The University of South Florida is surrounded by the best nightlife that offers student discounts, drink specials and a great time. If it's Spring Break in Tampa the deals get even better!

With a blend of nightclubs and authentic sit-down restaurants and bars, there is a wide variety of things to do in Tampa Bay, especially when it comes to college students. 

Take a look at our guide to the best bars near USF and find your new favorite place to blow off some steam and enjoy your week! 

World of Beer on Fowler

If you have a heart for traveling the world but are tied to exams and papers at school, you're in luck. World of Beer on Fowler has a wide variety of beers from around the world, letting your taste buds travel without having to leave the Tampa Bay area. 

Photo courtesy of World of Beer Fowler official Facebook page


Open every night of the week, Peabody's has a whole lot to offer college students looking to unwind. With a full-service restaurant, four high volume bars, pool tables, TVs and even a dance floor, Peabody's has something to fit everyone's taste. Peabody's is always a great choice for a good bar around USF if you want to grab a bite to eat with friends or dance the night away. 

Mr. Dunderbak's

Get a taste of authentic Germany at Mr Dunderbak's on Bruce B Downs. This restaurant and bar feature classic German cuisine, imported German beer and, on select days, a genuine German accordion player! Order appetizers for your table and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of German culture, right here in Tampa Bay. Whether you order just one glass of beer or go for a full pint, your taste buds are sure to be satisfied with Mr Dunderbak's amazing beer selection and more. 

Acropolis Bar & Grill

Acropolis Bar & Grill is another place where USF students receive a discount and definitely the place to be for a good time. Every Wednesday night beginning at 10 p.m., the Greek restaurant turns into a high energy night club. With a dance floor and an outdoor hookah lounge, this is a great place to have fun with other students. 

Photo courtesy of Acropolis Bar & Grill official Facebook page


If you love electronic dance music and good vibes, see for yourself why everyone considers the Amphitheatre one of the biggest party places in Tampa. Every Friday and Saturday night you can enjoy drink specials, a rotating dance floor and 70,000 watts of heavy bass, courtesy of Tampa's best DJs! 

Being a college student is tough. On the bright side, we have some of the best bars, nightclubs and restaurants near USF. There are tons of bars to visit and things to do in Tampa to unwind and enjoy yourself when not in class. 

Check out the bars on our list and let us know what your favorites are!

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