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Best Beach Bars and Restaurants in Tampa Bay

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Looking for a beach weekend or just time to unwind?  Check out the beach bars and restaurants in Tampa!  Here you can find the best seafood and the most fun tropical drinks.  Check out our master guide on the beach bars and restaurants in Tampa that you should check out this weekend!

Caddy's on the Beach

For the beach bar experience of your dreams, check out Caddy’s on the Beach in Treasure Island!  We love this spot for their beautiful outdoor patio inspired by aquamarine waves, adorned by beachy wood accents.  Any meal can turn into a a fun time here!  Join Caddy’s for tropical drinks and breakfast or seaside dinners!  The crowd loves their fried shrimp basket or juicy burgers!

Wednesday | 11AM–9PM
Thursday | 11AM–9PM
Friday | 11AM–10PM
Saturday | 8AM–10PM
Sunday | 8AM–9PM
Monday | 11AM–9PM
Tuesday | 11AM–9PM

📍5501 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Jimmy's on the Edge

What could be better than a beachside rooftop experience?  Jimmy’s on the Edge is the largest rooftop bar on Clearwater Beach, which gives you the best view of the horizon.  Perfect for watching the sunset, you’ll love to enjoy their tropical cocktails with a view.  Quick tip: join them for Happy Hour for the best deals!  Get deals on margaritas, pina coladas, and 25% off all appetizers.  We recommend their signature fish spread!

Thursday | 11AM–12AM
Friday | 11AM–1AM
Saturday | 11AM–1AM
Sunday | 11AM–12AM
Monday | 11AM–12AM
Tuesday | 11AM–12AM
Wednesday | 11AM–12AM

📍505 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Bongo's

Eat and drink without leaving the beach!  Bongo’s has a grand patio area but their feature has to be where the dining tables are set up on the beach.  That’s right, you’ll be dining with the sand under your feet and shaded by umbrellas!  As a part of the Bellwether Beach Resort, you can be sure you’re always getting quality service and food.

The locals love Bongos for their seafood munchies and American cravings.  We love their shrimp tacos, coconut shrimp, buffalo wing bites, and more!   Don’t miss out on their famous frozen daiquiris as well!

Thursday | 12–10PM
Friday | 12–10PM
Saturday | 12–10PM
Sunday | 12–10PM
Monday | 12–10PM
Tuesday | 12–10PM
Wednesday | 12–10PM

📍5250 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Palm Pavillion

Named by “Best of the Bay” as the Best Beach Bar in Clearwater, Palm Pavillion is one of our favorite beach bars and restaurants in Tampa!  This beachfront eatery is super casual, we love it for a meal after a long day at the beach.   Relax on their deck and enjoy some of their delicious food and live entertainment! 

They’ve been serving the Clearwater area since 1926, so they’ve absolutely perfected their menu.  Check out their sizzling steaks, crab chowder, and famous beach burgers!

Thursday | 11AM–10PM
Friday | 11AM–11PM
Saturday | 11AM–11PM
Sunday | 11AM–10PM
Monday | 11AM–10PM
Tuesday | 11AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11AM–10PM

📍10 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater, FL 33767

Whiskey Joe's

If you’re looking for a more lively atmosphere, the party starts atWhiskey Joe’s.  You may have seen this spot while crossing the Courtney Campbell Causeway!  It’s the restaurant with the private beach, tables on the sand, and plenty of jetskis playing in the water!  Next time you’re looking for a night out or a fun day party, you should visit Whiskey Joe’s for American eats and the strongest drinks in town.  Check out their Gator Bits, Coconut Mahi Nuggets, and Guava Ribs!  
 

Thursday | 11AM–10PM
Friday | 11AM–12AM
Saturday | 11AM–12AM
Sunday | 11AM–10PM
Monday | 11AM–10PM
Tuesday | 11AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11AM–10PM

📍7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607

Postcard Inn Beach Bar

For a quick and casual snack in a low key spot by the beach, check out Postcard Inn Beach Bar and Snack Shack!  This small shop is connected to Postcard Inn, a well loved hotel in the St. Pete Beach area.  We love their rustic look, a throwback to old school beach food shacks!  Visit for breakfast, sandwiches, salads, and cocktails!  Lounge back and relax, because they even have poolside service!  Check out their juicy burgers and Cayman Conch Fritters!

Thursday | 11AM–8PM
Friday | 11AM–9PM
Saturday | 11AM–9PM
Sunday | 11AM–9PM
Monday | 11AM–8PM
Tuesday | 11AM–8PM
Wednesday | 11AM–8PM

📍6300 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Frenchy's Rockaway Grill

This Florida classic is a must when you visit Clearwater Beach.  This open air beach restaurant and bar is a favorite amongst both the locals and the tourists.  You’ll love their colorful atmosphere, it’s the perfect spot to visit before the beach.  We love their live music acts, pair the vibe with their famous Rum Runners and you’re set for an amazing day.  Getting hungry?  You have to order their signature Fried or Blackened Grouper Sandwiches – you’ll see why the locals keep coming back for more!

Thursday | 11AM–11PM
Friday | 11AM–12AM
Saturday | 11AM–12AM
Sunday | 11AM–11PM
Monday | 11AM–11PM
Tuesday | 11AM–11PM
Wednesday | 11AM–11PM

📍7 Rockaway St, Clearwater, FL 33767

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Jacky Saunders

Jacky Saunders

Jacky is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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