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Downtown St Petersburg

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

  • Downtown Saturday Morning Market

    Editor's pick

    More than 100 local vendors including farmers, growers with fresh produce and gourmet foods. Also, crafts, prepared foods, live entertainment, flowers and plants.

    Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field: 180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg, 33701

  • Corvettes in the Park

    The annual show once again brings a huge selection of sleek Corvettes ranging from 1950s classics to brand new models and race cars. Trophies will be awarded for categories such as for best custom and best of class. Benefits the Veterans Bridge Scholarship at St. Petersburg College. 

    Price:Free (spectators); $30 advance, $35 day of (car entry).

    Straub Park (Center): at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

  • Breakfast with Dali for Families

    Monthly docent-led tours introduce Salvador Dali and the Dali Museum to families with children. The interactive tour highlights Dali paintings and other works that appeal to children. A Spanish-themed breakfast buffet and hands-on activities follow the tour. Reservations required.

    Price:$21, $10 ages 6-12; $10, $5 ages 6-12 members.

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

  • Fourward Glass Gallery Grand Opening

    The gallery features functional, scientific, heady and decorative glass from world-renowned glass artists. At the grand opening, guests can enjoy adult beverages and food from The Avenue, enter to win prizes, and have a meet and greet with Fisher and Kage from three to five p.m.

    Price:Free.

    Fourward Glass Gallery: 611 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33704

  • 97Xonline Barbecue

    Editor's pick

    This year's annual music festival features Panic! At the Disco, Vinyl Theater, Night Riots,Awolnation, DeLong and In the Valley Below. As always, the event is free, but if you can't make it to a ticket drop location, you can buy tickets on Ticketmaster to ensure your spot in the crowd. A free shuttle will be running. See a route map at StPeteTrolley.com.

    Price:Free ticket drop admission, $20 at the gate.

    Vinoy Park: 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

Restaurants:

  • 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…

  • Downtown St Petersburg: 183 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    The 20,000-square-foot collaboration between celebrity chefs Michael Mina and Don Pintabona in the Sundial complex includes 11 kitchens.Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, bar opens at 11:30 a.m.,…

  • 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…

Attractions:

  • 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: 183 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    The 20,000-square-foot collaboration between celebrity chefs Michael Mina and Don Pintabona in the Sundial complex includes 11 kitchens.Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, bar opens at 11:30 a.m.,…

  • Push Ultra Lounge


    Features: DJ/Techno, Dance club, Date night, Happy hour, Ladies night, Live music, Outdoor seating, Upscale, tbt* Top Bar

    Downtown St Petersburg: 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg, 33701

    First, take one of downtown St. Petersburg's most picturesque buildings, the gloriously reinvented McNulty Station. Add the district's hottest restaurant, the delectable Red Mesa Cantina.…

  • Downtown St Petersburg: 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

  • Downtown St Petersburg: 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    American Stage is the Tampa Bay area's only professional regional equity theater. It presents its six-play Mainstage Series in its brand new, 182-seat Raymond James Theatre, across from…