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Downtown St Petersburg

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

  • Sunscreen Film Festival

    Editor's pick

    This four-day showcase of independent films includes dramatic and comedy shorts, documentaries and international films. Notable films include Teacher of the Year (May 2) is a comedy starring Comedy Central's Keegan-Michael Key and a documentary tha features  Rowdies coach Thomas Rongen. Day pass includes all films, general workshops, after parties and other evening events. Go to sunscreenfilmfestival.com/festival-2015/schedule.html for a complete schedule.

    Price:$50 per day.

    Sundial 19: 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

  • Project34 Hackathon

    Using the latest technology, up and coming software developers and designers combine efforts to create a virtual or on-site solution to enhance the museum experience. The public is invited to join them in innovative sprints and hands-on contests. 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

  • St. Petersburg Ballet Company

    The mixed repertoire performance will include the story ballet the Little Match Girl, along with the ballet Paquita, Shostakovich, and a new work by guest artist Helen Hansen French of Buglisi Dance Theatre.

    Price:$20 adults, $15 students and seniors.

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

  • St. Petersburg Ballet Company Spring Concert

    The mixed repertoire performance includes the ballets The Little Match Girl and Paquita, as well a new original work by guest artist Helen Hansen French of Buglisi Dance Theatre.

    Price:$20; $15 students and seniors.

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

  • Hawk and Wayne's This Is a Comedy Show

    Back for their 6th year, the critically acclaimed comedy duo weave together a totally improvised one-act play based on audience suggestions.

    Price:$10.

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