We all knew at least one kid in high school who went through a goth phase, or, maybe that kid was you. And while stores like Hot Topic made it easy to fuel our darker interests, adult life forced us to shed the layers of black, heavy makeup and make ourselves presentable for everyday societal demands. Now, it's time to dig out your old high school wardrobe that's stuffed in the back of your closet because there's a dungeon-themed club in Florida that's letting you relive your dark, teenage years.
Having an open mind for your visit to the saloon, the tower, and yes, the dungeon Castle Ybor will be helpful because as the Google description puts it, it's a multilevel dance club with crowds dressed from goth to fetish.
One thing's for sure though and that's that no one will be judging you here as they might have in high school.
There’s always something happening at The Castle, from Thursday night drink specials, to “Midnight Mass” on Fridays, and “Communion After Dark” on Saturdays.
With multiple floors, you can explore until you find the music and crowds that you feel the most comfortable being your authentic self with.
And in true club fashion, they also have tons of great, themed events to accompany their already eclectic weekly lineup.
Last year marked the 25th Annual Hallucination Before Christmas, where everyone donned their best The Nightmare Before Christmas cosplay and partied it up.
As for their regularly scheduled weirdness, you can catch Indie Pop Life with drink specials all night long on Thursdays when they'll have no cover charge until midnight.
Plus, all of the Industrial, Goth, EBM, Electro, Noise, and Synthpop your ears can handle during Midnight Mass on Fridays.
Then, the latest and greatest mixes of Electro, Futurepop, Darkwave, and Gothic music today for Communion After Dark on Saturdays.
No matter what poison you pick to imbibe the night with, you can’t go wrong with the dynamic crowds at Castle Ybor. Happy hauntings!
Address: 2004 N 16th St., Tampa, FL
Why You Need To Go: It's the gothic party zone you always wished for in high school!