The iconic Capitol Theatre, in Clearwater.

- Lara Cerri

Bars. Pubs. Dance Clubs. Comedy Clubs. Concert venues.

Here’s where to find hundreds of hot spots for nightlife in Florida, revered by locals and visitors alike.


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Florida Nightlife

With sunshine, beaches, ocean waves and palm trees getting all the love, Florida nightlife often doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Whether it’s a quaint pub crawl in St. Augustine, tiki bars in the Keys or any of the fun options in between, nightlife in Florida is sure to appease anyone’s taste in evening entertainment.

After the sun sets, explore the nooks and crannies of Florida’s urban centers or hit a lively Latin dance club, a swanky comedy club or a live concert venue.

Throughout the state, you’ll find hundreds of hot spots revered by locals and visitors alike, from quaint coffee houses to famous nightclubs to old, comfortable dive bars that somehow feel like home.

As a nighttime reprieve from the theme parks, Orlando nightlife offers an array of grown-up activities from upscale wine tastings to cigar bars to highly entertaining dinner shows. A most popular spot in the summer is Icebar Orlando, billed as the largest permanent ice bar in the world with a below-freezing bar made of ice and a warmer adjacent room for dancing, drinks and food. Orlando’s famous International Drive is filled with after-dark options, including sports bars to cheer on your favorite team, a hookah lounge, a country bar with a mechanical bull, various billiard and game rooms, go-kart tracks, movie theaters, blues clubs and more.

The Tampa nightlife scene is just as lively, with a recent downtown resurgence of fine dining and unique bars as well as longtime hotspot Ybor City, a historic district filled with restaurants, coffee shops, late-night retailers, martini bars, dance clubs and live music venues. Tampa’s Channelside District is a great place to enjoy the urban waterfront or play a round of bowling at Splitsville, or catch a nearby play or musical at downtown’s Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

For those looking for the best and most wild times that Florida nightlife has to offer, Miami never fails to deliver. Miami nightlife is famous for its beautiful people, exclusive clubs, romantic rooftop bars and nonstop parties. You can see some of the top Maimi nightclubs here. South Beach is known for its sexy ultra-lounges and high-energy dance clubs, but even those looking for a more subdued, relaxed or more intimate evening can find a number of laid-back taverns, underground music venues, dive bars and late-night taco joints throughout downtown Miami, the Wynwood Arts District, Coconut Grove and other popular areas. With so much to do, you’ll never get bored with Florida nightlife.