Everyone wants to know where the beach bars are when traveling to their favorite beach. Clearwater Beach is a popular destination for locals and travelers around the world, and we have the 411 on the best beach bars in Clearwater Beach!

The Bait House Tackle & Tavern Clearwater Beach is a working bait and tackle shop serving great food, cold beer, and wine! You can even charter a flats trip. So, hmmm are you thinking the freshest seafood on the beach would go well with that cold cerveza. Locals in the know go to The Bait House to hang out on the dock, toss a few back and watch the sunset over Clearwater beach.

Opal Sands Resort Clearwater Beach  Find the Sandbar at the newest resort on Clearwater Beach to enjoy upscale water front dining, and handcrafted cocktails beachside in the tiki bar as the sun slowly sets into the Gulf of Mexico. This one is a bit of a splurge, but worth it! Grab a rocking chair next to the rail and get your camera ready.

Jammin'z Beach Bar is one of Clearwater newest local and tourist hotspots offering cheap drinks with great bar food. You can hear live music every night; there's a nice laid back vibe and No Cover at Jammin'z. It's simple, clean and you can be sandy! This is a great place any time of day or night.

Salty's Island Bar & Grille Find this upscale bar and grille on the south end of Clearwater Beach. Not much to look at from the outside we invite you to give them a try, They offer Happy Hour ALL day and have spectacular food! Parking is at times an issue; there is no on-site parking. We park in the lot and stroll over. Some of the best food on the beach is at Salty's.

Spotted Donkey Cantina serves up authentic Mexican Cuisine made fresh with simple ingredients for beach goers and locals in the know. The decor is warm and inviting with a modern touch. They offer patron seating and have a full bar serving beer, wine, and strong drinks. The portions are excellent, and the food is great at this Mexican Restaurant on Clearwater Beach.

Clear Sky Beachside Cafe offers classic American and Italian Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch only with tasty craft drinks from the full bar. You can sit inside or out, at this casual eatery right on Mandalay Ave. PS - they have a killer Bloody Mary! 

Tropix Island Tiki Bar Underneath the Quality Beach Resort hotel in Clearwater Beach the bar is beachside and serves snacks and finger foods. With a more southern exposure, this beach bar does not directly face sunset; the view is more of Sand Key bridge and Sand Key. However, they do have decent prices, serve large drinks, no cover, and the crowds are usually good. Not too crowded, but not empty either each time we've been.

Surfside Taphouse steps from the world famous Pier 60, and Sunsets At Pier 60. Surfside Tap House serve Lunch, Happy Hour Daily, Dinner, Live Music, and Late Night Food. If you are a craft beer lover, this is the Clearwater Beach bar for you!

Jimmy's on the Edge is a local beach bar sitting high atop Clearware Beach on the roof of the new Edge Hotel. Positioned on the Gulf of Mexico and just steps away from the white sands of Clearwater Beach this beach bar, though not a place to pop into in your bathing suit is a great place for upscale beach drinks and a perfect view of the sunset. Think casual elegance meets the old Jimmy Iguanas in a rooftop bar.   

Cooters Raw Bar & Restaurant – Cooters was voted The Best Florida Style Restaurant by Tampa Bay Magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Offering live music and a great happy hour, many end up leaving with a belly full of good food, drinks, games, and fun. This is a family friendly restaurant with the adjacent sports bar and game room equipped with dart boards, video games, and free popcorn every night! The popular late night happy hour goes from 10 pm-1:30 am, now that’s a very happy hour or two! The outdoor patio is smoker friendly, and they carry favorite games via satellite. This place is known as Pinellas County’s favorite “Steelers Bar” for all you Pittsburgh Fans out there!

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill – is the perfect place for beachfront family fun. A family friendly restaurant and bar on Clearwater Beach, while serving delicious tropical drinks and live music the view is fantastic! Frenchy's is a chill atmosphere. The place for you if you are looking for good cocktails, food, and music to relax to rather than a wild night.

Jimmy’s Fish House & Iguana Bar – Located at the Holiday Inn & Suites, with an outdoor patio on the beach for anyone who wants to venture in. Jimmy's is a fun, upscale restaurant and bar with a Key West atmosphere. The yellow umbrellas on the patio compliment the sunsets seen on the coast.

Shepherd’s Tiki Bar – Known for their great live Reggae and Rock & Roll Music every day, Shepherd’s Tiki Bar is a great beachfront location to grab a drink. Bikini Contests are a popular and favorite here along with their margarita grill. Dance or sit back at this infamous beach bar on Clearwater Beach.

The Shipwreck – is where the locals go, and a long time favorite dive bar in Clearwater Beach. Although this spot is not directly on the beach, it is worth mentioning for those who love a dive bar vibe. TV’s highlight sports action while people shoot pool tables and sing karaoke. Try The Shipwreck, they boast the cheapest drinks on the island.

If you can’t make all these spots in one visit, then come back often. There is plenty to do here, including the popular Pier 60 with free nightly events in Clearwater Beach. Just make sure to rate and review your opinions on these Clearwater Beach beach bars to help fellow locals and travelers decide on where to go when staying in Clearwater Beach! (cover photo Frenchy's Rockaway Grill)