Sleep Inn & Suites Riverfront
5605 18TH Street E.
Ellenton, FL 34222
Phone: (941) 721-4933
Fax: (941) 721-4934
The Gator Club is a casual bar that is housed in a historical building that was formerly known as the Worth's Block. For more details, check website or call ahead.
The place to go where you dress to impress and are seen by the "in" crowd is at the upscale and sophisticated Push Ultra Lounge in St. Petersburg. Add a full bar, beer, wine, DJs playing a mix of tunes and dancing till the wee hours, and you have the perfect party place. A kaleidoscope of subtle colors and lighting adds a sensual atmosphere to this multi-level trendsetting lounge. Keep the party inside or take it outside where more bars, dance floors, and outdoor seating keep the party going. Valet parking is available, and reservations recommended for private tables. - Vickie Ferguson
One of St. Pete's distinguished downtown night venues, Jannus Live features a variety of rock, alternative and Western musical performers. Dress casually, sit in the open air and order from a full bar while nibbling light fare from the small menu. Jannus Live is not large, but actually seeing the show is not always easy; there are benches to stand on to see over other people. The Green Room nightclub draws the crowds when no acts are performing at the courtyard.
The Local 662 is a exciting party venue and nightclub. The club can hold around 200 people and can be rented for an event. There is always something interesting happening at the Local 662, you should be able to get hold of party flyer's quite easily. The nightclub has several bands that play there regularly. Call to find out whats going down at the Local 662.
At the Dive Bar & Grill, a bustling local favorite, there is always something fun going on. On Sunday, stop by for the T-Party along with drink specials and two-for-one select menu items. Tuesday through Friday, stop by for happy hour from 4p until 7p with food specials. On Wednesday, order a brew special then step up to the mic and entertain the crowd with karaoke. Saturday night from 7p until 10p, there is a live musical cabaret show and drink specials with no cover charge. Enjoy the ambiance inside, or sit at the outside bar and rooftop to savor the sunset and waterfront views. The Dive is open late and offers a full menu. -Vickie Ferguson
Ringside Café is one of the best-known spots in the state for the wail of live blues music. Popular, busy and packed with patrons, it's the place to go for a casual night of music, slow dancing and good food. A full menu offers such goodies as conch fritters, buffalo fingers and potato skins to get you started. Top it off with an icy cold brew or a mixed drink from the bar.
In an ultra-casual setting, this restaurant serves chicken wings, grouper nuggets and plain or spicy fries. Hefty burgers are served so close to the water they may get wet, the restaurant warns. If not, you can get wet with a pitcher of beer, a selection of cocktails or a frozen margarita. Try Maryland crab spread as an appetizer. Monday to Friday, the restaurant features "half-price madness": dine at the bar from 2-6pm and save 50 percent. Can't beat that deal, or the great sunsets visible from the outdoor dining area.
One of the anchors of John's Pass Village, Friendly Fisherman Waterfront Restaurant does the obvious—it specializes in seafood. You may not get the best burger here, but the grouper sandwich will be laudable. You'll find a floating dock at The Fisherman. Come early for a substantial breakfast, later for a waterside lunch or even later for a casual dinner. This also makes a great stop if you've been touring and shopping in this rustic, seaside Village. A full bar offers a range of tropical options as well as the standbys.
Located near the Ballast Point Pier in South Tampa and featuring fantastic views of Tampa Bay, Taste of Boston serves fresh seafood dishes that are guaranteed to make your mouth water. The homemade lobster roll—served on a fresh baked bun, along with the combo fish platter—and creamy clam chowder are made with fresh scallops, clams, shrimp and lobster that are shipped in weekly from Boston. Side dishes include homemade batter dipped onion rings and crisp and creamy cole slaw. Enjoy the scenic views along with live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night! - Vickie Ferguson