Whether you thrill to the pulsing beats of a packed nightclub or prefer the melodic sounds of singer/songwriters in intimate coffee shops, it’s easy to find the perfect after-hours vibe in major metro areas like Orlando and Tampa, but also in smaller cities and towns like Sarasota or Bradenton, where you can choose from among 10 pubs and taverns, hit the popular Main Street Live! outdoor street party, or attend a monthly open studios ArtWalk.

Orlando, has a vibrant downtown nightlife scene, complete with high-end bars, restaurants, clubs, and theaters. Many other happening nightspots center on Universal CityWalk, Disney Springs and I-Drive 360, a multi-million dollar entertainment complex ringing the Orlando Eye, a 400-foot Ferris wheel that opened in 2015. And in Tampa, Ybor City is beloved by locals and visitors, alike. Both metro areas feature a mix of restaurants, clubs, shops, live music and performance venues.

Steakhouses and ethnic restaurants abound in Central and Southwest Florida, where you can also find artisanal breweries, swank cocktail lounges and even a casino.

No matter where you land, you’ll see that pretty much everywhere offers a variety of exciting nightlife options. Perfect for group celebrations, date night, hanging out with friends or kid-friendly dining.

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