Nightlife & Music

Best Singles Bars In Tampa

January 28, 2012 10:20 AM

Being single in a world that’s seemingly full of couples is hard enough. Don’t make it harder on yourself by hanging out all by your lonesome on a Saturday night. Shine up those dancing shoes, grab some friends and head out to the best singles bars in Tampa. Whether you’re looking for good drinks, a cool vibe or both, here are some Tampa hotspots spots you won’t want to miss. — Steve Hartsoe

Blue Martini

2223 N.W. Shore Boulevard, #B203
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 873-2583 or (813) 871-1322

Blue Martini features 42 different martinis, fine wines and spirits in a dynamic atmosphere. Singles can choose to dance or simply relax and listen to some of the best live entertainment around. Complementing the Blue Martini’s drink selections is the club’s popular tapas and other food items from its distinct menu. At Blue Martini, you can choose to dress up or down; either way, you’ll fit in. You can also spend your evening on the outdoor patio bar, in the stage room or enjoy some seclusion in the VIP room. All three areas are available for private events, large and small. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Friday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Club Prana

1619 E. 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 241-4139

Looking for excitement and the opportunity to meet new friends? Club Prana, in the heart of Ybor City, is a multi-level nightclub that emphasizes glamour. Step inside and you are immediately impressed with the club’s brushed stainless steel and stained hardwood floors. When you need a break from the dance floor – we’re talking five levels that each have their own distinct musical style and deco format – you can relax with fellow singles on one of Club Prana’s inviting, velvet, wrap-around couches. One of the most popular attractions is the club’s top level, which offers rooftop entertainment and beautiful views of downtown the Tampa skyline. Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.


1507 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 247-4225

If you like to dance and are adventurous in your choice of libations, you’ll love Twilight. Located in the historic Ybor district, this is the place to be for mixed drinks – choose one from the house menu or create your own. And, while you’re feeling creative, get moving on one of the largest dance floors in the Tampa area. Both national and local talent has graced the stage here, so you won’t be disappointed if music is your thing. Here, what you’ll find is a great atmosphere, hip clientele, and an upstairs VIP lounge with views that are hard to beat. High-energy, trendy and simply beautiful, that’s Twilight. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.

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