A Guide to Date Night on Beach Drive

Date nights can be hard to plan. Lucky for us, they don’t have to be in St. Pete. Beach Drive has some of the best spots for wining, dining and more. Check out some of our favorites here. Pick and choose from a few of our categories, or hit them all!


Allelo is your neighborhood spot for Mediterranean-Aegean small plates, good times and lots of wine. The idea of gathering is echoed throughout Allelo’s menu, where items are meant for sharing.

Allelo menu

Allelo website

Allelo Google Maps

Birchwood Canopy

Head to the Canopy for wine, draft beer, cocktails and more. The menu spans bar bites like margarita flatbread, pub-style Brussel sprouts, and the Canopy burger, signature cocktails like the Canopy Jewel or the Skyway Spritz, classics like the Birchwood Old Fashioned, and a vast array of wines and beers. Enjoy all of these and more on the rooftop of the beautiful Birchwood boutique hotel with a view overlooking the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront.

Birchwood Canopy website

The Canopy Google Maps


Cassis makes a great stop for drinks and a gorgeous view. Denoted by the landmark spiral glass sculpture, Cassis resides in the thriving heart of Beach Drive. With a classy yet comfortable ambiance, patrons can enjoy bar bites like steamed mussels or truffle parmesan popcorn alongside a variety of wines, draft beers, and delicious cocktails. You can also stay for dinner in the main restaurant, which serves French-inspired dishes.

Cassis website

Cassis Google Maps


With beautiful indoor and outdoor seating along Beach Drive and a phenomenal menu of tapas, Ceviche is a can’t-miss spot for date night in Downtown St. Pete. Pair shared small plates like the Branzino (sautéed Branzino, arugula, pickled red onion, olives, capers, feta, lemon, evoo) or the Banderillas (filet mignon, mushrooms, onions, saffron rice, sofrito) with the restaurant’s famous sangria or specialty cocktails. And if dinner isn’t quite enough, head downstairs to the Che Lounge for dancing, drinks, and tons of fun.

Ceviche website

Ceviche Google Maps

Stillwaters Tavern

This relaxed-yet-upscale restaurant provides a great spot for dinner and drinks on Beach Drive. As suggested by the name, the menu spans from seafood to tavern dishes, with plenty of fun and unique options like pan-fried ramen to try. A range of wines, beers, and cocktails is offered to pair with delicious dinner dishes, as well.

Stillwaters Tavern menu

Stillwaters Tavern website

Stillwaters Tavern Google Maps

Parkshore Grill

You can’t go wrong with a classic dinner date at Parkshore Grill, a refined space for steaks & seafood paired with fine wines, served inside or al fresco on the sprawling patio. Parkshore’s biggest bragging point is Beach Drive’s most awarded restaurant. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine and make sure to ask for their dinner features.

Parkshore Grill menu

Parkshore Grill website

Parkshore Grill Google Maps


If the dessert menu doesn’t catch your eye or you want to explore more of the area, be sure to check out our desserts guide here!


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Exquisite dining and drinks, chic shops and world-class art — St. Pete’s hottest district is Beach Drive.

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