The 7 Best Bars In St. Petersburg, Florida

This south Florida city is vibrant and lively, which means its bar scene is just as great. While there are few bad options here, these are some of the most unusual and best bars in St Petersburg to visit.

Choose from trendy cocktail bars and well-worn dives for your nights out.

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1. The Dog Bar

The Dog Bar is half full-service bar, half off-leash dog park It’s a place where dog owners–or dog admirers–can come to socialise with their furry pals. While the relaxed environment is great, the bar is just as good. They serve beer, wine and great mixed drinks. Go for an event and pick up something to eat at the food trucks and K9-treat trucks.

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2. Room 901

Room 901 is sleek and modern with a whimsical interior. The walls are a combination of reclaimed wood, exposed brick or even covered in old books while lamps hang upsidedown from the ceiling. The bar shakes up excellent classic cocktails as well as special drinks like a mezcal-hibiscus tea sour. You really can’t go wrong.

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3. Mandarin Hide

This stylish, low-lit bar is always buzzing. Its elegant and quirky atmosphere speaks to the menu which features classic cocktails and well-balanced signature drinks for something new. They’ve created more than 2,500 drinks and use inventive methods to switch things up such as an array of ice forms, smoking cocktails or even aging them.

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4. The Ale and The Witch

For an unusual local dive, this bar is one of the best. They have nightly music that fills the relaxed atmosphere and tons of craft brews to choose from. Choose from 32 taps and take a seat where you can browse the local art on the walls.

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5. Right Around the Corner

This dog-friendly brewpub with vintage arcade games is the perfect setting for a relaxed afternoon or night. There’s plenty of outdoor seating and a koozie- and snack-vending machine inside. Order an Oreo Cookie Stout, and get at the skee ball.

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6. Independent Bar St. Petersburg

This beer hall features plenty of outdoor seating and is another great option for a chill night out. The atmosphere is laid back and the bar is clean and polished. The service is great and the selection of beer is even better.

7. Mad Hatter Ethnobotanical Kava Bar

If the bars are closing, but you’re not ready for the night to end, head here. They’re open 24-hours per day and serve loose-leaf teas, kava, kratom and hookah. There’s an outdoor patio where you can play board games or play pool inside.

Though they don’t serve alcohol, kava and kratom are herbal-based drinks that mimic the same relaxing effects of alcohol. Weekly events include everything from yoga to fire dancing.

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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