10515 Gandy Blvd, St. Petersburg 33716 • 727-576-7800
Distance: ~3.99 mi
Description: ST. PETERSBURG. Given to island-themed merriment, this boisterous club keeps folks in a vacation state of mind all year long. "Gilligan's Island"-style decor sets the scene for activities which range from live bands to beach volleyball, billiards, and DJs. If you simply want to drink and kick back, the place welcomes that as well. Plus, should you get hungry, they offer a selection of light pub fare. Just remember: they don't stand on formalities here, so board shorts and tee shirts are fine.
3121 4th St N, St. Petersburg 33704 • 727-821-6516
Distance: ~4.38 mi
Description: ST. PETERSBURG. Harvey's is a local hangout that makes having a good time an easy task. It doesn't stand on pretense, just on good food and easy ambience. Pub food is the order of the day, and sandwiches, salads, pastas, and burgers comprise the bulk of the menu. The grouper sandwich, a local favorite, is also one of Harvey's specialties. In the evenings, pastimes include watching sports on TV, listening to occasional live music, and dancing a bit to slough off workday tensions. As the night gets later, younger crowds prevail.
2742 4th St N, St. Petersburg 33704 • 727-894-8465
Distance: ~4.54 mi
Description: ST. PETERSBURG. You won't find much in the way of chi-chi decor here, but that's not what folks come for anyway. The real draw is the laid-back ambience and terrific live bands who play almost nightly. Fantastic blues and jazz music are the house specialty, with a little reggae thrown in from time to time. Score a cold beer from the bar, kick back with a hot grouper sandwich or a plate of ribs, and give yourself over to the music. If you feel moved to dance, there's a small area to do so. Otherwise, just take in the great atmosphere and celebrate the club's all-around affordable prices.
241 Central Ave, St. Petersburg 33701 • 727-895-1623
Distance: ~6.08 mi
Description: ST. PETERSBURG. If you're in the mood for a more sophisticated nightlife outing, this appealing wine bar is a top choice. Polished woods, original artwork, and a granite bar impart a sense of upscale style, and professionals often gather to sample a bottle of pinot noir or a fruity riesling. Plenty of other options abound in full bottles, and you'll find a varying selection of by-the-glass vintages. Microbrews are also available, and live musicians and bands regale patrons with great sets. Additional perks include tasty appetizers, a terrific outdoor balcony, and a wine shop where you can buy bottles for at-home pleasure.
800 2nd Ave NE the Pier, St. Petersburg 33701 • 727-822-6655
Distance: ~6.41 mi
Description: ST. PETERSBURG. Easygoing and fun, Cha Cha is as tropical and festive as its name. A vibrant, island-themed decor surrounds guests at this friendly place, which sits high atop the Pier. Food fits the theme (grilled seafood, fruit-tinged chicken, conch fritters) and also offers pub fare like ribs, sandwiches, and burgers. Popular drinks are frosty, sweet, and make good accompaniments to music played nightly by live bands. Dancing is not unheard of, and socializing is the name of the game when the lights go down.
7 Rockaway St Clearwater Beach, Clearwater 33767 • 727-446-4844
Distance: ~12.74 mi
Description: CLEARWATER. One of several Frenchy's locations in the area, Rockaway specializes in just-caught seafood. That, coupled with a beachside location and a laid-back feel, pulls folks in from all over. Seafood, especially the grouper sandwich, is always in fashion, along with burgers, grilled chicken, and steaks. Evening patrons gather to indulge in frosty drinks, listen to rock bands play, and shoot some pool. Outdoor seating, video games, and sports-viewing on the telly provide other distractions. A great neighborhood hangout..
Distance: ~13.00 mi
Description: DUNEDIN. Sibling to Kelly's for Just About Anything restaurant, this stylish lounge offers a haven for folks who want to relax, enjoy mingling, and take in a range of intriguing "martoonis." The "Barry White" features Stoli Razberi, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, and Chambord, and the "Chai Tini" mixes Stoli Vanil Vodka, Grand Marnier, and chai tea. You'll also find a range of wines, beers, and spirits, including after-dinner drinks, and a menu of light appetizers, including pita pizzas, smoked duck sausage, and skewered shrimp.
3100 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg 33713 • 727-321-2112
Distance: ~4.98 mi
ST. PETERSBURG. This popular gay club has a strong local presence, thanks to its bustling nightlife scene. Drink specials throughout the week pull in patrons, who also stop in to catch live drag performances, amateur talent competitions, art shows, and other regular events. Day-to-day, folks take advantage of hot DJ tunes and terrific music videos, dancing with style and abandon to the most recent remixes. Hot and cold sandwiches, salads, burgers, and hot entrees are available as well.
128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg 33701 • 727-871-7874
Distance: ~6.15 mi
Description: ST. PETERSBURG. One of the hottest dance clubs in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida and the surrounding Tampa Bay area, Push Ultra Lounge is all about vibrant atmosphere and compelling beats. Drinks here are always reasonably priced, with rotating specials running nightly, and incredibly efficient bartenders offer top-notch service even when the place is packed. The rooftop lounge area features another bar that's typically more laid back than the bustling lower levels.