Quality Inn Central
20162 US 19 N.
Clearwater, FL 33764-5008
Phone: (727) 799-6133
Fax: (727) 726-6564
Once called the Alley Cat Cafe, this place has had its nips and tucks in all the right places. In it's new avatar, 13 Cafe & Lounge exceeds your expectations and with the official dress code being "rocks & rolexes, silicon and steroids" it's hardly surprising. Cuisine that's eclectic and exotic, spirits that come in all colors and sizes and the nightly live acoustic entertainment are some things to look forward to at 13. Reservations are a must on weekends and they have a strict 21+ policy. So whether it's a seafood platter with your pals or a tit-bit with your date, or you simply want to let you hair down and shake a leg, this is the place. Whoever said 13 was unlucky surely hasn't been here!
Good times, good music and good dancing are what to expect at the Waterin' Trough Dance & Saloon. Every night there is something new to do, including drink specials, ladies night, open dancing, and live music. Two nights a week, stop by and sign up for line dance lessons for both beginner and intermediate dancers. On Monday night, there is no cover charge and free pool. On Wednesday night, there is no cover and no limit on pitcher specials. Dance lessons from 7pm until 9pm are always free. -Vickie Ferguson
At Kelly's, enjoy drinks, dancing and delectable cuisine at this triple action venue in the heart of the city. Start your day or end your evening at Kelly's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Enjoy made from scratch fluffy omelets for breakfast; plump juicy burgers for lunch; or steak, ribs and fresh seafood for dinner. In the evening, head next door for live music and dancing or try your hand at karaoke at the Blur nightclub and show bar open Tuesday through Sunday from 8pm to 2am. Move on next door to the cozy Chic-a-Boom Room for more music while exploring the many luscious specialty martinis from the bar. Sunday is all day happy hour from 11am until 7pm -Vickie Ferguson
The Venue is the perfect place for exceptional fine dining at Takara sushi restaurant, Viaggio Tapas and the Wine Room that provides private dining. The sophisticated Martini Bar specializes in excellent drink selections while the Deck Bar offers lively music and the coldest drafts in town. Club V, open Friday and Saturday nights with a $10 cover charge per person, offers dinner until 1am and access to the Sky Bar, Champagne Room and Sky boxes. For the ladies, the Goddess lounge provides professional make-up artists to keep you looking fabulous all night long. Hours of operation vary for each venue.
After spending a lazy day lounging at the beach, Shephard's Wave Nightclub will get your heart rate up as DJs spin your favorite hip hop and techno tracks well into the night. The two-level club overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, and has a stellar light show each night. The Wave offers great drink specials throughout the week, including $1 10 oz. drafts and wells on Wednesday. Thursdays are $15 All-U-Can-Drink, and Sunday's "HIP Night" offers $1 U-Call-It drinks. Saturday Nights are hosted by Wired 93.3 FLZ, and look for Wet T-Shirt Contests on Sundays with a $100 cash prize.
Shephard's might be a prime party place at Clearwater Beach, but the Waterfront Restaurant offers upscale dining for a more mature crowd. You can catch a fresh buffet for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, seven days a week. Though the Waterfront Restaurant has a menu offering appetizers and entrees, the buffet eclipses these fine selections. With fresh soups and salads to pasta selections, you'll have to make a second trip especially for the main course, prime rib and crab legs. Ice cream and gourmet cakes such as Tiramisu are available for dessert, though it might be difficult to not fill up on the exquisite first and second courses.
Polish your boots, pull on your jeans, slap on your hat and you are ready to go dancing nearly all night long. On the huge dance floor, you will see line-dancing, two-stepping and no-stepping dancers, and the beat will keep your toes tapping. After showing off your fancy footwork, you can cool down with a favorite brew. Free buffets, free pizza and free drafts, you name it, it is offered at special times at this swinging country and western dance club. There is plenty of room to park your Mustang, so come on down, the mechanical bull is waiting. Expect to pay a cover charge.
Let the sound of island music and the aroma of tantalizing Caribbean and Latin cooking set the mood for a fine dining experience. Select from delectable entrees such as Blackened Grouper, Guava Salmon, Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloin, New York Strip Steak, Cuban Style Back Pork Ribs and Paella created by award winning chef Will Greenwood. Dine inside or on the outside patio. A separate bar and lounge area is available for food, drinks, televised sporting events and happy hour Monday through Friday from 4p-7p. Enjoy live Jazz on Friday night from 7p-10p. Casual yet upscale atmosphere; dress accordingly.
One of the anchors of John's Pass Village, Friendly Fisherman Waterfront Restaurant does the obvious—it specializes in seafood. You may not get the best burger here, but the grouper sandwich will be laudable. You'll find a floating dock at The Fisherman. Come early for a substantial breakfast, later for a waterside lunch or even later for a casual dinner. This also makes a great stop if you've been touring and shopping in this rustic, seaside Village. A full bar offers a range of tropical options as well as the standbys.
Ringside Café is one of the best-known spots in the state for the wail of live blues music. Popular, busy and packed with patrons, it's the place to go for a casual night of music, slow dancing and good food. A full menu offers such goodies as conch fritters, buffalo fingers and potato skins to get you started. Top it off with an icy cold brew or a mixed drink from the bar.
Select the perfect drink from a host of distinctive martinis at this upscale lounge and restaurant located at the Tampa International Plaza. Open seven days a week until 3a, the Blue Martini has your night covered from beginning to end. Start off with a sumptuous dinner of Whiskey Shrimp, Martini Lamb Chops or fresh Sushi then relax with your favorite drink in the stage room, VIP room, or at the outside patio bar. Sit back, socialize and listen to live musical entertainment (from rock to alternative) or kick off your shoes and dance the night away.
Lauro Ristorante has a substantial menu that unites some of the old favorites of Italian cooking with some unusual new combinations, including Portabella Valdostana—a sautéed portabella mushroom topped with prosciutto, Swiss cheese and sun-dried tomatoes; Risotto Boscalola—rice with mixed mushrooms, porcini, artichokes and peas, tossed with Parmesan and butter; and Cannelloni Pulcinella—a rolled pasta noodle stuffed with veal and topped with cream and tomato sauce. Fish and meat entrees are served with pasta, or vegetables and potatoes. Open in the evenings from monday to saturday at 5:30pm onwards.