About Gay & Lesbian St. Petersburg in FL

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In Pinellas County, a lot of the LGBT bars and nightclubs are located on St. Petersburg’s Central Avenue. Coming from downtown, the first one you’ll get to visit is Enigma, located in the EDGE District. Enigma opened last year and quickly became popular, which is easy to see considering how much Enigma’s owner and their staff are involved in the local community. People love Enigma’s mellow atmosphere (including a walk-up street bar), the great music from noted DJs, and the live entertainment by Daphne Ferraro.

There are a number of LGBT-owned businesses further down Central Avenue in the Grand Central District, including The Queens HeadThe Garage on Central Avenue, and the Lucky Star Lounge. Away from Central, the Flamingo Resort in south St. Petersburg is a nightclub complex including six different bars, including two in a dance club, one poolside called the Cabana Bar, and a leather bar called Code. Iman is the show director at the Flamingo and she presents shows every Friday and Saturday.

St. Pete Pride is the largest LGBT pride celebration in Tampa Bay, and is typically one of the largest in the state, bringing out over 150,000 people for the two-day parade and festival, traditionally held at the end of June.

St. Petersburg’s downtown is vibrant and home to so many things to see and do. If you love shopping, you’ll love Sundial, which was formerly known as BayWalk. There are many shops and restaurants in this complex, and there’s even a movie theater! If you want something a little more high-brow and cerebral, you can visit the Museum of Fine Arts and the Salvador Dali Museum (featuring the largest collection of Dali works and memorabilia outside his native Spain). Right next to the Dali Museum is the Mahaffey Theater, a performing arts hall located right on the water, yielding picturesque views. If you’re not done experiencing the beauty in the downtown area, Sunken Gardens bills itself as the city’s “oldest living museum,” featuring four acres of botanical gardens right in the heart of the city. Tropicana Field (known for its tilted dome) is home to the MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays.
 

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