With the majority of the state surrounded by water, Florida is a prime destination to take advantage of the surf and sand. In the south, you can share crystal blue waters with the Bahamas and Cuba, and in the east, you’ll have the whole Gulf of Mexico at your fingertips. One of the best beachside activities is spending the day relaxing under the sun with music, margaritas, and a crystal blue ocean view at your favorite beach bar. While beach bars are plentiful in the Sunshine State, the most popular beach bars attract the crowds with lively atmospheres, top-notch ocean views, and downright delicious drinks.
Nothing heightens an ambiance quite like music. Feeling the sway of the beat and the energy of the melody can set your spirits soaring in no time. Salacious salsa, classic rock hits, and mellow reggae are top contenders for beach bar music tracks. However, the best bars bring rhythm to the stage with live bands every day. At Jimmy B’s Beach Bar they rotate 2 to 3 bands daily, giving you a variety of musical styles to jam along to all day long. The bar has an indoor and outdoor stage and plenty of space to get up and dance with local artists as your soundtrack.
When thinking about the perfect beach bar, tropical drinks are a must. The fruitier and more colorful the better. Rum Runners, Mai Tais, Pina Coladas, and Daiquiris are names that will make almost every beach bar menu, but it’s the signature drinks that truly make some bars stand out among the rest. One signature drink that has made the books is The Wet Spot – a pina colada with a blueberry twist. Those in search of something extravagant will satisfy their taste buds with a Banana Split – banana liqueur, rum and strawberries topped with Hershey’s syrup and whipped cream! And of course, if you’re in vacation mode may have to upgrade to an extra-large drink to last you through the night.
The cherry on top of that cocktail is the perfect sunset locale to welcome the night. Imagine overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and the white sands of St. Pete Beach with vibrant orange and purple hues in the backdrop. That’s a pretty amazing sight if you ask us. At Jimmy B’s Beach Bar this is prime time, and they have plenty of space to occupy the onlookers who’d like to catch sight of the elusive green flash that can sometimes appear during sunset. They even pass around free sunset shooters to kick off the night, because, with a bar that’s open until 3 am every night, the fun is just beginning!
Visit a Top Ten
Jimmy’s Beach Bar located at The Beachcomber is one of the only bars to make Florida’s Top 10 Beach Bar list six years in a row! The laid back atmosphere, flowing drinks, beautiful beachfront location, and constant stream of live music have made this bar a premier spot for those in need of some beach relaxation. The Beachcomber itself is a lush resort surrounded by tropical landscape and its own private beach, which was named one of the top 5 beaches in the U.S. by TripAdvisor. Here you can spend the day reading a book in your private cabana, cool off in one of their two luxury swimming pools, or catch a game of pool in their on-site sports bar.