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Downtown St Petersburg

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

  • Tea in the Garden

    Escape to a tranquil world at this party with tea, pastries and finger sandwiches in the membership garden. Includes museum admission.

    Price:$30.

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

  • First Time Homebuyer Workshop

    Designed to help first-time homebuyers go through the process of purchasing a home and qualifying for down payment and closing costs assistance. The second part of this two part mandatory workshop will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 3.

    Price:Free.

    Sunshine Center: 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

  • Student Surrealist Art Exhibit Reception

    In an attempt to encourage students to explore new ideas and creative thinking, this exhibit features artwork in which students explore a variety of media including drawing, collage, watercolor, acrylic, digital photography and mixed media. This year's theme, "Psyched Out: Reinvented Myths," challenged students to explore the mythic in their everyday world or create an entirely new myth.

    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

  • Storytime for Families

    Join museum staff in the Education Classroom for storytime featuring a selected book from the museum's library or store.

    Price:Free.

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

  • Tea Dance Series

    Get some exercise and make friends in an afternoon of ballroom dancing to live and taped music. Instructions available starting at 11:30 a.m.

    Price:$7, $10 dance and instruction.

    Coliseum: 535 Fourth Ave. 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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