Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Shackleton's Folly - St Petersburg, FL
After hearing about the annual Rock Swap that is held here, my family headed to South St Pete to give Shackleton's Folly a try. Five bands were playing that we wanted to hear, plus we had the chance to try a new restaurant. This is a fun and relaxed place to have a beer with friends, or you can take the whole family, too. With the family, without the family, it is comfortable either way. Shackleton's is one huge room with a very longgggggggggggg bar. There is a place set up for bands at the back of the room with plenty of bar top tables and some regular tables in the corner. There are plenty of tv's for watching the game, too. The day we were there, bands alternated between inside and the outside patio. We noticed some volleyball nets there, too.
My son and I grabbed cheeseburgers and that was served with cubes of roast potatoes for dipping in ketchup. It was a good, basic burger and made a perfect side for my Guinness;). The only thing my husband was able to eat was the roast potatoes because there was not really any alternatives for vegetarians. St Pete does seem to have a sizable vegetarian population, so it would have been nice to see something besides salads as a meal alternative. Not really a big deal, but just something I wanted to let any vegetarians out there know before heading over. We would still go there again for drinks and the live music that they offer because it has a fun atmosphere. To sum it up: the food was nice; would love one good vegetarian option; and Shackleton's offers a really fun atmosphere with live music on some nights.
4300 6th Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33705