Aerial view of St Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach in Florida has always been more of the party section of Tampa. But there’s a beach bar called Undertow that’s really setting itself apart. First up, the staff are in bikinis. It’s a beach bar, so the theme makes sense. But if you want the full experience of this place, order the upside down shot.

My love of St. Pete Beach goes back way before I moved to South Florida. It’s where we came for Spring Break. The four of us from Ohio met up with a local who showed us the best spots to party away from the usual hang outs. I’d put it down as one of the top 5 most insane weeks of my life. Somehow we escaped with no injuries or arrests. The old adage “come on vacation, leave on probation” didn’t apply to us, but not for lack of trying.

Back to the Undertow.

After I saw some of the videos trending, I checked out some Yelp Reviews. Lol. It’s basically out of town tourists trashing the place. One from Tennessee obviously expected different “Bartending is an art.” An ‘elite reviewer‘ from Ohio says “We are visiting from a city who has exceptional cocktail bars and amazing service. Not this .” Love this review “if you are a man and want to see bartenders in thongs. Well this is your place to go.”

So what’s got the Yelp Karens all worked up? It’s something the Undertow calls the ‘Upside Down Shot’.


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