Nightlife

Location
Saint Leo, FL
Undergrads
8,702
Tuition
$19,370
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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2 College Junior

Nightlife: Saint Leo is located 30 to 45 minutes away from Tampa. Thus, if you want to have a night life it is difficult to have one due to the location of Saint Leo.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I am currently enrolled in a distance learning (online) program at Saint Leo University.

2 College Junior

Nightlife: There isn't really any night life around st leo. There is one bar and a few people that may throw house parties. For the most part you will be driving to Tampa to go out.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: nightlife at saint leo is wonderful. off campus have a lot of places where you can go no matter what age you are there is something for you. of something for you to do

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3 College Junior

Nightlife: I don't participate in the club/party scene.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 289th
    Tamest Party Scenes
  • 628th
    Best Drink Prices
  • 1069th
    Biggest Party Schools

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Colin Piacentine
Hometown
Bryn Mawr, PA
Major
Communication Management
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There is really something for everyone around SLU. Plenty of people hang around campus and drink in the dorms or party in the apartments. If you are more interested in going out, there are definitely options, but transportation is crucial. The three main areas in Tampa are Channelside, Ybor City, and Hyde Park. Each of these locations offers a variety of bars and clubs and plenty of people to mingle with. Some bars are expensive and some are cheap. The best options if you want the most bang for your buck are happy hours. Several bars throughout the Tampa Bay area offer all-you-can-drink happy hour specials. There is usually a cover charge around $10, and then you get to drink whatever you want until happy hour is over.

There is really not too much going on locally in Saint Leo itself, though. Off-campus house parties are usually a good time for underage students, but other than that, drinking in the dorms or apartments may be your best bet. Fake IDs have gotten several students in trouble around town. The closest bars around Saint Leo are Applebee's, Chili's, and Winners. All good options for a decent time if you are looking to stay close and not spend too much.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Channelside
  • Hyde Park
  • Y'bor City
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer Die
  • Beer Pong
  • Flip-Cup
  • Hockey
  • Kings/Ring of Fire
  • Stump
Useful Resources for Nightlife
www.813area.com/nightlife
Closing Time
In town everything closes around midnight. Applebee's is open till 2am every night. Other than that you need to head down to Tampa.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Bulls Club, Applebee's
Organization Parties
Every now and then some frats will throw parties around town.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

The Honey Pot

This is "Ybor City's most diverse nightclub," featuring a different party every night of the week.

1507 E. Seventh Ave.

Ybor City, Tampa

(813) 247-4663

www.myspace.com/tampahoneypot

Level 3

Level 3 is a three-story dance club featuring a different style of music for each floor. The first floor is the hip-hop floor, the second is trance, and the third is modern, outdoor-themed music.

1611 E. Seventh Ave.

Ybor City, Tampa

(813) 247-1516

www.myspace.com/436141236

Club Skye

Club Skye is a dance club with theme nights and top DJs.

1509 E. Eighth Ave.

Ybor City, Tampa

(813) 247-6606

www.skye1509.com

Club Aja

Club Aja is an ultra-modern two-story nightclub located at the base of the Towers of Channelside. They offer valet parking, dining and drinks, and plenty of dance parties from well-known DJs.

290 S. Meridian Ave.

Channelside, Tampa

(813) 373-2633

www.ajachannelside.com

Club Prana

Club Prana is a five-story nightclub with plenty of drink specials and several different parties and theme nights. Ladies drink free until 1 a.m. on "College Nite" Thursdays, and on Fridays they won't have to pay the cover before 11:30 p.m.

1619 E. Seventh Ave.

Ybor City, Tampa

(813) 241-4139

www.clubprana.com

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

The Prime Bar

A contemporary restaurant and bar with an extensive offering of wines and micro-brews.

2001 Piazza Ave.

Wesley Chapel

(813) 751-0374

primebaramerica.com

MacDinton's Irish Pub

405 S. Howard Ave.

Tampa

(813) 251-8999

www.macdintons.com

Winners Grill

12060 Anderson Rd.

Tampa

(813) 963-3200

www.winnersgrill.com

Whiskey North

Whiskey North is a two-story nightclub featuring lots of drink specials and an Adirondak decor. They also offer free cab rides home to help prevent drunk driving.

11921 N. Dale Mabry Highway

Tampa

(813) 968-1515

www.whiskeynorth.com

The Hut Bar and Grill

The Hut in downtown Tampa features great food, live bands, pool tables, and an outdoor deck.

514 Channelside Dr.

Tampa

(727) 399-9559

www.thehutbarandgrill.com/channelside

The Brass Tap

The Bras Tap is a beer bar that offers 40 different craft beers on tap. They also have 300 other imported, local, and domestic craft beers as well as a large selection of wines.

2000 Piazza Ave.

Wesley Chapel

(813) 991-4343

www.brasstapbeerbar.com

Acropolis Greek Taverna

14947 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

New Tampa

(813) 971-1787

www.acropolistaverna.com

Green Iguana Bar and Grill

Green Iguana offers food and drinks, and provides live music by local cover bands and DJs every night of the week.

1708 E. Seventh Ave.

Tampa

(813) 248-9555

www.greeniguana.com

Bulls Club Billiards

1251 E. Fowler Ave.

Tampa

(813) 975-0402

What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?

The Hut Bar and Grill

The Hut, also mentioned in the bar listings, is a good time, and you only have to be 18 to get in.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 74 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 67 responses

  • 12% There are no good options.
  • 69% Use a designated driver.
  • 6% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 3% Public transportation.
  • 6% Taxis.
  • 4% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 71 responses

  • 44% Parties? What parties?
  • 17% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 20% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 20% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 0% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 9 responses

  • 33% There are to many to count
  • 33% LOL. That's a joke.
  • 11% New Years
  • 11% After recruitment for Greek life.
  • 11% Their is not big parties at Saint Leo

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 8 responses

  • 50% Gotta have the know-how
  • 38% Just ask around
  • 12% A best party is just about anywhere.
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