When it comes to bars in Tampa Bay there's no shortage of bartenders in suspenders, themed drinkeries, and influencers hoggin' patio space for clout, which is why the area's dive bars hold a special place in our hearts.
Though we lost a few good ones
recently, St. Pete still boasts iconic dives, and they're not just dark, dank holes to grab a cold one. Some of the city's best dives are also some of the premier spots for pool and darts, bar grub, and most importantly, they're often indispensable for up-and-coming musicians.
So, next time you're out, order a big double of well whiskey and give a warm toast to St. Pete's dives. Here are a few of our favorites...