It's no secret that the Tampa Bay Area is home to some pretty badass bars. From adult arcade playgrounds to secret themed speakeasies you have plenty of places to hunt down around here, and you're going to want to add this bar in St. Petersburg to your list.
Located on 1st Avenue South, you'll find this themed bar just down the way from the famous Chihuly Exhibit, where you can see some crazy blown glass art that will take you on a whimsical trip down the rabbit hole.
What better way to finish up and discuss the sights of the museum and St. Pete with friends than with a drink at Room 901 Conversation Bar — and the ambiance of this little location is a topic of conversation all its own.
With cozy dim lighting, exposed brick wall interiors, and unique decor pieces like upside-down lamp lights, you'll feel like you stepped right out of the city and into a home or library-like wonderland more so than a bar.
In the corner, you'll find a nook with a wall of books, chic industrial style lighting fixtures, and lavish vintage lounge chairs to kick up your feet and get lost in the vibe as you sip your spirits.
It also serves as a unique striking backdrop for a selfie solidifying your visit on your Instafeed, of course.
If you're the type to prefer sitting at the bar though, you won't be disappointed. Their wall behind the bartender showcases their best liquors on little drawers, pulled out to look as though they're open and sitting within them.
So what kind of drinks can you expect to find here? With a primary focus on whiskey and wines, you can indulge in those as well as craft cocktails and $5 beers on tap. They're known to make a killer Old-Fashioned too!
As for food, they serve meat and cheese plates; however, if that doesn't speak to you, unlike most bars, they also allow you to bring in your own bites.
Whether you're looking for a place to unwind after a long day's work, a new weekend BFF chill space, or simply want to explore the Bay-Area bar scene, this is one little spot you'll definitely want to check out.
If you're ready for all the vintage vibes, check out the overview of Room 901 below.
For more awesome bars, hunt down these 6 hidden bars in Tampa or take a trip to Orlando to find this post-apocalyptic 'Fallout' themed bar hidden within a comic book shop and get some Soupa Saiyan noods at a Dragon Ball Z themed noodle bar.
Room 901 Bar
Address: 901 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL
Hours: Closed Sundays & Mondays.5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesdays, 5 p.m. to midnight on Wednesdays, and 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Why You Need To Go: An awesome bar with cozy library vibes. Sit in front of the wall of books in lavish lounge seats, cozy up close on the booths along the brick wall, or enjoy a seat at the uniquely backdropped bar. This place is known for making killer mixed cocktails in a uniquely chill space.