Sharky’s on the Pier in Venice was the top vote getter. Last year's winner Jimmy B’s Beach Bar of St. Pete Beach came in a very close second.
Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
After thousands of votes were cast and tabulated, Florida Beach Bar is pleased to present the Top 10 Florida Beach Bars for 2013. The competition was the most expansive and competitive contest to date. Votes more than doubled the total amount received in 2012. The leading bars changed daily and the intensity continued into the final hours of voting. In total, 244 different beach bars received votes.
Even with a very strong showing from St. Pete’s beach bars, it was Sharky's On the Pier in Venice that took the honors of 2013 Best Florida Beach Bar. Sharky’s was the top vote getter. Jimmy B’s Beach Bar of St. Pete Beach came in a very close second. The vote was so close that the actual winner was not determined until after all votes were in and the results audited. Jimmy B's has a 5 Flamingo beach bar rating, the highest available from Florida Beach Bar. Bongos Beach Bar and Grille on St. Pete Beach, another 5 Flamingo rated beach bar, moved up to number three on Florida Beach Bar’s Top 10 list and was in the hunt for the top spot until the very end.
2013 Top 10 Florida Beach Bars
1. Sharky's On the Pier, Venice
2. Jimmy B's Beach Bar, St. Pete Beach
3. Bongos Beach Bar and Grille, St. Pete Beach
4. Harry's Beach Bar, St. Pete Beach
5. Paradise Bar and Grill, Pensacola Beach
6. Flora-Bama Lounge & Package, Perdido Key
7. Racing's North Turn, Ponce Inlet
8. Shephard's Backyard Tiki Bar, Clearwater Beach
9. Golden Lion Cafe, Flagler Beach
10. Sandshaker Lounge, Pensacola Beach
Beach bar cities with the highest number of beach bars in the voting closely mirrors the Top 10 Florida beach bar cities. This includes those that were not on the list and received write-in votes. Once again, St. Pete Beach tops the list followed by Panama City Beach and Key West. Overall St. Pete Beach comes in as the top Florida beach city with the highest number of bars and the highest number of votes for all Florida Beach Bars in a beach city. Top voting Florida Beach Bar towns were St. Pete Beach, Panama City Beach, and Key West. Voting was driven by both the number of bars in a location and the loyalty patrons have to their favorite beach bar.
2013 Beach Top Bar Towns
1. St. Pete Beach
2. Panama City Beach
3. Key West
4. Pensacola Beach
5. Fort Myers Beach
6. Clearwater Beach
7. Siesta Key
8. Treasure Island
9. Ft. Lauderdale
10. Flagler Beach
Founded in 2010, FloridaBeachBar.com is the top online directory of Florida beach bars featuring over 250 bars from all over the state. It includes beach bars that are on the beach or water and those beach bars that are just a short distance away. The initial list of beach bar sites was created by traveling the state in search of beach bars that met the criteria established for a good beach bar. Additional bars are added based on referrals from other beach bars and patrons. The list is continually expanded based on recommendations from site visitors. Bars added to the site are personally visited by FloridaBeachBar.com, reviewed, and posted. Over the past 12 months, visitors to FloridaBeachBar.com have viewed over 350,000 pages of beach bar information.
A copy of the complete report, 2013 TOP10 FLORIDA BEACH BAR RESULTS, is available at FloridaBeachBar.com/Top10.