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Recommendations for St. Pete Beach

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vilmerwilson Feb 3, 2012 10:36 AM

Hello everyone. I've been looking at Urbanspoon, Yelp, Tripadvisor, etc. It seems that you can't go wrong with breakfast at Beverly's and dinner at Snapper's. This will be my first trip to St. Pete Beach next weekend. My wife and I are attending a wedding. We are in our late 20's. I've not seen many reviews on places to get a drink and apps during the evening hours, or places for bar-hopping. Any recommendations?

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    debbed RE: vilmerwilson Feb 3, 2012 11:29 AM

    I agree with your choices of Beverly's and Snapper's Sea Grill.

    For bar-hopping, head to the corner of Corey Ave and Sunset Way. There you will find a cluster of 5 waterfront bars/restaurants, some with live entertainment. The Sloppy Pelican or Willy's are the best choices for food. The others are Woody's, Daiquiri Shack, and Oystershuckers, which are just fine for drinks.

    Another possibilty for barhopping is to hit the beach bars behind the hotels. Some of the busier, fun spots with live music are Jimmy B's at the Beachcomber, PCI Bar at the Postcard Inn and Splash at Howard Johnson's.

    A great spot for a drink at sunset is the rooftop bar at Hurricane in Pass-a-Grille. The views of the Bay, the Gulf, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and all the small islands that make up Fort DeSoto Park are just beautiful. If you decide to order food, well, the simpler, the better.

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      joan RE: debbed Feb 3, 2012 06:52 PM

      Agree 100% with debbed. Only thought I 'd add would be that you could also barhop on Treasure Island, a mile or so north. First you could hit Sea Hags and Salty Rim, both at the foot of the bridge between SPB and TI. Then a bit further north, at the intersection of 107th Ave and Gulf Blvd (the "heart" of TI), there's at least four bars worth stopping at: Ricky T's, the VIP (beware the killer Margaritas), Sloppy Joe's and Tiki Woo Woo behind the Bilmar and the Thunderbird, Duke's etc. All have decent food and lots of good people watching.

      Have fun and enjoy the beach!
      P.S. There are several "tip only" open air taxi services in the area, that specialize in taking folks from bar to bar from St. Pete beach thru Treasure Island. Google "free beach taxi treasure island" and you will find a couple. Although I have not personally used them, friends have...just not on a Saturday night. Better off with Bats Taxi service on high volume times...

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