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St. Pete’s Coolest Speakeasies

When it comes to finding unique and exciting places to enjoy a night out, few experiences can compare to the thrill of stepping into a speakeasy (a.k.a., an undercover bar). These hush-hush hideaways pay homage to the Prohibition era, providing an atmosphere of secrecy and excitement you won’t find in any ordinary watering hole. Savvy travelers on a safari for secretive sips will discover an array of speakeasy bars nearby that evoke the spirit of the “Roaring 20s.” Read on to explore some of the coolest Florida speakeasies St. Pete / Clearwater has to offer, each offering its own distinct ambiance and unforgettable experiences.

Dirty Laundry

Tucked away in downtown St. Petersburg, Dirty Laundry captures the essence of a classic speakeasy with its softly lit space and elegant décor. The bar features an extensive menu of handcrafted cocktails that will transport you back in time. From their signature Old Fashioned to creative concoctions like the Lavender Lady, Dirty Laundry delivers discreet drinkery in a cozy and intimate setting.

1742 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Mandarin Hide

Mandarin Hide is a true hidden gem located in the heart of downtown Clearwater. Behind an unassuming exterior (naturally) lies an undercover experience complete with a stylish, leather-accented interior, vintage wallpaper, and an inviting ambiance. The bartenders here are known for their mixology prowess, crafting innovative and flavorful cocktails — both timeless favorites, and signature sips. Whether you're a fan of the classics or are looking for something new, Mandarin Hide is sure to impress.

231 Central Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The Scott

The Scott exudes elegance and sophistication.. This upscale undercover establishment offers stunning views of the Gulf, providing a unique twist on the traditional tavern. The Scott's extensive drink menu showcases expertly crafted libations, and their skilled bartenders are happy to personalize your drink to your liking. Don't miss the opportunity to indulge in a drink while taking in the sunset.

253 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Bar Chica

For those seeking a speakeasy with a Latin flair, Bar Chica is a must-visit. This vibrant establishment combines the energetic atmosphere of a salsa club with the allure of a top-secret tavern. Sip on handcrafted cocktails infused with south-of-the-border sabor, and get ready to hit the dance floor as the night progresses. Bar Chica's lively ambiance and unique fusion of music and mixology make it a standout among the speakeasies in the area.

1180 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, US

Floridian Social Club

The Kenwood neighborhood’s own Floridian Social Club offers intimate, intriguing, invitingly incognito imbibery. With its exposed brick walls, cozy seating, and vintage-inspired décor, the charm and nostalgia are off the charts. The bartenders here are some of the most talented in the city, so you can expect expertly crafted cocktails with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. From classics to seasonal specialties, the drink menu at Floridian Social Club is a testament to exceptional skill and quality.

687 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Good Fortune

Cleverly concealed behind the façade of a St. Petersburg noodle shop, Good Fortune is an Eastern-style hidden treasure just waiting to be discovered. This joint’s Asian-inspired interior and tasty fusion tipples create a unique and immersive experience. Sip on innovative concoctions like the Matcha Mule or the Sake Martini, and allow yourself to be transported to a world where worlds don’t collide…so much as embrace.

260 1st Ave S, 100, St. Petersburg, FL 33701


Ruby's Elixir

Ruby's Elixir (on St. Pete’s Central Ave.) has been hiding in plain sight for decades, but it’s worth seeking out. Live music fans will find much to love here, as Ruby’s brings the soul of blues and jazz to life via live performances from some of the region’s most renowned artists. You’ll also discover an extensive selection of craft beers, wines, and spirits. Take a seat at the bar or find a cozy spot in one of the booths, and let the smooth sounds of blues and jazz wash over you as you enjoy your favorite frosty beverage.

15 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Speakeasy Kava

Abstainers rejoice: Kava proves you don’t need hooch to have a hootenanny. Offering a non-alcoholic alternative with a laid-back vibe, Speakeasy Kava is unique within the city’s speakeasy scene. The traditional (and teetotaler-friendly) Polynesian drink Kava is the star of the show here. The eponymous tavern serves up a variety of drinks infused with Kava, an organic root botanical that soothes the soul naturally, and is the perfect pairing with the relaxed atmosphere here. Unwind with friends, play board games, or enjoy live music while sipping on a kava concoction, and enjoy a distinct twist on the traditional.

2101 Central Ave, St. Petersburg FL 33713  

TradeWinds is Perfect For Exploring the Speakeasy Scene

Whether you're seeking classic cocktails, masterful mixology, live music, or even non-alcoholic alternatives, there's a speakeasy in St. Pete to suit your style. Want to drop in and check them out for yourself? TradeWinds Resort is centrally located, classically comfortable, and wonderfully well-appointed. Stop by our Special Offers page and check out our amazing St. Pete Beach travel deals, then reserve your tour of these secret stops today!


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