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Downtown St Petersburg

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

  • Pre-Party Friday

    Each Friday, this party on the third floor celebrates the art and life of Picasso. Spanish food and drink available at the Cafe Gala. Included with museum admission.

    Price: $24, $22 seniors, $17 students and children ages 13-17, $10 children ages 6-12. $10 after 5 p.m. Thursdays.

    Dali Museum: 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

  • Muse

    "Creative" attire is suggested for this party with interactive digital art, pop-up performances, artful dinner courses, an auction and awards. Benefits Arts Alliance programs and services.

    Price:$100.

    Museum of Fine Arts: 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

  • Rossini's The Barber of Seville

    The beautiful and young Rosina narrowly escapes marriage to her guardian, Dr. Bartolo, only to fall in love with Count Almaviva masquerading as poor student.  Figaro is the town barber who helps Rosina. Serenades, disguises, music lessons, bribes and, of course, a shave all come together in comic style.

    Price:$22-$67.

    Palladium Theater: 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

  • Passafire

    The reggae rockers are thanking fans by performing a free show.

    Price:Free.

    Jannus Live: 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

  • Radio Golf

    Editor's pick

    The last play in August Wilson's famed Century Cycle that illuminates the experiences of everyday African-American people. This one is that of black elites and the Ivy League. Set in 1997, it tells the story of educated and ambitious Harmond Wilkes, involved with a building project in Pittsburgh's Hill District, where most of Wilson's cycle plays are set.  Runs through Feb. 22

    Price:$29-$59. Wednesday's preview pay-what-you-can.

    American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater: 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

Restaurants:

  • 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House


    Cuisine: American casual, Breakfast or brunch, Seafood upscale
    Features: Big-screen TVs, Date night, Kid-friendly, Outdoor seating

    Downtown St Petersburg: 400 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    The large-scale Beach Drive restaurant — 9,000 square feet, 300 seats, private dining room for 32, banquet room for 64 — is a collaboration of a number of savvy restaurant…

  • La V


    Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vietnamese
    Features: Top restaurant

    Downtown St Petersburg: 441 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

    V is for Vietnamese, the stylish cafe proffering an expanded menu of the noodles, soups and banh mi sandwiches that made the lovely Thuy Le's 34th Street N spot a foodie destination. Le…

  • Downtown St Petersburg: 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    One of St. Pete's swankiest spots, this renovated hotel opened in the summer of 2013 to large crowds waiting to schmooze on its rooftop bar overlooking St. Petersburg.The place on Beach…

  • Birch & Vine at the Birchwood


    Cuisine: American upscale, New American
    Features: Outdoor seating, Upscale

    Downtown St Petersburg: 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Wander from the white-curtained cabanas to the edge of the rooftop with its sweeping views of Tampa Bay and Straub Park and you'll hear people all saying the same thing: "Why doesn't…

  • 9 Bangkok Restaurant


    Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Sushi, Thai

    Downtown St Petersburg: 571 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

    This mainstay of downtown St. Petersburg's dining scene for more than a decade offers dependable Thai and sushi dishes. The decor inside is no-frills, but the food is anything but. And…

Bars:

  • Empouria, the Art of Beer


    Features: Import specialist, Outdoor seating, tbt* Top Bar

    Downtown St Petersburg: 29 Third St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Formerly the Independent, John Vellines' new venture emphasizes high end Belgian, German, and other European varieties including Polish and Czech, plus rare and vintage beers. Cork-finished…

  • Ringside Cafe


    Features: DJ/Techno, Live music

    Downtown St Petersburg: 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Formerly Club Detroit and before that Vintage Ultra Lounge, the popular restaurant and stage for live music moved from its longtime perch on Fourth Street to downtown in late 2013. In the…

  • Downtown St Petersburg: 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    One of St. Pete's swankiest spots, this renovated hotel opened in the summer of 2013 to large crowds waiting to schmooze on its rooftop bar overlooking St. Petersburg.The place on Beach…

  • Birch & Vine at the Birchwood


    Cuisine: American upscale, New American
    Features: Outdoor seating, Upscale

    Downtown St Petersburg: 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Wander from the white-curtained cabanas to the edge of the rooftop with its sweeping views of Tampa Bay and Straub Park and you'll hear people all saying the same thing: "Why doesn't…

  • Cycle Brewing


    Features: Brewery, craft beer specialist

    Downtown St Petersburg: 534 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

    It's 100 percent about the beer. The interior is so bare-bones that you wouldn't even be able to identify what kind of business it was, were it not for 12 tap handles lined up neatly on an…

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