Play time is not over on the beach just because the sun goes down. After a day of soaking up the rays or just chillaxing on the sand, it can be fun to sidle up to the local watering hole and enjoy a glass of wine or dance the night away. Then, naturally, you sleep in in the morning, wake up to the nearby waves and do it all over again! The Gulf Coast, St Pete Beach in particular, offers many options for night time fun. Whether you are seeking that real beach experience (think fruity drink with a pink umbrella) or something more sophisticated, you are sure to find that place that stays in your memories long after you head home.
Rick's Reef-6712 Gulf Blvd
Rick's Reef continues Old Florida traditions while meeting new Florida tastes. This is that casual spot that offers that true beachy vibe from the decor to the food. Reviews mention the 'downhome atmosphere, friendliest staff, awesome food' and maybe most important, 'great happy hour'. This place screams Florida fun.
Jimmy B's-6200 Gulf Blvd
Located in the Beachcomber Beach Resort Hotel, this spot offers spectacular sunsets while you dine and drink. Live music is available 7 nights a week and the natives come to this spot as much as visitors to the area. This is a super place for great food, drink, ice cold beer and a full liquor bar in a casual and friendly atmosphere.
Bongos Beach Bar and Grille-5250 Gulf Blvd
This is a fun and casual beach side bar and grille that is open to the public with daily food specials and discount drinks. The dining tables here allow you to enjoy your dinner and cocktails while putting your toes in the sand or on one of the multi-level areas. As the evening cools, enjoy lounging around the fire pit on deep cushioned sofas and chairs.
Rum Runners Bar and Grille-5300 Gulf Blvd
Located in the Sirata Beach Resort, this fun spot of locals and visitors alike is nestled between the relaxing environment of the Hotel swimming pool and the white sand expanse of St Pete Beach. Offering a menu of beachside favorites alongside classic libations and snacks, this is among the best beach front bars in St Pete. The bar and restaurant features an expanded patio dining area with 9 flat screen tv's, comfortable seating, a warming outdoor fireplace, a stage for live entertainment and portable walls and a heater for those rare chilly days.