THE SWIGWAM A rustic spot w/ a very informal atmosphere and good bartenders. Not at all clickish & appeals to all ages.Come as you are - straight from the beach! Live music, and food brought to the bar from Shells restaraunt .Located at 6100 Gulf Blvd. behind Colonial Manor Motel and Shells Restaraunt.
JIMMY B"s ( just south of the Swigwam) is another popular beach bar that features live entertainment and very casual atmosphere,not clicky. At happy hour there's usually free appitizers. 6200 Gulf Blvd behind Day's Inn.
BARNICLE BILL'S An old stand by for years. Has live music on weekends. It's usually not crowded. Nice folks there. 6110 Gulf Blvd . behind Howard Johnson's
HARRY'S BEACH BAR is one of the most popular sites on St. Pete Beach. No food, but live, light acoustic music Fri-Sun. Behind Sirata Motel. Clicky.
RUM RUNNER'S Quiet little spot with a real thatched roof. Live music on weekends.
BONGOS Nice bar..up on the second floor wth a view. Features good live entertainment and good food. The main event is the sunset and it gets a fanfare each night. Stays open late.It's an "in" spot so it tends to be a little clicky. 5800 Gulf Blvd. Follow parking lot to the left and go around hotel to the rear.
THE UNDERTOW Pretty property and motels (2) with a cobblestone decor. Very laid back. Live, but quiet music on weekends. 3850 Gulf Blvd. 1/4 mile north of Don Cesar on St. Petersburg Beach, FL

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