The Tampa Bay area is beautiful, with culture, history, and great beaches. Most people flock to the Sunshine State for a beach vacation, but there are plenty of other reasons to visit, like Busch Gardens.
Even if the beach isn’t on your list of things to do, visiting a beach bar can be a great way to spend the day or evening.
Here are the best beach bars in Tampa Bay, Florida, to save you the hassle of searching.
900 Gulf Way, Pass-a-Grille Beach, FL 33706
Phone: (727) 954-8957
If you’re wondering where to get a drink on Pass-a-Grille Beach, look no further than Paradise Grille. This humble counter-service bar and restaurant is the perfect quick spot for a cold beer on a hot day.
They have frozen Pina Coladas, but beer and a hot dog are the ideal combinations here.
6200 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: (727) 367-1902
A great St. Pete Beach bar is Jimmy B’s. This large bar is one of the best places to go out at night. They have live music and plenty of space for eating, drinking, and dancing.
They have a full bar, so you can order almost anything here. I love their happy hour that runs from noon until 6 pm, and my favorite drink here is their Jimmy B Refresher.
5250 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: (727) 360-1811
One of the most fun places to get drinks is Bongos Beach Bar and Grille at the Bellwether Beach Resort. They have a vast deck, but their tables in the sand are popular.
They have beer, frozen cocktails, and cocktails on the rocks. I love the wave runner, alcoholic root beer float, and fire water.
17120 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, FL 33708
Phone: (727) 369-7180
If you’re looking for a quieter beach bar, Mangos in North Redington Beach is a great spot. This tiki bar has delicious food to keep you full while you sip tropical cocktails.
7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 281-0770
Whiskey Joe’s is a fun spot on the causeway with a small beach and tiki hut bars. It’s a fun place to get drinks on a casual day or when they have concerts, and you’re ready to dance in the sand.
7 Rockaway St, Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone: (727) 446-4844
Most people kick back with a classic cold beer here, but their daiquiris are good too.
10 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone: (727) 446-2642
This beachfront bar is in Clearwater. Most people stop in for dinner after a long day to catch the sunset, but you can pop in anytime. This place is so tropical-feeling, it will make you think you’re down in Miami!
It’s laid-back and has a great menu. Their specialty cocktails are the best, but they have a full bar if you want something simpler. I love the Beach’N’Rita.
9000 W Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706
Phone: (727) 360-4993
Located on Treasure Island, Caddy’s is another you can’t miss while in the area. This favorite bar features everything you could want in a beach bar.
There’s music, fantastic food, and even better drinks. They have the best happy hour with $5 cocktails, wine, and beer.
6300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: (727) 367-2711
One of the most fun places to go out is Postcard Inn, locally known as PCI. This bar right on the beach is one of the most lively in the area, especially on the weekends.
You’ll see people dancing all over the place with a drink in their hand. Most people opt for canned beverages so they can dance easier here.
6100 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: (727) 360-7041
Behind the Hilton Garden Inn on St. Pete Beach is Coconut Charlie’s. This laid-back bar is a fun place to go after a long day on the beach.
4350 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: (727) 360-5596
If you want to grab a drink where the locals do, you need to head to Sandbar Bill’s. This St. Pete Beach bar has been a staple since 1990.
500 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone: (727) 441-2425
Nestled on beautiful Clearwater Beach is Tate Island Grill. I love this place because it’s on the sand and has a zero-entry pool!
13090 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone: (727) 317-5751
The Getaway is by far one of my favorite beach bars in Tampa Bay. While it’s not directly on the beach like many others, the atmosphere is top-tier.
It’s sandy and features a tiki hut, relaxing lounge chairs, and a dock to boat up to. They have almost every type of drink imaginable, but the Getaway Mojito is my favorite.
Be sure to check out their menu, which has fresh seafood.
619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Phone: (727) 442-5107
Shepard’s is a local and visitor favorite because not only is it a bar and restaurant, it’s a live music venue. I highly recommend catching a show while you’re in town.
The bar serves up all your classic cocktails, seltzers, and beers. You can’t go wrong sharing a bucket of beer with friends.
5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: (727) 363-5125
Harry’s Beach Bar is right on St. Pete Beach. This coastal bar has bright blue, yellow, and white decor with welcoming staff.
Next time you visit, you must check out at least one of the best beach bars in Tampa Bay, Florida. Each one has a fun atmosphere, great drinks, and good company.
If you try one of these bars, leave us a comment and let us know which one is your favorite.
Best Beach Bars in Tampa Bay
- Paradise Grille
- Jimmy B’s Beach Bar
- Bongos Beach Bar and Grille
- Mangos Restaurant & Tiki Bar
- Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill – Tampa
- Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill
- Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar
- Caddy’s Treasure Island
- Postcard Inn Beach Bar & Snack Shack
- Coconut Charlie’s Beach Bar & Grill
- Sandbar Bill’s Bar and Grille
- Tate Island Grill
- The Getaway
- Shephard’s Tiki Beach Bar & Grill
- Harry’s Beach Bar