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36 Diviest Dive Bars in Tampa Bay

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!Tampa Bay Dive Bars - The Hub

The Drunken Clam in St Pete Beach is the perfect place to get a cold one and catch some live music.Tampa Bay Dive Bars - The-Drunken-Clam

“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.Tampa Bay Dive Bars-Tiny-Tap-Tavern

Head to the Friendly Tavern on Redington Beach for great drinks and awesome karaoke.Tampa Bay Dive Bars-Friendly-Tavern

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.
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Razzel’s Lounge affectionately calls themself the “Best Little Dive Bar in Clearwater”.Tampa Bay Dive Bars-Razzels-Lounge

The Shipwreck is the oldest bar in Clearwater Beach and “where the locals go and tourists are always welcome”Tampa Bay Dive Bars-The-Shipwreck

Mahuffer’s in Indian Shores…since 1971Tampa Bay Dive Bars-Mahuffers-1024x445

The Hole in the Wall Bar in Tampa…self explanatory. ?Tampa Bay Dive Bars-The-Hole-in-the-Wall-Bar-1024x498

Sporty’s in North Redington Beach.Tampa Bay Dive Bars-Sportys

Fort Knox Bar in Redington Shores.Tampa Bay Dive Bars-Fort-Know-Lounge-1024x768

Red’s on the Blvd in North Redington Beach.Tampa Bay Dive Bars-Reds-on-the-Blvd-1024x768

Reservoir Bar in Ybor CityTampa Bay Dive Bars-Reservoir-Bar

Shadracks – St Pete BeachTampa Bay Dive Bars-Shadracks

The Beer Shed – RiverviewTampa Bay Dive Bars-The-Beer-Shed

Skip’s Bar – DunedinTampa Bay Dive Bars-Skips-Bar

Tapper Pub – South Tampa
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Lucky Star Lounge – St PeteTampa Bay Dive Bars-Lucky-Star-Lounge

Smuggler’s Tavern – Tierra VerdeTampa Bay Dive Bars-Smugglers-Tavern

Barefoot Billy’s Friendly Tavern – TampaTampa Bay Dive Bars-Barefoot-Billys-Friendly-Tavern

Flamingo Sports Bar – St Pete – Jack Kerouac had his last drink hereTampa Bay Dive Bars-Flamingo-Sports-Bar

Emerald Bar – St PetersburgTampa Bay Dive Bars-Emerald-Bar

Steve’s Tavern – St PetersburgTampa Bay Dive Bars-Steves-Tavern

Sunset Grille – St PetersburgTampa Bay Dive Bars-Sunset-Grille

Boardwalk Tavern – St Petersburg
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Beach Lounge – St Pete BeachTampa Bay Dive Bars-Beach-Lounge

Lana’s Downtown Lounge – Treasure IslandTampa Bay Dive Bars-Lanas-Downtown-Lounge

Pasadena Bar and Grill – South Pasadena
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Bigfoot on the River – TampaTampa Bay Dive Bars-Bigfoot-on-the-River

Red Tiki Bar – St PetersburgTampa Bay Dive Bars-Red-Tiki-Bar

Elmer’s Sports Cafe – Ybor City, TampaTampa Bay Dive Bars-Elmers-Sports-Cafe

Longbar Pub – TampaTampa Bay Dive Bars-Longbar-Pub

Whiskey Willy’s – LutzTampa Bay Dive Bars-Whiskey-Willys

Pro Shop Pub – ClearwaterTampa Bay Dive Bars-Pro-Shop-Pub

The Dog Saloon – 3311 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629Tampa Bay Dive Bars-The-Dog-Saloon

Don’s Irish Pub – 3007 6th St. South, Saint Petersburg, FloridaTampa Bay Dive Bars-Dons-Irish-Pub

Cheers and have an awesome time!!!

3 Responses to “36 Diviest Dive Bars in Tampa Bay”

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  • Joe Lambert
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    Mr. Joe’s Off The Beach fits this bill.

    • Dean Vallejo
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      Thanks. We’ll add it to the list.

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