What’s a dive bar? It’s an interesting question and definitely up for interpretation. We like to think of a dive bar as a place where locals go to get a drink or a few. Simple as that. This list was compiled by our fans. Do you think we should add one? Let us know in the comments and tag your squad to back you up. We only add new spots that multiple people confirm as a dive bar.
The Hub has been a staple in Downtown Tampa since the 1940’s. Known by locals for the heaviest pour in Tampa. Welcome to The Hub!
The Drunken Clam in St Pete Beach is the perfect place to get a cold one and catch some live music.
“The World Famous” Tiny Tap Tavern is a dive gem in South Tampa, in the heart of everything that is opposite of a dive bar.
Head to the Friendly Tavern on Redington Beach for great drinks and awesome karaoke.
McNasty’s on Gulf Blvd is just across the street from the beach in St Pete and exactly what you want from a dive bar.
Razzel’s Lounge affectionately calls themself the “Best Little Dive Bar in Clearwater”.
The Shipwreck is the oldest bar in Clearwater Beach and “where the locals go and tourists are always welcome”
Mahuffer’s in Indian Shores…since 1971
The Hole in the Wall Bar in Tampa…self explanatory. ?
Sporty’s in North Redington Beach.
Fort Knox Bar in Redington Shores.
Red’s on the Blvd in North Redington Beach.
Reservoir Bar in Ybor City
Shadracks – St Pete Beach
The Beer Shed – Riverview
Skip’s Bar – Dunedin
Tapper Pub – South Tampa
Lucky Star Lounge – St Pete
Smuggler’s Tavern – Tierra Verde
Barefoot Billy’s Friendly Tavern – Tampa
Flamingo Sports Bar – St Pete – Jack Kerouac had his last drink here
Emerald Bar – St Petersburg
Steve’s Tavern – St Petersburg
Sunset Grille – St Petersburg
Boardwalk Tavern – St Petersburg
Beach Lounge – St Pete Beach
Lana’s Downtown Lounge – Treasure Island
Pasadena Bar and Grill – South Pasadena
Bigfoot on the River – Tampa
Red Tiki Bar – St Petersburg
Elmer’s Sports Cafe – Ybor City, Tampa
Longbar Pub – Tampa
Whiskey Willy’s – Lutz
Pro Shop Pub – Clearwater
The Dog Saloon – 3311 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629
Don’s Irish Pub – 3007 6th St. South, Saint Petersburg, Florida