Check out St. Pete Life Magazine’s best bets for Nightlife, Music, Comedy and Clubs. One of the best parties  each month is First Friday DTSP–a pop up street scene vibe with live music, drinks and food.

Rooftop Lounges
: The Canopy (Birchwood Hotel)

Bars: Tryst Gastro Lounge,  Mandarin Hide,  Saigon Blonde, No Vacancy, Park and Rec, Copper Shaker, Enigma, Intermezzo, Independent, Yard of Ale, Room 901

Live Music: The Hideaway, Iberian Rooster, Ringside Cafe, Ale & The Witch

Irish Bars: MacDinton’s, Courigans,

Pet-Friendly Bars: The Dog Bar, The Ale & The Witch,  Ferg’s Sports Bar, 

Wine Finds: Annata, Hawthorne Bottle Shop, Winesmith, Wine Madonna

Craft Breweries: 3 Daughters, Green Bench Brewing, Cage Brewing, Pinellas Ale Works, Cycle Brewing, Mastry’s, Flying Boat Brewing, St. Pete Brewing Company, Big Storm Brewery 


The Ale & The Witch: Craft beers + live music + a hip downtown St. Pete location equals The Ale & The Witch. This local favorite has a small and cozy interior, but most gravitate to the European-feeling courtyard.

The Mandarin Hide:  With a self-proclaimed “eclectic and unpretentious vibe,” a visit to this stylish St. Pete drinkery is a step back into a bygone era of speakeasies and bootlegging. The Mandarin Hide’s menu is packed with creative cocktails as well as a few classics.

Ruby’s Elixir: Casual and chic, this retro craft cocktail establishment takes you back to the days of rockabilly, pin-ups and hotrods. Excellent live music – very danceable jazz and rock ‘n’ roll.

MacDinton’s Irish Pub: With live music most nights, the lively MacDinton’s Irish Pub is the place to go for a rockin’ encore after a show at Jannus Live, which is just down the road.

Ché Flamenco Bar, Ceviche: Tapas restaurant Ceviche has a basement Flamenco bar named Ché. where you can sip sangria and enjoy Spanish guitarists and Flamenco shows in an intimate setting.