The Castle has been in business over 25 years and started out life as a cigar industry hangout. The building’s unique architecture lent itself to the castle goth theme and the club was opened as a saloon in 1992. As Ybor City became known for nightlife in the 1990s, the Castle honed its image and is hopping to this day. There are five main areas to choose from—the saloon, main hall, tower, courtyard and dungeon—offering a variety of settings from intimate to open. The club is world-renowned and the staff are like family, some of whom have been there for more than 20 years.