Clearwater, Florida, is a sun-soaked paradise where the lively bar scene embodies the city’s laid-back charm and coastal appeal. In this investigation, we delve into the varied fabric of Clearwater’s bars, each providing a special fusion of laid-back vibes and hometown friendliness. Clearwater’s bars promise a variety of experiences, from beachside lounges where toes meet sand to hidden gems tucked within the city’s eclectic neighborhoods. Come along with us as we explore this idyllic seaside setting while raising a glass to cool drinks and life-long memories. Clearwater’s bars invite you to experience the flavors of this Gulf Coast gem, whether you’re in the mood for a lively night in the city or a sunset cocktail by the Gulf. Raise a glass to the ideal combination of sunshine and spirits.
Shephard’s Tiki Beach
619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
The Shephard’s Tiki Beach are in the Shepherd’s Beach Resort near the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The resort bar serves classic American fare, particularly fresh seafood, with a vast beer selection. They also have an extensive wine list, mixed drinks, cocktails, and lightning-fast service. There’s a stage that hosts live music performances and an incredible view of the beach while you sip your Dirty Goose, Appletini, or any of their other popular drinks.
I enjoyed visiting the Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar near the Palm Pavilion Inn and Mandalay Park. The atmosphere is laid-back, and it’s another spot with a stunning beach view. Hang out around the picnic tables on the deck and ask the bartender to surprise you with a twist on a classic like the Pina Colada. They have a tasty Rum-runner as well!
Located inside the Opal Sands Resort, the Sandbar is one of the best places to go out for drinks, as they specialize in tropical Tiki cocktails. For relaxed vibes and a gorgeous sunset view, visit Sandbar to taste their famous Blueberry Mojito, the Mai Tai, or a Summer Sangria. The focus on tropical fruits makes for many yummy concoctions, all of which go great with a classic burger.
Stuck on where to get a drink in Clearwater? Head to The Brown Boxer at the north or south beach location for a unique experience, great pub food, and even better drinks. This classy sports bar with an inviting atmosphere has all the beer you could ever want, sensational cocktails, and exotic mixed drinks.
If you need fun places to go out, look no further than Jamminz beach bar, located by the Coral Resort. They have light bites that complement the spectacular drink menu of frozen and classic cocktails, along with shots, bottle service, and more. Let the 1980s vibes carry you away as you enjoy a Bourbon Peach Slush, Drunken Mermaid, or Cognac shots!
Surfside Taphouse is a bright, industrial-looking bar located moments away from the Hilton Clearwater beach resort. Here you can get the coldest draft beer and grab a bite of delicacies such as Chicken nachos as you sip their signature Blood Mary or whatever is your drink of choice!
Jimmy Crow’s Nest is a stunning rooftop bar at Pier 60 Clearwater hotel. It’s a place to grab a refreshing drink and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views. The Classic American fare is delightful—grab some hot wings or nachos and drink a cold beer or Old-Fashioned as you take the view.
Across the street from the Surfside Condos is the nautical-themed bar known as the Shipwreck. This is a down-to-earth place where you can enjoy a game of darts and billiards as you listen to riveting music from the DJ. At the Shipwreck, drinks are the star of the show, and they have many specialty drinks just waiting for you to try.
1681 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33755
If you know where Crest Lake Park is, you have difficulty finding the classically rustic bar—Monkey Bar of Clearwater. Stop in, grab one of their delicious cocktails, and take in the bar’s priceless charm. Enjoy well-cooked bar food as you relax and have a good time with a bunch of friends!
Coco’s Crush Bar North Beach
One of the best bars is Coco’s Crush Bar North Beach. They not only make exceptional cocktails and other unique drinks, but the food is just as amazing. Chow down on the crab dip or the Tequila Daytona wings as you drink a cold beer or an expertly made Mimosa.
A few blocks down from the Skycrest Christian School is Norton’s Southside Sports Bar. This sports bar has TVs from wall to wall, games, a good crowd, and more. Here, you can be entertained and fed and have amazing drinks under one roof. The drinks are phenomenal, and the garlic parmesan wings are a must-have!
Why should you trust us?
We use our own local experience and contacts in the city to know which places to include in our lists. We also researched the web and read 3 reputable blogs and websites, including tripadvisor.com, guidedbydestiny.com, and gettingstamped.com. So that you can be sure you’re receiving the best of the best. We compiled all the results in one spot and ranked them according to how frequently they were referenced.