Tampa has countless venues that anyone can enjoy, regardless of what scene they’re into. Trendy students will enjoy the Hyde Park Café, and for everyone else, there’s New World Brewery. College students love Ybor City—a strip district of nightclubs, bars, and restaurants—that is about 15 minutes away from campus. Newcomers to the area are mesmerized by the lights, the sounds, and the people that walk the strip at night. Most of the clubs are open to people 18 years of age or older, but a good fake ID can get students into just about any club off Seventh Avenue.
Ybor is the big hot spot for dance halls and can be a fun night on the town. Unfortunately, it's not right next to campus, just a couple of exits down on the interstate, and it can get really rowdy in certain clubs. Most of the drinking scene is held in little hole-in-the-wall bars or house parties.