Best Of 2011

BEST SURPRISE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT SCENE: The Club at Treasure Island

Out among the super-rich and tacky worlds of our gulfside beach communities, you’ll find the majestic, Mediterranean-inspired Club at Treasure Island, the sort of place where you’d expect retired millionaires to cavort and compare annuities over a round of Tom Collins. To our surprise, the splashy-swanky venue has emerged as one of the linchpins in the Bay area’s entertainment scene. The Club's Gotham Comedy Series brought in big-name stand-up icons like Colin Quinn, Wayne Brady and Robert Klein. Lou Gramm from Foreigner and Plain White T’s have headlined. Future attractions include Richard Lewis, Chef Emeril Lagasse, Three Dog Night and Chita Rivera. 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island, 727-367-4511, theclubti.com.