January's 60th anniversary Event on St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach Awards

In honor of the City’s 60th anniversary, we have decided to launch the St. Pete Beach Awards! This was the first of a yearly event that allows visitors and locals to cast their vote and choose the best businesses, people and places on St. Pete Beach.

Voting for the St. Pete Beach Awards

There were over 30 different categories that were up for awards. Nominations for the St. Pete Beach Awards began on January 1st and lasted through June 25th. More than 2,000 visitors and locals have voted and we are proud to announce the winners below.


St. Pete Beach Award Categories and Winners




Best Place to play bar games

1.Undertow Beach Bar

2.Players Sports Bar

3.Swigwam Beach Bar

Best Local Band


2.Black Honkeys

3.Billy Agans

Best Local Cover Band


2.Billy Agans

3.National Act

Best venue for live music

1.Jimmy B’s Beach Bar

2.The Toasted Monkey

3.Shark Tales Waterfront Restaurant

Best Local Event

1.St. Pete Beach Boat Parade

2.Beach Goes Pop

3.8th Ave Party Under The Lights

Best Wedding Venue

1. The Don CeSar

2.The Grand Plaza

3.The TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

People & Places

Best Local Celebrity aka Mr. St. Pete Beach

1.Billy Agans

2.Austin Piazza

3.Evander Preston

Best Local Celebrity aka Ms. St. Pete Beach

1.Andrea Hamilton

2.Debbie Davis

3.Mary Renfrow

Best Local Couple

1.Billy & Christy Agans

2.Susan & Evander Preston

3.Chris & Lisa Marone

Best Neighborhood


2.North Beach

3.Bella Vista

Best Local Instagrammer

1. Austin Piazza | @iAmAustinPiazza

2.Debbie Davis | @PAGDebbie

3.Jodi McLean | @Jodicam

Best Bartender (male)

1.Bill Pruitt | Jimmy B’s Beach Bar

2.Swig Dan | Swigwam Beach Bar

3.Frankie Depatie | Shark Tales Waterfront Restaurant 

Best Bartender (female)

1.Darlene Flemming | Jimmy B’s Beach Bar

2.Breezy Classen | Undertow Beach Bar

3.Ashley Bickford | The Wharf

Best Local Real Estate Agent

1.Kate Curry | Realty Resources

2.Melinda PletcherFine Beach Homes

3.Krystal Arnold | Luxury & Beach Realty

Food & Drink

Best Restaurant on the Beach  

1.Snapper’s Sea Grill

2.Shark Tales Waterfront Restaurant

3.The Hurricane Seafood Restaurant 

Best Italian Restaurant

1.Vito & Michaels Pizzeria

2.Verducci’s Pizzeria Trattoria

3.Gennaro’s St. Pete Beach

Best Mexican Restaurant

1.Agave Restaurant

2.Monarcas Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Best Seafood Restaurant

1.Snappers Sea Grill

2.The Wharf Restaurant

3.Sea Critters Cafe

Best Late-Night Restaurant

1.Willy’s Burgers & Booze

2.Vito & Michaels Pizzeria

3.Shark Tales Waterfront Restaurant 

Best Breakfast

1.The Frog Pond

2.The Sea Horse Restaurant

3.Beverly’s La Croisette

Best Sunday Brunch

1.The Don CeSar

2.The Frog Pond

3.Chill Restaurant & Bar

Coldest Beer on the Beach

1.Jimmy B’s Beach Bar

2.Swigwam Beach Bar


Best Bar on the Beach

1.Jimmy B’s Beach Bar

2.The Toasted Monkey

3.The Undertow Beach Bar

Best Craft Beer Selection

1.Mastry’s Brewing Company

2.Rumfish Grill

3.Norman’s Liquor Store

Best Wings

1.The Drunken Clam

2.The Toasted Monkey

3.Shark Tales Waterfront Restaurant 

Best Burger

1.Willy’s Burgers & Booze

2.Boulevard Burgers & Tap House

3.Shark Tales Waterfront Restaurant 

Best Pizza

1.Vito & Michael’s Pizzeria 

2.A Slice of New York

3.Tuttorosso Pizzeria Napoletana

Best Waterfront Restaurant

1.Woody’s Waterfront Restaurant

2.Shark Tale’s Waterfront Restaurant

3.The Wharf Seafood Restaurant


Goods & Services

Best Clothing Boutique

1.Annabele’s on Corey Avenue

2.Bamboozle etc.

3.Gulf to Bay Bait & Tackle

Best Fishing Charter

1.St. Pete Beach Charters

2.Miss Pass-A-Grille

3.Offshore Hustler

Best Large Hotel (More than 50 rooms)

1.The Don CeSar

2.TradeWinds Island Grand

3.The Sirata Beach Resort

Best Small Hotel (Less than 50 rooms)

1.Plaza Beach Resorts

2.Long Key Beach Resort

3.The Keystone Motel

Best Non-Profit Organization

1.St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops

2.Tampa Bay Watch

3.Gulf Beaches Historic Museum

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