1407 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33811
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: North Pinellas beaches
It's an awesomely funky British pub on Gulf Boulevard in Indian Rocks Beach. A red English telephone booth marks the spot. Walk inside the cozy wooden confines and you're immediately transported away from the tacky condo and tourist trap scene — and the merciless heat. The Red Lion Pub has just about everything a working-class drinker could crave: a fine liquor selection, the fantastically affordable Yellow Tail as its house wine, and 16 beers on tap, including outstanding imports and microbrews like Chimay, Stella Artois and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. The Red Lion Pub's menu states that it's "famous" for Fish and Chips ($9.95). My grouper version proved excellent. The light beer batter accentuated, rather than masked, the grouper goodness.