There are a lot of clubs in Ybor City which is actually in Tampa. At night, you have to becareful not to roam into the wrong crowd cause there is potential danger. Police patrol the area so you really don't have much to worry about. The music venues in Ybor are great. The best is called the Masquerade.
In the Masquerade, the acoustics are great for any type of show you might attend. It does get hot in there and water costs a lot so take some money with you. One memory I have of being here was when I went to the bathroom here and there was a man that would hand you towels and have cologne set up. So I wanted to tip him but I only had a 10 dollar bill which is a little too extreme. I had to give it up and he basically worshipped me as a god after that. It was great.
Ybor city seems to be the trendy place to be right now in Tampa. With lots of great bars and little sidewalk cafe's and restaurants it is a great place to spend the evening.
Dress Code: From casual to very dressy depending on where you go. Most places you can get away with wearing semi-dressy clothes.
Had a great time here during spring break in March. The crowd is more my speed: early 30's and casual.....
Closed streets to vehicle traffic give this place a street fest feeling. Lots of bars and dance clubs
Dress Code: party clothes
The city is the seat of the Univ. of Tampa and the Univ.of South Florida, include colorful Ybor City,and
two racetracks.Mumerous bars and restaurants.