Nightlife

Top Choice Sports Bar in St Petersburg

St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club

Previously a sport reserved for retirees, shuffleboard first transitioned into an all-ages affair on these very courts, which also happen to be the world's oldest and most numerous. Friday nights come alive when fam…
Top Choice Brewery in St Petersburg

Cycle Brewing

Hipster brewhouse with sidewalk seating and up to 24 rotating taps of world-class beer. The Crank IPA is a great choice.
Craft Beer in Tampa

Brew Bus Terminal & Brewery

Tampa Bay's craft-beer scene is booming, so it was only a matter of time before somebody thought to put people on a bus with the beer and drive them around. Brew Bus also has its own 'terminal' (a brewery), and offe…
Brewery in Tampa

Cigar City Brewing

This is Tampa's premier craft brewery, although the original owners were bought out in 2016. It has dozens of crafted brews on tap, some exclusive to the brewery. There are food trucks in the parking lot in the even…
Pub in Captiva Island

Mucky Duck

The unpretentious, shingle-roofed Mucky Duck is perfectly positioned for Captiva sunsets, and devoted locals jockey for beach chairs and picnic tables each evening. The extended menu offers more than just pub grub, …
Cocktail Bar in Naples

HobNob Kitchen + Bar

This place is about as hipster-chic as Naples gets, with opulent modern decor and 'nobtails' like the strawberry-watermelon fresca, made with pearl cucumber vodka. Don't miss the innovative, New American appetizers,…
Bar in Venice

Sharky's on the Pier

With the prime sunset spot at Venice Pier, Sharky's doesn't have to try too hard. It's a typical, middle-of-the-road seafood restaurant (mains $10 to $27) featuring good grouper sandwiches, frozen drinks and a tiki …
Bar in St Pete Beach & Barrier Island Beaches

Hurricane

Skip the mediocre restaurants and head straight to the rooftop bar for 360-degree views and the best sundowner spot on the beach. The Bloody Marys are famous here, and well paired with the fresh grouper sandwich.
Bar in Tampa

Independent Bar

If you appreciate craft brews, roll into this converted gas station, now a low-key hip bar in Seminole Heights. You can count on one or more local Cigar City Brews, and it serves some mean pub grub.
Coffee in Sarasota

Perq

Sophisticated brewing methods and sourcing of single-origin beans make Perq the best third-wave coffee bar in Sarasota.