there’s never a dull moment at this bar. Blue Martini boasts a generous happy hour with half-off all drinks from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 7 p.m. on the weekend. Wednesday is “Girls Night Out” at Blue Martini, with complimentary sushi and cocktails for ladies from 5 until 8 p.m., and the same half-off deal for cocktails all night. On Thursdays, guys can take part in the fun too with “5 Five Men for $5.”

The Round Up
13918 W. Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33635
(813) 855-1464
www.theroundup.com

The crossroad between country bar feel and a city location, The Round Up never fails to impress fans of this genre of music. Thursday is ladies’ night, and with a cover charge of $12, they can enjoy free drinks all night, from 9 p.m. until the bar closes at 3 a.m. For guys, the same is true except the free drinks end at 11 p.m. Once ready to dance, there’s a full line-up of country music hits to last through the night, as well as a group of people who invariably line dance. The cherry on top has to be the mechanical bull to test your riding skills, as well as a barbecue stand out front. The latter provides some delicious snacks throughout the night, including the “redneck chicken” sandwich with shredded cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce.

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Timpano
1610 W. Swann Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 254-5870
www.timpanochophouse.net

While still a relative newcomer to Hyde Park, Timpano has been able to forge a legendary status for upscale dining and drinks. Live music from jazz singers or pianists adorn the decadent decor with a fun and festive vibe. World-class cuisine and a lengthy wine and cocktail collection will satisfy any taste, especially discerning ones. Ladies can take advantage of a special deal on Tuesdays. In addition to $3 martinis and house wine, Timpano also offers free appetizers from 6 p.m. to close. While the appetizer changes from week to week, it’s guaranteed to be delicious.

Caliente Resort Tampa
21240 Gran Via Blvd.
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
(813) 996-3700
www.calienteresorts.com/tampa

For an unconventional take on ladies’ night, try the clothing-optional Caliente Resort, located in Land O Lakes. It boasts a grand waterfall pool, hot tubs, palm trees and comfortable lounge chairs that create the ideal place to enjoy the abundant sun of summer. A restaurant, bar, spa, fitness facilities and a variety of lodging options, including suites and villas, make this an all-inclusive destination. Thursday nights, ladies reign supreme at Caliente with complimentary well drinks from 8 to 10 p.m. and half-price wells for for the fellows. As always, members have free entry, with a special price for non-members of $15.

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Aaron Phillips has experience in marketing and journalism. Recently back to his hometown, he’s excited to discover and share what Tampa has to offer. His work can be found at Examiner.com.
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