Tampa >Bars & Clubs > Castle Bar
2004 N 16th St, Tampa, FL | Directions 3360527.961734 -82.441707
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Historic Ybor
BEST night club in Tampa!!!! – This place is the place to be!!!! WHere else can you go in Tampa and not see people in Ed Hardy or fist pumping? Fri and Sat nights are amazing , but Monday nights are one of my favorite nights. The music is great and no matter what your scene......you will have a fun time.
OK if you are guy, if you are a girl.. you are out of luck – I unfortunately write this with a heavy heart as I always loved the castle, but the events that transpired this past night are beyond belief,. If you are a girl. don't go there. Obviously there is a rule there that 20 men can be in the girls bathroom... and you have to wait, and they are allowed... but when you are a girl that goes into the men's... you will get kicked out...and unfortunately... the manager, whom is also female, allows it to happen. So it is OK for a girl to have to go to the bathroom with, no joke, 20 guys there, but if you go to the guys,, game over... do yourself a favor...go to the Czar... a few blocks away, better music, and the service is so much better... So sad when you go to an alternative club and they are so biased on sex... Sorry.. women of this day and age shouldn't have to sit back and take that kind of double standard...
Updated Info on The Castle – Some of the posted info read on here is a tad bit old so I figured I would update it!
Monday: "Retrogressive" with DJ Rob Pittman upstairs doing a great variety of alternative-80s/90s videos with some retro pop thrown in for good measure. DJ Sean is downstairs spinning a wider mix of darker alternative music.
Thursday: "Pop N Wave" with VJ Mike Roehr upstairs playing videos that sometimes defy classification! UK/France/US/You name it, if it's a cool video it's probably in rotation. Caters more towards the hipper club goer with out any of the pretention of a scene.
Friday: "Coffin Classics" with DJ Sean upstairs playing your old school, dark club favorites and DJ Rich Rank downstairs often blowing your mind with his guest dj's spinning anything you can classify as "cool"
Saturdays: DJ Tom Gold leads the charge with the occasional guest of his, playing the cream of the crop of what's new in goth/industrial/idm/ebm/et al. Stompfest for sure and it's a blast!
Never a dress code, best drink in Ybor City, be sure to come as you are because everyone is welcome at The Castle!
The best Indutrial/Alternative/pop/wave club – This is 'the' club to go to if you love Pop/wave or goth industrial or go on Monday and relive the good times with their 80's night. The upstairs is where the party is and the downstairs bar is a good chill out and cool off spot. If your in Ybor or going to be soon I highly recommend checking it out.
Welcome to the Gothic headquarters of Tampa Bay. – Where It's At
Just two blocks off Seventh Avenue, the Castle's gothic architecture is hard to miss. Yet one of the most often-asked questions in Ybor is, "Where's the Castle?"
Even though it's not along a well-traveled strip of Ybor, theme nights like Fetish, Gothic and Old Wave mean just about everyone under 35 stops in at one time or another. The elegant downstairs features a long, black granite bar with a "river" of water coursing through it. Upstairs you'll find a full dance floor, lightshow and extra-large projection screen for your clubbing pleasure.
The Castle's renowned jukebox includes everything from Arabic music to Nat King Cole. Get your singles ready and play DJ for the night.
The Best – Simply the coolest club in Tampa. Certainly one of the best clubs in the nation. Great atmosphere, music, service, and patrons.
Industrial Nirvana! – The BEST club in Ybor. Wear your latex, leather, ripped up fishnets, tons of eyeliner and go dance to some of the best goth/industrial music you'll ever hear! Ignore the snobby goth clique that hangs out there and go DANCE your ass off!!! Avoid the ONE bitchy bartender upstairs, if you can help it..
Awesome! – The Castle is probably one of the most unique places around. Most everyone is really nice and cool once you start talking with them. I have had such awesome times there with my friends. And I've met some really great peole there. I defintely recomend the Club to anyone who wants something different from the rest of the average places in YBOR.
The Best there ever was! – This club is the only club in Ybor with real people. Everywhere else you get killed with teeny-boppers who are trying to fall out of their clothes. I love this club. Goth, prep, whatever, everyone fits in, and the music is unmatched in Ybor, no matter which night you go. Check it out.
best club, here is why – I've been to the Castle a few times. Even though I'm not goth, I always have a lot of fun. I can't imagine a better place to people watch in the entire Bay than here. In a night there, you'll see from Peter Pan look-a-likes, to Queen of the Dammed look-a-likes, to pro dominatrixes all mingling together. The music is different but why dance when it's so much more fun to watch while you nurse a drink called Exorcist?
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