Neighborhoods

Downtown St Petersburg

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

  • Record Store Day at Daddy Kool

    A day of celebration that includes a sidewalk sale, a performance from noon to 3 p.m. by Infinite Skillz and his crew who will also be MC-ing the event and store wide sales all day long.

    Price: Free.

    Daddy Kool: 666 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

  • 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.

    Price:

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

  • Earth Day Festival

    Meet with representatives from leading green and sustainable companies to learn about eco-friendly technology, research and products to create healthy, sustainable communities.

    Price: Free.

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

  • Mainsail Arts Festival

    Editor's pick

    The 39th annual two-day festival combines visual, culinary and performing arts along with a Young at art student show and opportunities for children to engage in art activities. One of Florida's most exciting outdoor shows features over 250 exhibiting artists from all over the U.S. and specializing in mediums including: ceramics, fibers, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, oil/acrylic, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood. Music begins at noon with a Latin, rock crossover group. A free shuttle will be running every 10-15 minutes from First Street just north of Central Avenue (behind the Ponce De Leon Hotel) the Beach Drive Trolley Station on the approach to the Pier and  the north side of Seventh Ave NE just west of Bayshore Drive.

    Price: Free.

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

  • Andy Warhol's Time Capsules

    The Warhol Museum's chief archivist will discuss Warhol's largest conceptual art work, his Time Capsules, which encompass more than 600 containers. The talk will focus on one of the most compelling "boxes" in the series, touching on Warhol's childhood and his early commercial art success.

    Price: $5, free for members.

    Dali Museum: One Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), 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:

  • 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…

  • 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…

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…

  • Mahaffey Theater


    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Date night, Outdoor seating, Private room

    Downtown St Petersburg: 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg, 33701

    The Mahaffey Theater is a bayside jewel of a concert hall. This 2,030-seat theater has waterfront views and European box-style seating, which is perfect for the orchestra and dance…

  • Downtown St Petersburg: 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 46614

  • Downtown St Petersburg: 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    BayWalk was once a shopping and entertainment complex in downtown St. Petersburg anchored by a 20-screen Muvico Theatre. Since spring 2013, the theater has remained open, but the complex…

  • Demens Landing


    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Boat ramp, City parks, Dog-friendly, Fishing allowed, Grills, Picnic shelters, Play area, Public restrooms

    Downtown St Petersburg: 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Named after Peter Demens, one of the founding fathers of St. Petersburg, this waterfront park along Tampa Bay offers a great views. With two picnic shelters and grills, it also makes a great…