AJA Channelside

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290 South Meridian
Tampa, Fl 33602 ChannelsideRate and review
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Permanently Closed.. AJA Channelside promises to change the nightlife and private event landscape in the greater Tampa area. With Ultra-modern design, entertainment, cocktails, and excellent customer service AJA offer style to only those who demand the best!

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Scott Conlon
March 04, 2012
4 Rating

I have been to Aja Channelside a few times, always excited about going, but the experience always comes up short of expectations. The drinks are overly priced, the club is too small for the crowds that they sometimes draw and the VIP upstairs does not offer much of a VIP experience. If you want a VIP area, the small private room on the bottom floor is the way to go. I do enjoy the patio bar and the view of Downtown makes for a good spot. Parking at the Channelside garage is annoying now that there are so few nightlife destinations in Channelside. Until the Channelside District picks up, I suggest heading to Ybor City.

Pros: The outside patio bar especially during cool evenings. They usually bring some good live entertainment to the club.

Cons: Over priced for the experience they offer.

5 Rating

AJA is a really fun place to go with a group of friends! I went for someones birthday in my friend group and had a great time! We got the table right under the DJ booth and I would suggest doing that :)

kal bo
April 21, 2018
1 Rating

This place is TERRIBLE! Literally everything, to small, no dress code, the service is aweful. The entire staff as terrible, from the bar tenders, bouncers, management. Even the promoters are a joke. I will never come back or recommend this place to a single person. Watched a bouncer attack a guy for no reason at all, he couldn’t move out of the way cause there was to many people stuffed in a small place so the bouncer literally attacked him and another bouncer stepped in and they kicked him out for no reason. Saw not 1 not 2 but 3 security/bouncers smoking blunts with what appeared to be their friends, while working inside the club. Honestly, I don’t know how this place hasn’t been shut down after the things I witnessed.

Pros: Visually appealing, looks nice from the street, place is dirty up close and the staff is dirtier

Cons: Everything, service, space, literally NO customer service skills from anyone including management. No dress code, no space, staff is obserdly rude. Seriously don’t come here

Nicholas Day
December 08, 2017
5 Rating

Best upscale bar and club in Tampa!

Danny Grandez
August 14, 2017
5 Rating

Nice small club right next to channelside. They have a great top shelf AYCD! Music selection was good. Wings smelled great as well.

d t
September 29, 2012
3 Rating

Until tonight every time I visited aja it was good. Tonigt however was by far the worst experience I've ever gotten. From what i heard, there was a new promotion event for the club and the girl who's supposedly a "Promoter", told me admission was $10. I gave her a $20 and she gave back just $5 back and shut the cash register im my face. Which is absolutely unprofessional and absolutely unnecessary. After arguing about the first stated admission price for half a minute she had to call a bouncer up to make her case. Ridiculous how the club claims to have excellent customer service but has a thief running the cash register. Not sure if she was a promoter or a pro-scammer. Either way this club should not be having a girl with this type of attitude running the payment area. It is a shame to have her working at an "upscale" club and giving less than decent service. Def not worth the $15. Wouldn't even pay $5 for cover if I could. Get rid of the money-stealing ****! I guess karma gets us all back soonsr or later right ;)

Pros: Good music

Cons: Absolutely bad customer service, specifically the girl over-collecting cover charge.

Jen r
March 31, 2011
1 Rating

Don't Go to Aja!!! I am a 28 year old 114lb female veteran. All I was doing was drinking my last drink of the night and saying goodnight to my girls when the female bouncer came up to me and snatched my drink out of my hand. She did not identify herself as staff at all. When I picked it back up again she bushed me hard then got on top of me. The male bouncers broke us up and carried me outside. I was telling them to let me go and that she pushed me first... they said they didn't care. They start fights just to get excitement. Outside (even though she started it) the bouncers held my arms and called the cops. Three bouncers pushed me down and where on top of me. I was screaming for my life and no one would help me. Mind you I cannot do any damage to these 200lb men. They are overly violent. DO NOT GO TO AJA!!!!! I have called the club several times and no one calls me back. I even tried to get a lawyer, but because there is no video of the event they will not take my case. I am telling you now don't go. It was over priced anyway. There are better places to go. BOYCOT AJA!!!

Pros: Sometimes have cool guests

Cons: The bouncers beat people up.

Anne Halt
March 11, 2011
0 Rating

Everyone has posted about them liking white people; I feel like it depends on who is working because I got accused of drinking(im under 21) and I was definately not because I can't drink anyway. I am a white female and the ethnic female bouncer singled me out of a large crowd of people I was with that had plenty of other underage girls(all ethnic) she could have singled out and told me I was giving her attitude when I had not even spoken to her! I paid to get into this club that was empty anyway. The club was dead on a Thursday! I feel like this club is going downhill quickly. I know I will NEVER go back neither will any of my friends!

Cons: rude staff. discrimination. expensive drinks(according to my friends over 21).

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