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!

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

“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.

Head to the Friendly Tavern on Redington Beach for great drinks and awesome karaoke.

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.




Razzel’s Lounge affectionately calls themself the “Best Little Dive Bar in Clearwater”.

The Shipwreck is the oldest bar in Clearwater Beach and “where the locals go and tourists are always welcome”

Mahuffer’s in Indian Shores…since 1971

The Hole in the Wall Bar in Tampa…self explanatory. 🙂

Sporty’s in North Redington Beach.

Fort Knox Bar in Redington Shores.

Red’s on the Blvd in North Redington Beach.

Reservoir Bar in Ybor City

Shadracks – St Pete Beach

Wilson’s Sports Lounge – St Pete

The Beer Shed – Riverview

Skip’s Bar – Dunedin

Tapper Pub – South Tampa

Lucky Star Lounge – St PeteLucky Star Lounge

Smuggler’s Tavern – Tierra VerdeSmuggler's Tavern

Barefoot Billy’s Friendly Tavern – TampaBarefoot Billy's Friendly Tavern

Flamingo Sports Bar – St Pete – Jack Kerouac had his last drink here
Flamingo Sports Bar

The Corner Club – Seminole Heights, Tampa
The Corner Club

Emerald Bar – St Petersburg
Emerald Bar

Steve’s Tavern – St Petersburg
Steve's Tavern

Sunset Grille – St Petersburg
Sunset Grille

Boardwalk Tavern – St Petersburg
Boardwalk Tavern

Beach Lounge – St Pete Beach
Beach Lounge

Lana’s Downtown Lounge – Treasure Island
Lana's Downtown Lounge

Pasadena Bar and Grill – South Pasadena
Pasadena Bar and Grill

Bigfoot on the River – Tampa
Bigfoot on the River

Red Tiki Bar – St Petersburg
Red Tiki Bar

Elmer’s Sports Cafe – Ybor City, Tampa
Elmer's Sports Cafe

Longbar Pub – Tampa
Longbar Pub

Whiskey Willy’s – Lutz
Whiskey Willy's

Pro Shop Pub – Clearwater
Pro Shop Pub

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

Don’s Irish Pub – 3007 6th St. South, Saint Petersburg, Florida
Don's Irish Pub

Cheers and have an awesome time!!!