Just a few miles down the road, and across the bridge from Clearwater Beach, you’ll find St. Petersburg Beach. Where Clearwater Beach has a more upscale, platinum vibe, St. Pete Beach is definitely more faded denim than platinum, but with an old money pedigree. This is more of a place to chill than to party, although if that’s your jam you can still find some fun in the sun and sand. Here’s a few places to put on list to checkout or visit. Whatever your pleasure, we’re sure you won’t leave disappointed.
Jimmy B’s Beach Bar
Located in the Beachcomber resort on St. Pete Beach, Jimmy B’s is known for its views and live music. Life is good when the sun is shining, the beer is cold, and the beach is pristine as can be. At Jimmy B’s, that’s all the time. Which is why Jimmy B’s frequently tops not only the list of best beach bars in St Petersburg, but also in Florida as a whole.
Jimmy B’s is a quintessential beachside hangout. Paved pathways lead directly from the wooden deck to the soft white sand of St. Pete Beach. Multiple bars serve up cold drinks and mouth-watering meals all day long, from an ice-cold beer and a gorgonzola bacon burger to a mai tai and shrimp flatbread.
More than the food and drinks, Jimmy B’s is known as one of the best bars in St. Pete Beach for the always-on atmosphere. It’s never too early to kick back and sip a cold one overlooking the glimmering Gulf of Mexico.
Harry’s Beach Bar
Harry’s Beach Bar, a favorite local’s hangout, has a new look, new menu and more! Experience open-air bar space, breathtaking ocean views and sublime sunsets next to The Sirata Resort’s newest sparkling swimming pool.
The coastal casual design includes comfortable seating and is complemented by a range of blue and yellow hues that celebrates the beachfront location and creates the perfect space to enjoy food and live entertainment from local artists, without having to leave the resort.
The new menu serves Harry’s famous tropical cocktails such as Harry’s Hurricane and The Harry Navel as well an extensive beer selection that includes seasonal and local craft beer on tap.
Bongo’s Beach Bar and Grill
Bongos Beach Bar & Grille is a fun and causal beachside bar that is open to the public with daily food and drink specials.
Come on by for happy hour and watch the beautiful sunset while sipping on cool cocktails and fantastic frozen drinks. If you enjoy watching sports, Bongos is the place for you. All the games you want to see are shown multiple TV screens throughout the tavern. The menu consists of mouth-watering selections and dishes. If you’re searching for tempting light bites such as coconut crusted shrimp, crab cakes, mango glazed scallops or some outstanding buffalo wings, then look no further.
Dine with your toes in the sand or on one of the multi-level deck areas. As the sun sets and the air cools, enjoy lounging fireside while enjoying live music every night from some of the top bands in the area.
Bongo’s is located in the Grand Plaza Hotel on St. Petersburg Beach.
The Drunken Clam
One of the "favorite" hangouts for the locals, the staff takes great pride in knowing all of the customers that make this place a regular stop.
One of the things that is very special about this little beach bar is that all of the guests are friendly with each other. Locals and staff remember the seasonal visitors’ year to year. It is as though they were away on vacation and came back.
The Drunken Clam has live music Tuesday through Saturday nights. Music begins around 8:30 pm and runs till midnight, with the artists and bands playing a wide variety of music.
Sunset Cabana Bar
At this remarkable bar on Treasure Island, you will get an unbeatable opportunity to relish one of the most beautiful sunset hotspots in the entire United States. Sunset Cabana Bar, where you can catch some truly spectacular sunsets. Situated on a picturesque sundeck and overlooking the beautiful Treasure Island beach, the Cabana Bar is open from noon until two hours after sunset every day. An extensive list of locally brewed beers, as well as wines, spirits and non-alcoholic smoothies, sodas and teas are available.
The Sunset Cabana Bar is located in the Treasure Bay Resort and Marina.
One of the true Florida Beach Bars left. Since 1982, the stunning Gulf of Mexico is your view from under the Tiki Hut. Witness World Class Sunsets! And there’s a game room, pub style food menu, and LIVE Music 7 nights a week. Catch some the best local and national acts playing the Gulf Coast. Ka'Tiki is your home for live music on the beach! And there’s never a cover charge!
They truly are a no aggravation location "Locals Know"!
Salty’s Tiki Bar and Beach Lounge
A brand new lounge area has been added that extends onto the beach so you can enjoy frozen drinks and live music with your toes in the sand. With serpentine sofas surrounding fire tables, hooded chaise lounges, Adirondack chairs and plenty of umbrellas, there’s no better place to kick back and relax.
On top of the new furniture and lounge area, they’ve also opened up the stage so you can enjoy the daily live entertainment from any angle. Salty’s Beach Lounge is sure to heat up when the sun goes down: just grab your favorite frozen beverage and enjoy a world-renowned sunset with an unobstructed view!
Salty’s is located in the Tradewinds resort on St. Pete Beach.
Woody’s Waterfront Beach Bar
Woody’s Waterfront Cafe and Beach Bar offers outstanding food, and breathtaking views of Blind Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. Experience for yourself why Woody’s fans return year after year, from around the globe.
Woody’s offers a great assortment of specialties, including seafood so fresh, you’ll blush! Their Buffalo Wings are legendary. Their full-service bar offers a great selection of beer, wine, and mixed and frozen drinks. And never forget there’s always live entertainment!
Level 11 Rooftop Lounge
Perched high above the white sand and emerald waters of St. Pete Beach sits the area’s hottest destination; Level 11 Rooftop Lounge. Offering more than just incredible views and a historic location, Level 11 brings a fresh, classy take to the rooftop experience.
Do yourself a favor and take the elevator up to the 11th floor of the Grand Plaza Hotel and enjoy an amazing meal, a delicious drink, a beautiful sunset, and slip into a magical evening you won’t soon forget.
Level 11 is located on the 11th floor of the Grand Plaza Hotel.