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Downtown St.Petersburg has a reputation for being artsy, accepting, and a little bit bougie. With thousands of murals covering the walls and a collection of some great foodie spots, it's easy to fall into the pattern of wanting the finer things in life. So let me be the one to tell you that cocktails should be no exception!

If you're a young professional who's living the bougie life, it's not difficult to find a bar in St. Petersburg that serves up kick-ass craft cocktails worthy of your next Instagram post. But if you're new to the area, or are used to hitting up the same bars (filled with college students) every weekend, it might be hard to figure out where you can go to enjoy the atmosphere, aesthetics, and delicious cocktails you're served.

You're in luck because we've done all the work for you! Check out our list of the best and bougiest cocktail bars in Downtown St. Petersburg

Mandarin Hide

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231 Central Ave. , St. Petersburg FL, 33701
Mandarin Hide is an upscale music lounge and bar in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg. Treat yourself and enjoy one of their signature cocktails in front...

Tryst Gastro Lounge

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240 Beach Dr NE , St. Petersburg FL, 33701
A premier bar and restaurant in Downtown St. Petersburg offering a Mediterranean-based menu with an extensive assortment of options including Tandoori...

The Canopy Rooftop Lounge

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340 Beach Dr , NE St. Petersburg FL, 33701
The Canopy Rooftop Lounge is perched atop The Birchwood in the heart of St. Petersburg's waterfront, complete with private cabanas, fire pits, living room...

No Vacancy

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937 Central Ave , Saint Petersburg FL, 33705
WHEN YOU’RE READY TO “CHECK IN” FOR AN INVITING ATMOSPHERE, COME TO NO VACANCY, HUNGER THIRST GROUP’S NEWEST CONCEPT. THIS FLORIDA VACATION INSPIRED...

Red Mesa Cantina

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128 3rd St. S. , St. Petersburg FL, 33701
Enjoy Downtown St. Pete with comfort and style at Red Mesa Cantina. Serving up modern Mexican cuisine with an array of beer, wine, and liquor, the Red...

The Mill Restaurant

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200 Central Ave Suite 100 , Saint Petersburg FL, 33701
Brought to you by Chef Ted Dorsey and Restaurateur Jason Griffin, The Mill is designed to be an all-around sensory delight. From the unique decor and top-notch...

Level 11 Rooftop Lounge

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5250 Gulf Boulevard , St Pete Beach FL, 33706
Offering more than just incredible views and historic location, Level 11 brings a fresh, classy take to the rooftop experience. The landscape and décor...

Castile Restaurant

3701 Gulf Blvd , Saint Pete Beach FL, 33706
Inviting and extraordinary, Castile Restaurant is where traditional meets contemporary cuisine, bringing you fresh and undeniably delicious seafood. Offering...

Noble Crust

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8300 4th Street North , St. Petersburg FL, 33702
At Noble Crust, experience "Seasonal Italian with Southern Soul."

Don CeSar

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3400 Gulf Blvd , St. Pete Beach FL, 33706
St. Pete Beach's only 4 Diamond, beachfront hotel offering you pure indulgence. From powder-white sand to tropical sunsets, each detail of our resort...

Cassis American Brasserie

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170 Beach Drive NE , St. Petersburg FL, 33701
Across from the marina in Downtown St. Pete. Affordable Continental Comfort Cuisine in the tradition of European Brasseries.