Six St. Pete Spots You Must Try!
Living in Tampa, most of us have tried out the majority of restaurants in our local area. But how often do you cross the bridge to explore dining options in St. Petersburg? Team Chais is proud to support local businesses throughout all of the Tampa Bay area and have compiled a list of some of our favorite, unique eateries in downtown St. Pete.
The Canopy – The Birchwood
You have not experienced downtown St. Pete until you have stopped by Canopy. This is my favorite spot in DTSP (downtown St. Pete), as it offers some of the best views of Tampa Bay and the St. Pete skyline. This rooftop lounge provides private cabanas, fire pits, living room seating and high top tables and is the perfect pick for a date night or to meet friends for a drink. You can munch on tasty bar bites, sip on some brews and soak in breathtaking views, what more could you ask for?
Looking for an edgy spot to try in the Edge District? No Vacancy is your place. This downtown oasis offers both in and outdoor seating with a full tropical bar and patio outside. The outdoor turf makes it the perfect place to bring the pups while sipping on their famous punch bowls! Bring your game face because you might find yourself wrapped up in one of their many games out by the bar. Stop by for some lobster dip, a speciality cocktail or Sunday brunch, you won’t be disappointed.
The Avenue Eat + Drink
If you’re looking to catch a sports game in an upbeat environment, head to The Avenue. Offering both indoor seating and a covered outdoor bar, this is the ultimate place to grab your crew, a beer and a burger to cheer on your team! Be sure to take advantage of their dining deals with Monday being 50¢ Wing Night and Wednesdays being $5 Burger Night!
When my craving for sushi or phanaeng curry hits there is no place on my mind other than Lemon Grass. Their food is fresh and flavorful, their portions are massive and they offer some of the friendliest and quickest service I’ve experienced in the restaurant industry. This is one of my favorite spots to hit for lunch because their deals and specials will have you walking away full to the brim and are totally affordable!
Oak & Stone
When you walk into Oak & Stone one of the first things you may notice is their massive self-serve beer wall. This wall offers 56 taps of beer that you can pour by the ounce with your activated RFID bracelet (don’t get too excited, there is a cutoff). This is one of my all-time favorite spots to grab a brew and catch a sports game on one of their 20 flat-screen TVs. There is plenty of seating so bring a large crew and be sure to order one of their handcrafted artisanal wood-fired pizzas!
If I could only eat Italian food from one restaurant for the rest of my life, this spot would undoubtedly be my first choice. Their menu offers flavorful, high quality food with some of the best pastas, flatbreads, pizzas in DTSP. You can even bring your furry friends to sit outside and sip on a refreshing cocktail. This is a great option to delight in Italian flavor and have quick access to all downtown attractions!
There you have it, some of our personal favorite locations to swing by for the fantastic food, specialty cocktails and quirky atmospheres! Although there are countless fine dining options to choose from in DTSP, these are just a few that leave us coming back every time! Team Chais loves exploring all that Tampa Bay has to offer, and is here to serve as your go-to resource for all of your local real estate and recreational needs. Contact us today 813-92-4308 to find out the luxuries that the Tampa Bay area could offer to you.