Best Of 2016

Best anniversary party: THE BENDS 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Stranger Things party at The Bends in St. Petersburg, Florida on September 16, 2016.

Being old enough for preschool never looked (or felt) so good. The Bends rang in another year with yet another party packed to the gills (a regular occurrence there, actually) where regulars all convened on the First Avenue dive to get their earholes blasted and livers tickled alongside all of their closest friends, plus the strangers they might be linking up with later. facebook.com/thebendsbar. —Ray Roa