One of the things I thoroughly enjoy in life is finding bars that are divey or have wild clientele. There is something about temporarily hanging out in these environments with a few drinks that's almost therapeutic. Some have live music, some have DJ's and others have karaoke. So, if you're looking to get down this weekend at a crazy bar, continue scrolling down! 

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Skipper's Smokehouse

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910 Skipper Road , Tampa FL, 33613
What started as a barbeque joint in the '80s by three snowbirds has now become something of a local legend. This world-renowned music venue is home to jam bands of all kinds and shows that can be caught here nightly. It's not just music and barbeque too-- don't forget the oyster bar and actual bar.

MacDinton's

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405 South Howard Ave , Tampa FL, 33606
For those with a sweet tooth for an Irish bar with some crazy clientele, MacDintons ranks high on the list. With pub food, $1 beer nights on Thursdays and $15 open bar on Wednesdays, this place gets packed and is always a wild and crazy night.

Red Star Rock Bar

5210 Florida Ave. , Tampa FL, 33603
While the live rock n roll bands that roll through this watering hole are what draw the crowds, there are plenty of other things to do and drink. Red Rock Star Bar has the charm of a local live music bar, with a nice patio, dance floor, and stage. This dive bar has heart and soul and is definitely a spot to try out.

Gaspar's Grotto

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1805 E 7th Ave , Tampa FL, 33605
Gaspar's Grotto is a combination of three different environments that all come together to make the unique and beloved pirate tavern. Tampa's pirate roots run deep in the history of Tampa. This bar covered in pirate garb has an inside bar with karaoke nightly, an outside bar with a DJ sitting up in the crow's nest and a patio with a seating area.

The Hub

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719 N. Franklin St. , Tampa FL, 33602
This smokey, dark and divey bar is the perfect spot to sit back, grab a drink and revel in the atmosphere laden with cigarette smoke. For those looking for somewhere with a bunch of smoke and mirrors, this is not the bar to visit. If you ask anyone who frequents The Hub, they all say the same thing; "it's just the textbook definition of a dive bar" and strives to be nothing less and nothing more. It's also worth stating they only take cash.

Club Prana

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1619 E 7th Ave. , Tampa FL, 33605
While most bars stick to the conservative side of things and take up only one or two levels, club prana throws that thinking out the window and has settled with five. There's the lounge floor, the mezzanine, the sanctuary, the night club and the dessert of the floors, the sky bar, which overlooks Tampa and Ybor. With such diversity, this creatively designed and multi-tiered club is the perfect Saturday night spot to explore.