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16 2nd Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 894-8465
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12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Mon - Fri 1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Just Eh.

I was here to see a live music show, which was also my first visit. I arrived about 2 hours before "doors opened" and sat at a small table hoping to get service, a beer or food -something. No one ever came over, or even looked at me until I was approached about 1.5 hours prior to the show when... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

The bartenders will make sure that you have a great drink and you can't go wrong with the fact that they have life music EVERY DAY! Love it and I'm definitely a regular there....

Thank Shab S
Lutz, Florida
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157 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went there Saturday night with my wife around 10:30. Place was happening. The music was great. Found a couch to sat at, and enjoy listening to the music, people watching, and enjoying some wine. BTW three glasses of wine $20.00 plus tip. Planning to go back next Saturday night to listen to more great live blues music. Have fun

Thank havingfuntraveling
St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I was charged $155 for three beers. What more is there to say. I've been trying to get things fixed since November and I've been met with nothing but excuses and general unwillingness to own up to a mistake. Because this is a site for honest reviews and not just airing grievances I will go ahead and sum up the... More 

2 Thank Jeff L
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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143 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was here to see a live music show, which was also my first visit. I arrived about 2 hours before "doors opened" and sat at a small table hoping to get service, a beer or food -something. No one ever came over, or even looked at me until I was approached about 1.5 hours prior to the show when... More 

Thank nirvanaqween
Coral Springs, Florida
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999 reviews
482 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Small local wooden building. Mainly sandwiches, a cracker menu for sure. I had a fish and french fries. Cold Bud. Some sit on the front porch with a beer and cigerate.

Thank 387indy
Level Contributor
27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Tried to get in the front door to meet my group last night...the bouncer shoved me back behind the young girly girls who came in after me ( I'm an older lady). When I told him I was there first.he just shoved be back farther & let a group of other young people in...so I left. (Note.the "review" section of... More 

1 Thank flstpete
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

I went to the new location downtown St. Petersburg and was disappointed to find out that they weren't serving food , but we could order from a restaurant down the block and they would bring it over. It's a real shame because we loved the food that they had at the old location. We left and walked over to Avenue... More 

1 Thank Lisa D
Farmingdale, Maine
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168 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Ringside is a bar with great food and good service. The first thing we were told was the menu was quite limited because they were moving in a few days but there was still a large selection. All four of us had something different and everything was delicious. Their hand made onion rings in batter are awsome. They should do... More 

Thank Hacheta
Tampa, Florida
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

It's a blues bar, with music 7 days a week. Food, Beer, Music. I'm in! I got the black and blue burger, pretty good burger. I couldn't stay for the band but i'm sure they rocked the house. Good bar with good food.

Thank SrirachaBear
Saint Petersburg, FL
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We've been going to the Ringside for over 20 years. They have a pretty good menue. Music is too loud but it's a bar what do you expect? Food's usually OK.

Thank bennett942

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 2nd Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: (727) 894-8465

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?