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.