6 of the Best Beachside Bars in St. Petersburg Beach

From spring breakers to people wanting to relax and grab a nice drink, St. Pete Beach has a beachside bar for everyone. A surefire way to find the one for you is to cruise the aptly named “Miracle Mile,” which takes you along the coast and offers a variety of watering holes. In case you can’t decided, however, check out these hotspots. 

Jimmy B’s

Voted by many publications as the best beach bar in Florida, Jimmy B’s is the quintessential destination for drinks in St. Pete Beach. The crowd features both tourists and locals alike for you to find an interesting conversation if you desire. There’s also live music every night of the week featuring some of the best local bands. At sunset, the bar also offers free shots so you can enjoy a nice drink with a beautiful view out on their deck.

Bongos

If you’re in the mood for a delicious frozen drink, look no further than Bongos. With over 200 different frozen drink options, there’s definitely a drink for you. But perhaps the best feature is a multi-level deck that has several views of the Gulf of Mexico. At the top is Baby Bongos, a bar which offers great daytime scenery and wonderful starlit views at night.

Undertow

Situated just feet away from the white sands of the beach, Undertow will always exceed expectations. It features great drink specials, and special holiday events year round. There’s a beach volleyball court, if you should feel the urge, and happy hour is later than most, from 5 to 8 PM.

Toasted Monkey

Featuring a Caribbean-themed tiki setup, Toasted Monkey boasts an atmosphere that will make you feel like you’re in paradise. Live music goes from 5 to 9 nightly and if you want to indulge on the weekends, bands play from noon to 9. The bar has also built a new deck for you to enjoy the view and two volleyball courts if you want to challenge your fellow drinkers to a game. 

PCI Beach Bar

Arguably the oldest beach bar in St. Pete Beach (depending on whom you ask) PCI Beach Bar currently holds a reputation for its mostly youthful crowd. However, it does offer the ability to people watch, which is fun no matter what your age. There are also tons of televisions to watch your favorite sporting event, and just like many of the other bars, it offers live music (twice daily) and volleyball courts for the inebriated athlete in everyone.

The Hurricane

Perhaps the best hidden gem in St. Pete Beach, the Hurricane looks like someone’s Victorian era home rather than a bar. You can enjoy dinner at the restaurant downstairs, or if you’d rather, head to the rooftop bar and enjoy the picturesque view of the ocean with a cocktail.

No matter what type of scene you’re used to, St. Pete Beach has a great variety of beachside spots, all within roughly a mile of each other. So, whether you want a quiet drink or a dozen shots, look no further than the sandy white beaches and live music. It’s a unique experience you can’t replicate anywhere else. 

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