Best Of 2011

BEST NA STROVYA!: St. Petersburg Nights

It’s a Russian restaurant, a haven for belly dancers and a discotheque — and, mother of God, they’ve got dancing bears! This world-class haven of kitsch and awesomeness on St. Pete Beach features ’70s-’80s decor, mirrors galore and big private booths, where you’d swear KGB agents and Muscovite mobsters are lurking. On some nights, a hookah-smoking DJ spins hits from the ’80s. On others, you can watch va-va-voom burlesque. Whatever’s going on, you can count on St. Petersburg Nights being a total hoot. 6800 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach,727-363-3832, stpetersburgnights.com.