February 25, 2022

20 truly beachside restaurants and bars in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay has plenty of great tiki huts, waterfront bars, and fish shacks, but not all of them are directly on the beach.  But what about the spots that have direct access to sand and waves? Here are a few of our favorite local restaurants and bars that are truly on the beach. 
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PCI Beach Bar & Snack Shack
6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-367-2711
Live on vacation mode all day long at the Beach Bar & Snack Shack that is part of the Postcard Inn in St. Pete Beach. The restaurant offers a variety of tasty options with poolside service and a solid drink selection.
Photo via Postcard Inn on the Beach/Facebook

PCI Beach Bar & Snack Shack

6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-367-2711
Live on vacation mode all day long at the Beach Bar & Snack Shack that is part of the Postcard Inn in St. Pete Beach. The restaurant offers a variety of tasty options with poolside service and a solid drink selection.
Photo via Postcard Inn on the Beach/Facebook
Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill
7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, 813-281-0770
With its own private beach and Causeway locale, Whiskey Joe’s is one of Tampa’s most visible beach bars. You can brave Ben T. Davis, or pay a small fee to access Whiskey Joe’s beachside bar and party area. 
Photo via Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill/Website

Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill

7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, 813-281-0770
With its own private beach and Causeway locale, Whiskey Joe’s is one of Tampa’s most visible beach bars. You can brave Ben T. Davis, or pay a small fee to access Whiskey Joe’s beachside bar and party area.
Photo via Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill/Website
Rowe Bar
3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-360-1881
Located inside of The Don CeSar Hotel, the Rowe Bar is one of the best places to eat, and have access to a private beach. Grab a hand-crafted cocktail and a bite of the tuna tacos or goat cheese fritters to savor the Gulf. Photo via Rowe Bar/Facebook

Rowe Bar

3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-360-1881
Located inside of The Don CeSar Hotel, the Rowe Bar is one of the best places to eat, and have access to a private beach. Grab a hand-crafted cocktail and a bite of the tuna tacos or goat cheese fritters to savor the Gulf.
Photo via Rowe Bar/Facebook
Caddy’s Treasure Island
9000 W Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, 727-360-4993
Just like its sister restaurant in Madeira Beach, Caddy’s Treasure Island is a great party beach spot for anyone wanting to soak up the sun and chug down some drinks while enjoying live music and complimentary sunset yoga on certain days. It also has private Island Cabanas for a more exclusive feel to your beach day. 
Photo via Caddy’s Treasure Island/Website

Caddy’s Treasure Island

9000 W Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, 727-360-4993
Just like its sister restaurant in Madeira Beach, Caddy’s Treasure Island is a great party beach spot for anyone wanting to soak up the sun and chug down some drinks while enjoying live music and complimentary sunset yoga on certain days. It also has private Island Cabanas for a more exclusive feel to your beach day.
Photo via Caddy’s Treasure Island/Website
Jimmy B’s Beach Bar
6200 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach, 727-367-1902
Located in The Beachcomber Hotel, Jimmy B’s keeps the vibe alive with two stages for live music and recurring local artists like Phoenix, TL Jentgens and The Jeremy Thomas Band. Its wooden deck provides a space to either sit and relax or get up and dance. 
Photo via Jimmy B’s Beach Bar/Website

Jimmy B’s Beach Bar

6200 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach, 727-367-1902
Located in The Beachcomber Hotel, Jimmy B’s keeps the vibe alive with two stages for live music and recurring local artists like Phoenix, TL Jentgens and The Jeremy Thomas Band. Its wooden deck provides a space to either sit and relax or get up and dance.
Photo via Jimmy B’s Beach Bar/Website

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