Neighborhoods

Gulfport

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

  • Stepping Out

    A diverse group of women decide that they want to learn to tap dance and take lessons in the basement of a church. The long struggle to get better at tap pays off when they present a final recital in front of a live audience. Runs through April 20.

    Price: $15.

    Catherine Hickman Theatre: 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport, 33701

  • Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market

    With live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts.

    Price: Free.

    Gulfport: Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, 33707

  • Broke Mr. Jones

    The duo has been playing together in various bands and projects since high school but, in January 2013, they formed their own group specializing in blues, rock and covers. Parking will be available on the street and in the grass lot only.

    Price: $5 donation.

    Blueberry Patch: 4923 20th Ave. S, Gulfport, 33707

  • Top Local Chef 2014

    Eight professional chefs each create a dish using Intensity Academy's Saucy Everything gourmet sauce as a key component of their dishes. Chefs include Desiree Ugosmith of Granny Smith's Kitchen, Helena Josephs of Island Flavors And Tings in Gulfport,  Kim Mohr of Serendipity Cafe, Ramon Hernandez of Pipo's in St. Petersburg, Pat "Shubee" Bearry of Shubee Shack, Rene Valenzuela of Taco Bus, Sean Gwynn of Twisted Cork Grille and Kate Gorr of Wine Madonna.

    Price: Free, $20 tasting pass.

    Gulfport Casino: 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

  • Edge District Market

    The market, which is open the first Thursday of every month, includes locally grown produce, grass-fed meats, eggs, honey, hand made crafts, massages, food trucks, live entertainment and much more.

    Price: Free.

    Edge District: 11th Street and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, 33701

Restaurants:

  • Backfin Blue Cafe


    Cuisine: American casual, Seafood casual
    Features: Children's menu, Kid-friendly, Outdoor seating

    Gulfport: 2913 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

    Come to the little house under the oaks. Sit on the screen porch or inside. The best of the old favorites (meat loaf, crab cake, prime rib and fish) are served warmly and simply. Harold…

  • Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub


    Cuisine: Casual Dining, Mexican, Pizza, Pub
    Features: Import specialist, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood, Outdoor seating, tbt* Top Bar

    Gulfport: 3038 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

    Notice first the crazy-fabulous beer list: an array of Belgian ales and lambics, as well as all those American microbrews with the adolescent names (Butthead bock, anyone?). During the week,…

  • Pia's Trattoria


    Cuisine: Italian
    Features: Outdoor seating

    Gulfport: 3054 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

    This is the kind of sweetly earnest restaurant that you'd like to think unfurls fully realized from the ground, good basic ingredients and a healthy inoculation of Italian culinary know-how…

  • Six Tables Restaurant


    Cuisine: American upscale, Fine dining

    Gulfport: 2937 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

  • Tangelo's


    Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish/Cuban
    Features: Outdoor seating

    Gulfport: 3121 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

    No one puts more color and spice in a sandwich, soup bowl or pitcher of iced tea. Funky, chunky eating from thick turkey sandwiches to fork-ready gazpacho plus black beans and Cuban…

Bars:

  • Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub


    Cuisine: Casual Dining, Mexican, Pizza, Pub
    Features: Import specialist, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood, Outdoor seating, tbt* Top Bar

    Gulfport: 3038 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

    Notice first the crazy-fabulous beer list: an array of Belgian ales and lambics, as well as all those American microbrews with the adolescent names (Butthead bock, anyone?). During the week,…

  • O'Maddy's


    Cuisine: American casual
    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Beloved dive, Big-screen TVs, College crowd, Karaoke, Live music, Outdoor seating, Pool tables, tbt* Top Bar

    Gulfport: 5405 Shore Blvd., Gulfport, 33701

    This full-liquor bar has tasty sandwiches with a kitschy, nautical interior and large wooden deck that overlooks the water. Karaoke starts at 9:30 every night and that's where you'll find…

  • J's


    Cuisine: American casual
    Features: Beach/Waterfront

    Gulfport: 3128 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

    Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until midnight Fri. and Sat.Read a review here.…

  • Salty's Gulfport Bar


    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Happy hour, Live music, Outdoor seating

    Gulfport: 5413 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

    The vibe: a bright and colorful beach bar on the Gulfport waterfront.Hours: 1 p.m.-1 a.m. Mon.-Thur., noon-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-11 a.m. Sun.Read a review here.…

  • Gulfport on the Rocks


    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Beloved dive, Darts, Jazz/Blues, Live music, Pool tables

    Gulfport: 5413 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

    Waterfront but not beachy, it's just across from Williams Pier and Boca Ciega Bay. The thick fog of smoke inside is shorthand for "no food served here." You're ordering shots. Don't argue…

Attractions:

  • Gulfport


    Features: Beach/Waterfront

    Gulfport: Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, 33707

    This small beach community is nestled between St. Petersburg and Boca Ciega Bay. Beach Boulevard is the main drag, packed with shops, restaurants and galleries. It also takes you to the…

  • Gulfport: 5501 28th Ave. S, Gulfport, 33701

  • Chase Park and Dog Park


    Features: Dog park, Dog-friendly

    Gulfport: 54th Street S and 28th Avenue, Gulfport, 33707

    The Chase Park Dog Park is comprised of two 800-by-200-foot parks for the separation of dogs according to size. It features drinking fountains, benches, agility equipment and scooper…

  • Clam Bayou Nature Park


    Features: Canoe/kayak trails, City parks, Hiking trails

    Gulfport: Miriam Street, Gulfport, 33707

    Enjoy a stroll through nature and wildlife at this park in Gulfport. It's also home to ten acres of nature preserve, views of the Clam Bayou and Boca Ciega Bay, and a canoe and kayak launch.…

  • Gulfport: 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport, 33701