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Whether you're a die-hard fan or just looking for something new and exciting to do, we've got you covered with this definitive list of the best country bars in Tampa Bay! So put yer cowboy boots and tight jeans on, and get ready to honk your tonk and line dance your butt off at these fun venues!
Founded in 1979, the Dallas Bull in Brandon is known as "the largest honky-tonk east of the Mississippi." Boasting ten different bars, 34,000 square feet, and a real, no-kidding-yes-you-can-actually-ride-this-thing mechanical bull, this beloved establishment has hosted stars such as Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Charlie Daniels, and the cast of the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch. The Bull hosts regular line dancing classes so you can learn all the latest moves - and don't miss the Legendary Ladies Night on Thursday evenings and Sink or Swim on Saturday nights.
Located in Pinellas Park, the Waterin' Trough Nightclub features nightly specials, friendly staff, and free line dancing lessons on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Enjoy a game of pool, reserve a party table for your squad, and get out there and shake your booty on the gorgeous 2,500 square foot wood dance floor. Thirsty? Belly up to the Trough's seemingly endless bar and order up a round or two of top-shelf liquor or ice cold premium beer.
Clearwater's Two Buks has something for everyone - trivia nights, karaoke, dancing, the best in live rock and country music every Friday and Saturday, and a full kitchen that serves up traditional bar food as well as delectable home-cooked specials like poutine and the must-have "meatloaf muffins." Two Buks also welcomes area sports fans with HDTVs, NFL Ticket, and tons of drink specials to keep you hydrated during the big game!
Just one mile north of Tarpon Springs, The Stockyard is proud to offer old-school Southern hospitality and the newest in country music to Tampa Bay Area residents. With a 3,000 square foot dance floor and a seemingly endless main bar, the Stockyard is jumping, offering line dancing lessons three nights a week, special events, and a stellar VIP experience that includes drinks and special tableside service. Looking for the perfect venue for your bachelorette party or corporate event? The Stockyard's professional event planner is ready to help you coordinate a night you'll remember forever.
Downtown St. Pete's only country bar, the One Night Stand, is open every night of the week and features a huge selection of tasty, old-school mason jar cocktails - such as the Redneck Paloma and the classic Porch Punch. Stop by for fun, live music, and daily specials - and be sure to say "hi" to Moustache the Bull!
Ybor City's very own Coyote Ugly has been partying down since 2003, offering good times, hot country music, and the finest and most talented all-female bar staff. Famous for the bar-top dancing and body shots, there's more than meets the eye at this festive saloon. Gather your gang and head on down to kick up your heels with the denizens of world-famous Ybor City, where on any given evening you may meet the Senator, Peter Pan, or a horde of fun-loving Tampa residents dressed like a popular yellow fruit during the annual Bananarchy Fest.