St Pete Beach nightlife...choices, choices, choices
St Pete Beach nightlife from Sea Hags to Carl's Piano Bar is like getting dressed up with too many places to go.
St Pete Beach FL has more choices than a congressional spending spree.
Looking for a romantic walk on the beach after a quiet dinner? How about a place where you can dance all night? Want to sample live music by bar-hopping along the Miracle Mile?
St Pete Beach has it all. Fine dining, live entertainment at casual beach bars, miles of soft white sand to walk under the moonlight, and places to dance.
The trouble with St Pete Beach nightlife is that you will run out of time before you run out of cool places to experience.
This is one of the area's "waterfront bars" since it is located on the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway as opposed to being on the beach (west) side of this barrier island. Offering dining and drinking both inside and outside, the food is good, the beer is cold and there is live music Friday and Saturday nights.
The dance floor is usually packed. The is St Pete Beach nightlife at its finest. The times I've been there, it seemed to cater to the 23-65 age group. You read that right...college graduates to retirees are out on the dance floor looking to represent.
Sea Hag's has a middle name and it's F-U-N. The band usually starts about 7:30 PM. Dress is pretty casual, although you will see women looking classy in short black evening dresses.
Location: 9555 Blind Pass Road St Pete Beach FL 33706
Starting at 8:00 PM, Thursday through Saturday, Carl's Piano Bar is where the locals go to enjoy non-stop dancing. The age group is predominantly 45-and-over...and the regulars have been going there for years. However, it is not uncommon to see couples in their mid-20's in there as well.
It is a small room, so get there early and claim a chair along the wall. There is a little horseshoe bar that surrounds Carl and his equipment. (I always get the impression that regulars have assigned seating there.)
Carl's play list is extensive and he has a great voice. You can dance West Coast, East Coast, Cha Cha, and Freestyle to his selections which range from Classic 60's to Country.
This guy is a quality entertainer. Carl Fuerstman sets the standard for Bay area musicians. Don't miss him.
The food is excellent and the service exceptional at Max and Sam's. This is vintage St Pete Beach nightlife right in the heart of the Corey Avenue Historic Shopping District.
Location: 250 75th Ave St Pete Beach FL 33706
Phone: (727) 360-6525
The Hurricane Seafood Restaurant is located down on Pass-A-Grille Beach , the southern-most end of St Pete Beach. It is the preeminent spot for watching a gorgeous Florida beach sunset outside, eating a quiet balcony meal, then taking an evening walk along the beach.
There are three levels in this Key West-style restaurant. The very top is an open-air deck, called The Hurricane Watch where locals gather for beer and to watch the sunset. The dress up there is extremely casual, although diners with reservations for a later dinner on the second level can be seen in very nice clothes.
NOTE: Get here early, at least 45 minutes prior to sunset to get a good seat on the west side of the deck. It is a lot more relaxing to sit with a drink on the railing, than to stand and look over people's heads.
Stromy's is on the second level. It is an elegant, quiet, and stately dining room in tropical colors with a beautiful view of the Gulf.
The ground floor is an indoor bar known as The Keys Club and is decorated much like you'd expect Jimmy Buffet's family room to look like.