There’s just something special about kicking back and enjoying a refreshing beverage just steps away from one of the top-rated beaches in the country. So it’s a good thing that the St. Pete Beach bars at TradeWinds are such a fantastic place to do exactly that! No matter what sort of vibe you’re looking for, we have a spot for every mood. Our expert mixologists are always happy to pour your favorite craft cocktail, vintage wine, or ice-cold beer. Plus, thanks to games, live entertainment and more, and there’s a good time around every corner. Check out this guests’ guide to our favorite on-site kick-back spots, and start planning your escape!
Salty’s Tiki Bar and Beach Lounge
There’s just no better place for breezy beverages on the beach than a classic tiki bar! At Island Grand’s Salty’s, you can grab a Daiquiri, Margarita, Mai Tai, Piña Colada or whatever you’re craving, and then head out to our comfy beach furniture on the shore. So, go ahead — relax. Enjoy the sunset while you feel your stress ebb out with the tide. It’s the “drink in your hand and toes in the sand” escape you’ve been dreaming of.
RumFish Grill Bar, Outdoor Bar and Patio
You’ll discover what’s undeniably one of the greatest beach bars in the world at RumFish Beach Resort. Here, the big-screen TVs always have the latest sports. The beer is cold. The food is delicious. Your bartender can curate you flights of signature rum. Live entertainment can be enjoyed indoors and out. And the massive aquarium behind the bar is so impressive, it was featured on an episode of Discovery Channel’s “Tanked”!
Built in the style of the classic “cracker cottage” Florida beach home, Island Grand’s Flying Bridge bar and eatery is the place to stop for delicious food and drinks overlooking the water. The all-day menu features many classic favorites, and the drinks menu is packed with satisfying selections perfect for accompanying a meal, or just unwinding while you watch the waves lap the shore. Enjoy spectacular gulf breezes while you check out the sun dipping below the horizon.
Awakenings Lobby Bar
Awakenings is conveniently located in the atrium of the Grand Palm Colonnade at Island Grand. It’s the place to stop for your favorite Starbucks® coffee, blended drinks, and hot and cold teas. You’ll also be able to enjoy some fantastic select wines, local craft beers (drafts, bottles and cans), aged whiskies, and even tapas if you’re feeling like a light bite.
There’s no better chill-out spot in St. Pete Beach than the SandBar at RumFish! VIP poolside cabanas offer a cool, shady place to take it easy during the day. And when the sun goes down, our plush beach lounges are an unbeatable way to take in the evening vibes. Grab a fire table, make some S’mores, and thank your lucky stars that you’re ending your day in paradise!
The Cabana Bar
Cocktails. Sunsets. Music. And nothing but good vibes from the moment you walk in. The Cabana Bar is TradeWinds’ classically casual, beautifully beachfront bar where the newly renovated space is as breezy as it gets. Sip your favorite beverage and enjoy the nightly celestial fireworks display as the sun sets over the beach. And you never know — with a little encouragement, you might even be able to convince Danny behind the bar to grab his guitar and play a few tunes for you. There’s just no better way to unwind than this.
Explore the Local Brewery Scene
If you’re looking to venture out and explore the surrounding area in search of libations, you’ve got some fantastic options! St. Pete is one of the region’s best hubs for craft breweries, and many offer tours and tastings for travelers. We recommend starting at Mastry’s Brewing Co., which uses local ingredients to create full-flavored beers. Sea Dog Brewery’s outpost in nearby Treasure Island is always ready with a pint for the parched. And local legends Green Bench make exceptional sours and IPAs you’ll want to try.
Sip and Savor at TradeWinds
There’s truly no end to the amazing places you can relax with your favorite beverage here at TradeWinds. From lively to laid-back and everywhere in between, there’s a tavern for every taste. So stop by our Dine & Drink page to check out our full selection of sipping spots. Then when you’re ready to plan your “just let go” getaway, check out our Special Offers page to take a look at our current St. Pete Beach travel deals and book your stay!