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25 Best Things to Do in St. Petersburg, Florida

Boasting an eclectic, relaxed vibe, uplifting music, friendly staff, and unique cocktails, Mandarin Hide is the epitome of downtown St. Petersburg’s bold transformation into a classy nightlife venue.

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Smackdown: Battle of the Florida Bay Cities

St. Petersburg’s downtown is bustling on weekends. The Canopy, a bar atop a hotel called The Birchwood, offers a rooftop view of Tampa Bay. Mandarin Hide on Central Avenue knows how to make a mean Moscow Mule and is next to a cutesy wine bar called A Taste for Wine.

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Florida’s 14 Best Bars Outside of Miami

Bars love their mottos. At this leader of the local cocktail resurgence, it’s “pouring our spirits to raise yours”, which is easy to do when you’re turning out quality takes on classics like the French 75 and the Old Fashioned, but we suggest a Pimm’s Cup, which is always refreshing in the sticky Florida weather.

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The Tampa Bay Area Nightlife

Perhaps the epitome of downtown St. Pete’s bold transformation into a stylish nightlife destination, this place exudes a classy yet jubilant speakeasy vibe. A claw-foot bathtub is one of the first things you see when you walk in the door. Just as vintage as the decor is the drinks menu, which features numerous classic cocktails (made the old-fashioned way), tasty concoctions you’ll find nowhere else, and craft beers. You’ll find either live music or a DJ most nights. On Sunday they open early to serve up a mean bloody Mary. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

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