Over the last several years., South Tampa has really become THE Tampa hot spot. It is a prestigeous part of Tampa, with the scenic Bayshore Blvd. as the backdrop. Downtown Tampa is like anyother "downtown"...most places close by dark & there's a lot of one-way streets, LOL. JACKSON'S is a fun place to go, on Harbour Island. But HOWARD AVENUE is really where everything is at....all kinds of different restaurants, bars & pubs. The crowd/ages varies, depending on where you go, & what (themed) day you're planning on being out. For instance, 1 place may do karaoke on Wednesdays, with free admission to get in. Another place may have 1/2 off appetizers from 5-9pm. Parking is tricky...where ever you can find one do so, then walk up & down Howard Avenue to see all you can. Admission prices vary, depending on where/day/time. Most of the "action" happens Thursday-Saturday. Be careful if you drink...cops are EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!! There's an option called "ZINGO"...they put their bike in your trunk, drive you home, & bike back to Howard Ave, for reasonable price. They DO NOT PLAY AROUND about drinking/driving here.