Con Venue - The Castle

The ultimate goth club is now the home of Tampa By Night! This gorgeous location in the Historic Ybor Harbor district boasts a variety of different play spaces, gorgeous decor, and (of course) a well-stocked bar. From the dungeon to the tower, The Castle is a unique experience for our LARPs. And starting at 11pm every evening, it will transform into a decadent nightclub so you can dance the night away!


Explore The Castle's four rooms (the saloon, main hall, tower, and dungeon), two bars, and open courtyard in the gallery below. With a variety of rooms and decor, The Castle offers a unique location for your LARP experience.  




hilton garden inn tampa

•Rooms $149/night

•Suites $179/night

•Complimentary breakfast buffet

•Complimentary hi-speed WiFi

•No code needed. Book online or call 1-813-769-9267 and mention the Tampa By Night or By Night Studios block in your reservation or call. 



3 minute walk to LARP venue at Castle Ybor (less than 2 blocks)

5 minute walk to a wide variety of restaurants, shops, bars, nightclubs, theatres, and other amenities 

10 minutes by car to downtown Tampa

20 minutes by car to Tampa International Airport

45 minutes by car to beaches

1 hour by car to Walt Disney World

1 hour by car to Orlando International Airport


Things To Do In Tampa

Tampa is a major metropolitan city on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Easily accessed from Tampa International or Orlando National Airport, it's a popular vacation destination for anyone looking for oceanside fun. 

While Tampa has many unique and interesting attractions, such as Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, Gulf beaches, and its famous Riverwalk, the Tampa By Night event is located just outside downtown in the famous Ybor City historic district. 



Once the Ybor district was the cigar manufacturing center of America. Today it's one of Tampa's most celebrated neighborhoods. Centro Ybor is its vibrant commercial heart, offering a wide variety of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, art galleries, shops, entertainment, and historic sites. 

3 minutes walk from convention hotel or LARP venue. 



This award-winning local tour offers you the chance to explore the ghostly mysteries of the historic Ybor district, from the story of illicit lovers sealed in the basement of the Orpheum Theatre to the chilling incident at the Don Vicente Inn. 

1600 E 8th Ave - 5 minutes walk from convention hotel. 



Inside the historic Ferlita Bakery building is the Ybor City Museum. The $4 admission offers a solid overview of Ybor’s history, starting with Spanish immigrant and cigar magnate Don Vicente Martinez Ybor. It also includes access to the adjacent park. 


Busch gardens

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate theme park, providing unrivaled excitement for the perfect vacation in Florida. Enjoy a unique blend of world-class roller coasters, live shows, and more than 12,000 animals. Just a 13 minute drive from the event hotel, it's easy to slip away for a spin on the Cobra's Curse before putting on your fangs.


big cat rescue

Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats. They are home to 80+ lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species - most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts. Get inspired before your Werewolf: The Apocalypse game by visiting these magnificent animals.


The Florida Aquarium

From playful river otters to graceful sharks, there are more than 20,000 aquatic animals and plants to see during a visit to the Aquarium. Drop by for a visit... before the Rokea do.