Best Of 2015

Best Sassy Beach Bartender: DENISE at RIPTIDES

Best Sassy Beach Bartender

Perhaps you’re a sophisticated Long Islander, slumming it on St. Pete Beach because the Cape has become far too predictable. Or maybe you’re here from Boston, taking time away from the agency to visit a retired grandmother. Wherever you’re from, don’t go bringing your entitlement to Denise Staley, because she honestly thinks your bullshit is hilarious. Funny, feisty and devoted to showing everyone a good time — provided they’re not taking themselves or anything else too seriously — she’s our favorite personality west of the Corey Causeway, adding a breath of fresh, sardonic air to the beachy breezes and reminding us that, especially in a tourist town, the customer is not always right. 7618 Blind Pass Rd., St. Pete Beach, 727-827-2834