Castle Bar

★★★★☆
27.9617 -82.4417
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813-247-7547

2004 N 16th St

Tampa, FL

33605

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Wow. This place is definitely an experience. I love it when I'm feeling like going someplace weird. 80s night is a blast and "the senator" (aka, creepy old dude in undies) is part of the scenery.

4
★★★★☆

Wow. This place is definitely an experience. I love it when I'm feeling like going someplace weird. 80s night is a blast and "the senator" (aka, creepy old dude in undies) is part of the scenery.

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I used to come here a lott when I lived in Tampa, they have different themes every night like 9 my favorite) goth/industrial and others like 80's night or dance music. They make great drinks and have different bands play there all the time. Lots of cool people hang out here, it's a great place to make new friends. I miss this place, check it out if you're in the area.

5
★★★★★

I used to come here a lott when I lived in Tampa, they have different themes every night like 9 my favorite) goth/industrial and others like 80's night or dance music. They make great drinks and have different bands play there all the time. Lots of cool people hang out here, it's a great place to make new friends. I miss this place, check it out if you're in the area.

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This is a great place to hang out. It is usually very crowded and a great assortment of people. I especially like 80's night. I strongly recommend this place to someone for a night on the town.

4
★★★★☆

This is a great place to hang out. It is usually very crowded and a great assortment of people. I especially like 80's night. I strongly recommend this place to someone for a night on the town.

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The Mecca of the Tampa Bay hipster scence, the Castle, has long been known for it's unique atmosphere and clientele. Hip hoppers beware...black mesh sleeves and S&M wear are part of the dress code here. Thursdays are notoriously the best night to go (music wise and scene wise) but it's always packed. Mondays were my long favorite for a while, playing a majority of 80's goth pop college dance hits. If it's industrial night, well, just be carefull.
The castle really is a lot of fun, but not for the faint of heart. Drinks are reasonably priced (compared to other bars) but you really go for the dancing anyway.

PROS: Great music on certain nights, creepy atmosphere.
CONS: Weird guy in a thong is ALWAYS there, just don't get in his way and your ok

3
★★★☆☆

The Mecca of the Tampa Bay hipster scence, the Castle, has long been known for it's unique atmosphere and clientele. Hip hoppers beware...black mesh sleeves and S&M wear are part of the dress code here. Thursdays are notoriously the best night to go (music wise and scene wise) but it's always packed. Mondays were my long favorite for a while, playing a majority of 80's goth pop college dance hits. If it's industrial night, well, just be carefull.
The castle really is a lot of fun, but not for the faint of heart. Drinks are reasonably priced (compared to other bars) but you really go for the dancing anyway.

PROS: Great music on certain nights, creepy atmosphere.
CONS: Weird guy in a thong is ALWAYS there, just don't get in his way and your ok

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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

6
★★★★★

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

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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...

1
★☆☆☆☆

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...

Pros: Great Music

Cons: No bathroom for girls

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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!

5
★★★★★

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!

Pros: Alternative really fits this place!

Cons: Sometimes crowded and can get a bit warm in the summer!

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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.

5
★★★★★

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.

Pros: Music, people, three bars

Cons: Can get very crowded.

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Simply the coolest club in Tampa. Certainly one of the best clubs in the nation. Great atmosphere, music, service, and patrons.

5
★★★★★

Simply the coolest club in Tampa. Certainly one of the best clubs in the nation. Great atmosphere, music, service, and patrons.

Pros: Atmosphere, Service, Scene

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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..

3
★★★☆☆

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..

Pros: awesome music, goth/ind. atmosphere

Cons: slightly expensive, parking in Ybor

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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.

5
★★★★★

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.

Pros: The People!, Awesome scene!, Best music ever!

Cons: drunk preps who come

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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.

5
★★★★★

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.

Pros: Hot bartender, great atmosphere, great music

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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?

5
★★★★★

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?

Pros: People, Ambience, Music

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If you plan on visting the castle, be ready for a eye full! My experience was one I'll never forget. I had an incredible time, wearing jeans and a white tee-shirt, while surronded by freaks on leashes and women dressed in fairy tale costumes. It was an unbelievable sight straight from a trippy movie. The crowd was a bit intimidating at first, but by the end of the night I was dancing with a man in a leather G-string, wearing a teddy as a pull over. I had a great time.

5
★★★★★

If you plan on visting the castle, be ready for a eye full! My experience was one I'll never forget. I had an incredible time, wearing jeans and a white tee-shirt, while surronded by freaks on leashes and women dressed in fairy tale costumes. It was an unbelievable sight straight from a trippy movie. The crowd was a bit intimidating at first, but by the end of the night I was dancing with a man in a leather G-string, wearing a teddy as a pull over. I had a great time.

Pros: Awesome Drinks, Beautiful Bar

Cons: Location, Parking in bad area

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the freaks our out in full effect at the castel. the reason why everyone asks "where is the castel?" because of the stories that have circulated. where else can you go and see women dragging men around on their knees on a doggie chain and the men are loving being treated like the dogs they are. there is plush furniture and the best bar i have ever seen...broken glass pieces under a clear coating of laqure. a great place to unwind after work or to get wound up....enjoy my pets

5
★★★★★

the freaks our out in full effect at the castel. the reason why everyone asks "where is the castel?" because of the stories that have circulated. where else can you go and see women dragging men around on their knees on a doggie chain and the men are loving being treated like the dogs they are. there is plush furniture and the best bar i have ever seen...broken glass pieces under a clear coating of laqure. a great place to unwind after work or to get wound up....enjoy my pets

Pros: good parking location, no potty lines unisex, great sexy air

Cons: dancing can be scarry, bad lighting to park, closes too early

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I've been a regular to the castle on for the past year and gone on and off for the last 3 years. Its a dark embracing atmosphere and the bartenders mix some of the best drinks in Tampa. If you aren't into the whole "Goth" scene and want to just chill out, the first floor is playing some good music and you can relax. Also, one of the coolest looking bars in the area.

5
★★★★★

I've been a regular to the castle on for the past year and gone on and off for the last 3 years. Its a dark embracing atmosphere and the bartenders mix some of the best drinks in Tampa. If you aren't into the whole "Goth" scene and want to just chill out, the first floor is playing some good music and you can relax. Also, one of the coolest looking bars in the area.

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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?"

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