Best Of 2005

BEST PLACE TO DRINK ON MONDAY NIGHT: Ricky T’s Tiki Bar

Anybody can go out drinking on Friday and Saturday night. Only the hardcores keep the buzz going through Sunday. And then there are the pros, those party animals who are ready to tap it again on Monday night and saddle up for the week ahead. It’s hard not to at Ricky T’s, the best open-air beach bar that is not actually on the sand. It features good food, great drinks and live music even on Monday, and that keeps the crowds flowing out onto the deck that fronts Gulf Boulevard. 10601 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, 727-363-7425.