ST. PETE BEACH (970 WFLA) -- Florida beach bar fans say Sharky's on the Pier in Venice is Florida's top beach bar in 2013, and say St. Pete Beach is the state's best beach bar town.
Those are the results from the annual straw poll by FloridaBeachBar.com, based in Sarasota. 244 different beach bars received votes in the survey.
Sharky's edged out last year's winner, Jimmy B's at St. Pete Beach. But that city claimed second, third and fourth places in the survey, with Jimmy B's followed by Bongo's and Harry's Beach Bar. The other Bay area Top 10 watering hole at the waterfront is Shephard's Backyard Tiki Bar at Clearwater Beach.
With three taverns in the top 10, it's no surprise that St. Pete is the state's best beach bar town. Clearwater Beach came in sixth and Siesta Beach seventh.
Here is the complete list of best beach bars from FloridaBeachBar.com
Here's the list of beach towns:
1. St. Pete Beach
2. Panama City Beach
3. Key West
4. Pensacola Beach
5. Fort Myers Beach
6. Clearwater Beach
7. Siesta Key
8. Treasure Island
9. Ft. Lauderdale
10. Flagler Beach