Beach Bar Battle Kicks Off Week-Long Voting

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 3:42pm

St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (December 9, 2013) - Starting today, visitors and locals alike can cast votes for their top picks in a series of heated battles for Visit St. Pete/Clearwater's third annual 'Best of St. Pete/Clearwater' competition.

For 10 days, St. Pete/Clearwater fans can vote in a different "Best of Battle" that is live for only 24 hours (noon- noon). The competition kicked off today with Best Beach Bars.

Voters can also champion their favorites among 11 other categories, including 'Best Festivals,' 'Best Spots for Grouper' and 'Best Places to Catch a Sunset,' all week long.

"Our visitors and locals are really passionate about what makes St. Pete/Clearwater so wonderful," said VSPC Deputy Director, David Downing. "So we thought we'd tap into that passion and knowledge base by playing up the head-to-head nature of the competition with a daily 'battle for the best' voting category."

For each battle and category, seven traditionally popular answers have been included, along with a write-in space for any unlisted personal choices.

All participants who vote in the daily battles will have the chance of entering to win a $100 Visa gift card and can get an additional entry by voting in the 11 additional categories.

The 10-day battle schedule includes:
• Best Beach Bars (Today)
• Best Places to Golf (Tuesday, Dec. 10)
• Best Foodie Indulgences (Wednesday, Dec. 11)
• Best Museums (Thursday, Dec. 12)
• Best Beaches (Friday, Dec. 13)
• Best Places to Take Your Dog (Saturday, Dec. 14)
• Best Wedding Locations (Sunday, Dec. 15)
• Best Places for Live Music (Monday, Dec. 16)
• Best Water Activities (Tuesday, Dec. 17)
• Best Family Outings (Wednesday, Dec. 18)

Polling will continue through Thurs., Dec. 19, and the winners will be announced in VSPC's Gulf to Bay Magazine, scheduled to be published in late January.