Dining & Nightlife FAQs

Blue and purple sunrise sky of St. Pete downtown skyline.

The downtown waterfront sparkles in St. Pete. For a real treat, check it out at sunrise or sunset.

Where can I eat overlooking the water in St. Pete/Clearwater?

St. Pete/Clearwater offers many choices for waterfront dining. Sample fresh grouper at Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill, take in panoramic views at the Palm Pavilion or relax at Guppy’s, an Indian Rocks Beach favorite. Check out this list for more waterfront dining options.

Where can I find information on new restaurants in St. Pete/Clearwater?

St. Pete/Clearwater has a booming culinary scene featuring traditional meals to trendy bites. Check out this curated video series or this article for some of the best new places to dine.

What vegan or vegetarian restaurants are in St. Pete/Clearwater?

You can try delicious vegan hot dogs at Nah Dog (they taste just like the real deal!), enjoy mouthwatering treats at Valhalla Bakery, dine at family-owned Old Earth Pure Organic Food or enjoy all the vegan choices at the Cider Press Cafe. Dig in! Watch this fun video of scrumptious vegan eats!

What rooftop dining options are in St. Pete/Clearwater?

Plan your next date night at one of these rooftop favorites: The Canopy Rooftop Lounge perched atop the Birchwood Hotel, Jimmy’s Crow’s Nest overlooking the action on Clearwater Beach or The Dewey Beach Bar & Grill with breathtaking views of Pass-a-Grille. Check out this list of more rooftop dining options in St. Pete/Clearwater.

What breweries are in St. Pete/Clearwater?

There are many breweries in St. Pete/Clearwater that offer artisanal beers brewed on-site. You can stumble upon local favorites and sophisticated beer meccas north to south from Tarpon Springs to St. Pete. Don't forget to taste the area's signature beer, Florida Weisse. Also, stop by the first-ever craft beer brewery in Florida, Dunedin Brewery. Check out the St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail to see what's brewing and plan your next Sunday Funday.

Where can I go for brunch in St. Pete/Clearwater?

St. Pete/Clearwater has tons of fun options for weekend brunch. Some favorites are the elegant Living Room on Main in Dunedin, hot-spot Cassis in St. Pete, laid-back Clear Sky Cafe in Clearwater Beach, the Sunday Z-Brunch at Hotel Zamora in St. Pete Beach or the brunch buffet at Sweet Sage Cafe in North Redington Beach. Read this list of can't-miss brunch venues for your next brunch experience!

Are there dog-friendly restaurants in St. Pete/Clearwater?

Yes. Some options include Nina’s Cafe in St. Pete Beach, The Brown Boxer Pub & Grill in Clearwater Beach and Sloppy Joe’s on Treasure Island. Many - but not all - restaurants with outdoor dining areas in St. Pete/Clearwater welcome well-behaved dogs on leash. Don’t miss The Dog Bar on St. Pete’s Central Ave. and check out these additional dog-friendly restaurant options.

Where can I go to listen to live music in St. Pete/Clearwater?

Listen to live music at signature spots such as Jannus Live, Ruby’s Elixir and Mahaffey Theatre. Start planning where you’ll go for a night out for great music and dancing in the St. Pete/Clearwater area.

What waterfront bars are in St. Pete/Clearwater?

You can visit several waterfront bars such as Caddy’s Waterfront or Gators Cafe and Saloon in Treasure Island, Swigwam Beach Bar or PCI Beach Bar in St. Pete Beach, Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill or Shephard’s Tiki Beach Bar on Clearwater Beach or Mangos Restaurant and Tiki Bar on North Redington Beach. Check out this list for additional waterfront bar options in St. Pete/Clearwater.

What are the best rooftop bars in St. Pete/Clearwater?

Grab a cocktail and enjoy unbeatable views at chic rooftop bars such as The Canopy in St. Pete, 360 Rooftop Lounge in St. Pete Beach, The Hurricane Seafood Restaurant in Pass-a-Grille and Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar in Dunedin. Check out this list for more rooftop bars in St. Pete/Clearwater.

What are the best sports bars in St. Pete/Clearwater?

Watch your favorite games year-round at cool sports bars in the St. Pete/Clearwater area. Head over to Pete and Shorty’s in Clearwater, Eddie’s Bar & Grill in Dunedin and The Brown Boxer Pub & Grille in Clearwater Beach or any of these fun sports bars to catch your favorite team in action.

What are the best arcade bars in St. Pete/Clearwater?

Check out the vintage pinball machines at Replay Museum in Tarpon Springs, geek out with other cosplayers at Waypoint 6 Tavern in Largo or explore all the neat games at Park & Rec in St. Pete. Spend a nostalgic evening with friends at some of the coolest arcade bars in the St. Pete/Clearwater area.