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Nestled between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St. Pete is a popular, sun-drenched Florida city that’s a dream destination for beach lovers looking for a tropical getaway. Along with beautiful beaches, often comes fun beach bars, and St. Pete Beach does not lack!

St. Pete combines sunshine, world-class beaches, a laid-back vibe, and amazing beach bars to offer even the most discerning travelers a getaway of their lifetime. Checking out the beach bar scene for a boozy beach day is easily one of the best things to do in St. Pete Beach.

Here is a list of the best St. Pete beach bars that you should visit!

Fun St. Pete Beach bars

Jimmy B’s

The acclaimed Jimmy’s B’s is located behind the Beachcomber Hotel and it overlooks the vast Gulf of Mexico.

Serving lunch and dinner Jimmy B’s is a great place for a bite to eat, but it’s even better for ice-cold beers and refreshing drinks in a casual but lively atmosphere.

With two magnificent stages, Jimmy’s B’s brings in two live bands every single day of the year. This St. Pete Beach bar also features a couple of bars and an open patio. If you’re here at sunset they even pass around free shooters for everyone to enjoy.

PCI

Famed as the best beachfront bar in Florida, PCI Beach Bar offers exceptional beach-inspired cocktails and appetizers. 

Boasting a blend between the classic Florida style, high-standard house cocktails, and a relaxed atmosphere, this St. Pete Beach bar is amazing if you want to sit back and take in everything that St. Pete Beach has to offer.

Because the bar is right on the beach, you can enjoy your dining and drinking experiences with your toes in the sand.

It gets especially lively on the weekends. They often have live music or DJ’s, making it hard to resist dancing with your fun drink in hand. If dancing isn’t your thing, they also have a few beach volleyball nets and cornhole for you to show your competitive side.

PCI is definitely the hotel to stay at if you’re visiting St. Pete Beach for spring break or other fun friend trip. Check out their rates here.

Coconut Charlie’s

Coconut Charlie’s is located at the Hilton Garden Inn and is one of the best St. Pete beach bars, combining incredible views of the ocean, handmade cocktails, and diverse coastal-American delicacies.

From crispy pizza and tacos to boozy drinks and fresh seafood, this place is a haven where you can gulp down some delicious bites and drinks, all while enjoying the relaxed beach atmosphere. Be sure to grab one of their s’mores martinis from their full service restaurant inside!

Prop yourself up in a hammock and catch some rays, or challenge someone to a game of beach volleyball or giant pong. They have live music in the evenings throughout the week and DJs over the weekend.

Note: The best part about the 3 bars previously mentioned is they are all right next to each other and you can easily pop in and out of each of them.

Undertow

Undertow Beach Bar is located a stone’s throw away from The Don CeSar. It’s a casual laidback place where the drinks are stiff and cheap. It definitely gives off more of a local vibe than the other spots mentioned.

The bar boasts everything you’d expect in a beach bar, including charming tiki huts and an unbeatable view of the bay. It also offers a variety of fun games and activities such as beach volleyball, a pool table, and cornhole which might come in handy if you want to take a break from the sun and the sand.

My favorite part is the fun little stream they have going through the middle of the bar with rubber duckies floating along it!

Heads up: there is no parking here, so you will have to find it elsewhere.

Other beach bars

Salty’s Tiki Bar and Beach Lounge is located at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, and Bongo’s Beach Bar is at the Bellwether Beach Resort. Both of these St. Pete Beach bars are kind of off by themselves, but if you’re staying in one of the hotels mentioned (or one nearby) they’re definitely worth checking out.

Both spots offer refreshing drinks, some light fare options, and live music.

Wanting to switch up the vibe for night time? Head over to one of the best rooftop bars in Tampa Bay, Level 11 or 360 Rooftop! Or pop over to downtown St. Pete for some other unique bars.

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