Do you like to dance? You most likely want to dance! It does not matter if you can or can’t. All that matters is that you are out there having fun. What other reason would you be researching places to dance? Well, don’t fret. You found the right place. The Basement, near Tampa, is the perfect place to showcase your 80’s inspired dance moves. We are a beer and wine bar that is all things the 80’s. When it comes to old-school places to show off your moves, we are one of the best places to dance! This should be the top of your list for fun things to do in Tampa at night. Call us or visit us today!

Bust A Move

What dance from the past is your favorite? Are you a fan of Michael Jackson’s signature dance, “The Moonwalk? The 1980s brought memorable dance steps such as the Running Man, the Roger Rabbit, and the Cabbage Patch. These silly names were tame compared to what people actually looked like when they were doing the steps. Pantomime moves also became increasingly popular at dance clubs and parties, so it was completely acceptable and hilariously entertaining to watch children of all ages dancing the Sprinkler or the Lawnmower.


We created a list of possible dances that may be crossing your mind when you think of the 1980’s. You may be familiar with them all, but you may also not know what some are. We want to make sure you are prepared when you come to one of the best places to dance.

  1. The Moonwalk
  2. The Running Man
  3. The Thriller Dance
  4. Breakdancing
  5. The Snake
  6. The Electric Slide
  7. Everybody Footloose
  8. Dirty Dancing Lift
  9. The Worm
  10. The Clone (aka Molly Ringwald’s dance in The Breakfast Club)
  11. Dancing in the Dark
  12. The Right Stuff
  13. Walk Like an Egyptian
  14. The Roger Rabbit
  15. Voguing
  16. The Cabbage Patch
  17. Popping (Pop ‘n Lock)
  18. Never Gonna Give You Up
  19. Strutting
  20. The Safety Dance

If you are unfamiliar with some of these, do some research. You want to make sure you practice each of these, kind of ridiculous, dances. You don’t want to look silly doing the dougie in an environment where it wasn’t even invented yet. Fun things to do in Tampa at night is only at The Basement.


We Are One of the Top Places To Dance

The Basement is your goto place for the eighties. We have all the top hits of the decade that is sure to get you all dancing as if it was 1983. Move over Footloose, there is a new cast about to takeover. But we promise we won’t ban any dancing or music here.

We have it all! The atmosphere will have you wishing you were taken back to the past. We offer great bar snacks and also food trucks! What bar has food trucks? From the decor and the trivia to the special 80’s inspired events, The Basement is the prime destination for your ladies to enjoy the night and create a memory that will last forever.

Contact Us Today

Our bar is one of the best places to dance. Sing some Prince and practice your truffle shuffle. Located near Tampa, The Basement is the bar you need to be at this weekend. You’re about to experience a night to remember. Whether you are planning a company party, birthday, wedding, or any special event we are the best venue for your retro-themed party.  Don’t spend hours researching fun things to do in Tampa at night. You just found it. Call us today for more information. Read more blogs.