Whenever I tell folks that I’m a born and raised Floridian their immediate reaction is to tell me how rare that is. I suppose it makes sense. Florida is full of transplants (my hubs is one of them!) and retirees. I grew up in Clearwater, Florida. I’ve never known a life that wasn’t 15 minutes from the beach – with the exception of the two semesters I spent at the University of Florida in the college town of Gainesville. I truly lived where others vacationed and I always took that for granted.
While I was growing up, Abe’s was actually known as Mugs. I may be one of the few who still refers to it as Mugs to this day, but I just can’t let it go. For the sake of this post though, I’ll call it Abe’s. Even though the name has changed, one thing hasn’t: they still have the best boneless wings in town. I was raised on this stuff. The house I grew up in wasn’t far from where this sports bar is located. Growing up, my family would order from Abe’s at least once a week. While I always used to order the mild wings, I’ve graduated to ordering their nuclear spice. It has a pepper-y flavor to it that I can’t get enough of. Whenever you order from Abe’s, the only way you should order your fries is “underneath”. Aways underneath. You’ll see what I mean when you visit.
Southern Lights Brewing
I hope you enjoyed this list of Clearwater places to visit! Have you been to any of these already? Which ones do you like? Which ones are you going to try? Let me know in the comments below.