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Best Pinellas Beach Bars

January 1, 2012 5:12 AM

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Residents drink at a seaside bar. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Residents drink at a seaside bar. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Looking to catch the sunset while downing a brew?  Here our top choices for beach bars that have the water views and that Key West action you are looking for.

Shephard’s
619 South Gulfview Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33767

Shephard’s backyard Tiki Bar and Margarita Grill is one of the must-visit places during your beach visit. Shephard’s offers plenty of opportunity to party in the sun during the day, and even more at night as the party continues and Shephard’s turns into a bumpin’ beach club, The Wave.

Kick back, relax, drink, eat and dance at this beach bar. With a mix of locals and tourists, everyone at Shephard’s can be seen having a great time. If you need a break from eating, drinking, dancing and tanning, just walk on over to the water and take a dip.

Caddy’s On The Beach
9000 West Gulf Blvd.
Treasure Island, FL 33706
(727) 360-4993

This beach hot-spot is the place to be if you’re looking to party on the beach. Caddy’s offers burgers, wings, fries, usual bar fare, and most importantly, cheap drinks. From volleyball and cornhole, to dancing and relaxing, Caddy’s is one of the most frequented spots on the beach.

Looking to catch the sunset and let loose? Catching it at Caddy’s will provide you with remarkable views with a cold drink in your hands.

Gator’s
12754 Kingfish Drive
Treasure Island, FL 33706
(727) 367-8951
This bustling beach hangout is the longest waterfront beach bar in the world. Serving as a virtual shrine to the Florida Gator’s, you’ll be surrounded by Florida natives who are passionate about the beach, having a good time, and all things Gators. Whether you’re at Gator’s during the day or at night, there is always some sort of live music. This place is especially packed on game day, so be sure to show some spirit.

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