The Best Spots For a St. Pete Beach Bar Crawl

A St. Pete beach bar crawl is a fantastic way to spend a day! Both St. Pete Beach and Gulfport have plenty of wonderful bars and restaurants to choose from.

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Our favorite Gulfport bars

Technically, you don’t even need to walk out the front door to start your bar crawl. Isabelle’s, our restaurant here at the inn, offers a selection of fine wines and beers (many of them from local breweries). You could also enjoy some delicious New Southern cuisine from our award-winning kitchen (winner of Rand McNally’s “Best of the Beaches” and “Best of the Road” awards), and even listen to live music four nights per week.

After Isabelle’s, head out to a few other local favorites:

  1. O’Maddy’s – O’Maddy’s is awesome. This fun-loving bar offers everything you could want: an amazing atmosphere, ocean views, and some seriously good food made with fresh ingredients. Add in an extensive drink menu, live music, and karaoke nights, and you’ve got one of our favorite bars in Gulfport. It’s a great place to hang out on the outdoor patio and mingle with your new friends-to-be.
  2. Salty’s – Salty’s has a big outdoor patio, just like O’Maddy’s.  However, instead of food, it focuses on great drinks, big screen TVs, and lots of games. This is the place to be if you’re looking for video games, pool tables, dart boards, or cornhole. It, too, offers live music several nights per week, oceanfront views, and a fun crowd of people. As an added bonus, you can take your pup! This is especially relevant, as the Historic Peninsula Inn is also pet-friendly.
  3. Neptune’s is quite different than O’Maddy’s and Salty’s. Neptune’s focuses on fresh seafood and delicious Greek cuisine. It, too, has an outdoor patio overlooking the water, and they’re famous for their delicious, reasonably-priced drinks! If you’d like to learn more about Neptune’s, you can view their menu online.

St. Petersburg Breweries to Explore

If you’d like to try a brewpub, take a short Uber ride to St. Petersburg.  There, you’ll find the extraordinary 3 Daughters and Green Bench Brewing.

  1. Green Bench Brewing – Fun history fact: Green Bench is St. Petersburg’s oldest microbrewery. They actually won the U.S. Open Beer Championships for its Saison de Banc Vert (Gold), French Oak Rye Sour Brown (Gold), Spring Bloom IIPA (Bronze), and French/Belgian Saison (Bronze). As far as the facilities go, there’s a beautiful 1,500 square foot indoor, air-conditioned tasting room, along with a landscaped 6,000 square foot seating area with covered patio. If you’re looking for fun, Green Bench offers Tuesday movie nights, live music on the weekends, an original Nintendo Entertainment System for nostalgic gamers, giant Jenga, cornhole, and much, much more.  If you love beer, this needs to be one of your stops. View their On-Tap and To-Go offerings.
  2. 3 Daughters Brewing – 3 Daughters is St. Pete’s largest brewery. They offer many varieties, but their more popular offerings include the St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale, Bimini Twist IPA, Rod Bender Red Ale, and Stern Line Stout. Stop by the brewery for tours; trivia on Monday nights; and live music, craft beer, and food trucks on Friday and Saturday nights. Learn more about their brews.

And if you’re heading down this way, we hope you’ll join us here at the Historic Peninsula Inn. We offer a variety of accommodations to suit the needs of every traveler, from the businessperson on a solo trip, to the couple on a romantic holiday, to the family of four touring Old Florida.  We hope to see you soon!

Want to learn about more great Gulfport bars and restaurants?  Download our FREE Gulfport Vacation Guide!  It’ll help you make the most out of your Gulfport vacation.